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. This will be Obama's first visit to the area since Oct. 31, just after the storm struck. A full itinerary of the visit was not available. More information can be found here.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Harry, Christie survey the damage and have some fun.
Britain's Prince Harry did what most people do on a sunny, spring day in Seaside Heights – take in the ocean views, then play some boardwalk games. Harry came to Seaside Heights with Gov. Chris Christie Tuesday morning after the two toured destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy in Mantoloking. The pair drove south on Route 35 and entered the boardwalk at Grant Avenue where crowds of people were waiting for their arrival. "Prince Harry, we love you," shouted one small girl who was holding a welcome sign. Standing next to her was an Elvis Presley impersonator, hoping to attract some attention of his own from the prince. Harry and Christie were greeted by local officials, who escorted the pair out to Casino Pier, the site of the now-famous …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Governor chides reporters for obsessing about 'silly,' 'shallow' subject, says he is not a role model
Gov. Chris Christie reluctantly fielded reporters’ questions Tuesday about his February Lap-Band surgery, but said he would not be providing the public with any news as he heads towards his weight-loss goal, which he pointedly refused to disclose. "This is it. You ask me any more questions about this, I’m not answering,” Christie said during a groundbreaking ceremony at a Newark vocational high school. "I’m not going to be giving you all updates as this goes along. ... I’m not giving people a day-by-day, week-by-week, blow by blow," he said, adding, "I don’t care to be a role model for anyone. This is an intensely personal issue." The governor told the New York Post Monday night he’d had Lap-Band surgery in February because of concerns …
Governor tells New York Post that Lap-Band procedure was done at the urging of his family. An NYU doctor made house calls to Christie's Mendham home to not draw attention to the surgery.
Gov. Chris Christie underwent stomach-shrinking Lap-Band surgery in February, he confirmed to the New York Post on Monday night while refuting speculation that he was slimming down for a White House run in 2016. Christie quietly had the Lap-Band — or laparoscopic adjustable gastric binding —procedure done in a New York hospital, telling the paper that he agreed to the surgery at the urging of his family after turning 50 in September. Sean Conner, a spokesperson for Christie, confirmed the story to Patch Tuesday. The governor insisted that the Lap-Band was not inserted to help him lose weight in the run-up to 2016. "I know it sounds crazy to say that running for president is minor, but in the grand scheme of things, it was looking at Mary …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Gov. Chris Christie picks up endorsement at Essex County College Police Academy in Cedar Grove.
Gov. Chris Christie accepted the endorsement of the Association of Chiefs of Police of Essex County Friday surrounded by law enforcement officials at the Essex County College Police Academy in Cedar Grove. The association, which represents the 22 municipalities in Essex, voted unanimously last month to endorse the governor in his bid for re-election, said President Michael Bramhall, police chief of West Caldwell. “Your conviction and forthrightness have been a welcome and needed addition to our state,” Bramhall said. “You have performed great under pressure situations like Hurricane Irene and superstorm Sandy. We believe that you will continue to put the needs of the citizens of New Jersey first." Christie seeks a second term and is the …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The $1.2 million ad buy shows road to New Jerseyans' optimism in their state.
In Gov. Chris Christie's first television ad of his 2013 re-election campaign, the governor's leadership style is credited for renewing New Jersey residents' pride in their state after years of overtaxation and too much government spending. "Jersey Proud" shows how bipartisan reforms have helped "to strengthen New Jersey's future," according to the Christie campaign.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Tell us what you think...
Governor Chris Christie signed a bill into law Monday banning anyone under 18 from using a tanning bed and anyone under 14 from getting a spray tan. The legislation was drafted after Nutley resident Patricia Krentcil was accused last year of taking her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth. Read the full story here, vote and tell us your opinion in the comments below.
The law, inspired by the national uproar created by Nutley's "Tanning Mom," seeks to protect New Jersey's youth from the most common form of cancer.
Tuesday, April 2
Teens looking to get tan this summer should read a new bill that passed in New Jersey on Monday and restricts certain types of tanning for minors. The new law bans anyone under 18 from using a tanning bed and anyone under 14 from getting a spray tan. Gov. Christie signed the bill into law Monday and issued a lengthy signing statement expressing a desire to protect children from the skin cancer while keeping the rights of businesses — especially small businesses — intact. "Even if motivated by good intentions, rules and restrictions on the use of property, the exercise of rights, and the opportunities to prosper can have a corrosive effect on our State’s growth, and the lives of our citizens," Christie said. "When the regulations in …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The action comes nearly a week after the governor predicted FEMA will scale back tough new flood maps it issued last December
The Christie administration has taken another step toward supporting new statewide elevation standards based on Federal Emergency Management Agency flood maps. On Monday, the administration filed with the Office of Administrative Law an adoption package supporting the standards. The action comes nearly a week after Christie predicted FEMA will scale back tough new flood maps it issued last December. Those maps place a large amount of properties in flood zones, and require many structures to be elevated if their owners don't want to see flood insurance rates spike. 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. …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Governor does not indicate if he would sign a bill outlawing the practice among minors.
Gov. Chris Christie has declared his opposition to the practice of "gay conversion" therapy but will not state whether he will sign a bill outlawing it should it pass the Legislature, nj.com reports. The governor said Thursday he opposes treatment that seeks to alter sexual orientation after stating Wednesday that he was of "two minds" on the issue. "Governor Christie does not believe in conversion therapy," spokesman Kevin Roberts said. "There is no mistaking his point of view on this when you look at his own prior statements where he makes clear that people’s sexual orientation is determined at birth." A bill to be considered by the full Senate would prevent counselors from offering such treatment to minors, and those who violate the law…