Disgraced mayor Jose “Joey” Torres supported a full slate of candidates in the May municipal elections, according to reports filed with the New Jersey Election Enforcement Commission (ELEC).
Prominent developer Charles Florio mesmerized municipal officials on Tuesday night with an ambitious plan – 138 luxury apartments and 10,000 square feet of retail space — for the Paterson Armory.
The city council narrowly voted to accept a $30,000 donation to improve eight ballfields from the controversial “One Paterson” civic organization connected to mayor Andre Sayegh.
After criticizing mayor Andre Sayegh for his past tax hike stances, the City Council approved a 2-percent tax increase on Tuesday night, giving his nascent administration a chance to deliver on the campaign promise to stabilize taxes through development.
Council president Maritza Davila did not appoint councilman Luis Velez as chair or co-chair of a single City Council committee. She also did not assign him as member to a single significant committee.
Council president Maritza Davila startled her colleagues early Wednesday morning by bringing down the gavel at full strength on the dais. She sought to shut-down councilman Luis Velez, who wanted to speak during a discussion on a bazaar license for the Peruvian Festival.
After the sudden resignation of the previous deputy city clerk, the City Council on Tuesday night appointed Jacqueline Murray to the post.