ESTELL MANOR — Mayor Joe Venezia will be sworn in at the city’s reorganization meeting Wednesday night.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, 148 Cumberland Ave., with the regular meeting immediately following the reorganization.

The race between Independent Conservative Leadership candidate Venezia and incumbent Republican Mayor Stephen J. Teasenfitz ended Feb. 6 after a draw in November triggered a special election.

“I believe this was the only race in NJ that ended in a draw, and the longest ongoing election in NJ that ... finally reached the marathon finish line,” Venezia said in a written statement.

Venezia received 337 votes to Teasenfitz’s 334.

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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