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Cosgrove Remains Mayor, Republicans Picked as Deputy Mayors

Fair Lawn officials pledged to work across party lines during their reorganization meeting Tuesday night.

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno administers the oath of office to Fair Lawn Mayor John Cosgrove. Photo: Jim Leggate.
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno administers the oath of office to Fair Lawn Mayor John Cosgrove. Photo: Jim Leggate.
Members of the Fair Lawn Council voted to keep John Cosgrove as mayor in 2014 and voted to make new council members Amy Lefkowitz deputy mayor and Dan Dunay deputy mayor of community affairs during their reorganization meeting Tuesday night.

"I have no doubt that we will continue to work together and move Fair Lawn forward," Cosgrove said.

Check out a video of the meeting here.

Dunay and Lefkowitz won the seats in the November election. The oaths of office for the mayor and deputy mayors were administered by New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno.

The three Republicans and Democrats Kurt Peluso and Lisa Swain all pledged to work together for the borough's best interests.

"I'm looking forward to working with my new colleagues," Swain said.

The mayor also highlighted some of the ongoing issues that would be resolved or progress this year, including the start of construction of senior housing at the former KEM site, the completion of construction at the Fair Lawn Promenade, a new study examining business and transit in Radburn, a new Master Plan from the planning board and the repainting of the Morlot Avenue water tower.

Swain pointed to the year's budget and efforts to improve traffic and pedestrian safety as other major upcoming issues this year.

Cosgrove also said officials would continuously re-examine they operate in order to ensure efficiency during tough economic times. He pledged they would maintain the community's "cornerstones," including the library, community center, senior center and Memorial Pool.

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