Category: Bergen County

ELECTION 2020: fourth candidate enters NJ-05 GOP primary

BOGOTA, N.J. – The race to take one two-term Democrat Josh Gottheimer is becoming a bit crowded. On Sunday, New Jersey Globe was first to report that Bergen County resident Paul Duggan plans to enter the 2020 Republican primary in Read More

Holly Schepisi and Bob Auth: Voices of Sanity and Reason for Bergen and Passaic (OPINION)

By Michael Schnoll _ The residents of the 39th Legislative District have a clear choice to make on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi and Assemblyman Bob Auth represent 23 towns throughout northern Bergen and Passaic counties. I support Read More

Syrian GOP House candidate celebrates Al-Baghdadi’s death

MONTVALE, N.J. – The death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi at the hands of U.S. Special Forces was welcome news to most Americans including members of the Syrian-born community. Among the celebrants: Montvale Mayor Mike Ghassali, one of the Read More

‘American Dream’ mall finally opens. Sort of. And N.J. taxpayers invested over $1 billion.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – North Jersey politicians and Trenton elites led by Governor Phil Murphy are spending today and much of the weekend celebrating the soft opening of ‘American Dream,’ the decades-in-the-making Meadowlands mega mall. It’s been a financial boondoggle Read More

OPINION: In NJ-05, Frank Pallotta is everything Josh Gottheimer isn’t | De Gregorio

By Nick De Gregorio _ It’s nice to be home after nearly a decade in the Marines. Leaving Bergen County wasn’t easy, but after 9/11 I felt a sense of duty that I could not ignore. Perhaps that’s why after Read More

Retail epicenter Paramus embraces N.J. plastic bag ban fad

PARAMUS, N.J. – Banning plastic products is all the rage right now in New Jersey. Jersey City and Hoboken have enacted bans. Now Paramus – the Bergen County retail epicenter which posts $6 billion in retail sales annually – is Read More

Bergen Republican legislators, candidates split with county GOP over Saudino

HACKENSACK, NJ – The Bergen County GOP’s curious decision to embrace its turncoat former Sheriff Mike Saudino – forced to resign for bigoted statements after his defection to the Democrat Party – drew a major backlash on Thursday from the Read More

Back in the Bergen GOP fold, Saudino also donated to the 2019 Morris Democrat sheriff candidate

HACKENSACK, N.J. – Former Bergen Sheriff Mike Saudino abandoned the GOP for the Democrat Party; then he was forced to resign in disgrace after being caught on tape using bigoted slurs. This week he was publicly re-embraced by the Bergen Read More

UPDATE: Glen Rock Council unanimously votes down Indigenous Peoples’ Day

GLEN ROCK, N.J. – An effort backed by outside activists to replace Columbus Day with ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’ in Glen Rock has failed, at least for now. The Bergen County borough’s council voted 7-0 against the proposed borough calendar change Read More