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.
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.
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.
After an almost year-long trial, Passaic County Superior Court judge Ernest Caposela on Monday afternoon crowned Shahin Khalique winner of the city’s 2nd Ward election.
Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres delivered the final state of the city address for his third nonconsecutive term on Tuesday afternoon. His speech was devoid of any major new initiatives or big plans for the city, a marked departure from his previous addresses.
Three members of the board of adjustment removed for boycotting meetings have filed a lawsuit against the city, according to federal court documents.