Former councilman Julio Tavarez’s defamation lawsuit against his ex-colleagues has been scheduled for trial in the Passaic County Superior Court. He filed the lawsuit claiming a no confidence measure passed against him damaged his reputation in the Paterson community.
The renovation of the architecturally riveting Passaic County Courthouse Annex which once served as the main U.S. Postal Service office in Paterson is now underway. Renovation is scheduled to finish in October 2018.
Acting mayor Jane Williams-Warren’s administration has directed inspectors not to take enforcement actions against a single-family home converted to a church without zoning approval on residential Atlantic Street, according to municipal officials.
The New Jersey Department of Health has pulled $363,499 in grant funding from the controversial needle exchange operator the Well of Hope. The state, in a five-page letter to Jerome King, executive director for the nonprofit, cites 21 separate problems with the nonprofit.
The election law violations charges against former city council candidate Veronica Ovalles have been dismissed, according to New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC). She was charged with failing to file three campaign finance reports.
A Passaic County Superior Court judge has dismissed former public safety director Glenn Brown’s discrimination lawsuit against the city’s school district. A declared mayoral candidate, Brown accused former state-appointed district superintendent Donnie Evans of racial discrimination and breach of contract after failing to secure a job with the school system.
A receptionist at the city’s personnel division has filed a lawsuit seeking $2.5 million in damages citing a “toxic work environment.”