Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Crowd laughs as second grade Montville resident's question is answered.
Audrey, a second grader from Montville, grabbed hold of the microphone during a town hall meeting in her town Wednesday to ask Gov. Chris Christie the question on most of the minds of people her age: "What's your favorite thing about being governor?" Christie first answered seriously, but then gave his "fun answer." Check out the video above to see what he had to say.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Governor Christie said nor'easter expected to slow the recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Winter weather advisory is in effect.
Athena is at the door. Winter Storm Athena has forced a winter weather advisory for much of North Jersey, with the National Weather Service forecasting snow, sleet and rain for Wednesday and a snowy mix for Thursday. Temperatures are expected to be at or just below freezing Wednesday and in the low 40s on Thursday. The winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday, and 60mph wind gusts could blow over much of the area. The Weather Channel is predicting that the “subtle” system will strengthen as it moves up the coast. Accuweather.com is reporting that snowflakes are falling in Pennsauken, which is located across from Philadelphia on the Delaware River. According to meteorologists, snow is expected to begin falling in Central …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Gov. declares state of emergency, orders evacuations as storm approaches.
Gov. Chris Christie has a message for New Jersey residents doubting the severity of the Hurricane Sandy forecast: prepare for the worst. The governor declared a weather-related state of emergency before holding a press conference in front of the East Keansburg Fire Co. in North Middletown on Saturday morning. “We should not assume the predictions should be wrong,” Christie said. “When the storm comes, if it’s as bad as they're predicting it will be, you’re going to wish you weren’t as cynical as you might have otherwise been. I’m not trying to be an alarmist here. I want everybody to be ready. I want your families to be safe and I want us to be able to do our jobs the right way.” Christie ordered the mandatory evacuation of Barrier Island …
Friday, October 26, 2012
All DPW equipment in River Edge and Oradell should be completely moved out of their respective yards by Saturday
As forecasters are calling for the Northeast to be battered by Hurricane Sandy and "Frankenstorm" early next week, River Edge and Oradell DPW crews have already begun moving their equipment north. Both DPW yards are located not far from the Hackensack River and are prone to flooding. "We are gearing up," Oradell OEM Coordinator Derek Kahill said. "They [DPW] have moved a few non-essential items already, and they are preparing/packing up the garage. The rolling stock will start either Friday or Monday." Kahill also previously issued a NIXLE alert reminding residents to check their flashlights and generators, renew any medication prescriptions and have an adequate food and water supply. "Preparations are on-going including the movement of …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
At Mahwah town hall, Governor said he doesn’t expect to get the call to be Romney's running mate; focused on 'Corzine Democrats Tour' he plans to go on this summer
Governor Chris Christie does not expect to be the Republican vice presidential nominee this November, but he would entertain talking to Mitt Romney about it, Christie said Wednesday at a Town Hall meeting held in Mahwah. “I have absolutely no idea,” Christie said in response to a question from a Teaneck resident on whether or not voters will see Christie’s name as running mate on Romney’s ticket. “If Governor Romney calls and asks, I’ll listen. But, I don’t expect to get that call.” He added that he saw Romney at a fundraiser Tuesday night, “and he didn’t ask me [to be his running mate] then.” Most of Christie’s 88th town hall meeting focused not on his future in national politics, but on state issues. “I have a job to do here,” he said…
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Gov. Christie cites cost as reasoning; project could have shortened commuters trip
After a two-week review period, Gov. Chris Christie has again killed the multi-billion dollar Hudson River tunnel project citing estimated cost overruns and an inability to reach an agreement with federal officials on how to pay for the tunnel, his office said in a statement Wednesday. Federal cost estimates for the tunnel range from $9.8 billion to $12.7 billion, the governor's office said. The tunnel would have given Bergen and Passaic County rail commuters a one-seat ride to Manhattan, cutting most commutes in Bergen County by 20 minutes and raising property values by as much as $60,000 in areas near a train station, transit advocates said. Christie, however, said he would not leave taxpayers on the hook for the projected $2.3 to $5.3 …