Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The $1.2 million ad buy shows road to New Jerseyans' optimism in their state.
In Gov. Chris Christie's first television ad of his 2013 re-election campaign, the governor's leadership style is credited for renewing New Jersey residents' pride in their state after years of overtaxation and too much government spending. "Jersey Proud" shows how bipartisan reforms have helped "to strengthen New Jersey's future," according to the Christie campaign.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The law, inspired by the national uproar created by Nutley's "Tanning Mom," seeks to protect New Jersey's youth from the most common form of cancer.
Teens looking to get tan this summer should read a new bill that passed in New Jersey on Monday and restricts certain types of tanning for minors. The new law bans anyone under 18 from using a tanning bed and anyone under 14 from getting a spray tan. Gov. Christie signed the bill into law Monday and issued a lengthy signing statement expressing a desire to protect children from the skin cancer while keeping the rights of businesses — especially small businesses — intact. "Even if motivated by good intentions, rules and restrictions on the use of property, the exercise of rights, and the opportunities to prosper can have a corrosive effect on our State’s growth, and the lives of our citizens," Christie said. "When the regulations in …
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Tuesday, April 2
Gov. Christie signed a bill into law Monday banning anyone under 18 from using a tanning bed and anyone under 14 from getting a spray tan. The legislation was drafted fter Nutley resident Patricia Krentcil was accused last year of taking her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth. Read the full story, vote and tell us your opinion in the comments below.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Trinity Christian School student asks Gov. Chris Christie what he likes most about being governor in front of hundreds of people.
The following was submitted by the Trinity Christian School. Have something you'd like to share with the community? Upload it here. Audrey Mills, an elementary student at Trinity Christian School in Montville, took the floor Feb. 27 during a town hall-style meeting at the Pine Brook Jewish Center to ask Gov. Chris Christie what he likes most about his job. Christie responded with a “serious” benefit and a purely “fun” one. On the serious side, Christie acknowledged that as governor he has the daily opportunity “to do something great.” On the “fun” side, Christie said that having the Lincoln Tunnel closed when he needs to get to New York City is the best part of the job. See video of Christie's answer here. “You get to drive right through…
Friday, March 1, 2013
A look back at state aid figures over the past several years.
As school district officials throughout the state digested state aid figures released Thursday, Montville Township Public Schools Business Administrator Jim Tevis noted that while the district saw only a slight increase, he was pleased that the number did not go down. "I am happy that at least our state aid was not reduced in any way," Tevis said after confirming the district will receive exactly $1 more in state aid than it received in the 2012-13 school year. More specifically, Montville will receive $1,755,583. Of that, $1,469,587 is designated for special education and $223,430 is designated for transportation. The district has seen aid increase, even if by $1 this year, for the past three years after a significant drop in the 2010-11 …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Another Morris County school district sees 17.7 percent increase in 2013-14 aid.
Some say something's better than nothing. Montville Township Public Schools will see state aid increased in 2013-14 by a single dollar over the current year, according to figures presented by Gov. Chris Christie Thursday. While Montville received $1,755,582 in state aid in the 2012-13 year, the district will receive $1,755,583 in 2013-14. The state Department of Education has Montville recorded as receiving a zero percent increase year-over-year. The state Department of Education boasted that the 2013-14 aid package is the largest ever released by the state. Nearly $9 billion will go to public schools, an increase of about $97.3 million from the 2012-13 school year. While the majority of districts in the state, including in neighboring …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Governor answers questions from Montville residents regarding Susquehanna-Roseland project, sequestration.
Gov. Chris Christie addressed a room of more than 800 people at the Pine Brook Jewish Center in Montville Wednesday, speaking largely about local issues in the context of his Middle-Class Reform Agenda. Christie began by telling the audience that he was pleased to be hosting his 101st town hall meeting, the first he's done in six weeks, in his home county of Morris. He said he even got to sleep in as his wife, Mary Pat, asked why he wasn't getting up. "My first bit of business is in Montville at 10:30. Amen," Christie said he told his wife. While the bulk of Christie's remarks regarded reform he would like to see throughout the state, including an end to sick time payouts, a strict adherence of municipalities to 2 percent spending caps and…
Monday, February 25, 2013
Parking will be limited at the Pine Brook Jewish Center when Gov. Chris Christie comes to Montville Wednesday, but a shuttle service will be available for attendees.
As Gov. Chris Christie will make a visit to Montville on Wednesday, Montville Township police have a parking plan in place that will allow attendees who are parked furthest from the venue to be shuttled in. Christie will be hosting a town hall meeting at the Pine Brook Jewish Center beginning at 10:30 a.m. (doors open at 9:45 a.m.). While parking will be limited at the Jewish Center, some general and handicapped parking will be available there to those who arrive first. According to Montville Township Police Capt. Rudy Appelmann, parking will also be available on certain surrounding streets. Those streets include Brittany Road, Cheryl Road and additional adjacent side streets. "Some walking will be required to reach the venue," Appelmann …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Governor hailed as hero following Sandy, says he's 'more ready' to consider presidential run.
Thursday, January 24
Gov. Chris Christie has been considered by some legislators and constituents to be somewhat of a hero for his response and leadership following Superstorm Sandy. But now that the storm has passed, the governor is looking toward the future and a potential run for presidency, according to a Time magazine article, "The Boss," about the state's leader. As Republicans look to place a strong candidate in the 2016 presidential election, Christie may be their choice. But state Democratic leaders said there is much the governor has still not delivered on during his tenure. Despite rumors that he was planning to run for president in 2012, Christie publicly announced several times over that he did not have intentions to run. Now months later, after …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Director said county plans not to increase taxes in 2013 while still providing 'essential services.'
Monday, January 14
Morris County property taxes fell .8 percent last year, the only county drop in the state, according to Freeholder Director Tom Mastrangelo. In a press release sent Monday, Mastrangelo, a Montville resident, credited Gov. Chris Christie and his administration for redirecting property taxes downward through legislation enacted during his tenure. "By enacting salary arbitration, health benefits, and pension reform, local government was given the tools to reduce property taxes and in Morris County we did," he said. Mastrangelo said the .8 percent figure was inclusive of local, school and county levies. The county was able to maintain a bond rating of AAA. "In 2013 we are seeking no increase in property tax dollars to run county government …