Christie to visit Asbury Park and Highlands on Monday

file photo ©Art Gallagher

file photo ©Art Gallagher

Governor Chris Christie will be back on Monmouth County on Monday morning.

At 7 am, the governor is scheduled to appear on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Show which will be broadcast live from the Five Ave Pavilion in Asbury Park.

At 11am, Christie and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan  are scheduled to visit businesses and greet patrons along Bay Avenue in Highlands, starting from The Memoria Project in Veterans’ Park.  At 11:45, he will hold a press conference at Moby’s, 2 South Bay Ave.

Christie is expected to announce federal approval of $1.8 billion in relief funds for housing, infrastructure and business recovery activities, according to a report in The Star Ledger.

At his press conference in Long Branch on April 18, the governor said he was waiting on federal funds for a grant program that would award up $500,000 to businesses and $150,000 to homeowners.

Posted: April 28th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Chris Christie, Highlands, Hurricane Sandy, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Mainstream Media To Give The Jersey Shore A Needed Boost

morning_joeWe often complain about the leftist slant of the mainstream media here at MMM.  However, now is a time for those of us who live and do business at the Jersey Shore to say thank you in advance, and least to Comcast’s NBC properties.

NBC’s Today Show is broadcasting from Highlands on Saturday morning (Hint for Greg, put that on the list.) and 300 Comcast and Sherman Williams employees will volunteer to help Highlands business and homeowners rebuild their properties.

On Monday the 29th, MSNBC’s Morning Joe will broadcast from the Fifth Avenue Pavilion in Asbury Park, according to a report on Asbury Pulp.

When Governor Christie met with Jersey Shore business owners in Long Branch last week, they told him that one of their biggest challenges was in dealing with the widespread perception that the Shore is closed.  People remember the scenes of destruction that were all over the news in November and haven’t seen news of the progress we’ve made in rebuilding. Christie told the business people that a state funded advertising campaign is coming.  Unless that campaign features Christie shouting into the camera, “Get the hell onto our beaches ©  ,” the kind of ‘free media’ attention the Jersey Shore will get from Today and Morning Joe will make a much larger impact to the perception that the Jersey Shore is closed than an advertising campaign.

It’s not just a problem of attracting ‘bennies’ to come back with their money.  A few weeks back, a local elected official called me to ask for a recommendation for a Highlands restaurant on the water to hold an event.  For years his group gathered at Bahrs.  Where can he go on the water now that Bahrs is closed?  “Bahrs Landing is Still Standing“, I told my friend.

This kind of news coverage does not happen by accident.  I’d bet Christie’s team had something to do with it happening.   I wouldn’t be surprised to see him appear on his two favorite morning shows.  I’d love to see him in Highlands on Saturday morning, but I would guess he’s more likely to hang with Mika and Joe on Monday.  Maybe he will bring his bff Bruce with him.

Posted: April 24th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Hurricane Sandy, Media, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Morning Joe In Fort Lee

Kim Guadagno will not be the Acting Governor during Governor Chris Christie’s appearance of the Morning Joe Show tomorrow.

The show, which usually broadcasts from New York, requiring Christie to transfer the power of his office to the Lt. Governor for his frequent guest appearances, will be broadcast from Fort Lee High School tomorrow.

Christie is scheduled to appear on the MSNBC show at 7am.

Posted: March 1st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Morning Joe In Fort Lee

Christie on Morning Joe

Governor Chris Christie tangled with Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart over gay marriage, and Christie’s offer to but the issue up for referendum, during the Morning Joe Show yesterday morning on MSNBC.

Classic Christie:

Posted: February 24th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Gay Marriage, marriage, Marriage Equality | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »