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Christie slams Obama Justice Department, Fishman, for Bridgegate Prosecution

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Former NJ Governor said George Washington Bridge lane closure prosecution “changed the course of history”

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie slammed his successor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Obama Justice Department today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturning the convictions of Bridget Ann Kelly and Bill Baroni for their roles in closing down entrance lanes to the George Washington Bridge in September of 2013.

Christie, who was considered the front runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination before the scandal broke open in early 2014, said the prosecution of Kelly and Baroni “changed the course of history.”

Christie’s full statement is as follows:

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Christie says U.S. should reopen despite warnings of jump in coronavirus deaths

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Former Gov. Chris Christie on Monday told CNN the country should reopen despite projections that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic could kill thousands of Americans.

Christie, a Republican and backer of President Trump, pointed to the “economic devastation” from widespread closures of businesses put in place to help slow the spread of the virus.

“Of course, everybody wants to save every life they can — but the question is, towards what end, ultimately?” Christie said in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash for The Daily DC Podcast. “Are there ways that we can… thread the middle here to allow that th… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, COVID-19, Economy | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Christie says U.S. should reopen despite warnings of jump in coronavirus deaths

Bergen County Assemblywoman Is Self-Quarantined

Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi

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.

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Posted: March 15th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Bergen County Assemblywoman Is Self-Quarantined

Bergen County Man, 60’s, Dies from COVID-19

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.”

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Posted: March 10th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Bergen County Man, 60’s, Dies from COVID-19

Christie and Murphy slugging it out on Twitter

Things started with former Gov. Chris Christie sharing an opinion piece on Twitter Monday that criticized Gov. Phil Murphy. And then it spiraled from there.

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: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , | 7 Comments »

Bramnick for Governor?

By Art Gallagher

Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, “top contender for governor” Jon Bramnick and Freeholder Director Tom Arnone on the Walk to Washington train last winter.

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.”

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Posted: December 27th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Jon Bramnick, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Seaside Boardwalk Fire Was Six Years Ago Today

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: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Seaside Boardwalk Fire Was Six Years Ago Today

Keady won’t shut up, Wants to sit down with Christie

Monmouth County Democratic Socialism activist Jim Keady wants former Governor Chris Christie to give him another fifteen minutes of fame.

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Posted: August 18th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Keady won’t shut up, Wants to sit down with Christie

Congressman Chris Smith Urges Fire Departments to Apply for SAFER grants

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.”

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Posted: February 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Congressman Chris Smith Urges Fire Departments to Apply for SAFER grants

Mary Pat Christie for Congress? From the 11th or the 3rd district?

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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.

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Posted: February 6th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 7 Comments »