Articles Posted in the " North Jersey " Category

  • WNYC Radio: Rooney, Katz mix it up over Islam, Christie and Trump

    By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Our Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney joined WNYC Radio‘s David Furst and Matt Katz, who covers Chris Christie for NJPR, on this week’s thoroughly-entertaining and information edition of the Christie Tracker Podcast, Save Jerseyans. Their topics? Donald Trump’s controversial Jersey City 9/11 comments, Governor Christie’s reaction to them (relative to his past positions), […]

  • Republicans survive Morris Township recount

    By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog A wild election season is finally over in Morris Township, Save Jerseyans. On Election night, the failure of a computer to read a single voting machine cartridge put Democratic candidate and former Committeeman Jeffrey Grayzel in the lead with Republican incumbent Matheu Nunn in second place. Grayzel later ended up […]

  • Jersey City democracy is waiting on Fulop’s ambition

    By Giancarlo Ghione | The Save Jersey Blog Democracy: noun government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system. If anyone was wondering what an ideal democracy looks like, Save Jerseyans, […]

  • Trump lies about “thousands” cheering 9/11 in New Jersey

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Does lying about a problem to score political points serve the solution, Save Jerseyans? On Saturday, the Donald held a campaign rally in Birmingham, Alabama, and during one of his patented rambling rants, he made an extraordinary claims about 9/11 and… the State of New Jersey. “I watched when […]

  • Assemblywoman-elect Phoebus selected to fill McHose’s vacancy

    By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog A bleak 2015 legislative cycle for New Jersey Republicans was ameliorated somewhat by the election of a few freshman replacing retiring legislators. Among them was Sussex Freeholder Gail Phoebus who scored a landslide victory running alongside incumbent Assemblyman Parker Space (R-24) to succeed Alison Littell McHose. McHose resigned from the Assembly […]

  • Handicapping LD38’s local contests for 2016 (and beyond)

    By Matthew Gilson | The Save Jersey Blog As we continue our trip around the county analyzing the local landscape for 2016, Save Jerseyans, our next stop after LD36 is a place where Republicans struggled heavily in 2015: District 38. Today, we take a look at five towns with another five on tap for our […]

  • Previewing the LD36 local battlefield for 2016

    By Matthew Gilson | The Save Jersey Blog Before we take a look at the county as a whole, Save Jerseyans, where three constitutional offices and three freeholder seats will be up for grabs, we will be taking a look region by region at what is at-stake locally next year. Today we start in the […]

  • Another day, another N.J. Democrat criminally charged

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog This time it’s Bloomfield Councilman Elias N. Chalet, Save Jerseyans, who was arrested and charged on Wednesday for allegedly both soliciting and accepting a $15,000 bribe from a business owner: Chalet initially met with the business owner on Oct. 8 in front of Chalet’s real estate office on Broad […]

  • Will we finally get to the bottom of Booker’s Newark corruption?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Most of the media ignored this story throughout his 2013 and 2014 U.S. Senate campaigns, Save Jerseyans, but the scandal known as #Watershedgate might finally be coming back to bite Cory Booker (D-Twitter) on his backside. Here’s hoping. According to today, “[t]rustees for the Newark Watershed Conservation […]

  • Republicans in Bogota, North Arlington take their new seats

    By Matthew Gilson | The Save Jersey Blog With provisional ballots counted and no recounts in sight, Save Jerseyans, the Bergen County election season has officially drawn to a close. Members who were elected to unexpired terms are beginning to take their seats. There’s no need to wait until January to see some of our […]

  • Who should lead the BCRO in 2016 and beyond?

    By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Bob Yudin hasn’t even announced whether he’s seeking another term as BCRO chairman, Save Jerseyans, but our sources report that he was working the phones this past week. A dismissal showing for Bergen County’s 2015 county and legislative candidates means Yudin, who has never been overwhelmingly popular as head […]

  • OPINION: Yudin must resign having failed to unite the BCRO

    By Giancarlo Ghione | The Save Jersey Blog The Bergen County Republican Organization is in dire straits. The question of leadership is one that consumes most conversations when talking about the BCRO. Leaders do not point fingers and play the blame game but take responsibility at their faults. Uttering the words “I accept responsibility,” is not enough […]