Thursday, May 23, 2013
This will be Obama's first visit to Shore since just after Sandy
President Obama and Gov. Christie will visit the Jersey Shore on Tuesday, according to The Record in Bergen County. Herb Jackson of the Record and northjersey.com reports President Obama will visit the Jersey Shore on Tuesday with Gov. Christie. This will be Obama's first visit to the area since Oct. 31, just after the storm struck. More information can be found here.
Monday, April 29, 2013
What do you think of the governor's statements that are angering conservative critics?
Gov. Christie told MSNBC Monday morning "the President has kept his promises" regarding Sandy relief and that he has "no complaints." Christie, a Republican with likely presidential aspirations, also said on the "Morning Joe" program that he tells his conservative critics that he was just "doing his job" when he worked with Democrat Obama in the grim weeks and months following Superstorm Sandy. Christie continues to get heat from Republicans, especially their conservative members, for his statements about how he was being "responsible" welcoming Obama and working with him when he made his early November, post-Sandy and pre-election visit to the Garden State, as noted by Joe Scarborough, host of "Morning Joe" and a former Republican …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Funds will help house volunteers helping Sandy victims
New Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie announced on Monday morning that the Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund is donating $31,300 to help Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church renovate facilities for out-of-town volunteers helping Sandy victims. This grant will be used to improve the church's Volunteer Village dormitory facilities, which house 36 volunteers per week and supply non-profits with volunteer labor for local home rebuilding. Christie toured the church's dormitory facilities, including bunk beds with mattresses donated by the US Army, bathrooms and a stage area where showers and dressing rooms will be constructed. The donation from the relief fund overseen by Christie will help renovate bathrooms, buy tools and convert a garage into…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
British royalty visiting areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy
Gov. Christie told his NJ 101.5 listening audience he'll be chaperoning the Prince of Wales when he visits the Jersey Shore in May. “I am going to be spending the entire day with Prince Harry,” the governor said. The prince's exploits in Las Vegas became tabloid fodder and a caller on the "Ask the Governor" radio show asked how to prevent some bad press during his trip to New Jersey. "I'm thrilled that he's willing to come," Christie told NJ 101.5. "He wants to come and see the destruction for himself firsthand and he wants to be helpful." Prince Harry will be visiting the United States May 9 through 15 to visit survivors of Superstorm Sandy and to promote charities he supports that help injured service men and women in the United States…
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Teachers union picks Democratic Challenger
The New Jersey Education Association released the following statement of endorsement: The 195,000-member New Jersey Education Association has endorsed Senator Barbara Buono for governor. “Barbara Buono has supported public education for her entire career in the Legislature,” said NJEA President Barbara Keshishian. “She is a proud graduate of New Jersey’s public schools, and understands the vital role they play in the aspirations of middle class citizens.” “Unfortunately, over the past three years, teachers and school employees have seen their budgets slashed, their colleagues laid off, their class sizes increased, and their programs cut. It’s time for new leadership,” said Keshishian. “Barbara Buono will be a governor who will believe in …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The governor will appear at Woody's Ocean Grille
Gov. Christie will make a campaign announcement in Sea Bright today, according to a media advisory issued by his campaign staff. With no further details regarding what the governor will announce, the advisory said Christie is scheduled to speak at 11:15 a.m. at Woody's Ocean Grille, 1 East Church St., Sea Bright. The governor was in the small, Sandy-ravaged town less than a month ago. He and his wife, Mary Pat, have been supportive of Sea Bright Rising, the charity for Sandy-afflicted locals, headed by Woody's owner Chris Wood.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Schroeder hopes the governor will visit Sandy-flooded neighborhoods
Maybe Gov. Christie would help Point Borough's Sandy-flooded neighborhoods if he would do one simple thing: see them. That's the thinking of Point Borough Mayor William Schroeder, who has been trying in vain for the past six weeks to get the Garden State's head honcho to visit the Borough where it was tidal surge flooding, and not wave and wind destruction, that flooded 1,000 homes. "We deserve his visit to see the town first-hand," Schroeder said. He said that while 1,000 homes flooded, there are now 2,500 in flood zones on the new FEMA map, which he and many others think is over-kill and put an unfair burden on those residents who would get charged higher flood insurance rates. Why is it important for the governor to know what type of …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Restoring power, access to fuel are immediate priorities, governor says
Parts of the Jersey Shore are “unrecognizable,” Gov. Chris Christie said in Brick Friday afternoon. Christie and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno toured parts of Ocean County, including Mantoloking and Bay Head Friday, before coming to a FEMA relief center set up at Emma Havens Young Elementary School in Brick to address the media. Christie's helicopter landed in the Point Pleasant Borough High School field and his motorcade was seen by Patch driving out of Bay Head Shores and onto Bridge Avenue eastbound into Bay Head, which is still blocked off to the general public. Residents iare being allowed in only after showing identification to police or members of the National Guard. “The destruction the lieutenant governor and I have seen … is just …
Friday, August 10, 2012
The New Jersey arm of the president's campaign has set up a website asking residents for feedback on Christie.
An email circulated to New Jersey supporters of President Barack Obama is asking residents to "tell the truth" about Gov. Christie, in anticipation of presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's possible VP nod to the governor. The email, sent Wednesday morning by Jackie Cornell-Bechelli, New Jersey State Director of Obama for America, points its recipients to a website, where supporters can fill out a form detailing "what you think people need to know about Chris Christie." Christie has repeatedly waved off rumors that he would accept a vice-presidential nomination from Romney. On July 16 in Manasquan, Christie said he does not expect to be Romney's pick for vice president. "Hopefully (Romney) picks a smart, well-qualified person who's ready to be…
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Governor will host 'town hall' meeting at at Lake Riviera Middle School as budget battle looms
Gov. Chris Christie will host a town hall meeting in Brick next week, his office said late Monday. The meeting will be held next Tuesday, June 26 at Lake Riviera Middle School off Beaverson Boulevard. Doors open at 2:15 p.m. and seating will be on a first come, first serve basis, Christie's staffers said. The event is open to the public. The governor's ongoing series of town halls, where queries from the public are taken in addition to the governor's statements, are often packed events that cover a range of topics concerning both state and local issues. Previous town halls held throughout the state have seen Christie go on the offensive against political rivals, promote his public policy agenda and, occasionally, survive some heckling. The…