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Who was Bayonne’s first female city council president?

To the Editor:

It was sad to read about the festivities held and news articles in the Jersey Journal and Community News heaping praise on Ms. Nadrowski as being first female council president. The chambers where the meetings are held in city hall were renamed in honor of the first woman to hold that office. Mrs. Dorothy Harrington , First Ward council person, then its president and was also on the Board of Ed for many years.
I was born and raised in the Bergen Point Section of this city and Mrs. Harrington was so well known and helpful to all the citizens and was very instrumental in getting the light rail to downtown. I remember her fundraisers, “Dance with Dot.” Mrs. Harrington died on March 13, 2006, and it is very sad to me that during this month of March, as we celebrate women in history, that this person who did so much was forgotten and nobody from City Hall or the person running the event at the library and Ms. Nadrowski herself corrected this glaring mistake. Mr. Al Sullivan wrote an article at that time titled “Something to Remember Her By.” But alas there is hardly any record of her on the city’s website, library, and historical society. I find this very sad indeed.

MARIE A. RUSSOTTO-SMITH

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