Mayoral race gets personal in North Bergen

The mayoral race in one Hudson County town is getting heated. Businessman Larry Wainstein is running against current North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco. Wainstein has been accusing Sacco of running the

News 12 Staff

May 9, 2015, 4:33 AM

Updated 3,298 days ago

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Mayoral race gets personal in North Bergen
The mayoral race in one Hudson County town is getting heated.
Businessman Larry Wainstein is running against current North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco. Wainstein has been accusing Sacco of running the city like a dictator.
Wainstein has video recordings of people claiming Mayor Sacco forced them to put up his campaign signs.
"We have the Constitution of the United States, and we have the First Amendment right to the freedom of speech. [Mayor Sacco] is denying that right," he says.
Mayor Sacco, who's been mayor for 24 years and is also a state senator and public school administrator in North Bergen, says it's Wainstein who's corrupt.
"As far as I'm concerned, they're criminals and they're race-baiting," Mayor Sacco says.
The mayor says that Wainstein does not even live in North Bergen, and claims he may be running an illegal laundromat.
The allegations between the two have been non-stop. The election will be held Tuesday, May 12.


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