Paterson holds up Dominican parade refund

The city council has delayed action on the proposed refund for the Dominican parade which was forced to cease festivities due to street violence after questions raised by councilman Shahin Khalique.

Khalique continued to question whether the city should be refunding 50-percent of the parade group’s share of the security and clean-up cost for the spectacle for the second week in a row on Tuesday night.

The delays have produced frustration for Elsa Mantilla, president of the Desfile Dominicano of New Jersey. “I really don’t know what’s going on,” she said on Thursday …read more

Source: Paterson Times

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