N.J. Town Picks Muslim for Mayor, Orthodox Jew as Deputy

July 6, 2010

Author: Devin Dwyer

Source: ABC News


More than half a century ago, Teaneck, N.J., which sits in the shadow of New York City just across the Hudson River, became one of the first American communities to voluntarily integrate its public schools.

Now, the town that residents describe as a "progressive and multicultural" suburb once again has forged a new path, selecting a practicing Muslim as mayor -- and a devout Orthodox Jew to be his deputy.