Kevin Michael Henry, a man who gave thousands of people coming out of prison a second chance, died on Saturday evening. He was 63.
Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres received his just deserts on Friday evening for taking advantage of taxpayers, said Charles Florio, developer who can be credited for the three-term mayor’s downfall.
Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres pleaded guilty to corruption charges on Friday afternoon. As part of the five-page plea agreement, Torres will step down and serve five years without parole in state prison. He will be barred from public office and employment in the future.
Councilman Alex Mendez has been campaigning hard for next year’s mayoral race. His large campaign signs dot houses on both sides of Park Avenue. This has led some of his detractors to cite an outdated and invalid municipal ordinance to allege the at-large councilman is breaking local law.
The men and women opposed to the city’s needle exchange program continued to protest outside of the Well of Hope on Monday morning. Half-dozen residents gathered outside of 207 Broadway to demand the closure of the troubled nonprofit organization that has been unloading millions of needles since 2008.
After losing in a bitter election and subsequent court battle, former councilman Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman on Wednesday announced his intention to run for an at-large council seat in next year’s municipal elections.
The discovery of blood covered needles on the steps of the historic Danforth Memorial Library on Broadway sparked a mini protest against the Well of Hope which operates a needle exchange program on Tuesday morning.