After Failed Vote, What's Next for the Paterson BOE Elections

February 20, 2017

PATERSON, N.J.- After a failed 4-4-1 vote by the Paterson Council on Tuesday regarding a memorandum to move Paterson's Board of Education Election from November to April, many residents are wondering, “what’s next?”.

The move to change the election came from last fall’s race where many residents were complaining that political parties were getting involved and ...

Despite Objection from Councilman Jackson and Residents, Downtown SID Gets Approved

PATERSON, N.J.- On Tuesday night, the Paterson Council voted 7-1-1 to approve RES. #17:066 the budget for the Downtown Paterson Special Improvement District.

Councilman Michael Jackson gave a presentation that the Council should not approved the budget because funds were being mismanaged and were not spent correctly. He pointed out that the Director of the Downtown Paterson SID was getting ...

Developer and City Try to Improve Auburn Street, Abandoned Buildings

PATERSON, N.J. - After two teens were shot, one murdered, two weeks ago at a seemingly abandoned building on Auburn Street a neighboring developer Charles Florio and the city are trying to improve the conditions of the block.

Earlier in the week neighbors paid witness to police entering the building as city employees boarded up the building. Several people were seen leaving the ...

Despite Public Support Paterson Council Votes 4-4-1 to Return School Board Elections to April

PATERSON, N.J. - Despite a crowd that came last night to voice support for taking politics out of the school board elections, the symbolic measure was shot down by a vote of 4-4-1, Councilwoman Ruby Cotton and Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres did not attend the meeting or vote.

Council President Bill McKoy who was in favor of moving the elections back said "at least we ...

What is a Sanctuary City and How Does it Affect Your Neighborhood

PATERSON, N.J. - This past week saw a slew of New Jersey mayors and elected officials sign orders upholding their sanctuary status, which has been met with a mixture of both optimism and skepticism. TAPinto Paterson takes a closer look of what "sanctuary city" actually means. 

What is a "sanctuary city"?

Sanctuary cities or counties, are areas where the ...

Saving Paterson Doesn't Mean Taking Sundays Off

PATERSON, N.J. - While many Paterson officials were glued to Superbowl pregame shows, marching up the Great Falls for the interfaith march, or simply enjoying the day off, Director of Community Improvements Dave Gilmore was hard at work saving the city he loves.

Saturday it came to the attention of Gilmore thanks to his Facebook page "Let's Save Paterson" that a ...

Paterson Education Advocates Comment on Protests and Confirmation Over Education Secretary

VERONA, N.J.- On Saturday a high school junior from Verona High School, Izzy Williams, organized a protest at Verona Park against the nomination of Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education nominee.

From 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., about 200 people gathered to the protest, including some local teachers who work in the Paterson School district, with ...

Prospect Park Mayor Signs Executive Order Upholding Rights of Immigrants and Refugees

PROSPECT PARK, N.J.- At exactly 4:43 p.m today, Prospect Park Mayor, Mohamed T. Khairullah, signed an executive order to reassure residents that they will be protected from President Donald J. Trump’s executive order to ban green card and visa holders, along with refugees, regardless of any resident’s immigration status.  

Exactly a week ago, President Donald J. Trump signed ...

Prospect Park Mayor to Sign Executive Order Upholding Equal Protection Clause

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February 2, 2017

Borough of Prospect Park MAYOR IS TO SIGN EXECUTIVE ORDER upholding equal protection clause of U.S. Constitution and reiterate municipalities anti-discrimination ...

Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres is demanded by Paterson council to explain police comp time payouts

PATERSON, N.J.- Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres is demanded by Paterson council to explain police comp time payouts.

Eight police officers were paid  $131,470 for compensatory time by the city. The checks issued on January 1st, 2017 ranged from $7,619 to $23,421, according to documents provided to council members.

Tuesday night, City council members requested an explanation from ...

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