North Jersey

Paterson mayor, 3 others plead guilty in overtime scandal

PATERSON – Mayor Jose”Joey” Torres and three department of public works supervisors accepted plea deals Friday on charges they acted as the mayor’s personal handymen while bilking the city for overtime. The four were due before Hudson County Superior Court Judge Sheila Venable at 1:30 p.m. for a hearing but negotiations delayed the start of […]

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Pohatcong joins movement to legalize home baked goods in N.J.

New Jersey is the only state in American that bans the commercial sale of home baked goods. At least one town has had enough.  This week, the Warren County community of Pohatcong passed a resolution in support of Senate Bill 1768, legislation intended to repeal the baked goods ban. The Democrat-run N.J. Senate Health, Human […]

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VIDEO: Lonegan, flanked by fake Bernie Sanders, lays into Gottheimer over single payer

Most of the New Jersey political world is still focused on Election 2017, but veteran New Jersey campaigner Steve Lonegan held a press conference on Tuesday to lay into freshman Democrat Josh Gottheimer and highlight his party’s flirtation with a Bernie Sanders championed single payer healthcare bill. Lonegan was joined by a supporter wearing a […]

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North Arlington GOP aims at November comeback

After a surprisingly disappointing Election 2016 result, North Arlington Republicans opened their new headquarters Friday night with plenty of fanfare. The strength of the local party always plays a crucial role in election outcomes for a town where Democrats outnumber Republicans 3-1. This year? Control of the council in the smallish southern Bergen County community is […]

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Cory Booker makes more time for Menendez’s Newark trial than he ever did for Newark

You have to admire the loyalty which Cory Booker (D-Twitter) has shown to his ally Bob Menendez, Save Jerseyans. I guess? Even one MSNBC host was forced to admit that the case against the indicted Democrat Senator is “overwhelming” as his trial got underway in Newark this week, but Booker sat in the front row […]

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Breaking down where the CD5 GOP Primary stands right now

Steve Lonegan’s press conference arguably signaled the formal start to the primary fight for the right to challenge Josh Gottheimer, Save Jerseyans. Democrats think Gottheimer is sitting pretty, but the potential field boasts some strong potential candidates for federal office. Here’s where we stand: Likely to Run: Former Cresskill Councilman John McCann McCann is already […]

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Former Bergen GOP Chairman echoes Murphy, compares Trump era to rise of Hitler

N.J. gubernatorial nominee Phil Murphy (D-Goldman Sachs) raised eyebrows when he compared President Donald Trump — and his supporters — to the Nazi Party on more than one occasion this election cycle.  At least one New Jersey Republican appears to agree with him. “The Republican Party is the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower and Reagan. It […]

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Christie celebrates relaunch of ‘American Dream’ mega mall eyesore

Financing the long-stalled project has been a downright nightmare, Save Jerseyans, but after plenty of finance sector gymnastics and intense negotiations, Chris Christie visited the Meadowlands on Monday to celebrate the mega mall’s new lease on life: American Dream is finally becoming an economic reality for NJ & another point of economic growth for the […]

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LD38 News: Mahwah’s Cucciniello joins Leonard Assembly effort

Fresh off his official nomination last week, Glen Rock Councilman Bill Leonard has hired his first campaign staffer. Alex Cucciniello, 20, of Mahwah, has been hired to run the day-to-day operations of the campaign. Cucciniello is returning to New Jersey politics after spending the summer as an Intern at the White House in the Office […]

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OPINION: Track Records Matter in 2017

New Jersey will be choosing one of two paths in less than 90 days as Kim Guadagno and Phil Murphy go head to head for Trenton’s top job.  This election comes at a pivotal time in New Jersey when public pensions and school funding are plaguing our budget all while residents and businesses are fleeing […]

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VIDEO: Rooney wades into Mahwah’s eruv debate

Is opposition to an eruv’s expansion into Mahwah, Montvale and Upper Saddle River (accomplished when white PVC pipes are affixed to utility poles) evidence of not-so-latent antisemitism? Or something far less sinister or even understandable? Last Friday night, Save Jersey Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney joined NJ 101.5’s Bill Spadea and the Fox29/My9 Chasing News panel to analyze the controversy: – –

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Mosque finally gets N.J. town’s blessing after discrimination settlement

BERNARDS TWP. — The township committee voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the construction of a mosque in a Liberty Corner neighborhood as part of a settlement agreement with federal authorities over allegations of discrimination. The settlement ended years of debate and dissension, as well as two federal religious discrimination lawsuits, one from the Justice […]



N.J. Supreme Court rules on pay hikes for public workers

TRENTON — The state Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled Atlantic County and Bridgewater Township committed unfair labor practices when they refused to pay employees’ step increases after labor contracts with public workers expired. The state’s high court upheld the appellate court in a rebuke to the Public Employment Relations Commission, which had decided local governments […]


Leonard lands LD38 ticket slot on second try

The second time’s the charm in LD38, Save Jerseyans. After failing to secure a quorum last month, 38th Legislative District Republicans gathered on Wednesday night and selected Glen Rock Councilman Bill Leonard to replace traitorous former Assembly candidate Matt Seymour. 136 participants were needed; 140 ultimately showed up to support Leonard. Leonard joins Saddle Brook Pastor Christopher […]

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Guadagno’s running mate, a Cuban immigrant, thinks the Dem ticket sounds too much like what he left behind

2017 N.J. Gubernatorial candidate Kim Guadagno‘s running mate Carlos Rendo knows what far-left economics can do to families. His own family escaped such a regime, about 90 miles off the coast of Florida. Running this year for statewide office, the Bergen County mayor told supporters at today’s announcement of his candidacy that the Murphy-Oliver Democrat […]

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