PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Betty VanEewen, the first woman to sit on the Prospect Park Borough Council, has died, according to Mayor Mohamed Khairullah. 

Aged 91, VanEewen lived her entire life in the borough.

"She was an active member of the community, school, and her church, always making an effort to stay involved and care for the community-at-large," Khairullah said.  "Her involvement stems from making history as Prospect Park’s first female Councilwoman, serving as a PTA president, a poll worker for about 50 years, as well as attending Council meetings regularly. Ms. VanEewen was also a proud graduate of Prospect Park School No. 1."

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Khairullah said that she "will be sorely missed" and "our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of Ms. VanEewen including the VanEewen-Bridge family."

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