Christie ad focuses on familiar themes
Gov. Chris Christie released his first televised ad of the campaign season today, airing a 60 second spot highlighting his first four years in office.
The ad, called Jersey Proud, will air for the next 12 days in both the New York and Philadelphia markets.
Tony Montiero’s statement
Elizabeth Board of Education President Tony Monteiro issued a statement this evening on the arrests earlier today of School Board allies on obstruction of justice charges.
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Buono grabs AFSCME endorsement
Presumptive Democratic gubernatorial nominee Barbara Buono today grabbed the endorsement of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees during the union's convention in Atlantic City.
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On LD34 incumbent ticket, Oliver and Gill welcome Buono to EO HQ grand opening
EAST ORANGE – If Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo can’t say an unkind word about Republican Gov. Chris Christie, Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-34) and state Sen. Nia Gill (D-34) proved they have no intention of resisting an opportunity to expand their sisterhood to include Christie’s chief critic, Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono.
At Healy fundraiser, Richardson warns of Republican takeover if Fulop wins
JERSEY CITY – The Casino bar was packed for Jerry Healy’s last April fundraiser with two weeks to go before Election Day.
There was mild GOTV confidence among the players close to the mayor juggling heaping platefuls of food as the fire roared like an Elvin-styled set piece wheeled off a Lord of the Rings soundstage.
AG’s office files charges against more connected to Elizabeth Board of Ed
Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that former Elizabeth Board of Education member Juan Donoso, Board Attorney Kirk Nelson, and outside board counsel Frank Capece were charged today with covering up a false application filed by Donoso’s wife for the federally funded free lunch program.
Buono shocked anyone could oppose limiting high capacity magazines
TRENTON – Following the emotional testimony by families from Newtown, Conn., where the school massacre took place last year, presumptive Democratic gubernatorial candidate Sen. Barbara Buono, (D-18), of Metuchen said Tuesday she is shocked that people could still oppose limiting high-capacity magazines.
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Supporters, opponents of tighter gun laws make their cases
TRENTON – Like their Assembly counterparts did less than three months ago, Senate lawmakers joined the heated debate Tuesday over gun violence and Second Amendment rights.
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Senate panel advances seven gun-control bills
TRENTON – Senate lawmakers, after hours of heated debate Tuesday, cleared a handful of bills of a larger gun bill package out of committee.
Matthew Arco- State Street Wire
From the Back Room
Buono’s Facebook gets a settings update
Gubernatorial hopeful Barbara Buono apparently prefers not to have positive comments about the governor she hopes to unseat posted on her Facebook page.
Gov. Christie says NJ will build dune system in Sandy’s wake
LONG BEACH - When Gov. Chris Christie told the kids "cover your ears," at a packed town hall meeting on Long Beach Island today, you knew something was coming.
The topic was building dunes to protect the Jersey Shore in case another Sandy hits — something the Republican governor is gung-ho about.
Ryan Hutchins-The Star-Ledger
It’s time for a new phase of Sandy recovery, Christie says
LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP — A day after the sixth-month anniversary of Hurricane Sandy’s landfall, Gov. Chris Christie told hundreds of people gathered on Long Beach Island that it was time to move on to a new phase of recovering from the storm.
Ryan Hutchins- The Star-Ledger
Monitors recalculating after Sandy mileage mixup
Blame it on Google.
That’s what a firm hired to monitor debris removal after superstorm Sandy did on Tuesday, saying that an unexplained glitch in the online giant’s mapping software helped to create inflated mileage reports that resulted in higher cleanup costs for taxpayers.
Shawn Boburg-the Record
Officials say threatened FAA towers to remain open
WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has assured lawmakers the Obama administration will prevent the closure of 149 small airport towers as well as end furloughs of air traffic controllers nationwide as a result of legislation passed by Congress, according to officials involved in negotiations on the bill.
David Espo-Associated Press
Christie Administration pushing for sweeping civil service changes
Tired of waiting for the Democratic-controlled Legislature to send him a new civil service bill to replace the one he vetoed two years ago, Gov. Chris Christie is pushing sweeping changes through a Civil Service Commission he effectively controls
Mark Magyar-NJ Spotlight
PokerStars missed its window to buy Atlantic Club casino, report says
PokerStars, the online-gambling giant with its sights set on buying the Atlantic Club casino, has apparently missed its deadline to complete the deal, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal today.
Ryan Hutchins- The Star-Ledger
State argues lawsuit over online betting is superfluous
The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to void its selection of a private operator for the state's online horse racing wagering system.
John Brennan-the Record
Coalition for loosening pay-to-play in Bergen County is fraying
An ordinance that would substantially loosen pay-to-play restrictions in Bergen County — introduced just two weeks ago by a bipartisan and potentially veto-proof majority of six freeholders — now may not even come to a vote at tonight's board meeting.
John Ensslin-The Record
Sign ‘Good Samiritan’ bill promptly
Whether it’s public opinion, re-election jitters or motivation to do the right thing, it’s good that Gov. Chris Christie came to his senses to end his long stall on important legislation that can actually save lives.
South Jersey Times
Gun control that is a model for New Jersey and the nation: Opinion
Senate Democrats have introduced a package of bills that will serve as a national model for gun safety. Our legislation is stronger than Colorado’s, which President Obama recently recognized as a model for the nation on gun laws. Using common sense and new innovative technologies, we will build upon New Jersey’s already stringent gun laws and help reduce gun violence.
Guest columnist Senate President Steve Sweeney-The Star Ledger
Assemblywoman: Archbishop John Myers’ priorities are appalling: Opinion
Newark Archbishop John J. Myers must go. I agree wholeheartedly with The Star-Ledger editorial calling for his immediate resignation. If he does not resign, the Roman Catholic Church should swiftly investigate his support and protection of the Rev. Michael Fugee, a priest who admitted to sexual contact with a minor.
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Christie no longer ‘Today’ show cohost Gov. Chris Christie is no longer scheduled to co-host an hour of the TODAY show, rather the incumbent governor seeking re-election in the fall will sit down “for an extended interview,” according to the program’s spokeswoman. New Jersey’s governor was originally slated to...
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