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Chris Christie Holding First Town Hall Since 'Bridgegate'

New Jersey governor's first town hall since the GWB lane closure scandal erupted will be held in Middletown on Thursday.

Gov. Chris Christie will revive his town hall sessions with an appearance in Middletown on Thursday.

While the second round of federal Superstorm Sandy recovery funds may be the focus of the session, Christie's 110th town hall marks his first appearance taking questions from a crowd since the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal unraveled in early January.

Christie will be joined by members of his cabinet to outline plans for distributing the funding.

Following the town hall session, a Christie Administration Mobile Cabinet will remain on site to meet with affected residents and answer questions related to the available Sandy recovery housing and business assistance programs. Homeowners and business owners interested in attending can expedite the process by bringing relevant documentation related to the issue they are facing.

The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Middletown VFW Post 2179 in Port Monmouth. Doors open at 10 am. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis and open to the public. No bags of any kind are permitted in the venue. Residents may RSVP for the session at TownHall.Middletown@gov.state.nj.us


Windrunner February 09, 2014 at 03:59 PM
And good one, Harlan.
Mac February 09, 2014 at 04:13 PM
@Harlan - tin-foil works fine for me - I'm not into reshaping the world or championing all of our social causes at this point in time - I'm just having fun with the latest Jersey joke and doing what I can to help make sure it doesn't become a national joke
Roll Back Our Tax February 09, 2014 at 04:26 PM
I heard a good one the other day about Governor Christie. The election campaign for the presidential election in the United States runs at full speed. Governor Christie has just finished an event in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at 3 p.m. and, sweaty and hungry, asks his driver, George, to take a break at the next diner. They find one, sit down and order 2 draft beers and the menu. Unfortunately, there is nothing else on the menu but turtle soup; so they order the soup. After the third beer and an hour later the soup is still not served. So Governor Christie sends his driver into the kitchen. Asking for what was going on. The cook is in despair: "I want to make fresh turtle soup, but every time I want the turtle's head, the beast pulls its head back into the shell and the knife sinks into the board. It is to despair." The driver laughs: "Let me show you!" takes the tortoise, rams his middle finger into her butt, the frightened turtle stretches her head out ... presto, she is beheaded. "It is fabulous! Where'd you get the trick?" asked the cook. "Oh, very simple. How do think we tie the governor's tie every morning?"
George Murphy February 09, 2014 at 06:33 PM
TSMcG - If I were as intelligent as God is, then I wouldn't need to use His commands. I believe that I have made a few of my own points as well. Typical leftist: Read only, and see only what they want to read and see, respectively.
George Murphy February 09, 2014 at 06:42 PM
Now, RM - I see that you are either quite the Scripture scholar, or, you are working overtime to gain some competitive insight to my posts. Very impressive, but again, and as I said the other day, you are taking things way out of context. Nevertheless, it is nice to see someone else here at least has a clue (even though we do not agree, politically). Let me say again, I AM NOT condoning what is going on with Christie, but the other side of the fence (which, by the way, is where many Republicans believe him to be, anyway) has many, many issues to address, which are far more serious in nature, than some ridiculous bridge closing. You would never hear of a TEA Party patriot involving him or s herself in these types of behaviours.
George Murphy February 09, 2014 at 06:45 PM
"Hypocrites, You strain at a gnat, but you swallow a camel." {Mt. 23:24} Everybody - Give it a rest - enough, already.
Mortimer Snerd February 09, 2014 at 07:17 PM
Shore residents should go in droves to either the Brookdale College (Monmouth County) or Stockton College (Atlantic County) public hearings and give Christie some of his own medicine. He wouldn't dare say "shut up" now! Register in advance to speak for 3 minutes: http://bit.ly/SandyPublicHearings
Timothy Stephen Mclaughlin February 09, 2014 at 09:19 PM
Gm I'm going to delete and go back to reading these posts as comic relief. You calling me leftist was the best laugh ihave had this year.
Timothy Stephen Mclaughlin February 09, 2014 at 09:24 PM
And it is not TSMcG it is TSMCL.
George Murphy February 09, 2014 at 10:54 PM
Good Tim. Many say that I have a good sense of humor and it's great to know I am getting it out there for all to depreciate. BTW, any one to the left of where I am is a leftist, in my humble opinion, sorry. And, I am not an extreme, right-wing radical nut job, either.
George Murphy February 09, 2014 at 10:58 PM
I say, give this a rest because it is all about bashing the governor and not posting anything substantial. Let's put every wrong-doing political leader - non-partisan - on the hot seat and you will all see how much we actually think alike. But you know that Obama, Hillary and Eric Holder will never face that music.
susan payne gato February 10, 2014 at 12:36 AM
"He Knew" enough said!
Clay Thomas February 10, 2014 at 07:59 AM
Where's the Sandy money (millions) Mary Pat? How about some accountability!
Harlan Consider February 10, 2014 at 08:55 AM
Okay Patch. The comments have fizzled down to just a little name calling. I think we're done with this Christie story. Time for a new one. Check out Rachel maddow tonight. She will surely have a new Christie scandal. Probably something like how he was mean to a classmate when he went to school. Run whatever she leads with tonight.
Ridgewood Mom February 10, 2014 at 08:57 AM
It shouldn't be hard to find something more, Harlan. He works hard to give us an abundance of material.
George Murphy February 10, 2014 at 12:44 PM
RM - Re: Earlier - This is an open forum; He knows where to find them and besides, how do we know he isn't reading these, too? Sorry, I meant Christie and they should both be lower-case antecedents.
Vince Latchford February 10, 2014 at 02:26 PM
Looks like the Dems at all levels are going to use the same tactic that drove Sarah Palin out of office. Every legislator who can call for any sort of committee or other panel to investigate "Bridgegate" or "Sandygate" or any other "Gate" will subpoena Christie for unlimited documents, then hold meetings where he will be forced to attend with his own lawyers to fight off as many charges as they can think of, whether having any basis in fact or not. Meanwhile, the "Ethics" panels of the Legislature along with the media will demand that he cannot use campaign funds that he has accumulated to defend against "Corruption" charges and he has to use his own personal money. Since the charges and subpoenas are being financed by public money, sooner or later he will either go bankrupt or throw in the towel. It worked for Palin, why not for Christie?
Mac February 10, 2014 at 02:29 PM
ah, it's Monday - the start of a new week of material in Christie World - Hillary is losing valuable headline space to these Republican powers-to-be who can't stop showing off the only thing they have to offer - too bad these damn liberals are just soooooooo boring - simply the same old, same old time and time again - lady, if you want equal press time you are going to have to stand up and put a condom on this orange cone violation of the bridge named in honor of the father of our country - let him know he will never get a bridge named in his honor (a new Fun Town boardwalk in Seaside Park doesn't cut it either)
Mel Sharples February 10, 2014 at 04:24 PM
Sarah Palin quit. She quit, after half a term. Why? Because she wanted to be a reality TV star and make money. Get your facts straight, please.
Ridgewood Mom February 10, 2014 at 05:35 PM
I hope he is reading George. He needs to know that his behavior is unacceptable.
Larry Cataldo February 10, 2014 at 06:15 PM
SHAME! YOU HAVE TO MAKE ENEMYS BECAUSE YOU COOSE TO LEAD AND GET THINGS DONE. WE HAVE BECOME SHEEP WITH PASSIVE LEADERS AND SELFISH LEADERSHIP!!!
George Murphy February 10, 2014 at 11:37 PM
RM - Have you ever been to Raymond's for breakfast? It made the front cover page in 'New Jersey Magazine!' It's a great village (I guess they still refer to it as a village and not a town, or borough).
Sharon H February 11, 2014 at 09:04 AM
@Murphy-religion has no place in politics; remember that separation thing? You're the one who brought religion into this discussion and then complained when it got off track. P.S. Try reading "The Rights of Man" instead. It is more apropos to the human condition and it is based in the real world. I doubt very much if Christie reads the Manchester Patch. He's more likely to be checking out new recipe books.
George Murphy February 11, 2014 at 12:13 PM
SH - We missed you. Where have you been? Only one other posting, and, it was also regarding my stance. Let me say that you lefties are pathological because only your opinions, (which are usually wrong, anyway) matter. Spirit (not religion) does matter and belongs in this conversation; politics doesn't matter and needs to be left out - therein, lies the real problem. When you hypocrites decide to hold our failed president accountable for all that he, and, his illustrious appointees have deconstructed; (not to mention the disgracefulness of the Clintons), then I will stand on the grounds that we are in some agreement, here. It is not about Chris Christie. It's about the myopic, hypocritical, bias, dishonest, anti-constitutional, anti-American, name-calling, decency-bashing, criminal-pandering and just plain angry left. Where was the outrage with Corzine's GS scandal? Where was the outrage with all the McGreevy goings-on? There, I rest my case.
Ridgewood Mom February 11, 2014 at 12:59 PM
George, its not a left or right thing. Just ask the folks in this discussion where they place themselves on the political spectrum and how they identify religiously. If they are honest then you will, no doubt, get a wide variety of responses for people on all sides of the aisle. Christie is corrupt. It's not a Republican or Democrat thing. It just is. Where was the outrage over McGreevy? He resigned. If you are serious about your call for consistency, then withhold your biases. --> Proverbs 16:11
Mac February 11, 2014 at 02:28 PM
@George - the outrage over Corzine resulted in the Christie administrations plagiarism practices of the Ocean County sandflea mafia welfare queens and McGreevy played follow the leader and became a priest - amen
Mac February 11, 2014 at 02:33 PM
is this 'popular story' being touted ('please don't help my kids') a letter to the Seaside Heights borough's emergency management program?
Timothy Stephen Mclaughlin February 12, 2014 at 06:44 PM
Please excuse and spelling and punctuation mistakes.
Timothy Stephen Mclaughlin February 12, 2014 at 06:46 PM
Hello George, I think sometimes these post things go in the wrong direction. We end up nit picking on each other and our opinions. I never really wanted to offend you that isn't me.( apology) I just got caught up in the back and forth of the whole thing. It always bothers me when I see or hear our politicians debating (kind of what were doing here). They each try to make the other sound like the biggest "nucklehead" on the planet. When it should really be more about the issue at hand. I don't think it makes any sense for us to emulate that type of destructive behavior. It doesn't solve anything and it is counter productive. IMHO That type of behavior is but one of the many problems with politics at the local, state, and federal levels. I'm sure it will continue no matter what I say, but I am going to try not to participate in the negativity. We really need a big change in New Jersey so we can start moving forward instead of backwards. Have a nice day George from Timothy
George Murphy February 12, 2014 at 08:07 PM
Greetings Timothy! There are no hard feelings, here. I try to keep it under control; however, it isn't always easy, as we can see. Bottom line: I am never happy about the behaviour of any of these leaders. It seems as if they all morph following some sort of indoctrination, regardless of what they promise during their campaign processes. I happen to have read your profile the other day and I am very impressed with your status as a father of two wonderful girls, a dedicated and hard-working wife, and you as you say, "stay-at-home dad." Thanks for setting me straight, which I do need quite often, by the way. You are not only completely correct here, but I have to say that I respect you more than you know. Your family is very lucky to have you at the helm. We need the change - just as you say, and it won't happen if we continue to bicker and badger one another. I am a person of strong faith, but I often become frustrated with the situation and tend to go off the handle. You, as well as everyone in the thread, have a great weekend!

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