NUTLEY, NJ - The Essex Clerk certified the results of the May 12, 2020 Nutley Board of Commissioners (BOC) election and the results show the teamwork and mutual respect that are hallmarks of a board that must lead the township in unprecedented times like these.

The people mailed their ballots and re-elected the incumbents, Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli, Mauro Tucci, Alphonse Petracco, and Thomas Evans, plus new-comer John Kelly.

Traditionally, the newly formed BOC selects the next mayor. In recent history, that person has been the candidate with the most votes. Since there was a tie for first place this year, Scarpelli and Tucci decided to split the duties of mayor, Tucci will take serve as mayor for the first two years, Scarpelli will serve the following two years. 

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Scarpelli: 4586

Tucci: 4586

Petracco: 4549

Evans: 3379

Kelly: 2922

Petracco gave an interview to New Jersey Globe in which he stated "Mauro Tucci and Joe Scarpelli are very capable, but at this time I am leaving my options open.”

After being sworn in on Tues. May 19, the newly reorganized Board of Commissioners will hold their first open public meeting at 7 p.m. the same day. 

The Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 19 via Zoom.

To gain access to the meeting go to zoom.us/j/98805921694. Password: 876956.

For those without computer access or mobile device you may dial into the meeting at:  (number based on your current location) US: +1 929 205 6099; +1 312 626 6799; +1 301 715 8592; +1 346 248 7799; +1 669 900 6833; or +1 253 215 8782. Meeting ID: 988 0592 1694.

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