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

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (6)

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.”

What do you think?

Christie “Bridgegate” Scandal Intensifies (Updated)

Thursday, Jan 09, 2014 7:34am  |  COMMENTS (8)

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Update: At press conference this morning, Christie apologized to the town of Fort Lee and told reporters he had fired Bridget Anne Kelly, Christie’s deputy chief of staff for legislative and intergovernmental affairs. Christie said he was “blind-sided” and knew nothing about the scandal.

Bridgegate continues with Chris Christie hitting a major 2016 speed bump , The New Yorker flummoxing a fictional Montclair driver facing all lanes blocked on the GWB by Christie’s ego and The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart just unimpressed with Team Christie’s corruption in a state with a history of “piss-rich, first-rate quality of corruption.” Continue Reading

Christie "Bridgegate" Scandal Intensifies (Updated)

Thursday, Jan 09, 2014 7:34am  |  COMMENTS (8)

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Update: At press conference this morning, Christie apologized to the town of Fort Lee and told reporters he had fired Bridget Anne Kelly, Christie’s deputy chief of staff for legislative and intergovernmental affairs. Christie said he was “blind-sided” and knew nothing about the scandal.

Bridgegate continues with Chris Christie hitting a major 2016 speed bump , The New Yorker flummoxing a fictional Montclair driver facing all lanes blocked on the GWB by Christie’s ego and The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart just unimpressed with Team Christie’s corruption in a state with a history of “piss-rich, first-rate quality of corruption.” Continue Reading

Open Thread: Emails link Christie Aide to GWB Closure Scandal, Polar Vortex, Velveeta Shortage

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 08, 2014 1:17pm  |  COMMENTS (26)

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So much to talk about.

You could talk about how emails show that Governor Christie’s deputy chief of staff had advance knowledge of a plan to shut down local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge. ”Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” said Bridget Anne Kelly in an email to David Wildstein, Mr. Christie’s close friend from high school, and one of his appointees at the Port Authority, which controls the bridge.

Or you could complain about the frigid temperatures thanks to the Polar Vortex, show us a photo of your thermostat or a screenshot of the current temperature from your iPhone.

Or maybe you want to freak out about the Velveeta shortage crisis, because Americans are eating too much of the stuff and the company can’t keep up with the demand.

Bonus points if you can tie all three subjects together.

It’s your open thread. Let it unravel.

Election Day Results Round Up

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 06, 2013 7:30am  |  COMMENTS (30)

Election Day Results

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was re-elected yesterday in a landslide 60-39 percent statewide over his Democratic challenger, state Senator Barbara Buono. Buono received 62 percent of Essex County resident votes.

In his victory speech, Christie said “Thank you, New Jersey, for making me the luckiest guy in the world.”

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Christie Or Buono? Gill Or Cupoli? Plus Ballot Questions Explainer

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 05, 2013 8:46am  |  COMMENTS (8)

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It’s get out the vote time and polls show Gov. Chris Christie with a wide lead of 20-36 points over challenger State Senator Barbara Buono in the governor’s race. Incumbent Nia Gill of Montclair holds the lead over Joe Cupoli of Clifton in his bid to unseat the state senator for the 34th district.

Voters will also be electing two members of the general assembly, and a member of the board of chosen freeholders at large.

Take our poll and let us know who you’re voting for.

The League of Women Voters is on hand today to help with any voting questions or concerns (800-792-8683) and they’ve prepared these analyses to help you decide which way to go on the two ballot questions: Continue Reading

Two Polls Show Big Lead For Christie

BY  |  Monday, Nov 04, 2013 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (32)

Following the final weekend of campaigning, which included a stop in Glen Ridge and an incident where Gov. Chris Christie gets into an argument with a teacher at a rally in Somers Point (the teacher has penned a response in her blog), his lead over state Sen. Barbara Buono has grown to 36 points among likely voters, up 10 points in the last month, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. A Monmouth University Poll also has Christie with a 20-point lead over Buono.

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Gov. Chris Christie Comes To Glen Ridge (Updated)

BY ,  |  Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 8:39am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Christi FPGovernor Christie stopped by Glen Ridge yesterday, and spoke to a cheering crowd inside the historic train station building. Christie, who was welcomed by Glen Ridge Mayor Peter Hughes and Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, spoke of bi-partisanship and called for a return of trust in elected officials. Christie stopped to shake hands with supporters on his way out of the building. Continue Reading

Bloomfield Politics: Nevada Diner Hosts Christie, Mayor McCarthy Retracts Comments On Venezia

BY  |  Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (13)

Peter Manning, James Boydston, Russ Mollica, Chris Christie, Maribel Perez, Zack Smith and Peter Santana.

Peter Manning, James Boydston, Russ Mollica, Chris Christie, Maribel Perez, Zach Smith and Peter Santana.

More than 100 people came out to see Gov. Chris Christie at Bloomfield’s Nevada Diner yesterday. Christie shook hands and posed with Bloomfield Line B candidates. Up for grabs next Tuesday are one seat for Bloomfield mayor, three seats on the Bloomfield Township Council, and three seats for the Bloomfield BOE.

Bloomfield Mayor Ray McCarthy, who was among the crowd for Christie yesterday, has sent local media this retraction, regarding statements he made in an opinion piece (since retracted) regarding mayoral candidate Michael Venezia Continue Reading

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