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The Life and Times of Paul DiGaetano

There was a time back about a generation ago when Paul DiGaetano was a bright, rising star in New Jersey Republican politics.  He he was one of the most powerful politicians in the state.  Some Republicans openly fawned over the idea of a young, blue-collar, Catholic, Italian-American Republican running for statewide office.  He was likeable, popular, and incredibly ambitious. Jump ahead thirty years, and sadly for him, the only thing
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Rendo looks to oust DiGaetano

A group of mayors and other local party officials led by former Lt. Governor candidate Carlos Rendo, will meet privately tonight to choose a candidate for Bergen County Republican Chairman against incumbent Paul DiGaetano. Rendo, the mayor of Woodcliff Lake, said in an e-mail that a group of mayors met before Christmas to discuss the future of the Republican Party in Bergen, which has suffered massive losses over the last
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Coughlin wants Jones at Sports Authority

Incoming Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin plans to make the reappointment of LeRoy Jones to a seat on the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) a priority once he takes office tomorrow, according to sources. Jones, the Essex County Democratic Chairman, holds the one seat appointed directly by the Speaker.  Last week, Prieto replaced him with a Hudson County ally, North Bergen Police Chief Robert Dowd -- reportedly in retaliation