CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Councilman Peter Tanella was sworn in as Deputy Mayor at the town council  meeting Monday.

Tanella takes over for John Zunic who had been sworn in to the position in July, but had to resign his seat on the council after being appointed as a State Superior Court judge in August.   

Mayor Joseph Chiusolo said that with Councilman Romeo Longo having just finished a term as mayor and Councilmen Harry Kumburis and Michael Maffucci being new to the council, Tanella was the obvious choice.  Tanella has served on the council since 2005 and was reelected in May.