Friday, November 9, 2012
Gov. Christie made the announcement Friday.
From the borough of Haddonfield: Governor Chris Christie announced that the federal government has extended disaster assistance for New Jerseyans impacted by Hurricane Sandy to all 21 counties, providing direct assistance to individuals and households in the aftermath of the historic hurricane Sandy. Individuals in all New Jersey counties are now eligible for federal disaster relief. New Jersey residents and small businesses in all 21 counties are now eligible for Individual Assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Small Business Administration. Eligibility allows New Jerseyans to apply for different types of assistance, including temporary housing, repair, replacement or other needs such as Disaster …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The entire state of New Jersey could be severely impacted from Hurricane Sandy, meteorologists say.
Over the past 24 hours, the likelihood of a “very dangerous autumn storm system” next week has increased, according to a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Mt. Holly office in Westampton. This would affect the entire state, including Camden County, Haddonfield and Haddon Township. Hurricane Sandy already ripped through Jamaica and is currently bearing down on Cuba. Although there is still some uncertainty whether Sandy is headed this way, Mitchell Gaines, NWS meteorologist, said the potential for a storm has risen. “There could be strong, damaging winds, heavy rainfall with streams and rivers flooding and coastal flooding as well,” Gaines said. The timetable for any impact from Hurricane Sandy turning into a potential nor’…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Search our interactive database to see how much your neighbors gave to Obama and Romney.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Patch has created an interactive database so you can see how much your neighbors are donating to the presidential campaign—and to which candidate they’re writing their checks. We’ve included communities across New Jersey, so if you want to see what the campaign contributions in nearby towns are like, go right ahead. The information in the database was downloaded from the Federal Election Commission’s website. The data is based on quarterly reports, and is current through July. The data will be updated in mid-October.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Survey praises state's laws on open records, campaign finance disclosures, public integrity.
A new study ranks New Jersey tops in the nation for its procedures for uncovering corruption. In a report released Monday, the Center for Public Integrity rated all 50 states in terms of their laws for public records access, requiring reports of campaign donations, accountability of all three branches of government, state budget transparency, civil service procedures, purchasing procedures, lobbyist disclosure, audits, pension fund management, ethics bodies, insurance regulation and redistricting. "Keep in mind we're not measuring cases of corruption, but the systems in place to prevent it, and encourage openness and transparency in government," said Gordon Witkin, CPI's managing editor. The report is likely a surprise for many state …
Friday, February 17, 2012
New Jersey Legislators passed a measure to legalize gay marriage in New Jersey. Gov. Christie said he'll veto the measure but supports a public referendum on it. Cast a vote in our poll.
Friday, February 17, 2012
The New Jersey Assembly passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriages Thursday, sending the 41-33 vote to Gov. Chris Christie's desk for a likely veto. The bill, titled the Marriage Equality and Religious Exemption Act, would effectively eliminate the civil unions that have been in place since 2007, and define marriage as the legally recognized union of two consenting people in a committed relationship. The Governor, an opponent of gay marriage, promised "very swift action" if the bill passed both houses of the Legislature. The Senate approved the bill Monday in a 24-16 vote. The bill, which could be vetoed by the governor immediately, would need several Republican votes in each house for an override. Steven Goldstein, head of Garden State …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
New Jersey's governor is giving his State of the State address, outlining his goals for 2012.
Governor Chris Christie delivered his "State of the State Address" to the 215th Session of the Legislature and New Jersey residents at 3 p.m. Tuesday. In his address, Christie outlined his goals for the coming year and what he has accomplished his first two years in office. In his speech, he touched on hot button issues of education and pension reform and called for a 10 percent state income tax cut. For more details on Christie's speech, read our wrap-up article here. Patch live blogged the speech from 2:30 to about 5 p.m. You can read the minute-by-minute updates with commentary from Huffington Post Political Reporter John Celock in the attached blog. If you missed the live chat and want to leave a comment, please do in the comment …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Please let us know what you think in a poll.
A new study claims that New Jersey residents pay almost $700 per year more for government services than do the residents of Pennsylvania or Connecticut, because the state has so many inefficient local governments. But attempts to consolidate local governments and services have rarely been successful. Why not? Let us know what you think by participating in the poll below.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
U.S. Supreme Court hears case Wednesday of New Jersey man who says a strip search after he was arrested for not paying a traffic fine was unconstitutional.
Do jail authorities always have the right to strip search prisoners, even if they have been arrested for minor traffic offenses? The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on behalf of a New Jersey man who argues that his constitutional rights were violated when he was twice subjected to a strip search in jail after being arrested for not paying a traffic fine. The Associated Press has the details on the case of Albert Florence, who was riding in a car with his pregnant wife when she was stopped by a state trooper in 2005. He was arrested and taken to the Burlington County jail even though he insisted that he had already paid the traffic fine. There he was strip searched and six days later, still without having a hearing on his case …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Look for a new response each weekday.
Speculation continues to swirl around New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and a possible bid for the Republican nomination for president. We asked this question after the Iowa straw poll in August and get more responses this week.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Photos from around the state highlight the force of this hurricane.
We'll be adding more photos. So keep checking back. Do you have Irene photos to share ? Upload them here. Find more great coverage of Irene and its aftermath here from Patch and the rest of the Huffington Post Media Group.