Bhalla was voted in as president by an 8-1 vote, with a no vote by former Council President Beth Mason. Bhalla was nominated by Councilwoman Carol Marsh.
Councilman Peter Cunningham was nominated by Councilman Michael Russo, and was elected council vice president unanimously.
For more on the Friday meeting, keep watching HudsonReporter.com and pick up a copy of The Hoboken Reporter this weekend. - Ray Smith