Paterson council pulls funding for proposed ‘wellness center’ at controversial Montgomery Street site

The city council pulled proposed federal grant funding allocation for a new “wellness center” at the controversial Montgomery Street site under FBI investigation.

Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ administration sought to allocate $171,052 in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to run the program called “Paterson Division of Health Community Outreach Program” from 147 Montgomery Street.

Council members were not keen on opening a branch of the health division at the site. Michael Jackson, 1st Ward councilman, sought details about the services the program will be …read more

Source: Paterson Times

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