After criticizing the Well of Hope, council members on Tuesday evening failed to pull funding from the troubled needle exchange operator. At question was $93,327 in grant funds the nonprofit receives via the city from the federal Ryan White program.
School board member Lilisa Mimms kicked off her campaign for an at-large city council seat on Friday night promising a “better” Paterson to hundreds of her supporters at the Brownstone House.
Former mayor Jose “Joey” Torres was given a five-year state prison sentence by New Jersey Superior Court judge Sheila Venable on Tuesday morning.
The controversial needle exchange operator the Well of Hope is on the verge of losing $93,327 in grant money that it receives through the municipal government. Council members are expected to vote on the measure stripping the troubled nonprofit organization of the two grants next week.
Mayor Jane Williams-Warren secured approval for her $279.52 million introduced budget on Wednesday night after her budget was voted down last week. Council members demanded the administration provide a reduction in force or layoff plan prior to passing the introduced budget in a 6-3 vote.
The sentencing of former former mayor Jose “Joey” Torres has been postponed from this Friday to Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, according to the Hudson County Superior Court judge Sheila Venable’s chambers.
Acting mayor Jane Williams-Warren’s administration introduced a $285.43 million fiscal year 2018 budget on Wednesday night. Council members in a 3-3 vote rejected the mayor’s introduced budget.