Articles Posted in the " North Jersey " Category

  • Ferriero is Guilty

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Another Democrat bites the dust, Save Jerseyans. On Thursday afternoon, a Bergen County jury found the former Bergen Democrat heavyweight guilty of racketeering, wire fraud, and charged related to bribery-related after four days of closed-door deliberations. NorthJersey.com has live court house updates here. Today’s Joe Ferriero verdict ends a long […]


  • Woodcliff 2015: Rendo running against turncoat Bader

    By Matthew Gilson | The Save Jersey Blog Party loyalty appears to be more in flux than ever in Bergen County, Save Jerseyans; this time it’s a Republican who has defected. Jeff Bader, a former three-term Republican councilman in Woodcliff Lake, will run as a Democrat for the open mayoral seat. Bader was passed over by the […]


  • LD27’s Selen launches campaign in Short Hills with Bramnick

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog ‘Tis the season, Save Jerseyans.  ICYMI- Tayfun Selen (R-Chatham Twp.) launched his Assembly campaign on Wednesday at the Hilton Short Hills with Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Westfield) and running mate Q Rim (R-Whippany) on hand to promote the ticket.  Selen, an immigrant who arrived in the U.S. in the 1990s and subsequently […]



  • UPDATE: LD40 Lawsuit Dismissed

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog A primary is still on tap for LD40 this June, Save Jerseyans, but the dispute over who will get the Passaic GOP’s formal backing appears to be over. The suit filed by Paterson Republican committeeman William Connolly over his controversial “bullet vote”  has been dismissed according to PolitickerNJ’s Chase […]


  • Space, Phoebus call for New Jersey Voter ID law

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog No argument from me on this one, Save Jerseyans. Voter fraud is a real problem and the means of guarding against it are sooo inoffensive that only perpetrators of fraud could complain!  At least a few Garden State politicians agree with me. One week after the U.S. Supreme […]


  • The Rutherford Flip (and Other Bergen Petition Day News)

    By Matthew Gilson | The Save Jersey Blog Monday’s filing deadline provided some interesting surprises for political watchers, Save Jerseyans, and more details are still emerging in the local race picture for battleground Bergen County.   While the filing deadline obviously has the most effect on the primary and general elections, in at least one town, the filing […]


  • Son of Former Senator Joe Bubba joins LD40 mix

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The LD40 battle royale may’ve just gotten a little more interesting, Save Jerseyans. According to the unofficial count in Trenton, Joseph Bubba, Jr. of Wayne has filed 126 signatures to seek one of two Republican nominations for Assembly in the 40th Legislative District this June. LD40 is presently represented by […]


  • LD38 in 2015: What to watch on the ground

    By Matthew Gilson | The Save Jersey Blog With all the focus on the two districts in South Jersey as of late, Save Jerseyans, it’s easy to forget the race which had the small distance between first and last (and by no small margin) was actually District 38. In 2013, first place finisher, Joe Lagana, […]


  • Bergen YRs toast DiGaetano in South Hackensack

    By the Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Save Jerseyans were out in force helping grow the GOP in Bergen County on Thursday. Contributor Matthew Gilson, who also serves as the newly-minted Chairman of the Bergen County Young Republicans, hosted a fundraiser at the Bergen Brick Oven Bar & Grill in South Hackensack honoring former Assembly Majority Leader Paul […]


  • Court stops Rumana and Russo from running on party line (for now)

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Have you been following this one, Save Jerseyans? I suspect not unless you’re a party insider or a Passaic/Bergen area politico. The gist: two veteran incumbent Republican legislators aren’t officially endorsed by the Passiac GOP as of this writing despite a vote by county committee to do […]