The city council confirmed Dawn Blakely-Harper as the newest judge on the Paterson Municipal Court on Tuesday evening. Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres appointed Blakely-Harper by removing longtime judge Kevin McDuffie.
A small group of police officers have been consistently earning large sums in off-duty pay year after year, according to a review of police off-duty pay data for the past almost six fiscal years.
The million-dollar prefabricated recreation facility and a van belonging to the Paterson Police Athletic League (PAL) were vandalized at Buckley Park on Wednesday night.
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.
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.
When councilman Michael Jackson inquired whether she was aware of concerns raised by staff members about having the municipal identification card program at the vital statistics office, health and human services director Donna Nelson-Ivy replied in the negative.