Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres appointed his longtime friend and ally lobbyist Idida Rodriguez, who has been involved in scandals over the years, to the board of the Passaic Valley Water Commission.
Councilman Andre Sayegh has proposed to rename School 16, one of the newest elementary schools in the Paterson Public School District, in honor the country’s first African-American president Barack Obama.
The man who signed as an assistor for more than 60 mail-in ballots while volunteering for councilman Shahin Khalique’s campaign could not identify the gender of one resident he claimed to have assisted.
U.S. Department of the Interior secretary Sally Jewell appointed two university professors with lengthy history of supporting public spaces and historic preservation to the Great Falls National Historical Park Advisory Commission to succeed two outgoing board members.
The developer of a series of mill buildings seeking a 30-year tax abatement from the city offered to replace the doors of the Paterson Museum and convert a two-bedroom apartment in one building into a community meeting space failed to sway the city council and residents to support his tax abatement proposal on Tuesday night.
City council members demanded an explanation from mayor Jose “Joey” Torres and his administration on Tuesday night for thousands of dollars in compensatory time payouts issued to police officers in this month’s first pay period.
The city council approved a $19 million temporary budget for mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ administration on Tuesday evening. This is the city’s fifth temporary budget since the current fiscal year began in July 2016.