Christie gets in a Cubs fan’s face

Governor Chris Christie went nose to nose with a Chicago Cubs fan who had been heckling him during a Cubs-Brewers game in Milwaukee this afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: July 30th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 9 Comments »

Egos, revenge & secret deals: The inside story of The Jersey Shutdown, 2017

(Editor’s note: This story was reported and written by Matt Arco, Brent Johnson, and Susan K. Livio of NJ Advance Media for NJ.com.) TRENTON — When Gov. Chris Christie signed the final state budget of his career shortly before 3 a.m. Tuesday, it ended the most contentious political drama New Jersey has seen in more than… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: July 7th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Art G Joins Tommy G on the radio this afternoon

MMM publisher Art Gallagher will be on the air with Tommy G this afternoon during the 4 o’clock hour.

The Tommy G Show is broadcast in Central New Jersey on 1450 AM WCTC, on the Internet by clicking this link and via the TuneIn app on your smartphone.

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Posted: July 6th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

NJ State Government Shuts Down

Without a budget from the Democrat controlled State Legislature, Governor Chris Christie ordered non-essential government operations to cease.

In an Executive Order issued at the midnight June 30 deadline for a State Budget, Christie declared a state of emergency and ordered that State Police, state correctional facilities, key child welfare services, state hospitals and treatment facilities, NJ TRANSIT, and operations linked to the health, safety, and welfare of the public, including certain environmental and health monitoring will continue to operate.

Gambling is essential to the operation of New Jersey. The state lottery will not be affected by the closure. Atlantic City Casinos and racetracks will remain open with state oversight.

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Posted: July 1st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Christie says there’s no reason for a government shutdown

TRENTON — The clock is ticking for lawmakers and Gov. Chris Christie to hash out a compromise on a state budget by the end of the week or else New Jerseyans will be staring down the barrel of the first state government shutdown since 2006. At odds are the differences within the Democratic-controlled Legislature over a… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: June 27th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Sweeney again says state government could shut down without a deal on school funding

TRENTON — Senate President Stephen Sweeney on Monday said he plans to meet with Gov. Chris Christie this week on the state budget — a negotiating session that could deliver a small dose of school reform or a messy government shutdown. If Christie won’t play ball on a school funding deal Democratic leaders reached last week,… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: June 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Lawmakers sue to slam brakes on Christie’s $300M Statehouse renovation

TRENTON –Three state senators on Monday said they’ve sued Gov. Chris Christie’s administration seeking to slam the brakes on the governor’s $300 million renovation of the historic Statehouse. The lawmakers — two Republicans and a Democrat — say the Christie administration violated the state constitution by cheating the Legislature and the public out of their say… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: May 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Accumulated Sick-Day Payouts: ‘Local’ Problem Hits $2 Billion and Counting

Public workers in a majority of New Jersey’s municipalities, school districts, and all but two of its counties are due almost $1.9 billion in pay for unused absences when they retire, with at least one employee slated to receive as much as $500,000. To put things in perspective: If this obligation were spread throughout the state,… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: March 30th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

This ought to be good: Governor Christie is on Tucker Carlson’s show tonight

Governor Chris Christie will be a guest Tucker Carlson Tonight on FoxNews at 9pm, according to announcement from Christie’s office.

The topic will be the fiasco of the RyanCare vote and the “surveillance mayhem” surrounding President Trump, according to the promo on the FoxNews site.  Charles Krauthammer will also be appearing on the show.

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Posted: March 24th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Donald Trump, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on This ought to be good: Governor Christie is on Tucker Carlson’s show tonight

Terrance Weldon, former Ocean Twp Mayor and Asbury Park City Manager Died Today

Terrance D. Weldon, 1948-2017

Terrance Weldon, the former Ocean Township Mayor and Asbury Park city manager who was a central figure in the Operation Bid Rig scandal, died today at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, according to an entry on the website of the Buckley Funeral Home.  Weldon was 68 years old.

On October 10, 2002, Weldon pleaded guilty to federal charges of accepting $60,000 in bribes from three developers between 1998 and 2001.  He remained out of prison until January of 2008 while he cooperated with U.S. Attorney Chris Christie’s Operation Bid Rig into public corruption in Monmouth County.  His cooperation led to the convictions of Howard Schoor, the principle of the Schoor DePalma engineering firm, and three other guilty pleas.

U.S. District Judge William H. Walls rejected pleas for leniency by both the U.S Attorney’s Office and Weldon’s attorney when sentencing Weldon to 58 months in federal prison and a $20,000 fine on August 27, 2007. New Jersey officials stripped Weldon of his $20,000 per year public pension in February of 2008.

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Posted: March 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 19 Comments »