Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Crowd laughs as second grade Montville resident's question is answered.
Audrey, a second grader from Montville, grabbed hold of the microphone during a town hall meeting in her town Wednesday to ask Gov. Chris Christie the question on most of the minds of people her age: "What's your favorite thing about being governor?" Christie first answered seriously, but then gave his "fun answer." Check out the video above to see what he had to say.
Friday, November 9, 2012
FEMA approves Christie’s request to extend Disaster Unemployment Assistance to cover all New Jersey counties as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is now available for anyone living or working in the affected counties at the time of Hurricane Sandy, and who are unemployed as a direct result of the damages caused by the storm. In so many Bergen County towns, Sandy effectively closed businesses for days on end, displacing workers who only get paid if they work. It has yet to be calculated the amount of money lost among businesses who could not open their doors; especially small, independently-owned businesses. No business=no paying customers=no money to meet payroll. In New Milford, almost every business along River Road and Main Street was closed due to the power outages that lasted for more than a week. All of these businesses had no …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Governor Christie said nor'easter expected to slow the recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Winter weather advisory is in effect.
Athena is at the door. Winter Storm Athena has forced a winter weather advisory for much of North Jersey, with the National Weather Service forecasting snow, sleet and rain for Wednesday and a snowy mix for Thursday. Temperatures are expected to be at or just below freezing Wednesday and in the low 40s on Thursday. The winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday, and 60mph wind gusts could blow over much of the area. The Weather Channel is predicting that the “subtle” system will strengthen as it moves up the coast. Accuweather.com is reporting that snowflakes are falling in Pennsauken, which is located across from Philadelphia on the Delaware River. According to meteorologists, snow is expected to begin falling in Central …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
DEP confirms reservoirs were lowered immediately following Christie's order Friday evening, but stopped 6 p.m. Saturday.
Mayor Ann Subrizi said that reservoirs that feed into the Hackensack River were lowered immediately following Governor Chris Christie's order on Friday, but stopped at 6 p.m. Saturday in order for the released water to clear the system . After taking part in a conference call with the Governor earlier Sunday, Subrizi said that DEP Commissioner Bob Martin confirmed that the reservoirs were immediately lowered following the Governor's Friday order, but stopped at 6 p.m. Saturday. In northern Bergen County, the reservoirs include the Woodcliff Lake-Lake Tappan-Oradell Reservoir system operated by United Water. The Oradell Reservoir may have accepted water from the other reservoirs in the system, making more room for the subsequent runoff. As …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Gov. declares state of emergency, orders evacuations as storm approaches.
Gov. Chris Christie has a message for New Jersey residents doubting the severity of the Hurricane Sandy forecast: prepare for the worst. The governor declared a weather-related state of emergency before holding a press conference in front of the East Keansburg Fire Co. in North Middletown on Saturday morning. “We should not assume the predictions should be wrong,” Christie said. “When the storm comes, if it’s as bad as they're predicting it will be, you’re going to wish you weren’t as cynical as you might have otherwise been. I’m not trying to be an alarmist here. I want everybody to be ready. I want your families to be safe and I want us to be able to do our jobs the right way.” Christie ordered the mandatory evacuation of Barrier Island …
Friday, October 26, 2012
With Sandy headed our way, Subrizi urges Christie to order the reservoirs be lowered in advance of the storm.
Mayor Ann Subrizi has sent a letter to Governor Chris Christie asking him to lower the reservoirs in advance of Hurricane Sandy, a nor'easter that the National Weather Service forecasts to hit Bergen County between Sunday and Tuesday. "The full capacity of the United Water Oradell Reservoir is 23.16 ft.," Subrizi said. "It is currently at 18.07 ft." Subrizi states that it is not only important that the reservoirs be lowered to make room for the rain, "but more importantly, to make room for the runoff that will surely occur on the following days." Prior to the arrival of Hurricane Irene, Christie agreed to order the lowering of the reservoirs to ease flooding, and Subrizi is hoping that he will do it once again. "This could be the decision …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Mayor and Council unanimously approve anti-semitism resolution
The Mayor and Council unanimously approved a resolution condemning anti-Semitism during Monday's work session, making New Milford the first municipality in Bergen County to pass such a measure. The resolution, sponsored by Councilwoman Hedy Grant, is a response to a string of anti-Semitic incidents that recently occurred in Bergen County. Among them: The resolution acknowledges that the residents of New Milford have a rich history of being tolerant to all faiths and religions and that "an attack on one faith or religion is an attack on all." According to the document, the Mayor and Council condemn all forms of hatred and anti-Semitism and encourage the use of law enforcement resources of Bergen County "to apprehend the perpetrators of …