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.
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.