Cedar Grove Swears in New Mayor and Councilmen

Councilman Joseph Chiusolo is sworn in as Cedar Grove's mayor. Credits: Cheryl Brown
Harry Kumburis is sworn into his first term on the Cedar Grove Town Council.   Credits: Cheryl Brown
Peter Tanella is sworn into his third term on the Cedar Grove Town Council. Credits: Cheryl Brown
Councilman Peter Tanella with his wife Kimlani, daugthers  Maya, Grace and Kimlani and Municipal Court Judge Nicholas S. Brindisi. Credits: Cheryl Brown
Mayor Joseph Chiusolo honors Councilman Bob O'Toole for his 12 years of service to the town council. Credits: Cheryl Brown
The Jersey City Firefighters Emerald Society Pipes and Horns plays in honor of Councilman Bob O'Toole. Credits: Cheryl Brown
Jersey City Firefighters Emerald Society Pipes and Horns play in honor of Councilman Bob O'Toole. Credits: Cheryl Brown
Councilman Bob O'Toole Credits: Cheryl Brown
Mayor Joseph Chiusolo and the Town Council gave Rev. Bob McLaughlin "Father Mac" a proclamation in honor of his service to the town as a firefighter, priest and youth group leader.  Father Mac is leaving St. Catherine of Siena Church for a new assignment at Seton Hall University. Credits: Cheryl Brown
 Rev. Bob McLaughlin "Father Mac" gives the invocation at the Cedar Grove Town Council Regorganization Meeting on his last official day of service at St. Catherine of Siena Church.   Credits: Cheryl Brown

CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Cedar Grove has a new mayor.  Councilman Joseph Chiusolo was sworn in as mayor on Wednesday by Municipal Court Judge Nicholas S. Brindisi.  It is his fourth time serving as mayor during his 18 years on the town council. 

Brindisi also swore in Peter Tanella for his third term on the council.  Tanella was reelected in May.

New Jersey Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin swore in Harry Kumburis to his first term on the council.  Kumburis won the seat that is being vacated by longtime councilman and former mayor Bob O’Toole who decided not to run for re-election.

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Councilman O’Toole was honored by the town council for his 12 years of service with bagpipe music by the Jersey City Firefighters Emerald Society Pipes and Horns.  Tanella commended O’Toole for his dedication to the township noting his service as a volunteer fireman and Little League baseball coach in addition to his time on the town council. 

Calling Cedar Grove “the best kept secret in Essex County,” O’Toole thanked the council for always working together to do what’s best for the town.  

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