The Christie Administration has not settled or proposed settling the $8.9 billion lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp for only $250 million dollars, as was first reported by The New York Times last week.
According to a high ranking government official who is not authorized to speak for Christie or the Attorney General’s office, under the terms of the proposed settlement which has yet to be approved by Superior Court Judge Michael J. Hogan (Burlington County), Exxon Mobil would be responsible for the cost of clean up and remediation of the Bayway in Bayonne and Linden, in addition to the $250 million which is to compensate New Jersey for the loss of use of the contaminated real estate and marsh lands.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Environment, News | Tags: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Exxon Mobil Settlement | 1 Comment »
The legislators of the 11th and 13th districts have jointly written the Acting Commissioner of the NJ Department of Human Services requesting that the facilities designated to quarantine travelers from Western Africa arriving at Newark-Liberty Airport for 21 days to ensure that they have not contracted the Ebola virus be closed when the agency’s current agreement with the Fort Monmouth Redevelopment Authority expires on June 30th.
The letter, dated March 1 and signed by Senators Joe Kyrillos (R-13) and Jennifer Beck (R-11) as well as Assembly members Declan O’Scanlon (R-13), Amy Handlin (R-11), Caroline Casagrande (R-11) and Mary Pat Angelini (R-11) reiterates the law makers’ concerns expressed in a Februay 3 letter to Commissioner Jennifer Velez, Esq. regarding the lack of notice to the public and elected officials regarding the designation of the facility and the negative impact the facility could have on the marketing of Fort Monmouth properties.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: Amy Handlin, Bruce Steadman, Caroline Casagrande, Christie Administration, Declan O'Scanlon, Dennis Connelly, Department of Human Services, Ebola, FMERA, Fort Monmouth, Fort Monmouth Redevelopment Authority, Jennifer Beck, Jennifer Velez, Joe Kyrillos, Mary Pat Angelini | 1 Comment »
The National Weather Service cancelled the blizzard warning for New Jersey at 3:51 this morning. A winter storm warning remains in effect.
The travel ban in New Jersey ordered by the Christie Administration has not been lifted as of 5:55 am. NJ Transit is closed. Seastreak crews are standing by to resume ferry service for Monmouth County commuters once the travel restriction has been lifted.
Meteorologist Gary Szatkowski of the National Weather Service in Mt Holly issued an apology to decision makers, politicians and the general public via twitter at about 1 am.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: blizzard of 2015, Chris Christie, Christie Administration, National Weather Service, NJ Transit, Seastreak, Seastreak Ferry | 10 Comments »
Col. Joseph R. Fuentes, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police and Director of Emergency Management has signed a directive prohibiting vehicular traffic on all roads in New Jersey effective at 11 Pm this evening, January 26, 2015. A copy of the directive which includes exemptions from government personnel, public utility vehicles, public and private plow trucks and healthcare workers and patients can be be viewed here .
Governor Chris Christie said via twitter that the ban will be subject to revocation at day break depending on the conditions then.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Monmouth County, NJ State Police | Tags: Bizzard of 2015, Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Col. Joseph Fuentes, Emergency Management, NJ State Police, Nor'Beaster, Snowmageddon | 3 Comments »