Hoboken, N.J., is a city of firsts, its proud residents like to say. The first organized baseball game was played there in 1846. The first zipper, historians believe, was invented there, too.

And now the city of some 55,000 people on the Hudson River can boast another first: Councilman Ravi Bhalla on Tuesday became the first Sikh elected mayor in New Jersey, and one of only a few Sikhs to become mayor of an American city.

“I feel exhilarated,” Mr. Bhalla, 44, said in an interview on Wednesday. “I didn’t have …read more

Source: New York Times

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