Assemblywoman Holly Schepsi, (R-Bergen) announced on facebook that she is one of the New Jersey residents on self-quarantine due to the COVID-19 outbreak.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, Bergen County, coronavirus, COVID-19, New Jersey | Comments Off on Bergen County Assemblywoman Is Self-Quarantined
Governor Phil Murphy and Lt. Gov Sheila Oliver announced that a New Jersey man died as a result of the coronavirus.
The individual is a male in his 60s from Bergen County.
“We are sad to report the first death in a case of COVID-19 in New Jersey. Our prayers are with the family during this difficult time. We remain vigilant to doing all we can — across all levels of government — to protect the people of New Jersey.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy, Lt Gov Sheila Oliver, New Jersey | Comments Off on Bergen County Man, 60’s, Dies from COVID-19
By the late afternoon, the current Democratic governor and the former Republican governor were mixing it up in a pretty feisty Twitter fight.
Christie shared an editorial from The Press of Atlantic City, written less than a week after Murphy unveiled his latest budget, that took the governor to task for wanting to raise taxes on people who earn more than $1 million a year and on cigarettes.Murphy then swung back.“We’re still digging out of the … Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 2nd, 2020 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: Chris Christie, New Jersey, NJ News Commons, Phil Murphy, Twitter | 7 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
The pre-primary of the 2021 GOP nomination for NJ Governor got a lot more interesting this morning.
In a Star Ledger Friendly Fire interview with Democrat strategist Julie Roginsky and Republican strategist Mike DuHaime that Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick shared on facebook, DuHaime declared Bramnick to be a “top contender for governor after a strong 2019.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Jon Bramnick, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ GOP | Tags: 2021 Governors Race, Bob Hugin, Chris Christie, Doug Steinhardt, Gary Rich, Hirsh Singh, Jack Ciattarelli, Joe Kyrillos, Joe Rudy Rullo, Jon Bramnick, Julie Roginsky, Mike DuHaime, Phil Murphy, Shaun Golden, Tom MacArthur | 7 Comments »
Today marks the six year anniversary of the fire than engulfed the iconic boardwalk of Seaside Park and Seaside Heights.
The blaze that destroyed 1000 feet of boardwalk and businesses that had been repaired/replaced following Superstorm Sandy which occurred only 11 months prior, was determined to have been caused by electrical wiring that had been corroded during the historic storm but not replaced during the rebuild. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: September 12th, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Jersey Shore | Tags: Bridgeate, Chris Christie, Jersey Shore News, Seaside Fire | Comments Off on Seaside Boardwalk Fire Was Six Years Ago Today
Monmouth County Democratic Socialism activist Jim Keady wants former Governor Chris Christie to give him another fifteen minutes of fame.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Bill Brown, Chris Christie, Christie Institute of Public Policy, Jim Keady, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, William Brown | Comments Off on Keady won’t shut up, Wants to sit down with Christie
Congressman Chris Smith today urged all fire departments, career and volunteer, to apply for federal SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response) grants that are available from FEMA. The grants are for the recruitment and retention of “front-line” firefighters. The application period is February 15, 2019 through March 22, 2019 at 5 p.m. ET.
“All eligible career and volunteer fire departments in the Fourth District are encouraged to apply for these Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants, which help increase the number of firefighters and first responders to provide our communities with more security,” Smith said. “As we have already seen, this grant program has strengthened our district’s local fire departments and volunteer organizations in the past.”admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, FEMA, Fire Departments, Middletown Fire Department, SAFER Grants, Trenton Fire Department | Comments Off on Congressman Chris Smith Urges Fire Departments to Apply for SAFER grants
Former Governor Chris Christie floated the idea of his wife, Mary Pat Christie, running for Congress in the 11th district next year as a challenger to freshman Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, according to a report at NewJerseyGlobe.
Sherrill, who flipped the Republican 11th district convincingly with a 57%-42% victory over Assemblyman Jay Webber, and raised a gazillion dollars to do it, will be tough to beat in 2020.
Mary Pat would have a much easier race against 3rd district freshman Congressman Andy Kim who barely beat Tom MacArthur last year. The Chrisites own a house in Bay Head, in addition to their home in Mendam. MacArthur relocated to Ocean County from Morris County to run for the seat after Jon Runyan retired in 2014.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: 2020 congressional elections, Chris Christie, Mary Pat Christie, New Jersey, Ocean County Politics | 7 Comments »
LET ME FINISH: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the power of in-your-face politics, former Governor Chris Christie’s memoir and plea for a political future is not likely to change any minds about him. If you’re one of the 15% of New Jersey residents who admire Christie today as much as you did during the early aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, you will love the book and your admiration for Christie will grow.
If you believe that Christie knew about and was involved in the George Washington Bridge scandal known as Bridgegate and that he closed New Jersey’s beaches for all but his family on the July 4th weekend in 2017, his book will tell you why you’re wrong. Christie is the victim of the two events that define his legacy so far; Bridgegate and Beachgate.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, 2016 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Donald Trump, Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey | Tags: Beachgate, Bridgegate, Chris Christie, David Wildstein, Donald Trump, Let Me Finish | 2 Comments »
Terry Y. Kuo, 27, of Colts Neck, also known as Victor Lee, was indicted by a Monmouth County Grand Jury on December 21 on 47 counts including kidnapping, sexual assault and other misconduct involving a student and other local children, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Wednesday afternoon.
Kuo was a youth tennis instructor prior to his arrest on November 12, 2017. He was previously indicted last February on 15 counts of various sexual assault and child pornography charges.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni, tennis instructor, Terry Y. Kuo, Victor Lee | Comments Off on Colts Neck Man Indicted For Kidnapping, Sexual Assault and Child Pornography