Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Governor tells New York Post that Lap-Band procedure was done at the urging of his family. An NYU doctor made house calls to Christie's Mendham home to not draw attention to the surgery.
Gov. Chris Christie underwent stomach-shrinking Lap-Band surgery in February, he confirmed to the New York Post on Monday night while refuting speculation that he was slimming down for a White House run in 2016. Christie quietly had the Lap-Band — or laparoscopic adjustable gastric binding —procedure done in a New York hospital, telling the paper that he agreed to the surgery at the urging of his family after turning 50 in September. Sean Conner, a spokesperson for Christie, confirmed the story to Patch Tuesday. The governor insisted that the Lap-Band was not inserted to help him lose weight in the run-up to 2016. "I know it sounds crazy to say that running for president is minor, but in the grand scheme of things, it was looking at Mary …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Any ballot requested before April 25 for the June 4 primary election should be received in the coming days. The deadline to apply for a Vote by Mail ballot is May 28.
Sunday, April 28
Burlington County submitted the following news release: Burlington County County Clerk Tim Tyler announced the Clerk’s Office has completed its initial mailing of primary election ballots. Any ballot requested for the June 4 Primary Election before April 25 should be received in the coming days. “My office began issuing ballots on Friday, April 19, starting with Military and Overseas UOCAVA voters. Civilian ballot mailing also began the same day,” said Tyler. The last ballots of the initial 1,858 ballot mailing was delivered to the post office Friday afternoon. “If a voter does not receive an expected ballot, they should call the clerk’s office as soon as possible,” said Tyler. “We are able to check their application status and have many…
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Cinnaminson Planning Board will hold a public hearing tonight to discuss whether certain areas along Route 130 should be designated as needing redevelopment.
The planning board will hold a public hearing tonight to discuss the findings of an investigation into whether sections of Route 130, and Riverton Road, should be designated as areas in need of redevelopment. Township committee directed the planning board back in January to conduct the investigation. A report, prepared by Environmental Resolutions Inc., will be presented at 7:30 p.m., per state law, which requires the township hold a public hearing before making any determinations about which areas—if any—should be designated as areas in need of redevelopment. The hearing will be held at the municipal building. The maps and report are on file with the planning board secretary and can be viewed at the municipal building. Stay with …
Matthew Paterno, the Democratic candidate for Cinnaminson Township Committee, vows to do more than just smile for the cameras if elected.
To the editor: This opportunity to run for township committee is not to be taken lightly. There's absolutely no getting around the fact that the coming months will be intense, or that I'm slated against an opponent who's clearly and deservedly amassed a following in our great community. I admire that enormously. For right now, and until June's primary, provided our citizens are kind enough to give me the official nod on the summer ballot, my objective is simple: Listen, observe, and continuously revise my plan of action with methodic intent for issues that townspeople come to their candidates with. I've already begun meeting with civic groups and getting a clear idea as to where some of their concerns lie. Once the summer months come, I'll…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Also, township committee provides a progress report on Memorial Park improvements and addresses parking concerns at Cinnaminson Harbor.
For those who couldn’t make it to this week’s township committee meeting, there were a few interesting items that didn’t make it into a full story, but were nonetheless noteworthy. Here are a few leftover news and notes from the meeting: Township committee will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, in the Mayor's Conference Room at the municipal building. Want more Cinnaminson news? Sign up for our daily news digest and breaking news alerts and "like" us on Facebook to stay current on all the latest news.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
How much will the township and school district save next year due to 2011's pension reform?
Cinnaminson will save more than $280,000 next year, thanks to pension reform signed into law two years ago. According to figures released by the state Department of the Treasury, the township's pension payments in 2014 for the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) will be $189,580 and $505,462 for the Police and Firemen's Retirement System (PFRS), a total of $695,042. Without pension reform, that amount would have been $976,084, a $281,042 (or roughly 28 percent) difference, according to Treasury projections. For township administrator Frank Locantore, the savings is definitely welcome. "When you're talking about numbers that low, that's a significant savings for a person crafting a budget within the confines of a 2 percent cap," he …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Democrat Matthew Paterno, 25, says he's looking forward to election season as he vies for Cinnaminson Committeewoman Kathy Fitzpatrick's open seat.
Modern-day politics might seem rife with divisiveness, but township committee candidate Matthew Paterno says the keyword of his campaign is unity. Democrat Paterno will vie for Committeewoman Kathy Fitzpatrick’s open seat this fall, while Fitzpatrick will seek a third term on committee. At just 25 years old, this is Paterno’s first bid for public office. He does, however, have a fairly extensive political background, including involvement in various campaigns—for example, Burlington City Mayor Jim Fazzone’s 2011 campaign—and is active in student government at Rutgers Camden, where he is currently attending. Paterno—who is interning at Merrill Lynch and hopes to continue a career there after he graduates this year—was elected to the …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Environment New Jersey is calling for efforts to reduce carbon pollution.
On an interactive map of the United States that records the number of extreme weather events that have taken place over the last several years, New Jersey might as well be the black eye. The red, purples and magentas that color each of New Jersey’s 21 counties make up the wrong end of the weather-related disaster spectrum, marking the entire state as a recurring extreme weather target. Should nothing be done to curb pollution and carbon emissions, a recent report from Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center details, expect that trend to continue. Just off of the beach in Long Branch Tuesday, with temperatures coincidentally hovering around an unseasonable 80 degrees, several officials gathered to discuss the new report, called “…
Citing Congressional measure, Board of Governors reluctantly decides to continue six-day-a-week delivery, not drop to five-days-a-week.
The Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service has reversed course and will no longer move ahead with plans to suspend Saturday mail delivery in August to save money, according to a statement from the board. The postal service had announced in February the six-days-per-week mail delivery business model was “no longer sustainable” and that it would eliminate Saturday delivery by Aug. 1. But on Tuesday, the board backpedaled on the decision, citing language in a continuing resolution passed by Congress that prohibited the proposed change. “The Board believes that Congress has left it with no choice but to delay this implementation at this time’” a statement released by the board said. The plan announced in February would have changed …
The report was produced by a six-member task force.
A report commissioned by Gov. Christie to examine the root causes of gun violence and released Wednesday lists as one of its objective goals to "(P)romote the safe and secure storage of firearms to prevent unauthorized persons from accessing them." Though the report, compiled by NJ SAFE Task Force in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting that claimed 26 lives in Newtown, CT in December, was intended to explore ways to prevent other mass shootings from occurring, it also examines measures that may have prevented the recent accidental shooting death of six-year-old Toms River boy Brandon Holt. According to the report, New Jersey already has some of the most strident gun laws in the nation, but the six-member bipartisan task force believes it …