Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Governor Chris Christie joined dignitaries to open Sea Lion Sound Exhibit
Calling it the "best zoo in the state," Gov. Chris Christie officially opened the newest exhibit at the Turtle Back Zoo Tuesday, featuring the largest exhibit in the zoo's history. Joined by his daughter Bridget, Christie cut the ribbon on the new Sea Lion Sound Exhibit. The large crowd included zoo visitors, numerous county and state officials, as well as zoo employees and volunteers. This new, natural habitat-themed display is the largest exhibit developed in Turtle Back’s history, and features an 82,000-gallon pool for sea lions and a 1,600-gallon touch tank for sting rays, along with space for education programs and special events. The Turtle Back Zoo marks its 50th anniversary in 2013, noted Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo…
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.
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 …
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 …