Tuesday, May 14, 2013
British Royal greeted by Gov. Christie to begin tour
He may have focused his visit on Mantoloking and Seaside Heights, but Prince Harry's trip to tour Jersey Shore devastation began in Sea Girt. The British Royal landed on the base here, and was greeted by Gov. Chris Christie. The governor took to twitter, announcing the prince's arrival, and presenting him with a "Royal Fleece." Christie's own fleece became synonymous with his press conferences and tours following Hurricane Sandy. Prince Harry continued to Mantoloking and Seaside Heights as one of the last days spent stateside of an approximately one-week trip. The purpose of his visit to the Jersey Shore was to tour devastation of areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
More than 600 people gathered for the town hall at St. Francis Parish Center.
As the deadline for signing easements is tomorrow, Governor Chris Christie took time at his town hall meeting on Long Beach Island today to warn holdouts that they don't have much longer before he "calls them out." More than 600 people gathered for the town hall at St. Francis Parish Center, where Christie explained further details about the $1.83 billion announced Monday. Christie urged residents and business owners interested in taking advantage of the program to visit www.sandyhelp.nj.gov or call 855-sandybz for grant information. Not surprisingly, many of the questions from many of the Long Beach Island-area residents in attendance centered on rebuilding and applying for funds to help with rebuilding. Christie said that eligible …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Governor provides update on rebuilding, with focus on flood maps and Blue Acres buyout, and plenty of anecdotes
Gov. Chris Christie predicted the Federal Emergency Management Agency will scale back tough new flood maps it issued last December, according to news reports. Those maps place many more properties in flood zones, requiring many of them to be elevated if their owners don't want to see flood insurance rates soar, according to reports. The initial FEMA flood maps, which could create thousands more in insurance premiums and have residents raising their houses feet off the ground, are "too aggressive," said Gov. Christie at Thursday's town hall meeting. He was addressing a packed crowd of officials and residents in the Hurricane Sandy damaged town of Manasquan, and Christie returned to the complicated and controversial topic of what would …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Governor coming to high school gymnasium Thursday March 21
Gov. Chris Christie is coming to Manasquan March 21, to hold another town hall meeting focusing on the governor's agenda and recovery after Hurricane Sandy. The event will be held in the gymnasium of Manasquan High School, 167 Broad Street, Manasquan, NJ 08736. Doors will open at 3:15 p.m. and the event is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. The Manasquan High School gymnasium will host residents from around the state, and the governor's office has asked attendees to first register. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis and open to the public. Please RSVP by clicking here. With more than 100 town halls held state-wide during his term as governor, Christie will aim to again recreate his conversational event Thursday, opening with a speech …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
And Point Boro attorney nominated to serve as judge on Workers' Compensation Court
Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford is now nominated to serve as a Superior Court judge, according to an email from Gov. Christie's office on Tuesday afternoon. On Feb. 25, it became clear that Lynch, a former Superior Court judge and Toms River resident, would be nominated when Christie filed a notice of intent to do so. The email sent to the media on Tuesday afternoon states: "Yesterday (Monday), Governor Christie filed the following judicial nominations with the State Senate. The Governor’s nominations are subject to the advice and consent of the State Senate." Christie also nominated Salvatore Martino, a Point Pleasant Borough resident and an attorney, and Russell P. Cherkos, of Waretown, to serve as justices on the Workers' …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Tonight's commute will be "treacherous," says state Police and Emergency Management
The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with the National Weather Service, is monitoring a major coastal storm expected to impact the state today and tomorrow. State emergency management officials anticipate coastal flooding, high wind conditions, snow, sleet, and even blizzard conditions in the northeast corner of the state, according to a prepared statement from state Emergency Management. The State Emergency Operations Center in West Trenton will be activated at 7 a.m. today, and will remain open as long as necessary to meet anticipated challenging conditions. "This is a dangerous storm; and we ask motorists to be careful while driving. There is also the potential for downed trees and wires because of wind …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Visit will focus on beachfront reconstruction
Gov. Chris Christie will return to coastal Monmouth today, this time to highlight Sea Girt's dune and beach rebuilding projects after Hurricane Sandy. The governor, who was in Bradley Beach and Belmar last month to bring attention to the respective progress being made in those towns, has shaped a similar visit for Sea Girt. Christie is scheduled to arrive at the boardwalk at 11 a.m. and then hold a press conference at 11:15 a.m. at the National Guard Training Center, Building 26, Sea Girt Avenue and Camp Drive. The visit marks the beginning of reconstruction along the Sea Girt Boardwalk.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Governor says he's fighting for entire state
Continuing the Season of Service initiative launched in Toms River last week, Gov. Chris Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie was in Port Monmouth, another area devastated by Hurricane Sandy. In his comments, Christie said that while the photos of Seaside Heights' roller coaster in the Atlantic Ocean were indeed "iconic images" it didn't make reaching out to the Bayshore, Long Beach Island and other devastated parts of New Jersey any less important. Here is a video from the governor's office of a portion of his comments.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Governor surveys Seaside Park, vows to keep state's rebuilding needs on minds of nation
Speaking from a mangled boardwalk unlike the memories of his Jersey Shore childhood, Gov. Chris Christie said the Ocean County barrier island was still too unsafe for residents to return to, but vowed a return to normalcy for most of New Jersey on Monday. "The power will be on, schools will be open, water is safe, gas is available," Christie said as he described what Monday in New Jersey will look like. "We're ending the power restoration phase," he said. "On Monday, we begin the rebuilding phase." He pledged all power would be restored Sunday, that the evacuation of Long Beach Island would be lifted Saturday, and gas rationing would end before the new week. Monday, Christie would begin the discussion of how to rebuild that which is …
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 …