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The Record endorses Robert Avery and Bernadette Walsh for Bergen County freeholder

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The Record endorses Robert Avery and Bernadette Walsh for Bergen County freeholder 
The Record: Bergen County freeholders

OCTOBER 29, 2014    LAST UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014, 7:25 AM
THE RECORD

OPPORTUNITY beckons for Bergen County Republicans. Unlike last year, when Republicans were fighting merely to retain a minority of seats on the county Freeholder Board, the GOP can take control of the board by winning two open seats next Tuesday.

The Republican candidates are Robert Avery, a onetime Municipal Court judge in Ridgefield, and Bernadette Walsh, a former member of the Ridgewood Village Council.

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/opinion/opinion-editorials/bergen-freeholders-1.1120629#sthash.bzx47yLI.dpuf

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Sandy Aid from the Timeline of the Ridgewood blog a Quick Refresher coarse

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Sandy Aid from the Timeline of the Ridgewood blog a Quick Refresher coarse

Since the NJ Media has for so long ignored Scott Garrett we though we would fill in the gaps debunk the myths starting with our own editorial

Seems Roy Cho has joined the choirs of the Sandy Scammers

Sandy Aid should go to Victims and not Special interests

Sandy Aid should go to Victims and not Special interests
January 8, 2013
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Ridgewood NJ, No opportunity squandered . With help of the local media NJ politicians have waged a carefully orchestrated plot to capture as much cash as possible form the federal government in the form of Hurricane Sandy Aid.  Sandy Aid is viewed as a treasure chest of goodie for politicians to hand out to their favorite sponsors .

Sounding almost jealous on Monday New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) said that Gov. Chris Christie might have “prayed” for Superstorm Sandy, because it has provided cover for what Sweeney said are the governor’s failed economic policies.

And after all failed policies over the last 3 decades have left New Jersey with little more than hope for handouts to get this economic basket case of an economy going . The New Jersey legislator with help from their colleagues  in the media recently wasted over 3 months pushing  a bill that would have  forced dogs to wear seat belts while New Jersey suffered the worst recession since the 1930′s.

We are told the New Jersey’s economic growth in 2013 hinges to an unprecedented extent on what the federal government does — or doesn’t — do. It isn’t just a question of whether Congress eventually authorizes the full $60 billion in Hurricane Sandy relief, economists and tax experts agree . (
http://www.northjersey.com/news/Sandy_recovery_is_top_priority_for_Christie.html )

No wounder Governor Christie after what seemed like a romantic walk on the beach with President Obama  has nothing but hostility for house Republicans who had the nerve to assume  that Hurricane Sandy Aid  should actually only go to the victims of the hurricane .

We are told that Sandy recovery is top priority for Christie, once again referring to the “need to get miles of debilitated boardwalk repaired. Thousands of devastated homes and shuttered businesses reopened. Destroyed bridges, highways, pipelines, rail cars and even amusement parks replaced.” (http://www.northjersey.com/news/Sandy_recovery_is_top_priority_for_Christie.html )  I am wondering if Christie can explain why having $154 million in the hurricane-relief fund for Alaskan fisheries? or how $2 million for the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC to nake just a few is going to help rebuild the boardwalk in Seaside Heights ?

Why Christie is fighting with Congress and his own party to help pay for it supported by New Jersey ‘s media like the Ledger’s Tom Moran who published a scathing column today on Republican Congressman Scott Garrett, who cast the lone vote in the New Jersey delegation against the fiscal cliff compromise ,that raised taxes on almost everyone in New Jersey .

Congressman Scott Garrett is seen as the prime obstacle for lobbyist want to get there hands on your money. (http://addins.njherald.com/blogs/insidepolitics/2013/01/star-ledger-columnist-hammers-scott-garrett ) .

Moran seems to be in favor of the rumored back room deal between Ridgewood Mayor Paul Aronsohn and NJ Legislature Kevin O’Tool  to oust Garrett and bring home the beacon by forcing a primary challenge .

The problem for the pro-lobbyist is that Garrett pushed through fully funding the National Flood Insurance Program which pays homeowner claims that where actually caused by Hurricane Sandy . ( http://theridgewoodblog.net/garrett-takes-the-lead-on-flood-aid-for-sandy-relief/ )

Clearly the victims of Sandy have not gotten their money because the priority has been given to lobbyist who politicians deal with everyday and not to voters who most politicians only deal with once every four years.

http://theridgewoodblog.net/sandy-aid-should-go-to-victims-and-not-special-interests/

N.J. politicians urge U.S. not to use Sandy aid for other projects http://theridgewoodblog.net/n-j-politicians-urge-u-s-not-to-use-sandy-aid-for-other-projects/

Much of Red Cross fund for Sandy aid still unspent http://theridgewoodblog.net/much-of-red-cross-fund-for-sandy-aid-still-unspent/

Garrett Supports Sandy Aid http://theridgewoodblog.net/garrett-supports-sandy-aid/

Budget watchdogs have dubbed the 94-page emergency-spending bill “Sandy Scam.”

http://theridgewoodblog.net/budget-watchdogs-have-dubbed-the-94-page-emergency-spending-bill-sandy-scam/

Garrett took the lead in flood insurance reform http://theridgewoodblog.net/garrett-takes-the-lead-on-flood-aid-for-sandy-relief/

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Scott Garrett calls new Hudson River train tunnel vital

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Rep. Scott Garrett calls new Hudson River train tunnel vital

OCTOBER 23, 2014, 11:35 PM    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014, 11:42 PM
BY HERB JACKSON
WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT | 
THE RECORD

Rep. Scott Garrett said Thursday that a new train tunnel should be built under the Hudson River “sooner rather than later” because the potential closing of one or both of the existing tunnels owned by Amtrak “would be a nightmare.”

But Garrett, in a meeting with the editorial board of The Record, said leaders in New Jersey and New York should reach an agreement first on what share of the cost they would bear if they want Washington to become involved.

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/rep-scott-garrett-calls-new-hudson-river-train-tunnel-vital-1.1116958#sthash.KITPPupd.dpuf

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Stop & Shop files suit against Bergen County over open records

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Stop & Shop files suit against Bergen County over open records

SEPTEMBER 16, 2014, 7:25 PM    LAST UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014, 5:32 PM
BY JOHN C. ENSSLIN
STAFF WRITER
THE RECORD

Stop & Shop Supermarket LLC has filed a lawsuit against Bergen County, claiming the county’s failure to turn over relevant public documents in a timely manner hindered the company’s appeal of a plan for a rival ShopRite Supermarket in Wyckoff.

Lawyers for Stop & Shop contend that county officials withheld a county engineer’s report on the project until nearly three years after the company’s original public records request.


– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/stop-shop-files-suit-against-bergen-county-over-open-records-1.1089312#sthash.VJTXrUFj.dpuf

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Student-loan debt hurts some North Jerseyans nearing retirement

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Student-loan debt hurts some North Jerseyans nearing retirement

JULY 6, 2014, 9:27 PM    LAST UPDATED: SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2014, 9:31 PM
BY PATRICIA ALEX
STAFF WRITER
THE RECORD

Lingering student-loan debt — which in recent years has been a drag on the economy as borrowers delay big-ticket purchases such as homes and cars — is now beginning to affect millions as they head toward retirement.

More than 16 percent of the nearly $1.2 trillion in outstanding student-loan debt in the nation is held by people over 50, according to the New York Federal Reserve Bank. In New Jersey, the median balance of those loans is more than $16,000.


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Bergen Record Continues Christie Smear Campaign :Sorry but the Whole Point of Agencies like the Port Authority is POLITICAL PATRONAGE

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Bergen Record Continues Christie Smear Campaign :Sorry but the Whole Point of Agencies like the Port Authority is POLITICAL PATRONAGE

Any thing you can say about Christie you can say about any Governor since the Port Authority was established

Again we ask WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN THE LAST 40 YEARS ?

The Tolls are $13 dollars to cross the GWB and not a word was spoken?

The Port Authority has been the dumping ground for politicians on the run since its inception including Jerry Speziale, the former Passaic County sheriff .
 
MacGreevey , Cozine , Cuomo  have all made political based appointments to the Port authority

Again We are not defending Christies actions or inaction’s but as a commuter sitting in traffic 5 days a week  we are more than outraged at the total disregard for the public until some politician gets inconvenienced .

Analysis: Christie’s approach on Port Authority different than his handling of other agencies

Saturday, January 25, 2014    Last updated: Sunday January 26, 2014, 12:30 AM
BY  JOHN REITMEYER
STATE HO– USE BUREAU
The Record

Chris Christie launched his first term as governor in 2010 by putting pressure on what he said was New Jersey’s “shadow government” of unelected authorities, boards and commissions. He vetoed a $5 million contract at one agency. He rejected a $1.27 million change order at another. And he even said no to a $37,500 lobbying deal.

 

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/Analysis_Governor_Christies_approach_to_Port_Authority_stands_out.html#sthash.qsxJbFha.dpuf

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Bergen Record once again looks to savage Steve Lonegan with a public misinformation smear campaign.

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Bergen Record once again looks to savage Steve Lonegan with a public misinformation smear campaign.
January 8, 2014
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Ridgewood NJ, The front page above the fold article written by Herb Jackson in todays Bergen Record gave more fire to those who claim the media bias is one of the prime contributors to the decline of living standards and quality of life in NewJersey . ( http://www.northjersey.com/bogota/Jackson_Steve_Lonegan_carries_baggage_to_Shore_to_congressional_run.html)

Jackson claims “Lonegan’s in-your-face campaigning style helped him cut down what was expected to be a more lopsided losing margin in last year’s U.S. Senate race against Democrat Cory Booker. But that could be a tough sell in the district, which includes many military families and several large townships dominated by retirement communities. ”

Really is that why Lonegan garnered more votes than then Mitt Romney state wide in a off year election mind you and particularly in District 3 with overwhelming support of  military personnel and the 65 and over crowd who still remember what a great country this once was .

Jackson points out his carpet bagger status , but that didn’t hurt Hillary in New York State and given the political land scape in New Jersey its a bit late for that criticism . Lonegans District 3 predecessor a former Philadelphia Eagle was tarred with that very claim . At lest Lonegan is from the same state .

Jackson then goes on to degrade the Tea Party which were the very people who gave both his predecessor Rep. Jon Runyan and himself big victories in the district .My favorite digg is his supposed lack of support by local “republicans” . Funny is that why Chris Christie himself is hosting a $1000 a plate fund raiser for Lonegan and using his very own mailing list .

We all know the Bergen Record went to great lengths keeping from the public the terrible record of our Senator in hiding then mayor of Newark Cory Booker  ,and of coarse we see no questioning of Booker by the media on charges of corruption in Newark , the sky rocketing murder rate , horrible over priced schools and of coarse his head long support for Obamacare which has lead to over 800,000 people losing their healthcare in the state of New Jersey ?

While we do not expect papers like the Record to come clean we do at lest expect the Record to pretend its somewhat unbiased and give in to the pretense that it is attempting to report news instead of being a propaganda tool for the Democratic party and its allies .

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Bergen Freeholder GOP candidates share views with The Record’s editorial board

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Bergen Freeholder GOP candidates share views with The Record’s editorial board
Monday October 7, 2013, 9:55 PM
BY  JOHN C. ENSSLIN
STAFF WRITER
The Record

Bergen County’s three Republican freeholders disagree on some major issues confronting county government, including police consolidation and pay-to-play reform.

Those differences emerged repeatedly during a wide-ranging 90-minute interview Wednesday with The Record’s editorial board.

 

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/Bergen_Freeholder_GOP_candidates_share_views_with_The_Records_editorial_board.html#sthash.ZpW03iGm.dpuf

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Bergen Freeholder GOP candidates share views with The Record’s editorial board

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Bergen Freeholder GOP candidates share views with The Record’s editorial board
Monday October 7, 2013, 9:55 PM
BY  JOHN C. ENSSLIN
STAFF WRITER
The Record

Bergen County’s three Republican freeholders disagree on some major issues confronting county government, including police consolidation and pay-to-play reform.

Those differences emerged repeatedly during a wide-ranging 90-minute interview Wednesday with The Record’s editorial board. Maura DeNicola favors tighter restrictions on what contractors can contribute to county candidates while John Felice and John Mitchell say the county’s current pay-to-play law is adequate and a good compromise.

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/Bergen_Freeholder_GOP_candidates_share_views_with_The_Records_editorial_board.html#sthash.iB1Tg3Ua.dpuf

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RHS Ranks 8th in Bergen Record Football Poll

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RHS Ranks 8th in Bergen Record Football Poll
September 27,2013
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Ridgewood NJ, The Bergen Record ranked Ridgewood High School  (2-0) number 8 in its top 25 poll this week .The Maroons come off  back to back blow out wins and are set to play Hackensack  in Ridgewood game time 7pm

RHS Beat Kennedy 53-7 and Eastside, 55-14

sourced : http://www.northjersey.com/sports/224819832_H_S_football__The_Record_Top_25_rankings_for_Sept__23.html#sthash.CF8J1p6h.dpuf

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