NorthJersey.com: Arab Americans urged to get involved in local government at Sunday seminar in Secaucus

David M. Zimmer

Published 7:23PM ET December 23, 2018

Yassine Elkaryani serves as the moderator for a conversation with Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed T. Khairullah. Khairullah provided insight and tips for the average person to start their involvement in local politics during the event at the Secaucus Public Library on Sunday, December 23, 2018. The Moroccan American Recreational Organization Council (MAROC) organized the event. (Photo: Amy Newman/NorthJersey.com)

A Sunday seminar on getting involved in local politics stressed: You can be the change you seek in your community, regardless of your background.

“It’s not always easy when you’re Arab American, but it’s my belief that the community, the Arab community, needs to be involved,” said Mohamed Khairullah, the mayor of Prospect Park. “We cannot change the narrative, the perception, unless we are engaged.”

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Randy Foye: [Podcast] Khairullah is an "Outside Shot"

Mayor Khairullah was featured on Brooklyn Nets Guard Randy Foye's Podcast discussing his upbringing to becoming an influential Mayor.

InsiderNJ.com: Projecting Strength, Khairullah Kicks Off In Prospect Park

Pete Oneglia
Published 8:42 p.m. ET February 25, 2018

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Gearing up for re-election this year, Prospect Park Mayor Mohammed Khairullah kicked off his campaign on Thursday in front of a packed room of nearly 400 attendees at La Neve’s banquet hall.

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TAPintoHawthorne.com: Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed Khairullah Hosts Packed Re-Election Party

By John Van Vliet
Published 5:03 p.m. ET February 24, 2018

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HALEDON, NJ - Mohamed Khairullah, Democratic mayor of Prospect Park, launched his bid for re-election at La Neve's Restaurant in Haledon Thursday night to a packed house.  The tiny borough of Prospect Park, whose population is just under 6,000 and total area is just under half a square mile, lies immediately west of Hawthorne, with its population of nearly 19,000 and area of 3.2 square miles.  Yet the two boroughs, with their shared border, share much in the way of mixed business and family connections.  While Prospect Park might be small, its mayor has not been overlooked in the past few years, especially as Khairullah emerges as a prominent leader in the Muslim community of north Jersey.

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NorthJersey.com [Video]: Prospect Park lays off speech language pathologist

Lindsey Kelleher
Published 6:00 a.m. ET July 20, 2017

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PROSPECT PARK - The termination of a speech-language pathologist at School 1 last month has drawn criticism from parents and teachers.

Board members on June 27 voted 4-3 in favor of laying off Connie Centrella, a tenured teacher with 14 years in the district.

Centrella's position was eliminated as a cost saving measure. The position will be outsourced.

Teachers and parents at the meeting spoke in favor of keeping Centrella employed and urged the board not to outsource the position. They called Centrella a dedicated teacher and said she has built strong relationships with her students.

 

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NorthJersey.com: Islamic group calls for Prospect Park official to step down after 'Sharia law' remark

Katie Sobko 
Published 9:56 a.m. ET June 29, 2017 

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A major advocacy group is calling for the resignation of a Board of Education member in Prospect Park after she made a remark about "Sharia law" at a meeting Tuesday night.

In a video of the meeting, Maria Emma Anderson can be heard telling Mayor Mohamed Khairullah, who is Muslim, that "this is not Sharia law, this is an orderly session" while he was addressing the board about special education during the public meeting.

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NorthJersey.com: Prospect Park gets new pavilion

By Lindsey Kelleher
Published 5:47 p.m. ET June 1, 2017

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PROSPECT PARK — Opening the spray park on Memorial Day weekend has become an annual tradition in Hofstra Park within the past four years.

The tradition continued Saturday, when the spray park opened to kick off the summer season.

Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed T. Khairullah gave a speech at the opening day event before the ground nozzles and other water park equipment were turned on.

Also that afternoon, the mayor and members of the Borough Council hosted a grand opening for the park's new pavilion, which is double the size of the previous one.

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BBC: [Video] The Syrian American mayor with his own executive order


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Published March 19, 2017

Mohamed Khairullah is the Syrian-American mayor of Prospect Park, New Jersey. 

He talks to the BBC about his experience as a Muslim mayor at a time of growing Islamophobia and his own executive order supporting refugees.

Watch The Video Here


 

NorthJersey.com: Prospect Park's new snow machine made for city streets

By Donna M Rolando
Published 5:18 p.m ET March 2, 2017

Prospect Park's SNOGO clears snow from the roadways making parking easier

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PROSPECT PARK – Densely populated municipalities face even more headaches than their more suburban counterparts when it comes to snow removal. Plows are designed to push snow from the roadways to the sides where it sits until it melts. Municipalities filled with car-lined streets, such as Prospect Park, don't have that luxury.

“It’s going to help us open parking and fairly quickly. We eliminate the piles of snow at the end of corners and each block which are a traffic hazard as well because they block view.” - Mayor Khairullah

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NorthJersey.com: Prospect Park Celebrates Black History Month

By Donna M Rolando
Published 2:35 p.m ET February 23, 2017 

farmers market orangesPROSPECT PARK - Before a packed house in the Council Chambers Saturday, the community celebrated Black History Month with honors for Passaic County Freeholder Theodore Best Jr. and  longtime borough resident Ruth Franklin.

Municipal officials said the 86-year-old Franklin had never missed voting in an election in more than 60 years. On hand to present her award were Mayor Mohamed Khairullah, Council President Robert Artis, and council members Anand Shah, Adnan Zakaria, Felicia Ortiz, and Esther Perez.

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