Elmwood Park Councilman Among Residents Affected by Noise in Eastside Park

April 21, 2017

PATERSON, N.J.- During the Paterson City Council’s Tuesday Workshop Meeting, Elmwood Park Councilman Joseph Dombrowski came before the council and spoke about the noise complaint coming out of Eastside Park.

For a period, residents in Elmwood Park have been complaining about the noise coming from across the river. According to Dombrowski, Elmwood Park and Paterson worked together to ...

Paterson Mayor Torres Facing 5 Years Under Plea Deal Offer

PATERSON, N.J. - Paterson Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres is facing a five year sentence, would be forced to resign, and plead guilty to second degree conspiracy charges under a plea deal offered by the Deputy Attorney General Peter Baker.

The three indicted Public Works Department employees Joseph Mania, Timothy Hanlon, and Imad Mowaswes would plead guilty to third-degree ...

Passaic County Freeholders Offers Film Grant to High Schools

TOTOWA, N.J.- On Friday afternoon, the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders for the first time announced that they will offer a Film Education Grant to high schools in Passaic County.

The Freeholders, along with the Passaic County Film Commission and Passaic County Community College will sponsor a film grant to supply film education in the county’s high schools. Unique Photo of ...

Activists and Residents Still Surprised by the Failed Vote of No Confidence Against Mayor Torres

PATERSON, N.J. -  Nearly a month removed from charges being first announced against Mayor Torres, Paterson activists and residents are still surprised at the failed vote of no confidence against Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres last week.

The week prior council president William McKoy continued calls for a no confidence vote on Torres, while residents who attended called for ...

Paterson Council Vote of No Confidence Fails as Residents in Attendance Proclaim "I Believe in Torres"

PATERSON, N.J. - The Paterson City Council vote of no confidence against Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres failed to pass during Tuesday night's council meeting. Last week council president William McKoy continued calls for a no confidence vote on Torres, while residents who attended called for him to resign.

 The Council mulled the decision for a few weeks since corruption charges ...

With Mayor Torres Facing Charges Council VP Alex Mendez Tells Supporters He Will Run for Mayor

PATERSON, N.J. - This weekend council vice-president Alex Mendez told supporters that he will be running for mayor of Paterson as reported by

Mendez was the largest vote getter in the 2014 elections and is supported by many members of the Democratic party state-wide. Torres used that same support after Mayor Barnes was indicted on corruption charges in 2002 to claim the office ...

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Wisniewski Discusses Urban Housing Issues

NEWARK, N.J. - Democratic Assemblyman and New Jersey gubernatorial candidate John Wisniewski campaigned in Newark to talk about the state's housing issues, believing that they should be tackled with a practical approach as part of a progressive agenda. 

"Affordable housing is a moral obligation. We have to address this gap in our humanity," said Wisniewski, of Middlesex ...

Paterson Officials React to Upset Residents Over Snow Removal

PATERSON, N.J- Many Paterson residents are wondering why roads were not plowed efficiently by the city after Tuesday’s blizzard.

Winter Storm Stella covered the Northeast, with Paterson receiving approximately a foot of snow, shutting down Paterson’s government for two days while Paterson schools were closed for three.

Paterson Board of Education President Christopher Irving ...

Paterson Council President and Residents Call for Vote of No Confidence on Mayor

PATERSON, N.J.- On Thursday night the Paterson City Council addressed residents about Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’s indictment and Council President Bill McKoy proposed to have a vote of no confidence.

A little over a week ago Attorney General Christopher Porrino announced charges against Torres for his involvement in paying DPW workers overtime to perform ...

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Passaic and Bergen County Consolidate Consumer Affairs Division

April 19, 2017

PATERSON, NJ – Passaic and Bergen County officials recently held a press conference to announce a shared service agreement that consolidated our Division of Consumer Affairs into one unit within Bergen County’s Department of Public Safety. 

The agreement increases efficiencies, saves tax dollars, and provides a higher level of consumer protection for the residents of ...