Who are Saddle River’s two newest council members?

SADDLE RIVER —  After a year of council “musical chairs,” two members were sworn in to three-year terms during the borough’s reorganization session this month.

John Azzariti and Ravi Sachdev were sworn in by Mayor Albert Kurpis during a combined in-person/remote session on Jan. 2.

Azzariti was appointed to the council last July after Councilman John DeRosa resigned for professional reasons.  However, Azzariti chose to run with Sachdev for two open three-year terms, seats previously held by Paul Schulstad — who resigned unexpectedly last March — and Eric Jensen, who did not seek a new term.

Christopher DiGirolamo was appointed last March to fill Schulstad’s term until the election. However, he ran for the remaining year of DeRosa’s unexpired term in November and was sworn in immediately following the election.

Azzaritihas lived in Saddle River since 2001 and is a lifelong Bergen County resident. He is associate director of the department of anesthesiology at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, where he has worked since 1996.

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