Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres is not re-appointing longtime municipal court judge Kevin McDuffie who has been described as a “firm” and “fair” judge.
The city council refused to approve $900,000 to rehabilitate the remaining portion of the Paterson Armory on Tuesday night. Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ administration sought to borrow $857,142 with $42,858 in down payment to rehabilitate the building on Market Street.
The city’s police force received 5,120 calls for service for loud parties, music blasting from cars, and general noise complaints in the past almost a year, according to data police provided to council members on Tuesday night.
With the next mayoral campaign season just months away, mayor Jose “Joey” Torres is hosting a series of town hall meetings throughout the city. Six meetings have been scheduled in each of the six wards to discuss current and upcoming initiatives focused on infrastructure, public safety, and economic development and other subjects.
Former public safety director Glenn Brown announced a possible run for mayor on Wednesday morning.
The city council is considering a proposal put forth by mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ administration to stop vehicles from turning on red light at 20 busy intersections mostly within the downtown Paterson business district.
The violent crimes at the geographic heart of Paterson has a connection to the large number of liquor shops, according to a new study by the Paterson Coalition Against Substance Abuse (P-CASA).