In West New York, a black Ford Explorer putting up signs for a slate of county committee candidates allied with mayor Felix Roque on Kennedy Boulevard unwittingly crossed over the border into North Bergen. The car was pulled over by a North Bergen police officer because the town has an ordinance that bans political signs. Sources say that the vehicle, with municipal government plates, is registered to the City of Newark.
Roque is supporting Union City mayor Brian Stack for Hudson County Democratic chairman. The Line B slate of 58 candidates for county committee is challenging the Line A Hudson County Democratic Organization ticket backed by Rep. Albio Sires and West New York Commissioner Cosmo Cirillo. Sires and Cirillo are backing Stack’s opponent, Amy DeGise, for county chair.
Sources say that the unidentified city employee driving the vehicle is not associated with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka. Newark and North Bergen are both investigating.