The city council confirmed Dawn Blakely-Harper as the newest judge on the Paterson Municipal Court on Tuesday evening. Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres appointed Blakely-Harper by removing longtime judge Kevin McDuffie.
Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres wrapped up his series of six town hall meetings at the School 25 auditorium on Monday evening. His last town hall meeting attracted more than 30 people from the 6th Ward.
The million-dollar prefabricated recreation facility that has been described as a waste of money by councilman Michael Jackson was the subject of a hearing at the City Council on Tuesday evening when council members grilled mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ administration officials for allegedly “misleading” the governing body.
Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres is not re-appointing longtime municipal court judge Kevin McDuffie who has been described as a “firm” and “fair” judge.
Michael Kostack, owner of car air freshener maker Olde Granddad Industries, has been marketing products through catalogs. He had employees manually handling data entry for each order until his firm connected with the Passaic County Community College to secure training through the Ready to Work New Jersey grant program.
The Paterson Parking Authority is considering restoring the Paterson trolley service in the South Paterson area as part of its proposed garage project by St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.
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.