Zisa will run unopposed in Bergen

It's a sure thing: former Hackensack mayor Jack Zisa will be the next Bergen County Republican Chairman.  The deadline to file as a candidate in next month's election for county chairman came and went today and only Zisa filed. Zisa will succeed Paul DiGaetano, who is stepping down after just one term.  DiGaetano defeated incumbent Bob Yudin in 2016, and then lost his bid for the Republican nomination for State

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

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

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