ASBURY PARK — Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today that a state-sponsored gun buyback program will continue with events for residents of Monmouth County that will be held at churches in Asbury Park and Keansburg on March 8 and 9.
STATE – According to a Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll, more than two-thirds of New Jersey residents haven’t heard about the Christie administration’s decision to award a multi-million contract for disaster cleanup to a politically connected Florida-based firm, which then donated $50,000 to a Republican organization that backed Gov. Chris Christie’s 2009 election campaign.
STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.53 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,525 gas outlets in New Jersey. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.55 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
TRENTON – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) customers are advised that all vendor-run state inspections stations will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 12, in recognition of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. All other MVC facilities, including agencies and driver testing sites, will be open, that day, during normal business hours.
WEST TRENTON – The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with the National Weather Service, is monitoring a major coastal storm expected to impact the state today and tomorrow. The State Emergency Operations Center was activated at 7 a.m. today, and will remain open as long as necessary to meet anticipated challenging conditions.
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?