Christie Hosts 11 a.m. Cedar Grove Town Hall Today

Governor schedules 90-minute forum to hear from residents.


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will visit Cedar Grove on tomorrow for a town hall meeting.

The event will be held in Cedar Grove High School's gymnasium to better accommodate the crowd, said Cedar Grove Mayor John Zunic.

Doors will open at 10:15 a.m. with seating on a first come, first serve basis. The event will start at 11 a.m. and is expected to last approximately 90 minutes.

“You always like to have the executive leader of the state visit your town,” Zunic said last week. “Residents will be able to directly ask their questions to the governor. It’s not very often people get that opportunity.”

The last governor to visit the township was Christie Todd Whitman, he said.

tryintosurvive June 19, 2012 at 03:19 PM
"Millburn-Short Hills has already lost almost $6 million in State aid since 2010" and they continue to be the number one high school in the state. They must be doing something right.
Martin Golan June 19, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Let's just keep blaming unions instead of actually solving problems, and figuring out why other countries manage to provide health care and solid pensions for all -- countries far less rich than America. And before you blame unions: Aren't all contracts approved by those in charge, town boards or legislatures? If they ask too much they shouldn't be approved (unlike our bully in Trenton, other governors have negotiated deals that were fair all around and solved budget problems). And two, do you think it's wrong for a worker to seek the best deal he or she can? And refuse to take a job if the pay and benefits aren't enough?
Valerie June 19, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Mr. Golan, are you aware of the European debt crisis? Greece, Italy, Spain, Ireland, and Portugal are about to go bankrupt and will no longer be able to afford all the pension promises that the government made to it's people. In France, the new President just cut the legislatures pay by 30% because they are in just as much fiscal trouble as Spain and Italy. Your socialist eutopia doesn't work because eventually you run out of other people's money.
A. Gideon June 20, 2012 at 02:04 PM
"Greece, Italy, Spain, Ireland, and Portugal are about to go bankrupt and will no longer be able to afford all the pension promises that the government made to it's people." The problem with this statement is that it ignores the failure of austerity programs in Greece and Ireland as well as the fact that Germany spends quite a large percentage of its GDP on "social programs"; more than either of those other two nations, I believe. Ireland is an especially illustrative example since it was the first to receive a bailout which pushed an austerity budget. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/business/global/irish-austerity-measures-cut-two-ways-report-finds.html Unfunded obligations are a problem, of course, but simple-minded austerity is - by hampering growth - making the situation worse. More, one must consider the basis of these unfunded obligations. In NJ, successive leaders chose to avoid their obligations to make payments into funds. Our current governor has continued this irresponsibility, citing past irresponsibility as his excuse. This is like any debtor saying he'll not make a payment because he missed past payments. [Continued]
A. Gideon June 20, 2012 at 02:05 PM
[Continuing] Before we put too much blame on our leaders, though, recall: we've been putting them into office for years. Fiscally responsible candidates - candidates that speak the truth about state finances - haven't a chance with voters. Instead, we bounce between the "we can spend our way out of this" lie and the "we can cut our way out of this" lie. We saw a version of this in the recent Montclair election, where two slates proposing various forms of a balanced fiscal approach to our town's financial problems lost to a slate that views the situation purely as a revenue problem. Detail, depth, analysis and truth lost to "we can spend out way out of this". Unfortunately, simplistically erroneous analysis of the Eurocrisis just continues this theme of voter misinformation and irresponsibility. ...Andrew


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