Tag: Bergenfield

Schmelz Launches Underdog Bergen Executive Campaign

By Matthew Gilson _ Standing in front of a crowd of around 150 (including many children), Bergenfield Mayor Norman Schmelz announced his bid for Bergen County Executive on Sunday. Schmelz is a two-term Mayor of the heavily Democratic town where Read More

Eustace politicizes a tragedy (again) to swipe at Garrett

Politics is omnipresent this time of year, Save Jerseyans, but September 11th is supposed to be the one day that base partisanship takes a backseat. Asm. Tim Eustace (D-38) either doesn’t give a damn or can’t control himself. Neither scenario is flattering Read More

10 Must-Watch Bergen Races on Tuesday night

By Matthew Gilson | The Save Jersey Blog ______ #1 – Freeholder Race The main attraction county-wide is yet another annual Freeholder Board control battle. The race for two three-year terms is growing increasingly competitive with former Freeholder John Mitchell looking Read More

OPINION: Oakland’s uninspiring Schwager proves ‘weak mayor’ system doesn’t work

By Matthew Gilson | The Save Jersey Blog Democrats are blissfully hard to find in northwest Bergen County, Save Jerseyans. It’s one of the reasons Northwest Bergen is an enticing place to live. But every once in awhile, a Democrat happens Read More

FINAL ROUND: Who is Bergen’s best GOP mayor?

By Matthew Gilson | The Save Jersey Blog The big moment has arrived, Save Jerseyans. After four rounds (over two weeks) of regional online polling and well over 1,000 (!) ballots cast, we’ve winnowed the list down to seven finalists… A Read More

POLL: Who is Central Bergen’s best GOP mayor?

By Matt Gilson | The Save Jersey Blog The freeholder contest will naturally get most of the attention, Save Jerseyans, but in Bergen County this fall, no less than 40 of the 70 towns in New Jersey’s most populous county Read More

Bergen Mayors: “Enormous” and “Venomous”

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Most of the party’s leaders are staying quiet tonight, avoiding the cameras and waiting for more information, Save Jerseyans, but Mayor Norman Schmelz (R-Bergenfield) is one of a few GOP’ers weighing in on today’s release Read More