Thursday, May 23, 2013
This will be Obama's first visit to Shore since just after Sandy
President Obama and Gov. Christie will visit the Jersey Shore on Tuesday, according to The Record in Bergen County. Herb Jackson of the Record and northjersey.com reports President Obama will visit the Jersey Shore on Tuesday with Gov. Christie. This will be Obama's first visit to the area since Oct. 31, just after the storm struck. More information can be found here.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Marcella Friedman lied about her job and demanded free goods from roadside vendors in Burlington County after Superstorm Sandy, state officials charge.
State employee and Oaklyn resident Marcella Friedman allegedly posed as an inspector and coerced roadside vendors into giving her a free generator in the days after Superstorm Sandy. Friedman, 49, told two roadside vendors set up in Springfield, Burlington County, that she was a state inspector capable of shutting down their sale of generators and fining them, according to Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa. The encounter happened on Oct. 31, just after the monster storm hit New Jersey. Friedman, wearing a jacket with the New Jersey State Police logo and carrying a handheld radio, said she’d overlook the stand if the men gave her a free generator, Chiesa said. The vendors handed over an 8,500-watt generator, which Friedman gave to a …
Monday, January 7, 2013
State Senate President Steve Sweeney implies Gov. Chris Christie prayed for a storm like Sandy, as Republicans attack his remarks.
The state Senate president might be wishing he could turn back the clock a few hours, after Republicans seized on Steve Sweeney’s statement that Gov. Chris Christie is “lucky” Superstorm Sandy struck. Sweeney, a Democratic state senator from West Deptford, was quoted as saying Christie’s “job package is a hurricane. I guess he prayed a lot and got lucky a storm came,” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Sweeney, speaking Monday afternoon, was making a point that a natural disaster shouldn’t be an employment solution for New Jersey. Sweeny apologized in the next breath for the statement, but it was too late. Republicans quickly began issuing releases slamming Sweeney for his remarks, made ahead of Christie’s State of the State speech …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
NJ's governor says House Republicans' moves to delay a Superstorm Sandy relief bill are "disgusting to watch." Christie saved his harshest criticism for House Speaker John Boehner.
Gov. Chris Christie is placing blame for the lengthy delay in approval of a Superstorm Sandy relief bill squarely on the shoulders of combative U.S. House of Representative Republicans, specifically Speaker John Boehner. Christie offered a scathing rebuke of Boehner and waffling Republicans during a press conference in Trenton Wednesday afternoon, saying Congress has failed in its primary purpose, to protect its own citizens. Residents of New York and New Jersey are being used as pawns in a game of politics, he said, and that's why this country's citizens "hate" Washington, DC. "Last night, politics was placed before help for our citizens," Christie said. "For me, it was disappointing and disgusting to watch." Christie said he and New York…
Friday, November 30, 2012
Fundraising efforts for the American Red Cross are underway in West Deptford for those affected by Superstorm Sandy.
It is hard to believe a month has already passed since Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast, and still the effects of the storm remain for many. Last weekend, Gov. Chris Christie announced the storm caused an estimated $29.4 billion in damages. While West Deptford was fortunate enough to brave Superstorm Sandy with minimal damage, the township is not taking such good fortune for granted. After Mayor Raymond Chintall initially announced intentions to set up a sort of West Deptford-based funding, canisters are now popping up around West Deptford. Canisters are set up in various locations throughout West Deptford for donations. There is one at the Municipal Building, as well as RiverWinds Community Center and the West Deptford Public …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Join Patch's efforts to help communities damaged by Superstorm Sandy rebuild. It only takes a click.
You can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by donating cans of food, volunteering for cleanup efforts—or simply sending a tweet. Patch is excited to announce our new effort to help support devestated communities after the storm. For every tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, we will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, up to $125,000. Your contribution will go toward medical and humanitarian aid, grants and programs to help Sandy survivors—many of them in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut Patch towns. You can simply tweet the hashtag #PatchRebuilds or go to our Patch Rebuilds website, rebuilds.patch.com/westdeptford, and tweet directly from the site. A customized tweet that …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out with Sandy relief efforts, and you can, too.
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could help…