Thursday, March 02, 2006

New Jersey Political Legend Dies

William Musto, the legendary mayor of Union City, former state senator, assemblyman, and Union City commissioner, died at the age of 88 on Monday.

Musto, who left public office in 1982 after being sent to prison on federal corruption charges, was remembered as a formidable politician, an effective legislator, and by many of his constituents, as a great friend. (Whole story at PoliticsNJ)

Borher, a Union City resident who came to pay his respects, was much more familiar with and appreciative of Musto's tenure as his mayor of Union City.

"He got me a job," said Borher, who just recently retired from working for the city.


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