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 has appointed municipal prosecutor Dawn Blakely-Harper as a judge at the Paterson Municipal Court. Her appointment came before the City Council on Tuesday night which has to confirm her for the judgeship.
After receiving rough treatment at his first town hall meeting in the Hillcrest neighborhood, mayor Jose “Joey” Torres faced a much friendlier audience at the School 26 auditorium on Thursday evening.
Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres was heckled at the first of a series of town hall meetings on Wednesday evening when a longtime city resident shouted at him calling the three-term mayor a “disgrace to Paterson.”
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.
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.