Christie touts conservative creds to Iowa Republicans looking to 2016

Complete coverage of the Iowa Freedom Summit can be found here at The Des Moines Register

assetContent (35)DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Chris Christie stepped on stage today at the conservative Iowa Freedom Summit to a warm welcome from the event’s co-host and polite applause from the crowd. And not surprisingly, the New Jersey governor stood apart from the crowded parade of big-name speakers. Christie, leaving little doubt he’s primed for a 2016… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

Tax amnesty program helps N.J. revenue beat Christie projections

assetContent (34)TRENTON — With some help from a year-end tax amnesty program, New Jersey’s tax collections in the first half of the fiscal year grew beyond the rate required for the state to stay on budget, according to a treasurer’s report released today. Nearly $2.7 billion in lottery, income tax, sales tax and other revenues flowed into… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, New Jersey State Budget, Taxes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Retired cop from Hazlet commits suicide in NYC courthouse, report says

Robert Newell, photo via facebook

Robert Newell, photo via facebook

A federal court officer from Monmouth County committed suicide in a courthouse in New York on Thursday morning, reports said. Robert Newell, 50, shot himself once in the head in a basement locker room at the Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse in Lower Manhattan, the Post and the Daily News reported separately. The shooting took place just… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Hazlet, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Two River Theater’s ‘Absurd Person Singular’ is both funny and unsettling

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T. CHARLES ERICKSON From left, Michael Cumpsty, Mary Birdsong, Scott Drummond and Liz Wisan co-star in “Absurd Person Singular.”

You know Christmas Eve isn’t going well when you seem to be spending most of your time in the kitchen. And if that happened three years in a row … well, you’d really be having a streak… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, Red Bank, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Christie campaign accumulates $800K in bridge scandal debt

assetContent (7)TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie’s 2013 re-election campaign account has accumulated $804,108 in debt from legal bills incurred in the aftermath of the George Washington Bridge scandal, according to its latest campaign finance report. The report, released today by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, shows the campaign owes $505,555 to the law firm Patton… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, NJ GOP | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

What you need to know about Christie’s Atlantic City plan

assetContent (34)Atlantic City in crisis: Chris Christie appoints state emergency manager Stopping short of calling it a state takeover of Atlantic City, New Jersey Governor announces his appointment of a state emergency manager to help deal with the city’s financial crisis in the wake of the closure of four of the city’s 12 casinos, which has obliterated… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic City, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

The YouTube Governor, Decoded

TwinkiesAny day now, Gov. Chris Christie is expected to formally announce that he’s exploring a presidential run. In six years he has gone from a relatively unknown US Attorney in New Jersey to a household name around the country. He did it by running a sophisticated media operation that capitalized on his charm, temper and ability… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , | No Comments »

‘Blind Faith’ killer Marshall up for parole, report says

assetContent (33)TRENTON — The Toms River man who has been in prison for decades since the notorious murder of his socialite wife will soon get a chance at parole, The Asbury Park Press reported Thursday. A panel last week approved a hearing before the full parole board for Robert Marshall, 75, who was convicted in 1986 in… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Christie appointing emergency manager in Atlantic City, report says

assetContent (32)TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie will appoint an emergency manager to take over the troubled resort town’s daily operations, The Wall Street Journal reported early Thursday morning. The emergency manager position was one recommendation of an advisory commission formed by Gov. Chris Christie. The governor is expected to foamily announce the move Thursday during the third… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic City, Chris Christie | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

What If Hillary Didn’t Run?

assetContent (31)WASHINGTON — It is a truth universally acknowledged that while the Republicans have too many candidates for 2016, the Democrats have too few. If Hillary Clinton doesn’t run or her presidential campaign implodes, the thinking goes, her party has no bench, no backup, no Plan B. The list of Democrats who have publicly suggested they might… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Hillary Clinton | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »