Borough (New Jersey)

type of subdivision of New Jersey in the USA

A borough (also spelled boro) is a type of local government in New Jersey.[1]

There are 253 boroughs in New Jersey. They are led by a mayor and a council with six people in it. The first borough was Elizabeth, which is now a city.

The Borough Act of 1878 allowed towns smaller than four square miles (10 km2) with less than 5,000 people to become a borough. This led to "boroughitis", where a large number of boroughs were made.

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  1. "Types of New Jersey Municipal Government". New Jersey State League of Municipalities. Archived from the original on January 14, 2011. Retrieved January 26, 2023. {{cite web}}: More than one of |archivedate= and |archive-date= specified (help); More than one of |archiveurl= and |archive-url= specified (help)