Council Reelects Mayor, Picks Deputy in Teaneck

By Don Stancavish, Staff Writer

(From: The Record, Friday, July 3, 1998)

TEANECK -- Paul S. Ostrow was reelected mayor, Jacqueline B. Kates was chosen as deputy mayor, and Emil "Yitz" Stem was sworn in as the newest councilman at the council's reorganization meeting Wednesday.

Council members elected Ostrow, a lifelong Teaneck resident, mayor by a 7-0 vote.Under Teaneck's form of government, the council chooses the mayor and deputy mayor from among its members.

Ostrow, 47, is a former president of the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps and works as a manager at an office-supply company. He has been a council member since 1990 and mayor since 1996, when he succeeded Peter Bower.

After Ostrow's election, the council unanimously chose Kates -- a former school board member in Teaneck -- as deputy mayor.

Ostrow was one of three council members who ran unopposed in the township's May 12 non-partisan elections.

Besides Ostrow, Councilman Michael Gallucci, a 31 -year-old attorney, and Councilman Elie Y. Katz, a 23-year-old restaurateur, were also reelected.Stem, a former member of the township's Board of Adjustment, was the fourth candidate elected to a four-year council term.

Gallucci, Katz, and Stem were all sworn in as council members Wednesday.

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