Kazmark steps down from Elmwood Park post

Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark announced today that he was stepping down as the Elmwood Park business administrator/municipal clerk amidst speculation that he will devote his full-time efforts to a political campaign this fall. Kazmark has served in Elmwood Park for nearly twelve years, joining the borough government when Richard Mola was mayor.  Mola was mayor for 45 years before his death in 2016. His resignation is effective August 31.

Zaida Polanco, Passaic councilwoman, dead at 41

Passaic Councilwoman Zaida Polanco died suddenly in her home on Wednesday. The cause of her death was not immediately clear. She was 41. “Throughout her life, Zaida fought to expand economic and educational opportunities to the City of Passaic,” U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez said in a statement. “She was an exceptional leader in the Hispanic community, often giving voice to the voiceless. Whether on the school board or city council,