The air was electric in City Hall as Mayor Jim Cahill, Councilman Kevin P. Egan and Councilwoman Rebecca H. Escobar were sworn into new office terms during an Inauguration Ceremony.
Councilwoman Escobar was sworn in by the Hon. Roger Daly in the company of her daughter and grandson. Councilman Egan took the oath of office in the company of his wife, from the Honorable Mary Casey.
Mayor Cahill, having been reelected to an unprecedented 8th term in office, thanked New Brunswick residents for “great honor” to serve, spoke of the many accomplishments of his administration, as well as of the goals to reach in the next four years.
“Together with our Council, we deliver the best services at the best cost, ” Cahill said. “A safer city with crime cut in half. A senior resource center second to none. New schools and award-winning youth programming. Investments in our parks, water and sewer infrastructure. And our ambitious Sustainable New Jersey initiatives”.
Mayor Cahill also looked to the future initiatives already underway, including the opening of the city’s new Performing Arts Center, and the renaming of Commercial Avenue to Paul Robeson Boulevard, to dedicate, “a man ahead of his time, and someone near and dear to the New Brunswick community”.
Mayor Cahill ended off his address by looking forward to, “continue our work together to build a better New Brunswick for today and for generations to come”.