What happened to Christie’s Bridgegate cell phone?

assetContent (10)TRENTON — What happened to the cell phone Gov. Chris Christie was using during the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge is becoming a crucial part of the criminal defense of a key Bridgegate defendant. During a Monday afternoon Statehouse press conference, the governor told reporters it “doesn’t matter to me” if defense attorneys for… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 3rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Christie Supreme Court nominee’s law firm donated big and reaped millions from N.J.

assetContent (5)TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie’s new nominee to the state Supreme Court isn’t just someone he described as a friend, but the product of a politically well-connected law firm that’s reaped millions of taxpayer dollars under the governor’s administration. Walter “Wally” Timpone’s nomination is expected to gain swift approval from Senate Democrats, clearing the way to… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, News, NJ State Legislature, NJ Supreme Court | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Christie Supreme Court nominee’s law firm donated big and reaped millions from N.J.

Christie nominates a Democrat to N.J. Supreme

assetContent (3)TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie nominated a New Jersey Democrat to the state’s Supreme Court on Monday, effectively ending his years-long battle to reshape the composition of the bench. The GOP governor, flanked by Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester), nominated former assistant U.S. Attorney Walter Timpone to fill a vacancy during a Statehouse news conference. The… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 12th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, NJ Courts, NJ Judiciary, NJ Supreme Court | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Christie: N.J. has recovered from ‘the long recession’

assetContentPARSIPPANY — Gov. Chris Christie announced at a groundbreaking ceremony in Parsippany Tuesday the Garden State has recovered from the Great Recession. “We have recovered from the long recession,” he said. “We have put more of our people back to work than any time before.” Speaking at the site of UPS’ new technology center in Parsippany,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 30th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, News | Tags: , | Comments Off on Christie: N.J. has recovered from ‘the long recession’

How Christie explains Trump prediction of ‘riots’

assetContent (79)ELIZABETH — Gov. Chris Christie said Friday that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s prediction of “riots” if he was denied the Republican nomination through backroom maneuvering at the party’s convention in Cleveland this summer was just colorful speech, and not to be taken literally. Speaking to reporters at a press conference a in Elizabeth on Friday… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Donald Trump | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Christie, Sharpton coming to Jersey City next week for prisoner reentry event

assetContent (78)Governor Chris Christie and the Rev. Al Sharpton are two of the featured guests who will speak at the third Annual Prisoner Rentry Conference in Jersey City on Thursday. The conference, which will be hosted by Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, will be held at Saint Peter’s University’s Mac Mahon Student Center at 47 Glenwood Ave.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Steve Fulop | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Mocking Christie: Trump is working on the Jersey vote

graphic via writersbeat.com

graphic via writersbeat.com

Most so called experts are saying that unless Donald Trump wins both the Florida and Ohio primaries tonight that he won’t have the 1237 delegates needed to win the 2016 GOP presidential nomination outright.   Two of Trump’s three remaining competitors for the nomination are openly angling for a brokered nominating convention.

New Jersey’s presidential primary could make a difference in who is nominated for the first time in decades.  Trump is poll obsessed and knows that Governor Chris Christie’s approval numbers at home are in the tank.  As The Donald has been saying about Marco Rubio in Florida, Christie couldn’t get elected dog catcher in New Jersey.

Christie has declared himself the most prominent of Trump’s endorsements.

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Posted: March 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Donald Trump | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »

NJ Transit union workers to see 21% raise under new deal, report says

assetContentNJ Transit union rail workers would see a 21 percent wage increase over nearly nine years, under a tentative contract reached Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported. The proposed pact, which averted the state’s first transit strike in 30 years, would give rail workers in 11 unions a total of a 21 percent wage hike over… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, NJ Transit | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Aide who helped shape Christie’s image not returning to N.J.

Maria Comella. MMM file photo

Maria Comella. MMM file photo

TRENTON — A top aide who played an integral role in shaping Chris Christie’s image as a blunt, straight-talking politician — which helped propel him to the national political stage and a presidential campaign– has cut official ties with the governor. Maria Comella, Christie’s former deputy chief of staff for communications and the longest serving member… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Aide who helped shape Christie’s image not returning to N.J.

Christie Says He Will Finish His Term And Enter The Private Sector

Senator Jennifer Beck says she’s pleased with the Governor’s Committment

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file photo. Governor Chris Christie and Sen Jennifer Beck , along with Congressman Chris Smith and former Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande at the Ocean Grove boardwalk ribbon cutting in July, 2014

During a lengthy press conference wherein he answered all of the questions of reporters present, Governor Chris Christie said that he will serve the remainder of his term as governor and enter the private sector.  “There is nothing that can change that,” Christie said, ruling out a position in the next presidential administration.

“In between now and then, I will be working as hard as I can doing things right for the people of the State, the same way I have for the last six years,” said the governor.

Christie said that he is not a full time participant in the Trump for President campaign and that his travel out of state for Trump will be occasional.

The Governor’s statements satisfied Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) who yesterday called for Christie to recommit to his job or to resign.

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Posted: March 3rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Jennifer Beck, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »