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 This has led some of his detractors to cite an outdated and invalid municipal ordinance to allege the at-large councilman is breaking local law.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 city council on Tuesday night voted down a measure that sought to acquire 11 properties on both sides of Ryle Avenue to create a new entrance to the Great Falls National Historical Park from West Broadway.
Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ administration is seeking city council approval to borrow $21.64 million to cover retirement payouts for employees, sewer repairs, and installation of ventilation systems at the Paterson Museum and the police headquarters.
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.
Jerome King was profusely sweating in the nippy city council chambers on Tuesday evening as he fielded questions from an unfriendly governing body for his program’s role in the large number of needles found in parks, school playgrounds, and street benches.