Tedesco sworn in to 2nd term

Democrat James Tedesco took the oath of office for a second four-year term as the Bergen County Executive today, with freeholders Tracy Silna Zur and Steven Tanelli also being sworn in. Tedesco was re-elected on November 6 by a margin of 73,162 votes, a 63%-37% victory over Republican Norman Schmelz, the mayor of Bergenfield.  He carried 65 of Bergen County's 70 municipalities, losing only Franklin Lakes, Hillsdale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Old Tappan

Teaneck mayor calls for Dems to oppose redistricting amendment

Teaneck Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin on Friday called on legislators to oppose the constitutional amendment on redistricting. “This gerrymandering plan would be a tremendous step back for our state that would literally allow state legislators to draw their own districts,” Hameeduddin said. “At a time when Democrats around the country are working to stop Republican gerrymandering and voter suppression, our party would be exposed if this plan moves forward as being

Former Passaic judge stripped of pension

In a four-to-three vote on Monday, the New Jersey State House Commission took the unusual step of stripping former Superior Court Judge Liliana DeAvila-Silebi of her pension. Silebi was removed from the bench earlier this year after an investigation found the judge had improperly used her authority to help a former intern get custody of her child in 2015. On May 9, 2015, Silebi told Fort Lee police that she

Democrat wins Waldwick seat

A count of vote-by-mail and provisional ballots in Waldwick have given Democrat Nicole McNamara a win in the race for Waldwick Borough Council. On election day, McNamara trailed Republican Mark Ramundo by seven votes, 1,975 to 1,968.  Republican incumbent Joseph Oravetz had 1,996 votes. McNamara added 79 VBM and provisional votes, catapulting her to the top slot with 2,247 votes.  Oravetz won the second seat with 2,210 votes -- ten