Paterson mayor Torres’ ‘boards off’ program fails to deliver vacant properties to residents

Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres touted his “boards off” program as a way to give local residents opportunities to acquire vacant and abandoned properties that are located in their neighborhoods. His program has largely failed.

Torres’ administration presented a list of 20 properties slated for acquisition by developers. Of the six entities acquiring the vacant properties just one — Haji Naziri — is from Paterson, according to the resolution before the council.

Naziri is acquiring three properties. Out-of-town groups and individuals acquiring properties are:

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    Source: Paterson Times

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