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: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration | Tags: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Christie's Staff, Maria Comella | Comments Off on Aide who helped shape Christie’s image not returning to N.J.
JERSEY CITY — During his State of the State address earlier this month, Gov. Chris Christie pledged to pursue the expansion of charter school opportunities for New Jersey students. On Friday, his education commission put a number on that goal. New Jersey hopes to expand to 50,000 charter schools seats, about a 9 percent increase from… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: January 31st, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Christie Administration, Education, New Jersey, News | Tags: Charter Schools, Christie Administration, David Hespe, Education, New Jersey, School Chance, School Choice | Comments Off on N.J. sets a goal for number of kids it wants in charter schools
The Christie Administration is warning consumers to look out for price gouging during the State of Emergency related to Hurricane Joaquin and the Nor’easter that is currently impacting New Jersey, and warning merchants and business who raise their prices more that 10% that they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
New Jersey law prohibits price increases of more than 10% during a State of Emergency through 30 days after the termination of the emergency. Governor Christie declared a State of Emergency today, October 1, 2015.
“Especially after Superstorm Sandy, no merchant or business can claim ignorance of New Jersey’s price gouging law,” said Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman. “We will not tolerate anyone taking advantage of the suffering of others.”admin | Filed under: Christie Administration, Monmouth County News | Tags: Christie Administration, Hurricane Joaquin, Price Gouging | Comments Off on Christie Administration Issues Price Gouging Warning During Severe Weather State of Emergency
In the two-and-a-half years since Superstorm Sandy, while the Garden State has struggled to recover, many people have puzzled over the question of why New Jersey has received substantially less federal aid than New York, even though both states suffered roughly the same amount of damage — close to $37 billion. Much of the focus has… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 9th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Community Development Block Grant, Department of Community Affairs, EPA, FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Community Development Block Grants, EPA, FEMA, HUD, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New York, RREM grants, Superstorm Sandy | 1 Comment »
With its glory days long gone and its future up for grabs, the fate of the Izod Center has become an open question. After years of study and debate, officials suddenly took action in January — shuttering the 34-year old state-owned arena with barely two weeks warning and shifting much of its business to the privately… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: June 17th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Christie Administration, New Jersey | Tags: Brendan Byrne Arena, Christie Administration, Continental Arena, Izod Center, Meadowlands | Comments Off on Behind the Izod Closure: More Questions Than Answers in the Meadowlands
David Wildstein, the founder of PolitickerNJ under the pseudonym Wally Edge, former Mayor of Livingston, former high school chum of Governor Chris Christie and Christie’s number 2 man at the Port Authority of NY/NJ until he resigned under pressure over the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal know as Bridgegate, is set to plead guilty to so far unspecified charges in federal court tomorrow, according to a report at Bloomberg Business.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, David Wildstein, Port Authority | Tags: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Christie Administration, David Wildstein, Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, George Washington Bridge Scandal, Port Authority of NY/NJ | 2 Comments »