By Bill Mooney | August 21st, 2013 - 1:08pm
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CAMDEN – Gov. Chris Christie today brushed aside concerns over campaign ads by the teachers’ union.

The N.J. Education Association started airing ads that criticize the governor as he seeks re-election.

“It’s their money, it’s their business,’’ he said in dismissing concerns over one of his longtime antagonists.

In other issues during a press conference here in which Christie introduced the new superintendent of schools, he said he had not been aware that N.J. Transit – prior to Superstorm Sandy – had a hurricane plan that it did not follow.

If lawmakers want to hold hearings over the situation, then the head of N.J. Transit will appear and answer their questions, Christie said.

Regarding post-Sandy aid troubles, Christie said some towns have caused their own problems by not submitting paperwork correctly.

He said the state works continually with Marc Ferzan’s Sandy office to assist the rebuilding process. “There were some school districts that weren’t going to apply for loans with FEMA,’’ Christie said.  “We’ve taken every aggressive step we can,’’ but some fault lies with FEMA, and some with individual municipalities.  

The Back Room

McGreevey expresses no desire to be power broker in Newark mayoral race

Former New Jersey Governor James McGreevey might remember that former Newark Mayor Sharpe James played a significant role in helping him to get that title. But regarding the highly contentious Newark mayoral race between candidates Ras Baraka and Shavar Jeffries, McGreevey told on Thursday that he has no interest in picking a side.  

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: April 17, 2014

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the day

“The new agenda is charter schools. It’s a profit-making business. $500 million will not be in our hands. The school board is an advisory board. We are not going to tell the governor to unleash the dollars. Don’t be fooled. It’s not abracadabra. It’s politics.” - Paterson Mayor Jeff Jones



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