The rumors that she will soon be leaving mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ administration is not accurate, said business administrator Nellie Pou on Wednesday.
The city last year spent $840,000 to handle emergency demolition of hazardous and dangerous buildings. With an in-house demolition unit, the city could have saved as much as $200,000, according to information presented to the city council on Tuesday night.
The city received a favorable decision from an administrative law judge last week in its long drawn-out dispute with liquor business owners over the business curfew ordinance that forces establishments in high crime areas to close at midnight.
The old downtown Paterson post office is expected to undergo a massive restoration, according to Passaic County records.
Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres has cancelled a raffle to raise money for his legal defense late Friday afternoon. This was followed by questions whether the indicted mayor had obtained the necessary permissions to raffle a watch valued at $13,500 at his fundraiser scheduled for Sunday at the Brownstone.
The city’s school district should cede ownership of the historic Hinchcliffe Stadium to the municipal government to allow the city to foster the economic development needed in the vicinity for a renovated stadium, recommended a consultant to both the city council and the board of education during a joint meeting on Wednesday night.
Councilman Luis Velez says Alex Mendez threatened him with physical violence following a lively council meeting that ended early Wednesday morning.