Late night comedians, such as David Letterman, know that the sure way to hit the jackpot in ratings is to make fun of Governor Christie’s weight. A surer bet for high ratings is to have the Governor himself come on your show while you do this to him in person. Considering his short fuse and bluster, Chris Christie is surprisingly a good sport about it all. And that’s the problem. Why can’t our governor just lose some weight?
JACKSON — Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey’s largest seasonal employer and the largest employer in Ocean County, is hiring more than 4,000 employees including 200 interns for the 2013 season. Since opening the employment center Monday, the park has received a steady flow of applicants getting a jump on the hiring season.
BERGEN COUNTY – Last month, Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan decided to replace the county’s longtime insurance broker with a firm headed by South Jersey political boss George E. Norcross. Now the replaced company is calling for state and federal authorities to investigate the arrangement, according to a report by the Bergen Record.
TRENTON – Legislation Assembly Democrats Peter Barnes and Troy Singleton sponsored to repeal provisions of state law that are no longer relevant and eliminate unneeded state commissions and boards were released Thursday by an Assembly panel.
TRENTON – The Assembly Financial Institution and Insurance Committee approved legislation today that would prohibit retail merchants from imposing surcharges on consumer credit card purchases.
RAHWAY — Union County Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter (L) and Freeholders Alexander Mirabella and Bette Jane Kowalski (2nd R) speak with Donia Fahim (2nd L) and Deborah Stein of Autism Friendly Spaces pose for a photo before a live performance of Seussical at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway last weekend.
EAST BRUNSWICK – Playhouse 22’s next production, The Uninvited, opens next Friday at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center. The show runs Feb. 15 through March 3. All performances are Friday evenings at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
TRENTON – The former Public Works Administrator for Morristown has been indicted for allegedly distributing child pornography over the Internet, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today.
NEWARK – A former city employee with ties to Mayor Cory Booker’s 2010 re-election campaign was arrested this morning by officials from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the New Jersey Department of the Treasury who are investigating an alleged money laundering scheme, according to a report by NJ.com.
LINDEN — Councilwoman Rhashonna Cosby- Hurling will host her 2nd annual celebration of African-American history on Thursday, Feb. 21. The event will include historical information, poetry, music and the recognition of notable local African-Americans.