Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres received his just deserts on Friday evening for taking advantage of taxpayers, said Charles Florio, developer who can be credited for the three-term mayor’s downfall.
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.
The city celebrated the completion of the second phase of the Freedom Village housing project in the 4th Ward on Monday morning. 63 units of senior housing opened on the site of the former Apollo Dye factory.
The large number of television sets on city streets are the result of people from neighboring towns dumping their used sets in Paterson, according to a municipal official. Municipalities surrounding the Silk City do not pick up televisions left on the curbside forcing people from those towns to discard them in Paterson.
Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ administration is seeking city council approval to borrow $21.64 million to cover retirement payouts for employees, sewer repairs, and installation of ventilation systems at the Paterson Museum and the police headquarters.
The scraggy man was sleeping off an evident drug high on the soft grass of Barbour Memorial Park on Thursday afternoon. His sleep was disturbed by community activist Ernest Rucker and two security officers with guns on their waist.
The school board has formed a 13-person search committee to recruit a superintendent for the Paterson Public Schools. Committee is made up of three school board members, two parents, two religious leaders, a university dean, a principal, a teacher, and two education partners.