New April 1 Deadline Allows Additional Time for Residents to Register for FEMA Assistance
Trenton, NJ –The Christie Administration announced today that New Jersey residents impacted by Superstorm Sandy now have until April 1, 2013 to register for individual disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The deadline extension applies for homeowner, renter, and business registration with the Small Business Administration (SBA) for Disaster Loan Assistance, another important step in the disaster relief process to ensure survivors obtain all relief they are eligible for.
“This 30-day extension will help us ensure that anyone who has been affected by Sandy gets the help they need and deserve,” said Governor Christie. “It’s vitally important for people to know that the process of receiving any type of federal disaster assistance – including future grant assistance for homeowners and businesses – begins with registering as a disaster survivor with FEMA and working with a coordinator to determine eligibility for relief. I encourage those who have not yet registered with FEMA and SBA to do so now to get the relief they are entitled to and to ensure their eligibility for any future relief we can offer.”admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Press Release, SBA loans, Small Business Administration, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Chris Christe, FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, SBA, Superstorm Sandy | 1 Comment »
The man suspected of robbing the Colts Neck branch of the JPMorgan Chase Bank has been apprehended in a Birmingham, Alabama hotel, according to a statement released by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
Waleed A. Saleh, 32, of Staten Island, was found Monday at the Sheraton Hotel in Birmingham, Ala. where he was arrested by investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Birmingham Police Department, as part of the joint investigation led by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Colts Neck Township Police Department Detective Richard Zarrillo.
Saleh is charged with first degree Armed Robbery, and the second degree offenses of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. Saleh has waived extradition. Bail has been set at $750,000 with no 10 percent option as set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Richard W. English.
The bank robbery occurred around 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2013 when Saleh allegedly walked into the JP Morgan Chase Bank, located at 290 Route 34 in Colts Neck, pointed a firearm at a teller and demanded money. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the area.Posted: February 28th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Colts Neck Bank Robbery, JPMorganChase, Waleed A. Saleh | Comments Off
Former Massachusetts U.S. Senator Scott Brown is hosting a fundraiser on Friday night in Boston for Governor Chris Chrisite’s reelection campaign, according to the Associated Press.
Brown was a model while in law school. During his reelection campaign, which he lost to Elizabeth Warren, Warren noted that she kept her clothes on while financing her college education. Scott retorted, “Thank God.”
We’re similarly grateful that Christie kept his clothes on while working his way through school.Posted: February 28th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2013 Election, 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: Chris Christe, Cosmopolitan, Nude model, Scott Brown | 2 Comments »
ASSEMBLY REPUBLICANS AGREE WITH GOVERNORS CALL TO
END BIG PAYOUTS FROM PROPERTY TAXPAYERS TO RETIRING PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
Assembly Republicans Caroline Casagrande, Nancy Muñoz, Donna Simon and Declan OScanlon, who sponsor legislation to end the practice of paying public employees for unused sick time, were pleased that Governor Christie remains committed to providing this vital property tax relief that has been blocked by some Trenton politicians.
We have capped property taxes and saved billions by reforming public employee benefits. Its time to finish the job and save property taxpayers from giving big checks to retiring public employees, Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, R-Monmouth, said. Anyone who is serious about winning the war against sky-high property taxes should embrace this common sense reform.
Governor Christie repeated his call for sick pay reform during yesterdays budget address as part of the items needed to further improve New Jerseys fiscal health.
The historic bipartisan reforms we supported resulted in the slowest growth of property taxes in 24 years, after a decade of crushing increases, Assemblywoman Nancy F. Muñoz, R-Union, Somerset and Morris, said. We can do even better for property taxpayers by enacting a sensible law that requires the use of sick days for what they were intended.
Assembly Bill 2495, sponsored by 23 Assembly Republicans, would prohibit payments to public employees for unused sick leave. The legislation would also prohibit sick leave for those who have been indicted and require medical documentation for absences of six or more consecutive days.
Bringing governments workplace policies in line with those in the private sector should be a no-brainer, Assemblywoman Donna Simon, R-Hunterdon, Somerset, Mercer and Middlesex, said. In the public sector, the taxpayer is the boss and we can improve the bottom line for both property taxpayers and our states finances with this logical reform.
A few recent examples have highlighted how much money unused sick time costs property taxpayers:
- $2.2 million to 15 retiring Atlantic City employees this month
- $306,000amount former West New York mayoral aide claims shes owed
- $150,000 to Hackensack Police Chief
Governor Christie has proposed a budget with the highest level of school aid and largest debt payment in state history, while we have achieved the smallest property tax growth in state history, Assembly Republican Budget Officer Declan OScanlon, R-Monmouth, said. Governments throughout New Jersey could deliver even more for taxpayers if Democrats in the Legislature agreed to work with us to eliminate these grotesque payments that have no practical purpose other than personal profit.Posted: February 28th, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Assembly Republicans, Caroline Casagrande, Declan O'Scanlon, NJ State Legislature, Property Tax Tool Kit, Property Taxes | Tags: Boat check, Carolinie Casagrande, Declan O'Scanlon, Donna Simon, Nancy Munoz, Property Taxes, Sick Time, Unused Sick Time | Comments Off
Non-profit to collect furniture for those affected by Sandy
Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon today announced that a local non-profit, Love INC, has been awarded $50,000 in gift cards for furniture through the Robin Hood Foundation to help in the Bayshore area. Additionally, Love INC’s used furniture store “Furnished With Love” located in Long Branch will be having a sale of high quality used furniture on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday March 3 in the Highlands at Our Lady Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church from 10 AM to 3PM.. The Assemblyman asked that local residents donate any furniture that is in good shape.
“This is another step in stabilizing this area that has suffered so much,” said O’Scanlon (Love INC’s chairman). “Now that families are being stabilized with reconstruction the next step is making them livable by meeting their very basic furniture needs. We all recall the masses of debris on the curbside of many homes with the devastation being particularly immense up and down the Bayshore area. Love INC has been in existence for 18 years helping families in Monmouth County and continues to make a mark where it’s needed the most.”
Carolyn Eyerman, the executive director also added “that in 2012 over $20,000 worth of free furniture was given to qualified and screened clients in Monmouth County.”
Brand new mattresses and box springs as well as new bunk beds are also available with free delivery to all Bayshore residents with purchases made on March 2nd and 3rd. Love INC’s role in the community is not only to provide furniture, but acts as a community clearinghouse for local area churches to help with a variety of needs from rent assistance, elder care, used cars for transportation, free haircuts and haul out services.
“I really hope that our neighbors fortunate enough to make it through the storm unscathed will reach into their hearts to help out those who may have lost everything,” O’Scanlon stated. “Let’s be honest, we all have some extra furniture that’s just taking up space – this way, not only will it get used, but it will go to a family who really needs it.”
Furniture donations are especially needed right now with the needs so overwhelming. Free pickup and tax receipts issued from “Furnished with Love” trucks. Please call 732-222-1923 and find out how you can help. For those looking to contact Love INC directly, please call 732-542-7012.Posted: February 28th, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Press Release | Tags: Declan O'Scanlon, Furnished With Love, Highlands, Love INC, OLPH, Our Lady of Perpetual Help | Comments Off
The best things about being governor (serious and fun)
Why Montville resident’s taxes went up 12% in 2012Posted: February 27th, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie | Tags: Chris Christie, Chris Christie Town Hall, Christie Town Hall Meeting, Montville Town Hall Meeting | 1 Comment »
Gov. Christie & Gay Conservatives Should Be Allowed to Plead Their Cases at Annual Conservative Conference
Back in 2004, Save Jerseyans, your Blogger-in-Chief was an undergraduate at Washington, D.C.’s Catholic University of America when a couple other friends and I interned at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
It was an amazing experience for a wide-eyed young conservative nerd to interact with so many distinguished politicians, media personalities and career activists in one place.
It was also a very different time in the Republican Party, and I discovered a healthy level of intellectual diversity on display from the right-of-center CPAC attendees. Libertarians, neocons, paleocons, fiscal conservatives and social conservatives from across the country mixed, drank, shared cabs, and downed hot dogs while discussing equally hot races in long book signing queques.
The common thread among the CPAC patrons? A healthy disdain for large, active, expensive and intrusive federal governance.admin | Filed under: 2013 Election, 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Gay Marriage, Gender Equality | Tags: Chrs Christie, CPAC, Gay Conservatives, Gay Marriage, Gay Republicans, Marriage Equality, Matt Rooney, Save Jersey | 3 Comments »