Christie meeting with Israeli president Rivlin canceled

assetContent (35)TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie’s planned Thursday afternoon meeting with Israeli president Reuven Rivlin in New York City has been canceled, the Governor’s office said today. Rivlin is scheduled to return to Israel after addressing today’s noontime meeting of the UN General Assembly, which was convened to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. A spokesman for the… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Israel | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Christie’s Atlantic City emergency action bad for N.J.’s other troubled cities, Moody’s says

assetContentTRENTON — A Wall Street ratings agency said today that Gov. Chris Christie’s installation of a financial management team to guide Atlantic City out of financial peril may hurt not only Atlantic City’s credit worthiness but all of the state’s financially strapped cities. The appointment of fixers indicates the state may be less willing to bail… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic City, Moodys, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Project Homeless Connect 2015 Rescheduled

               Wednesday, February 4

Project Homeless Connect 2015 that was originally scheduled for
Wednesday, January 28 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 4
On Wednesday, February 4, a team of volunteers and
County staff will be in Asbury Park, Freehold, Keansburg,
Long Branch, Neptune and Red Bank meeting with people
who are homeless or at risk of being homeless and
encouraging them to seek services and resources.

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Posted: January 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Christie endorses Rick Perry?

By Art Gallagher

A facebook page that promoted Governor Chris Christie’s reelection in 2013 and is now linked to his presidential exploratory PAC posted a endorsement of former Texas Governor Rick Perry’s PAC last night.

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Christie and Perry are both competing in the “pre-primary” for the 2016 GOP Presidential nomination.  Both men spoke at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday.

Christie is not known for saying nice things about his opponents.

On Monday, while New Jersey was preparing for winter storm dud Juno, the following video promoting Christie’s PAC was posted on the page:

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Posted: January 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Rick Perry | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Wisconsin Gov. Walker follows Christie in setting up 2016 fundraising committee

assetContent (35)WASHINGTON — Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, a potential rival to Gov. Chris Christie for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, has set up his own federal fundraising committee, albeit with a twist. Walker’s Our American Revival filed papers with the Internal Revenue Service as a political committee under Section 527 of the tax code, meaning that… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Scott Walker | Tags: , , | 4 Comments »

Howell man indicted for kiddie porn, sexual assault on a child

Kevin Motyka. photo via facebook

Kevin Motyka. photo via facebook

Kevin Motyka, 23, of Howell Township, was indicted on Friday by a Monmouth County grand jury, according to Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

The 17 count indictment charges Motyka with 2 counts of first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, 7 counts of second degree Sexual Assault, 5 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child involving the manufacture and distribution of child pornography; as well as permitting a child to engage in child pornography. Motyka is also charged with  2 counts of third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child involving sexual conduct and the possession of more than 100 items of child pornography, as well as a lone count of fourth degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child related to possession of child pornography.

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Posted: January 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Howell, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Booker, Menendez blast U.S. proposal to allow oil drilling off Atlantic coast

assetContentWASHINGTON — The U.S. Interior Department today proposed opening part of the Atlantic coast to oil and gas drilling, a move that immediately drew criticism from Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker. The two Democratic senators joined Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6th Dist.), the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, in asking President Obama… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez, Cory Booker, Environment, Frank Pallone | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Travel Ban is lifted

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Posted: January 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

Commandant Christie Lifts Travel Ban South of I-195

Governor Chris Christie announced via twitter that the statewide travel ban for the blizzard that wasn’t will be lifted for areas south of I-195 effective at 7am.

Seastreak announced that it will provide ferry service to New York City from Highlands (which is north of I-195) at 8am.

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Posted: January 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

U.S. House passes International Megan’s Law sponsored by N.J. Rep. Chris Smith

N.J. Congressman Chris Smith, (R-4th District, left, concludes a meeting with staff members, legal assistant, Cate Bendetti center, and Foreign Affairs Council Akkison Hollabaugh, right, before heading to the Capitol Building. Washington, DC. Robert Sciarrino/The Star-Ledger

N.J. Congressman Chris Smith, (R-4th District, left, concludes a meeting with staff members, legal assistant, Cate Bendetti center, and Foreign Affairs Council Akkison Hollabaugh, right, before heading to the Capitol Building. Washington, DC. Robert Sciarrino/The Star-Ledger

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives today passed legislation to extend Megan’s Law beyond American borders. The bill, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-4th Dist.), would require the U.S. to tell other countries when convicted sex offenders are traveling there. It would also try to set up reciprocal notification systems so the U.S. is… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Human Trafficking | Tags: , , , | No Comments »