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These North Jersey mayors have led their towns for decades. Here’s what they have to say
Ricardo Kaulessar, NorthJersey.com Published 4:08 a.m. ET May 25, 2020 | Updated 12:13 p.m. ET May 25, 2020
Benedict Romeo was sworn into his sixth term as Cresskill mayor in January. Little did he know that he would have to face the greatest crisis to hit his hometown.
“School is out, the kids are not in school, the restaurants are hurting … on Fridays, we get the body count from the county and that is a very unpleasant thing to hear as mayor. This is stuff where the public is hurting,” Romeo said.
Romeo said he does not see serving as mayor as a thankless task.
“I did it for the right reasons. There were people in office that weren’t doing the town right. I’m born and raised here, five generations of my family lived here. And I said I am not going to let you do this anymore,” Romeo said. “That’s why I ran for office 20 years ago. I always looked at it as I wanted to make the town better.”
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