Chris Christie Holding First Town Hall Since 'Bridgegate'

New Jersey governor's first town hall since the GWB lane closure scandal erupted will be held in Middletown on Thursday.

Gov. Chris Christie will revive his town hall sessions with an appearance in Middletown on Thursday.

While the second round of federal Superstorm Sandy recovery funds may be the focus of the session, Christie's 110th town hall marks his first appearance taking questions from a crowd since the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal unraveled in early January.

Christie will be joined by members of his cabinet to outline plans for distributing the funding.

Following the town hall session, a Christie Administration Mobile Cabinet will remain on site to meet with affected residents and answer questions related to the available Sandy recovery housing and business assistance programs. Homeowners and business owners interested in attending can expedite the process by bringing relevant documentation related to the issue they are facing.

The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Middletown VFW Post 2179 in Port Monmouth. Doors open at 10 am. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis and open to the public. No bags of any kind are permitted in the venue. Residents may RSVP for the session at TownHall.Middletown@gov.state.nj.us

Mac February 11, 2014 at 02:33 PM
is this 'popular story' being touted ('please don't help my kids') a letter to the Seaside Heights borough's emergency management program?
Timothy Stephen Mclaughlin February 12, 2014 at 06:44 PM
Please excuse and spelling and punctuation mistakes.
Timothy Stephen Mclaughlin February 12, 2014 at 06:46 PM
Hello George, I think sometimes these post things go in the wrong direction. We end up nit picking on each other and our opinions. I never really wanted to offend you that isn't me.( apology) I just got caught up in the back and forth of the whole thing. It always bothers me when I see or hear our politicians debating (kind of what were doing here). They each try to make the other sound like the biggest "nucklehead" on the planet. When it should really be more about the issue at hand. I don't think it makes any sense for us to emulate that type of destructive behavior. It doesn't solve anything and it is counter productive. IMHO That type of behavior is but one of the many problems with politics at the local, state, and federal levels. I'm sure it will continue no matter what I say, but I am going to try not to participate in the negativity. We really need a big change in New Jersey so we can start moving forward instead of backwards. Have a nice day George from Timothy
George Murphy February 12, 2014 at 08:07 PM
Greetings Timothy! There are no hard feelings, here. I try to keep it under control; however, it isn't always easy, as we can see. Bottom line: I am never happy about the behaviour of any of these leaders. It seems as if they all morph following some sort of indoctrination, regardless of what they promise during their campaign processes. I happen to have read your profile the other day and I am very impressed with your status as a father of two wonderful girls, a dedicated and hard-working wife, and you as you say, "stay-at-home dad." Thanks for setting me straight, which I do need quite often, by the way. You are not only completely correct here, but I have to say that I respect you more than you know. Your family is very lucky to have you at the helm. We need the change - just as you say, and it won't happen if we continue to bicker and badger one another. I am a person of strong faith, but I often become frustrated with the situation and tend to go off the handle. You, as well as everyone in the thread, have a great weekend!


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