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  • Post-Christie, would-be successors chase celebrity glow

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog We’ll take years to sort out the impact Chris Christie has exerted on state politics, Save Jerseyans. Some say it’s done more to change him than the other way around. One way in which that’s definitely not the case? A state known for its out-sized personalities (with equally […]


  • Velez to vacate DHS by end of February

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Unabridged from the Front Office: Governor Chris Christie today announced the departure of Department of Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez. Velez was first appointed in February 2007 under then Governor Jon Corzine and reappointed by Christie in March 2010. She is the longest serving commissioner at the department. […]


  • New Jersey State Troopers ride to the aide of Massachusetts

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog They may not get any respect from the Obama Administration or speeding Assemblymen, but the New Jersey State Police (and first responders/public works personnel from the other nearby states) are heading to the Bay State this week to assist with the fallout of devastating record snowfalls. They helped […]



  • Christie files appointments

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Direct appointments are filed with the Secretary of State’s Office and don’t require the advice or the consent of the State Senate: RE-FILED NOMINATIONS ADVISORY COUNCIL ON SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT Public Members Nominate for reappointment MaryEllen M. Lyons (Wayne, Passaic) Nominate for appointment Richard J. Hills (Millstone […]


  • 5 Interesting Aspects of Gov. Christie’s State of the State Address

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The only “news” in today’s well-delivered but substantively modest State of the State address involved an expansion of drug addiction treatment services (a pet issue for the Governor) and this: Biggest news today: Christie says “I will be standing here in one year” at #stateofthestate (translation: so […]


  • Christie Signs 5 Bills Including Grief Awareness Resolution

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Friday’s acted-upon items from the big guy… In no particular order: S-562/A-3322 (Turner, Gill/Schaer, Garcia, Lagana) – Requires health insurance carriers to encrypt certain information S-2021/A-3124 (Sweeney, Oroho/Burzichelli, Riley) – Exempts certain temporary farm structures from permit and transition area requirements of “Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act” A-1993/S-2280 […]


  • 10 Reasons Why New Years Day Is A Stupid Holiday

    By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot I’ve always pretty much hated New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. But for a long time I couldn’t figure out why. Now, I finally get it: They’re downright innocuous. Here then, in no particular order are the Ten Big Reason why the New Year’s “holiday” is dumb, dumb, dumb: […]


  • 14 Winners (and Losers) of 2014

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog In no particular order, Save Jerseyans… Winners (1) Chris Christie: He’s alive! ‘Nuff said. I don’t need to tell you what happened to him this year; all that matters is that 2015’s a new year with an unsettled GOP primary field and plenty of opportunity for a […]


  • A Short History of Longacre Square

    By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog A little history lesson ahead of tonight’s festivities, Save Jerseyans: Carriage making was doing a vigorous business 1872 in the Manhattan area around 43rd Street, an area also known for farming and the breeding of horses. City officials called it Longacre Square after Long Acre in London, […]


  • Christie Signs ALS Contribution Bill, Vetoes Microbead Ban

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog I’m a little disappointed in the ALS Association bill for reasons I’ve discussed at-length in the past, Save Jerseyans, despite the fact that it’s voluntary, but having discussed that one to death already, here’s the general run-down from today’s bill signings (and issued veto statements): BILL SIGNINGS: […]


  • The Culture Turns Against Obama

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog It’s not easy to ditch an idol, Save Jerseyans, and it’s even more difficult to call one out, but the Leftists who drive our culture are rapidly falling out of love with the president that once inspired messianic levels of affection in them. Big time, especially after he […]


  • Bittersweet month for NJ GOP

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Republicans in all 50 states can find plenty of reasons to celebrate this November, Save Jerseyans, but here in New Jersey, we’re going to be missing some family members even as we look forward to 2015 and beyond. Former Congresswoman Marge Roukema died in Wycoff on Wednesday […]