Former Mayor James J. (Jimmy) Tedesco Running For Freeholder
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 10, 2013, 08:22 PM EDT
About one hundred people poured into Biagio's main hall to honor former Mayor Jimmy Tedesco's fundraising run for office. In addition to his slate of Jim Mordaga running for Sheriff, in attendance were his Freeholder running mates Tully and Waldes. The influx of people was most impressive because Senator Bob Gordon and Assembly candidate Joe Lagana had fundraisers running concurrently. Former Governor Dick Cody arrived and with his fabulous sense of humor, not only entertained the audience, but urged them to get out the vote.
Cody's biggest complaint was the fact that most of the food had disappeared. Had he arrived earlier, he would have been inundated with the amount of food available. In addition to a cold cut, cheese , salads and fresh fruit table, cocktail servers kept coming around to the tables offering delectable hors d'ouevres.
Tedesco announced that while Joe Langana was running for NJ Assembly, he was not taking the place of Connie Wagner who recently resigned. Joe is going for a full term and will be in the November ballots. In Connie's place, the Democrats are proposing former Senator Paul Contillo. a tried , true and stalwart person.
Among the notables that were recognized by this reporter were: Freeholder Tracy Zur, Councilman Ralph Amato, former Councilman Denis Niland, former Police Captain Kevin Smith, Former Board of Education President Mario Sicari, former Borough Attorney John Ten Hoeve, former Borough Administrator and first President of the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club Anthony Iacono, Peter Cammaniti, Council candidate Carol Daniel, Kathy Rinaldi and Rich Conte.