Paterson forces Union Avenue building owner to remove mural of murder victims

Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres is facing criticism from some residents after the city forced the owner of Westside Grill on Union Avenue to remove the mural of two murder victims — Aaron Anderson and Antonio Vega, Jr. – that graced the side of the popular Hillcrest section eatery.

“I don’t understand why it’s just our mural; why is our mural being targeted?” asked Anderson’s mother Michele Ryerson. “Are all the other murals being taken down?” She said the family secured permission from the building owner prior to putting up the mural on …read more

Source: Paterson Times

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