MAYWOOD, NJ - If one has a building or construction question in Fair Lawn, Richard Bolan is the man to ask. As of Jan. 4, Bolan is answering an even greater calling as the mayor of Maywood, a town in which he has resided for the last 10 years.

Bolan took the oath of office on Jan. 4 with his family on hand and U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) performing the swearing-in ceremony.

“It’s clear that Rich is incredibly dedicated to making communities all throughout North Jersey even better and safer for everyone, and Rich feels this duty, especially for families here in Maywood,” Gottheimer said. “Rich brings experience from his decade living in the community, his service in the U.S. Air Force, in construction, and his commitment to numerous planning and zoning boards, and redevelopment committees. I can say today that after all Rich has done and continues to do for our community, like the zero percent tax increase last year -- which is an incredible accomplishment -- he will do great things for this Borough, and I look forward to working with him.”