The Republican governor began his so-called “Endless Summer Tax Relief Tour” in Manasquan on Monday, bashing Democrats who he says are blocking tax cuts for homeowners.
A week after telling people – in some not very subtle terms – to leave the shore as Hurricane Irene swirled up the coast, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday encouraged people to head back to the boardwalk — with open wallets.
Floodwaters rose all across New Jersey, closing roads from side streets to major highways as Irene, the first hurricane to make landfall in the state in more than a century, weakened and moved on, leaving more than 600,000 homes and businesses without power.
Mayor Bloomberg said that senior citizen homes, nursing homes and hospitals in low-lying areas “must evacuate” by 8 p.m. Friday unless they are able to show that their location or provisions for back-up power would allow them to stay safe.