Last week, the heroes of the Paterson Police Department and the Paterson School Security Department identified and thwarted a credible threat on a particular Paterson elementary school. Days later, these same agencies quickly responded to Eastside High School to investigate another event which led to a lengthy lockdown.
As an education activist, concerned parent and community advocate I want to take a moment to thank the Paterson school board for hearing the cries of the community and unanimously voting down the current budget which fails to provide a thorough and efficient education. That is not only a breach of the constitution, but a…
Recently I read two letters to the editor, one written by Pedro Rodriguez, a homeowner in the City of Paterson, in which he advised the administration and the city council to revise the strategy of the yearly revaluation of properties because they will prove to work against the homeowners of the City of Paterson.
On Tuesday evening a vote was taken by the Paterson City Council on indicted Mayor Jose Torres. Within the resolution that was presented for a vote was a vote of no confidence and also included a call for Mayor Torres to resign from his position effective immediately in light of the NJ Attorney General’s indictment.
I have read the letter from Mr. Pedro Rodriquez regarding the Paterson Reassessment Program which is currently ongoing. I would just like to clear up some misconceptions which I noticed in the letter and advise the taxpayers of Paterson some of the true facts about the reassessment program.
On May 24, 2016, the City of Paterson Municipal Council approved a contract with the company Appraisal Systems for an amount of $800,000 for an annual revaluation of the city’s properties.
Back in July 2016, myself, members of Black Lives Matter-Paterson and dozens of community members stood before the city council to request the council put forth a vote of no confidence in the leadership of Joey Torres following the announcement of an investigation into the DPW scandal.