A heartwarming story from the recent election, sent in by a friend.
Shirley Sapir, long time resident of Bloomfield and former president of Temple Menorah, now Temple Ner Tamid, was leaving the Brookdale School after voting. Shirley commented to Mayor McCarthy, who she met on the sidewalk, that as a senior citizen she had some difficulty in crossing Broad Street. The Mayor got on his cell phone and then proceeded to stop Broad Street traffic to allow Shirley to safely cross the street. Shortly thereafter a patrolman arrived to supervise this crossing. The Mayor won re-election.