Sacco, Marenco, DeFusco raise the LGBTQ flag at North Bergen Town Hall

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North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco and Commissioner Julio Marenco were joined at Town Hall by Hoboken 1st Ward Councilman Mike DeFusco on Friday to raise the LGBTQ flag.

Photo courtesy of the Township of North Bergen.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Today’s ceremony is more than just a flag being raised, it recognizes the contributions of the LGBTQ community and the struggles faced in the fight for equality,” Sacco said in a statement.

“Hate and intolerance have no place in North Bergen and our residents should know that they will not be discriminated against for loving whomever they love.”

The ceremony took place on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots that launched the gay rights movement.

“North Bergen has always been a welcoming place for people from many different cultures and backgrounds, and the LGBTQ community is no exception,” added Marenco. “Raising the Pride Flag sends a message that everyone is valued here in our community and I am proud to have been part of this historic event.”

June is Pride Month, which celebrates the history of the LGBTQ community and promotes equality and social justice.

The Town of North Bergen rose the rainbow flag in an effort to make sure all of their residents feel welcomed and included, without living in fear over who they choose to love.

“I am proud to have raised the Pride Flag in North Bergen alongside Mayor Sacco to continue promoting love and equality in our communities,” DeFusco stated.

“We’ve made incredible progress in Hoboken to build a city that is accepting of everyone. Mayor Sacco has always been a true friend for equality and I look forward to working together to continue the conversations that make Hudson County more inclusive and welcoming to everyone.”

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  1. After being called out for taking thousands of dollars from convicted felon Frank Raia who worked for Michael DeFusco failed mayoral campaign until last week, he gave tainted money to charities trying launder off the stink. DeFusco gave the last few thousand of Raia’s money to a committee he heads up , effectively giving the money back to himself.

    North Bergen political power broker Mayor Sacco also backed DeFusco in his failed attempt to become Hoboken’s mayor. This political stunt was limey set up by the DeFusco’s expensive year round public relations firm to provide some positive press to offset the whole Raia voter fraud conviction bad press. Mike gets some press but what does big developer friendly Mayor get from Mike in Hoboken ?

    Perhaps Councilman DeFusco will have his paid spokeswoman explain the deal.

  2. As we all know North Bergen doesn’t have any LGBTQ residents so they had to borrow one from Hoboken.

      • He said he was the first openly gay elected official but did not run as openly gay. There’s nothing ground-breaking about being straight. And do you need to hear that from a married father of two?

  3. former political watchdog and current defusco vote-buying shill roman brice didn’t mention it either. just imagine if ravi bhalla did the same thing. he would’ve talked about it for days. and should talk about it for days. total phony.

  4. Sacco’s boy says he’s the “first gay elected official in Hudson County” thats why. nobody knew Sacco’s boy was gay in 2015. Same as Mo Fitzgibbons. neither one was out when they got elected. neither said a word. their choice, who cares. now Sacoo’s boy runs around saying he got elected as a gay man which is a lie.

    capisce?

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