Newly sworn-in Newark Council President Luis Quintana gave a shout-out to a special guest sandwiched into the front row among other political dignitaries.
It was former U.S. Sen. Bob Torricelli (D-NJ), in a brace of politicos that included former Gov. Dick Codey, Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin and state Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz (D-29).
Quintana told the crowd that Torricelli had backed the judge who this afternoon swore the councilman into his new job: Judge Julio Fuentes.
“Thank you, Senator Torricelli,” Quintana said. “My amigo.”