Bergen County

Judge again finds probable cause in Christie case

Christie Administration slaps back, says it’s a violation of the law — For the second time, Save Jerseyans, a Bergen judge is insisting that there’s probable cause for a citizen’s complaint alleging official misconduct on the part of Governor Chris Christie to proceed. Judge Roy McGeady ruled similarly in October but a Superior Court Judge had […]

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Former Chairman trolls defeated Bergen GOP with snarky blast e-mail

June’s bloody battle for control of the Bergen County Republican Organization (BCRO) is finished but not over, Save Jerseyans. At least not for the former chairman. After Tuesday night’s sweep by Democrats of county offices and key local races, Bob Yudin — who spent much of his last year as chairman battling Republicans discontented with […]

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You’re ‘getting shafted every year’ on school funding: Christie to town

FAIR LAWN — Gov. Chris Christie resumed a statewide tour promoting his proposed school funding overhaul Thursday, telling residents of Fair Lawn they are “getting shafted every year, over and over again.” In a public forum at the Fair Lawn Senior Center, the governor said his proposed Fairness Formula would give Fair Lawn an 814 […]



Battleground Morris: Krickus finishes freeholder comeback bid with 12,000+ doors

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog One of Tuesday’s most closely-watched primary contests is playing out its final moments in one of New Jersey’s northernmost and reddest counties. Former Freeholder John Krickus lost his bid for a second term in the hard-hitting Republican primary election of 2015. One year later, he’s running harder than ever and observers […]


DiGaetano officially announces Yudin challenge

Former Freeholder Hermansen a possible 3rd entry? By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Paul DiGaetano has confirmed that he intends to challenge incumbent Bergen County Republican Chairman Bob Yudin in this June’s convention, Save Jerseyans. “The general consensus was to change the direction of (the party’s) leadership,” the former Assembly Majority Leader told […]


BCRO Battle Over? Rooney endorses Yudin, ‘Stellato’s Best Asset’, as DiGaetano ponders entry

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Politics is always complicated and no place more so than in Bergen County, Save Jerseyans, where in a somewhat stunning turn at a Tuesday night county committee gathering, Wyckoff Mayor Kevin Rooney abruptly abandoned his bid to replace incumbent Bob Yudin and endorsed him. The move took many attendees by surprise since Rooney was […]


Matt Gilson’s 70-Town Tour of Bergen County’s GOP

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Regular readers know how we like to keep you up-to-date on candidates, leaders, and friends of Save Jersey (most of whom are under 40) doing big things in Garden State politics. If we’re ever going to “save” this state, folks, these individuals are going to have to play […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Responding with Facts Regarding “Freeholder Candidates Call for Referendum on Police Merger”

I was elected to represent the people of Bergen County as your Freeholder. I think a costly referendum on the issue of a police merger would only reveal what common sense already tells us. Bergen County citizens want every government agency to cut spending, increase efficiency and eliminate redundancies. Moreover, having been immersed in the […]

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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 […]

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@JamesGBeattie Reports From Round 2 of Bergen’s GOP Chairman Vote (PHOTO)

It’s a MUCH more subdued atmosphere tonight at the BCRO Hall in Hackensack, Save Jerseyans. That’s because we’re down to the wire in the increasingly nasty, twisting and turning race war between the Yudin Camp and Team Rottino. Tonight’s run-off vote likely won’t cure the fissures that plague the BCRO. It will, however, have a […]

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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… […]

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