Articles Posted in the " hurricane sandy " Category

  • Second Sandy Contractor Sacked

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog WNYC reports that a second Sandy contractor, URS, is history this morning after being fired by the Christie Administration, Save Jerseyans. Details: Another contractor, Hammerman & Gainer Inc., was sacked without ceremony last month.

  • Clinton and Christie Talk Sandy

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Love them, hate them, but you can’t deny that they’re the two greatest communicators of the past 20 years in American politics. It’s a must-watch discussion for politicos of both parties, Save Jerseyans, particularly since the man on the right (and the man on the left’s wife) […]

  • Christie Watch for 3/18/13

    N.J. Governor Heads to Ocean County Today By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Chris Christie has just one scheduled public appearance for Monday, Save Jerseyans, at a Home Depot retail showroom grand opening ceremony in Seaside Heights. The festivities begin around 10:30 a.m. at 201 Sumner Avenue if you’re in the area and want to stop […]

  • Is This Really About Aid?

    House Prepares to Pass Bloated Sandy Package. Are the Best Interests of Shore Residents Really What This Bill is About? By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Our U.S. House is expected to vote TODAY on the remaining $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package. And unsurprisingly, my dear Save Jerseyans, the intense lobbying for a “vote without questions” continues. […]

  • Shore Residents Sleeping in Cars

    Displaced residents being evicted from temporary housing for weddings. Sleeping in cars for weekends By Art Gallagher | Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long told MMM that the residents of her community that have been sleeping in cars are people who have been put up in hotels by FEMA who are evicted by the hotels on weekends in order to accommodate […]

  • Odd Couple Sweeney and Doherty Team Up to Fight for Free Beach Access

    Politics makes for strange bedfellows, Save Jerseyans. For example, New Jersey’s highest ranking elected Democrat (Steve Sweeney) and the state’s most libertarian Republican senator (Mike Doherty) are teaming up to push an extremely controversial agenda item: Free beach access. “It is likely that state and federal taxpayers will provide hundreds of millions of dollars to repair […]

  • REPORT: 72,000 New Jersey Properties Damaged or Destroyed by Superstorm Sandy

    Last week, the Christie Administration preliminarily pegged its total Sandy-related damage cost estimate at $29.4 billion. Tonight’s released “total assessment” is higher… $36.9 billion. The price tag is only one of several staggering numbers associated with this natural disaster. The Christie Administration estimated that “30,000 businesses and homes were destroyed or experienced structural damage, while […]

  • Marc Ferzan Tapped to Lead New Jersey’s Post-Sandy Rebuilding (VIDEO)

    Marc Ferzan’s bio courtesy of the Governor’s Office: Mr. Ferzan will be returning to public service from PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory, where he is a Managing Director in the firm’s investigative consulting practice. He is an experienced manager and attorney who previously worked for and coordinated with various state and federal agencies for more than fifteen years in […]

  • Strategy: Chris Christie’s Run for Re-Election, and Beyond

    Cross-Posted at Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot As far as retaining his position as Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie couldn’t have arranged the stars any better even if he had the power to do so. Record numbers of New Jerseyans now approve of the job he’s doing. In every poll, he’s scoring a solid thumbs-up of […]

  • Christie Job Approval Reaches 77% in First Post-Sandy FDU Poll

    Thus far, Save Jerseyans, Garden State residents are viewing Chris Christie’s independent streak throughout the Hurricane Sandy as a plus. Today’s new Fairleigh Dickinson University “PublicMind” poll pegs Governor Chris Christie’s approval rating at 77%. Among those who approve are 67% of New Jersey Democrats. Wow! At 77%, all that’s left on the “disapproval” side […]

  • Christie Approval Hits 67% Post-Sandy

    Whether Governor Christie’s handling of Hurricane Sandy impacts his 2016 primary prospects is one thing. I’m not even 100% sure he cares, Save Jerseyans. How did his embrace of President Obama affect his 2013 position? According to the new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, very positively. In the first public survey released since the storm, Eagleton found “[m]ore than 90 […]