The city council approved a two-year agreement to lease the second floor of the Paterson Health Department to the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey for $24,000 despite objections from municipal employees on Tuesday night.
After a big show of force by several dozen of his supporters at the city council chambers, mayor Jose “Joey” Torres survived a no confidence vote on Tuesday night.
The no confidence measure before the City Council urging indicted mayor Jose “Joey” Torres to resign from office divided council members on Tuesday night.
After a lengthy discussion on an agreement to lease a large portion of the Paterson Health Department building’s second floor to a nonprofit group, council members narrowly gave preliminary approval on Thursday night.
Council president William McKoy called for a no confidence vote on indicted mayor Jose “Joey” Torres on Thursday evening.
Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres and three public works supervisors were indicted on Tuesday for conspiring to use on-duty city workers to renovate a warehouse leased by the mayor’s daughter and nephew in a case described as “old school public corruption,” said New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino at a news conference at the New Jersey…
Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’s administration is moving the Paterson Neighborhood Assistance Office from its current Ellison Street building to the Montgomery Street location that serves as the site of the controversial prisoner reentry program run by former governor Jim McGreevey.