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Bloomingdale Council Members Sworn Into New Terms

Councilwoman Dawn Hudson said residents are her bosses.

Flanked by her husband and children, Dawn Hudson recites the oath of office before taking her seat on the dias as a councilwoman. / Images by Daniel Hubbard
Flanked by her husband and children, Dawn Hudson recites the oath of office before taking her seat on the dias as a councilwoman. / Images by Daniel Hubbard

Councilwoman Dawn Hudson and Councilman Anthony Costa were sworn into new terms on Wednesday.

Choking back tears, Hudson said representing the voters as a councilwoman is a “privilege” she does not take lightly.

“Those voters are my [bosses]. These council people all have the same boss, the citizens of Bloomingdale. Your expectations are that we work together to get the job done,” Hudson said. ”The work spelled out is fairly simple: to practice an open, accountable, and responsive government, promote financial stability and viability, manage growth and have a strong sense of community. We can and will work together to accomplish this.”

Costa said he would like to see more businesses come to the borough and wants to continue to beautify Bloomingdale.

“I’d like to continue what’s already been on the table and already been pushed and seen, the beautification of Bloomingdale,” Costa said. “I would like to push to get to the point where Bloomingdale is one of the best towns in New Jersey to live.”

In related news, Mark Lime was sworn in as chief of the Bloomingdale Fire Department. Lime, who was one of two deputy chiefs, will serve a three-year term.

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