Mountainside challengers respond to Pater candidacy

Mountainside Council candidates Anjali Mehrotra and Ileana Montes didn’t wait long to start hitting opposing candidate Rachel Pater, whose candidacy was announced yesterday. “We welcome Ms. Pater to the race,” said Dani Faibes, the challengers’ campaign manager, “However, we want to remind her that there is an election in November where Mountainside voters will decide who represents Mountainside on Council not Party insiders who just want another go-along get-along member.

Mountainside challengers: Borough’s response to dildogate suit weak, incomplete

Editor's note: This article was updated with comment from Mountainside Mayor Paul Mirabelli at 3:10 p.m. Council candidates in Mountainside are using a suit alleging a consistent sexual harassment by a pair of the borough’s police officers, including incidents involving the now-infamous dildo dubbed “big blue,” against incumbent council members, saying that the borough’s response to the suit was weak and incomplete. Candidates Anjali Mehrotra and Ileana Montes on Tuesday