Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Crowd laughs as second grade Montville resident's question is answered.
Audrey, a second grader from Montville, grabbed hold of the microphone during a town hall meeting in her town Wednesday to ask Gov. Chris Christie the question on most of the minds of people her age: "What's your favorite thing about being governor?" Christie first answered seriously, but then gave his "fun answer." Check out the video above to see what he had to say.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Governor Christie said nor'easter expected to slow the recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Winter weather advisory is in effect.
Athena is at the door. Winter Storm Athena has forced a winter weather advisory for much of North Jersey, with the National Weather Service forecasting snow, sleet and rain for Wednesday and a snowy mix for Thursday. Temperatures are expected to be at or just below freezing Wednesday and in the low 40s on Thursday. The winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday, and 60mph wind gusts could blow over much of the area. The Weather Channel is predicting that the “subtle” system will strengthen as it moves up the coast. Accuweather.com is reporting that snowflakes are falling in Pennsauken, which is located across from Philadelphia on the Delaware River. According to meteorologists, snow is expected to begin falling in Central …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Gov. declares state of emergency, orders evacuations as storm approaches.
Gov. Chris Christie has a message for New Jersey residents doubting the severity of the Hurricane Sandy forecast: prepare for the worst. The governor declared a weather-related state of emergency before holding a press conference in front of the East Keansburg Fire Co. in North Middletown on Saturday morning. “We should not assume the predictions should be wrong,” Christie said. “When the storm comes, if it’s as bad as they're predicting it will be, you’re going to wish you weren’t as cynical as you might have otherwise been. I’m not trying to be an alarmist here. I want everybody to be ready. I want your families to be safe and I want us to be able to do our jobs the right way.” Christie ordered the mandatory evacuation of Barrier Island …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
About half approve of job president is doing
Our Republican governor gets good marks from the Garden State, but so does our Democratic president, according to the latest poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind. Barack Obama also has a solid lead over Mitt Romney in New Jersey, according to the poll — especially among women. Read the full statement from FDU below, then let us know what you think. According the latest poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind, 50 percent of New Jersey voters say they approve of the way the president is handling his job, while 42 percent disapprove. These numbers mirror the support expressed by New Jerseyans for their Republican governor, Chris Christie, as reported yesterday: 56 percent approve of the job Christie is doing, …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
This opinion editorial was submitted by Bloomfield Board of Education President Mary Shaughnessy. The opinions stated in this article do not necessarily reflect those of the school board.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
On January 17th, Governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill authorizing the movement of the date of the annual school election to November. This is a bill that was pushed through the legislature during a lame duck session without enough attention to detail— such as how it will impact school governance--since new candidates will be sworn in in the middle of the school year and at the 11th hour of budget planning; how they will reconfigure the electronic ballots to fit both general election and board election candidates as well as referendum questions; and how the election board will pro-rate the costs of these making these changes. We don’t even know where the school board candidates will be placed on the ballot or if they will have …
Friday, September 2, 2011
Christie not ruling out allowing Point Beach to possibly tax parking lots and drinks
First the governor talked about how the state has made great strides in getting the Jersey Shore ready for Labor Day weekend, opened roads and enabled thousands to move out of shelters back home. "If you can afford to come down here this weekend, come, take a deep breath and enjoy the last beautiful weekend of summer and support the local businesses," he said. Then a television reporter told him his "Go Back to the Shore" message was way too subtle. "I've rarely been accused of being subtle," Christie said. And he knew a cue when it was handed to him. "So I guess you want me to say, 'Get the hell back on the beach!' " It was hard to tell who was tickled more: the TV reporters or the throngs of admirers pressing around the media cluster on …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Christie, Pascrell, Lautenberg, Menendez lead the charge
State officials have asked President Barack Obama to quickly declare New Jersey to be a major disaster area after Hurricane Irene ravaged the state with dangerous winds and torrents of rain this weekend. This would enable for the federal government via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist state and local administrations and affected residents. Governor Chris Christie, U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), as well as Rep. William Pascrell Jr. led the effort, according to press releases from their offices. "Hurricane Irene was a catastrophe of enormous severity and magnitude and the storm conditions required emergency shelters to be established in 16 counties to house nearly16,000 evacuees, …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Governor's town hall message emphasizes reforms to spending, taxation, education and pensions.
New Jersey is beginning to turn a corner. Gov. Chris Christie opened his 19th town hall of 2011 in Toms River today with a half-hour speech that began with that sentiment, as he outlined a familiar "reform agenda" that emphasized the steps he felt were necessary to repair an underfunded pension system, troubled education results and taxpayers' property tax burden. "New Jersey is beginning to turn a corner. I can feel it, hope you can feel it too. In 2009, when I was elected, we were going through some of the toughest times we had seen in this state," Christie said. He said those tough times were a result of a poor economy, but also poor decisions. There was a 322 percent increase in state spending from 1990 to 2010, Christie said. "That's …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Reimbursement comes two days after Governor took state police helicopter to son's baseball game in Montvale.
Gov. Chris Christie and the state GOP will reimburse the state for the helicopter ride he took Tuesday to his son's baseball game in Bergen County, the governor said Thursday. The Republican State Committee paid $1,232.29 for the Tuesday flight, while Christie paid the other half of the $2,465 bill. Christie also paid $919.20 for a flight on Friday. Christie said Thursday that he initially did not feel he needed to reimburse the state, but changed his mind in order to "focus on the really important issues to the people of the State of New Jersey." "My initial reaction to not reimbursing was I was told there is nothing to reimburse for," Christie said in Denville on Thursday. "Those helicopters are up in the air and required to be up in the…
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
State police defend use of helicopter, say flight hours would have been logged on new craft anyway for training purposes.
Against a backdrop of school budget cuts and state layoffs, Gov. Chris Christie faced mounting criticism Wednesday for using a state police helicopter to travel to his son's baseball game in Bergen County. Christie landed on a sports field at St. Joseph Regional High School in Montvale in the $12 million chopper Tuesday afternoon, minutes before his son was about to take the field as the catcher for the Delbarton School in their playoff game against St. Joe's. He and his wife, Mary Pat, left in the helicopter after the 5th inning. State Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Teaneck) blasted Christie, saying she "fully expects" the governor to reimburse the state of New Jersey for the cost of the ride. "If this was for an official reason, that would …