A crowd of about 100 people came out to Las Palmas on Thursday night to support West New York Mayor Felix Roque and his slate of four new commissioners that were elected in May.
After Roque received a hearty congratulations from childhood friend Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32), North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco joked about his history in West New York.
When addressing his supporters, Roque was complementary of Commissioners Sue Colacurcio, Cosmo Cirillo, Gabriel Rodriguez and Margarita Guzman, also giving shout outs to town attorney Donald Scarinci and Sacco.
After the Las Palmas staff brought out two cakes, District 7 Freeholder Caridad Rodriguez and U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) gave some brief remarks before the DJ played Happy Birthday.
Roque, Colacurcio and Angela Cirillo, Cosmo’s sister, are all celebrating birthdays this month.
Others in attendance included Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez (D-32), former West New York Mayor Sal Vega, West New York Board of Education President Steven Rodas, WNY BOE Trustee Adam Parkinson and WNY Housing Authority Executive Director Bob DiVincent.
The Hudson County Democratic Organization’s Joey Muniz served as the master of ceremonies.