Breaking: Jury Finds Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly Guilty on all Counts in #Bridgegate Trial

BY  |  Friday, Nov 04, 2016 11:36am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Breaking: The jury in the Bridgegate trial has reached a verdict and finds defendant Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly guilty in the Bridgegate trial, reports NJ.com.

The jury of has been deliberating since Monday, after a six-week trial that heard from 35 witnesses, including both defendants. The government’s key witness was David Wildstein, a GOP operative and political appointee to the Port Authority who admitted masterminding the plot.

The crimes carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, but, according to the NY Times, the United States attorney for New Jersey, Paul J. Fishman, said there was “no way” his office would recommend that Ms. Kelly and Mr. Baroni serve that long. Federal sentencing guidelines suggest a sentence of from one year to three years.

 

 

 

 

 

Montclair Road Project Christie Will Shut Down if No Transportation Trust Fund Deal

BY  |  Friday, Jul 08, 2016 10:31am

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Governor Chris Christie released a list of NJDOT Transportation Trust Fund Construction Projects that will be shut down today at midnight if he and the state senate can’t reach a deal on how to fund the TTF.

The list represents $3.5 billion worth of road and rail projects across the state and Montclair’s Gates Avenue (section 2) project in included.

Township Engineer Kimberli Craft tells Baristanet that the project included construction of granite block curb and paving at a contracted cost of $252,397.31.  “Montclair received a grant in the amount of $221,544.00 and as of now, there are no adverse effects for the Township as a result of the shutdown.  This is because it is the NJDOT’s policy to provide 75% of the grant award (or project cost – whichever is less) to the municipality once the project has been awarded,” explains Craft.
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Thousands Sign Petitions Calling for Christie’s Resignation, Will You Join?

BY  |  Monday, Mar 07, 2016 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (4)

Since New Jersey Governor Chris Christie endorsed Republican Presidential candidate Donald trump, the call for Christie to voluntarily leave office has grown. First came a joint editorial from six New Jersey newspapers that say Gov. Christie has no standing in the state following his endorsement last week of Donald Trump for the GOP presidential nomination.

Last week, Former Ambassador Phil Murphy’s organization New Way for New Jersey launched a petition asking New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to “do your job or quit.” As of this writing, there are 18,831 signatures.
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Christie to Present 2017 State Budget Today, Discussion in Montclair Wednesday

BY  |  Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 10:00am

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NJ Governor Chris Christie, in his first public appearance since ending his presidential campaign, will present the 2017 state budget today, February 16 at 2 pm. This will be the seventh time Christie has presented a new budget since taking office in early 2010.
One thing he is making clear — “We will not return to the path of higher taxes.”
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Open Thread: Christie, Lent, Montclair Election, Valentine’s Day….

BY  |  Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (4)

It's Your Open Thread

Today, because we haven’t done this in awhile, and because there is a lot to talk about, here is your open thread.

Need some discussion inspiration? Here are a few topics:

 

 

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Governor Christie Makes it Official: He’s Running For President

BY  |  Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (16)

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This morning in Livingston—his high school alma mater—New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie officially launched his 2016 presidential campaign.

“I will run a campaign that won’t worry about what is popular, but what is right. What is right is what will fix America.”

He joins 13 other Republicans to declare a presidential candidacy.

 

 

CANCELED: Tracking Chris Christie: A Conversation with Political Journalists

BY  |  Friday, Jan 23, 2015 1:30pm

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UPDATE: Event has been canceled due to the impending blizzard.

WNYC and Montclair State University present Tracking Chris Christie: A Conversation with Political Journalists on Monday, January 26 at Montclair State University’s The Conference Center.

Whether he’s urging tourists to get off the beach as a superstorm approaches, telling hecklers to “sit down and shut up” or speaking passionately about the ravages of drug addiction, Governor Chris Christie is, by most accounts, the most colorful politician on the national scene. As Christie considers his announcement of a presidential run, we’ll hear from some of the leading journalists who’ve covered him most, since before he was known beyond the Garden State, about his appeal and obstacles on his road to the White House.

New Jersey Public Radio’s Managing Editor Nancy Solomon will moderate a discussion with panelists:
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NJ Spotlight: Will Chris Christie’s House of Cards Collapse?

BY  |  Monday, Jun 30, 2014 11:02am  |  COMMENTS (43)

House of CardsNJ Spotlight analyzes Christie’s chances for a presidentail run:

Looking at Gov. Chris Christie’s schedule in the days leading up to last week’s budget battle, you would think he didn’t have a care in the world as he continues to gear up for a 2016 presidential bid:

“Dad Dancing” with Jimmy Fallon, showing off the results of his “less is more” lap-band diet

Blaming Obama for Iraq in front of the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Washington

Raising money for the Republican candidate for governor in New Hampshire, the first primary state

Telling former Romney donors in Utah he isn’t “worried” about Bridgegate

Playing nine innings of “celebrity softball” in Yankee Stadium with Boomer and Carton so they can talk about it on WFAN for days. Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Governor Christie is Not at All a Reformer, but a Hypocrite

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (7)

Letter to the EditorAt a town hall meeting in Somerset, NJ last week, Governor Christie focused on the state budget saying health benefits for retired state workers will cost more than for current state employees. He said health and pension costs need to be contained and renewed a pledge to propose further changes to public workers’ pensions.

This Letter to the Editor was submitted by Joe Amato, President of PBA Local 382, Essex County Department of Corrections:

I know this letter made the rounds for many years, but its time to dust it off again.

This letter speaks volumes that Governor Christie is not at all a reformer, but a hypocrite.

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Open Thread Bridgegate: Report Exonerates Chris Christie, Puts Blame On Kelly

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 5:34pm  |  COMMENTS (56)

Governor ChristieA 360-page report released today exonerates Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge scandal and puts blame on former deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly, who emerges as the lone conspirator in the governor’s office, the Star Ledger reports. Meanwhile, national Democrats call the report “an expensive sham.”

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