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.
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, February 6, 2013
Community Development Block Grants may be used by homeowners to rebuild
With 100 days since the devastating hurricane, Gov. Chris Christie’s visit to Sea Girt focused on what he called another rebuilding success — the reconstruction of the borough’s boardwalk. The visit was to celebrate another town’s big step in rebuilding their shorefront, and the governor used the opportunity to predict summer will be “open for business” on the Jersey Shore. “It’s been a hundred days now, they are wondering, is the Shore going to be back for the summer, and there are those who don’t think so. We know that is not true,” Christie said. The governor toured Sea Girt’s beach and now-under construction boardwalk, then praised that another town was rebuilding “responsibly” and with “future generations in mind.” Getting people back…
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.
Monday, July 16, 2012
The governor accuses statehouse Democrats of holding his tax cut plan 'hostage' during a stop in Manasquan.
Gov. Chris Christie said today he does not expect to be former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's pick for vice president. "Hopefully (Romney) picks a smart, well-qualified person who's ready to be president and ready to support him as president," Christie said Monday in Manasquan. "Who that's going to be? I don't know. I assume we're going to hear relatively soon what his decision is." The governor, who is set to head across the U.S. this week to campaign for Romney, kicked off his tour of the Jersey Shore at the Manasquan Pavillion, where he touted the tax cut plan that he said statehouse Democrats are "holding hostage." Christie, fresh off what he described as much-needed vacation after getting into a verbal scuffle with a passerby on the…
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
New Jersey governor discussed his priorities in annual State of the State address.
Governor Christie called for a 10 percent cut in state income taxes and mapped out a comprehensive education and pension reform plan in his second annual State of the State Address Tuesday. Making several references to a "New Jersey Comeback," the Republican governor claimed the state has turned a corner from the "dark days of 2010" and touted some of his accomplishments: capping property tax increases, lowering the unemployment rate and scaling back benefits for public workers. "I will not permit anyone to re-impose the tax raising, overspending, irresponsible ways of our past which led to our dark decade of joblessness in New Jersey," Christie told the senate and assembly members gathered in the Statehouse. "Stand strong with me and I …
New Jersey's governor is giving his State of the State address, outlining his goals for 2012.
Governor Chris Christie delivered his "State of the State Address" to the 215th Session of the Legislature and New Jersey residents at 3 p.m. Tuesday. In his address, Christie outlined his goals for the coming year and what he has accomplished his first two years in office. In his speech, he touched on hot button issues of education and pension reform and called for a 10 percent state income tax cut. For more details on Christie's speech, read our wrap-up article here. Patch live blogged the speech from 2:30 to about 5 p.m. You can read the minute-by-minute updates with commentary from Huffington Post Political Reporter John Celock in the attached blog. If you missed the live chat and want to leave a comment, please do in the comment …