Christie gets a Bridgegate question

Transcript:

 

Audience Member: You look better in person than you do on TV.

 

Governor Christie: God bless you, you want to come home for dinner tonight?

 

(Laughter)

 

Audience Member: On that very subject –

 

Governor Christie: Yes.

 

Audience Member: — you mention that you’re not a regular guy, you can’t just go out and pick up your dry cleaning.

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Posted: March 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Christie to hold Town Hall Meeting in Belmar on Tuesday the 25th

IMG_7089Governor Chris Christie is coming back to Monmouth County for a Town Hall Meeting in Belmar next Tuesday, March 25.

The meeting will be held in the Borough Gymnasium, 601 Main Street, at 11:00 AM.  Doors will open at 9:30 am and seating is first come first served.

Christie’s office asks that you RSVP at  TownHall.Belmar@gov.state.nj.us to ensure adequate seating.

Following the Town Hall, a Christie Administration Mobile Cabinet will remain on site to meet with affected residents and answer questions related to the available Sandy recovery housing and business assistance programs. 

No bags of any kind are permitted in the venue and all personal items are subject to search.  Due to safety requirements, law enforcement officers will be in attendance and will wand all attendees.

 

Posted: March 18th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, Chris Christie, Christie Administration | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie’s New Rule

Governor Chris Christie held a Town Hall meeting in the Middlesex County borough of South River this morning where he introduced his new rule for Town Hall Meetings.

The new rule is to wait for the protesters shipped in by the Communications Workers of America to be removed from the meeting before proceeding with your question.

Turns out Christie is prophetic, or as he said, a soothsayser.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration | Tags: , , | Comments Off

Christie Town Hall Rescheduled For Thursday

Christie Bachstat's 110109 057The weather reports say it will be too warm to snow on Thrusday and Governor Chris Christie is hoping the third time is the charm.

The twice postponed Town Hall Meeting on Sandy Relief Funds is now scheduled for Thursday, February 20th, 11am, at VFW Post 2179, 1 Veterans Way (Off Rt 36) in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown Township.  Doors open at 10:00 am.  Seating is first come first served.  RSVP’s are requested via email at TownHall.Middletown@gov.state.nj.us.

Joining Christie will be Office of Recovery and Rebuilding Executive Director Marc Ferzan,  Community Affairs Deputy Commissioner Chuck Richman, Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin,  Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez,  Economic Development Authority CEO Michele Brown and Banking and Insurance Commissioner Ken Kobylowski.

A mobile cabinet meeting to assist Sandy impacted homeowners and businesses is scheduled to follow the Town Hall from 12:30 till 2:00 pm.

 

Posted: February 18th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

DCA Fires Another Sandy Contractor

Christie Should Come Clean About RREM Snafus At Town Hall Meeting

The Christie Administration has terminated a contract with a second company it hired to assist survivors of Superstorm Sandy rebuild their homes, according to a report on WNYC.

 

 

Governor Christie announcing a second round of RREM assistance, and that fact that federal assistance to rebuild from Sandy will be $17 billion or more short, in Keansburg last week. Photo by Paul Scharff

Governor Christie announcing a second round of RREM assistance, and that fact that federal assistance to rebuild from Sandy will be $17 billion or more short, in Keansburg last week.
Photo by Paul Scharff

URS, a global San Francisco based engineering and construction management firm had a $20 million contract to supervise the rebuilding of New Jersey homes under the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) program.  The contract has been terminated. Homeowners are being informed by state officials that one of two remaining contractors will now supervise the rebuilding of their homes.

RREM provides $150,000 Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to New Jersey residents as “last resort” rebuilding assistance.  The federal money is supposed to assist residents who have insufficient funds after insurance, other government assistance and private monies are exhausted.  URS was one of three companies hired to supervise home rebuilding, according to the WNYC report.  Residents who were working with URS have been assigned to one of the two other contractors.  The amount of fees committed to the remaining two contractors has not been reported.

While the Christie Administration has received high marks for its administration of assistance to municipal governments and businesses impacted by Sandy, there is growing criticism and frustration over the repeated delays in getting assistance to homeowners.

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Posted: February 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: CDBG, Chris Christie, Community Development Block Grant, Department of Community Affairs, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Christie Postpones Port Monmouth Town Hall Due To Weather

DCA’s Sandy Relief Public Hearing Not Cancelled, “But Likely Will Be.”

december-10-storm-0032Governor Chris Christie announced via twitter (h/t PolitickerNJ) that the Town Hall Meeting scheduled for tomorrow at the VFW in Port Monmouth has been postponed until Tuesday, February 18, 11 am, due to the anticipated snowstorm. The mobile cabinet meeting as also been rescheduled to follow the Town Hall.

A spokesperson for the Department of Community Affairs said that the public hearing on the second round of Sandy Relief funding scheduled for tomorrow at Brookdale Community College from 4 pm – 7:30 pm has not been rescheduled at this time, but that it is highly likely it will be.  Registered participants in the hearing will get an email from DCA if they hearing is postponed.

 

Posted: February 12th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

Christie: New Jersey has earned the right to be proud of itself again

Posted: September 12th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Art Gallagher, Chris Christie | Tags: , , | 7 Comments »

Jersey Boys: Christie and Springsteen

Jeffery Goldberg’s account in The Atlantic of the Springsteen concert he attended with Governor Chris Christie and his entourage at The Rock is a must read for friends and foe of Christie.  Mitt Romney’s vetters and the DGA will be reading it.  You might as well.

Hat tip to our friends at InTheLobby.

Christie is having a Town Hall meeting in Brick on Tuesday the 26th, four days before the State’s budget is due or the government shuts down, except for the State Police and the Casino Control Commission.

Bruce is invited but probably won’t show.  You are invited too!

The meeting is at the Lake Riveria Middle School, 171 Beaverson Road, Brick.   It starts and 3PM.  Doors open at 2:15.  RSVP here is you are going.

Posted: June 21st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Christie To Hold Town Hall Meeting In Monmouth County Next Week

Governor Chris Christie will hold a Town Hall meeting on Ocean Township next Tuesday, March 6, at 3PM.  Doors open at 2PM.

The meeting will be held at the Ocean Township Community Gym, 1100 West Park Ave.  Click here to get directions.

Seating is on a first come, first served basis and open to the public.  The Governor’s office asks that those planning on attending RSVP by clicking here.

Posted: March 1st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Christie Town Hall Meeting In Jackson On Tuesday

Governor Chris Christie will hold a Town Hall Meeting on his Reform Agenda tomorrow, April 19, in Jackson at The Westlake Clubhouse ballroom.

Doors open at 9:15AM

Click here to RSVP

Posted: April 18th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Reform Agenda | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »