Menza leads in Hillside

HILLSIDE – Unofficial results in Hillside now show real estate developer Joe Menzaahead ofAt-Large Councilman Jerome Jewell by six votes after machine and absentee vote tallies.

Provisionals remain to be counted, but right now, Menza has 1,705 votes and Jewell has 1,699.

"There are supposedly ten provionals votes that will be counted tomorrow," Menza told PolitickerNJ.com.

Menza's council slate lost to Jewell's slate, so even if Menza's lead holds and he becomes mayor, the council will remain in the hands of the local Democratic Party machine.

Menza leads in Hillside