Articles Posted in the " Bergen County " Category

  • BCRO Policy Committee Results

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The BCRO’s Policy Committee met tonight and made its recommendations with one week to go before the Bergen Republican convention, Save Jerseyans. I’m told approximately 50-ish of the 100 members showed up. Here’s how the participants voted on the freeholder primary race:  Bob Avery – 31 Deirdre Paul – 29 […]


  • Bergen Democrat Heartbreak?

    By Matthew Gilson | The Save Jersey Blog It may be close to Valentine’s Day, Save Jerseyans, but in Bergen County the Democrats are yet to fall in love with any candidate for County Executive. That’s bad news for a party hungry to take its next big step in reconquering New Jersey’s most populous county. While the hype […]


  • Donovan Requests and Achieves Restoration of Bergen’s Blue Laws (VIDEO)

    Back on October 28th, at the request of Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan, Governor Chris Christie signed Executive Order 109, immediately suspending Bergen County’s “blue laws” owing to the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Some wondered whether Christie’s extraordinary act was the prelude to a permanent suspension.  Well, the final answer is definitely “no,” Save Jerseyans. At least […]



  • Bergen Freeholder Race: GOP Spars with Democrats in Rigid Format at BCC Paramus

    The Record hosted and moderated the fourth debate between Republican Freeholder Robert Hermansen, Former River Edge Mayor Margaret “Peg” Watkins, Democratic team of North Arlington Councilman Steve Tanelli and former Municipal Court Judge Tracy Zur. Monday’s forum wasn’t anything like the first presidential debate, hardly allowing for any rebuttal between the two sides or free-flowing […]


  • Hispanic Republican Association Launches in Bergen County (AUDIO)

    President Bush accumulated 35% and 44% in 2000 and 2004, respectively.  In a recent poll, President Obama leads Governor Romney among Hispanic voters by a margin of 70%-20%, representing a staggering reversal in favor of the Democratic party.   We addressed this issue and others with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the newly formed Bergen County Hispanic […]


  • Save Jersey Interviews Bergen County Freeholder Rob Hermansen

    Over the weekend Save Jerseyans, we had the pleasure of sitting down at One Bergen Plaza in Hackensack with Bergen County Freeholder Robert Hermansen (R-Mahwah). Freeholder Hermansen took the time to reflect on the first year of pay-to-play reform, and its impending challenge by the very same Democrats who helped work with him to pass […]


  • Things Just Got Very Real (Again) in Bergen County

    This afternoon, Freeholders Maura DeNicola and Robert Hermansen called an atypical presser at the Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute in Mahwah. The topic? What they’ve graphically described as “a disgusting abuse of power on behalf of political bosses of Bergen County” (h/t NJ.com): Distributing emails between board Chairman John Mitchell, various attorneys and a Pennsylvania-based political […]



  • UPDATE: Yudin Defeats Rottino, Survives Challenge in Bergen

    It’s finally over, Save Jerseyans. Incumbent Chairman Bob Yudin walked away the big winner of tonight’s epic showdown at the Hackensack BCRO. The margin was 438 to 315 in his favor. Yudin now begins the hard work of reuniting arguably the most bitterly fractured Republican county organization in New Jersey. Hopefully it’s not impossible work. More details/post-mortem analysis […]



  • UPDATE: Yudin Wins First Round Vote for BCRO Chairmanship

    The vote total from Round One: Yudin – 283 Rottino – 268 McCann -198 So don’t expect any white smoke over the BCRO tonight, Save Jerseyans. 749 committee members voted tonight in Hackensack but the winner needed 375 (50% plus one) of them to capture the chairmanship outright. We’re headed to a runoff next Thursday, 6/21… […]