New Jersey

September 2, 2017

NJ BEACH TOWN SUSPENDS BEACH/PARKING FEES, ASKS FOR DONATION FOR “HARVEY”

The mayor of one New Jersey beach town has suspended beach and parking fees for Labor Day weekend and instead is encouraging visitors to donate to Hurricane Harvey victims.  Officials in Belmar made the decision to suspend the fees and intends to create a “sister city” relationship with the town of Rockport, Texas. ##
August 31, 2017

CHRISTIE’S APPROVAL NUMBERS? DISMAL 16 PERCENT, ACCORDING TO POLL

Governor Christie’s approval numbers are downright horrible, if a new poll released today is to be believed.  A new Rutgers-Eagleton poll released Thursday give Christie a 16 percent approval rating; the same poll says half of the republican voters in New Jersey also disapprove of the job he’s going as governor. ##
August 31, 2017

MENENDEZ: THERE SHOULD BE NO TRIAL ON SENATE VOTING DAYS

New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez again is calling for no corruption trial on key Senate voting days.  Menendez goes on trial next Wednesday and he insists this week that there is a clash of constitutional rights if he must stand trail when he is scheduled to vote. ##
August 30, 2017

CHRISTIE: “MISTAKE” TO HIRE BARONI, KELLY

Governor Christie said today it was a mistake to hire Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly, the two former staffers who face prison time for shutting down traffic near the George Washington Bridge.  Christie told a morning television news show that they acted on their own agenda, and not his, when they shut down traffic for [...]