KENILWORTH, NJ – The Kenilworth Borough Council swore in new councilwoman Linda Karlovitch during Wednesday night’s meeting.

Karlovitch is replacing former councilman Nicholas Mascaro, who resigned from his position last month.

“As a lifelong resident of Kenilworth, I’m humbled to have been given this wonderful opportunity to represent the community as a member of your borough council,” Karlovitch said. “Thank you for the confidence you have bestowed on me and I enthusiastically accept the responsibilities that go along with this position. I have lived my entire life in Kenilworth, purchased a home only a few blocks from where I grew up, and now I raise a daughter here who is a student in public schools and involved in recreational activities. As a parent, I am passionate about our schools and the community offerings that meet a wide range of needs for all families.

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Additionally, Karlovitch, who owns the Porch Salon, will become the borough’s new head of finance.

“As a small business owner, I have a deep understanding of the challenges that business owners on the Boulevard and its surrounding streets,” she said. “I am looking forward to working with all of you.Together, we will continue to deliver the necessary support to make Kenilworth the beautiful, safe and vibrant community that it is, meaningfully contributing to the people who live and work in this town that I love above all.”

Karlovitch was sworn in by Mayor Anthony DeLuca with her husband and daughter nearby.

“Welcome and I’m happy you’re up here,” DeLuca said. “I look forward to working with you.”