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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Observer: Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed Khairullah Wins Kudos for Sanctuary City Exec Order

By Ken Kurson
Published 8:15 a.m ET February 6, 2017

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Leader of Passaic county town is a rising Democratic star in NJ as Muslim politicians come to the fore

Watch for the political stock of Mohamed Khairullah, the Syrian-born Mayor of Prospect Park, to rise in Democratic circles after he signed an executive order on Friday that declared the Passaic County borough of 5,865 a sanctuary for immigrants.

“The U.S is the land of opportunity and dreams for many people all over the world.” - Mayor Khairullah

Read More Here Prospect Park mayor signs sanctuary city order

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By Donna M Rolando
Published 7:38 p.m. ET Feb. 3, 2017

PROSPECT PARK – Mayor Mohamed Khairullah signed an executive order Friday upholding equal services and treatment for all borough residents regardless of their immigration status.

Read More Here Prospect Park ready to replace Hofstra Park's old pavilion

By Donna M Rolando
Published 6:25 p.m ET January 24, 2017

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PROSPECT PARK — The borough wants to erect a new structure to replace an old pavilion "on its last leg" at Hofstra Park.

The pavilion provides shelter from the rain during the summer camp program. Borough officials want to move forward quickly to have the replacement ready for the upcoming summer program. The Borough Council is expected to take a vote Monday, then seek bids for construction of the new pavilion.

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VOA News: An American Mayor Who Happens to Be Muslim

By Ramon Taylor
Published 6:05 p.m. ET June 22, 2016

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When Syrian-native Mohamed Khairullah settled in the small American town of Prospect Park, New Jersey in 1991, he did not envision he would one day become its mayor. He was only in the 11th grade at the time.  

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NBC: [VIDEO] New Jersey Mayor Risks His Life to Help Syria’s Children


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Video From NBC
Published March 10, 2016

Between his jobs as mayor of Prospect Park, New Jersey, and a school administrator, Mohamed Khairullah brings aid to Syria’s underground schools.

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NPR: N.J. Mayor Disagrees With Gov. Christie Over Syrian Refugees

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Interview By Steve Inskeep
Published 5:07 a.m ET November 23, 2015

The mayor Of Prospect Park is speaking out against Gov. Chris Christie's plans to block Syrian refugees from resettling in the state. Steve Inskeep talks to Mohamed Khairullah, a Syrian American.

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