Has your opinion of Governor Christie gone up or down since he took office?

 

William Walker, Asbury Park - Down, I thought he’d do better with the Sandy Storm. He took care of the beachfront, but people are still out of their houses with nowhere to go.

William Walker, Asbury Park – Down, I thought he’d do better with the Sandy Storm. He took care of the beachfront, but people are still out of their houses with nowhere to go.

Charlie Bondhus, Asbury Park - I really do not like Christie at all. I didn’t like him in the beginning and I like him even less now. I’m a teacher and I think he’s been really awful to public education. He’s anti-teacher. And I think his public persona is unprofessional.

Charlie Bondhus, Asbury Park – I really do not like Christie at all. I didn’t like him in the beginning and I like him even less now. I’m a teacher and I think he’s been really awful to public education. He’s anti-teacher. And I think his public persona is unprofessional.

Rose Bremmer, Trax Hair & Nail - I’d say it went up after Sandy, but now I’d say down. - I think he did a good job with Sandy, but now I think he’s becoming a little cocky. And maybe a little corrupt.

Rose Bremmer, Trax Hair & Nail – I’d say it went up after Sandy, but now I’d say down. – I think he did a good job with Sandy, but now I think he’s becoming a little cocky. And maybe a little corrupt.

Eric Coppolino, Asbury Park - Governor Christie is an embarrassment. He’s transparently a criminal and I can’t believe anyone takes him seriously. He will not be president. He will not be a candidate. He will be stopped by traffic problems in Fort Lee.

Eric Coppolino, Asbury Park – Governor Christie is an embarrassment. He’s transparently a criminal and I can’t believe anyone takes him seriously. He will not be president. He will not be a candidate. He will be stopped by traffic problems in Fort Lee.

Ed Davidoski & Susan Whitehead, Bradley Beach - We think he did well with Hurricane Sandy when it first happened. Ed is a teacher and we don’t like the way he’s treated the teacher’s union. Personally we wouldn’t mind having a beer with him, so it’s going to be a tough call if he runs for president. It will be interesting to see who the Democrats put up.

Ed Davidoski & Susan Whitehead, Bradley Beach – We think he did well with Hurricane Sandy when it first happened. Ed is a teacher and we don’t like the way he’s treated the teacher’s union. Personally we wouldn’t mind having a beer with him, so it’s going to be a tough call if he runs for president. It will be interesting to see who the Democrats put up.

Tom DeSeno, Howell - It went down, along with his weight. It went down because  his bad temper went up.

Tom DeSeno, Howell – It went down, along with his weight. It went down because his bad temper went up.

Irene & Jeff Gilman, Oakhurst - Irene: My opinion was never high to begin with. I feel he is a very poor role model in the state. As a teacher, we try to quell bullying and here is someone in a very high profile position showing the very behavior we are trying to eliminate. Jeff: My opinion has gone down, especially in the past two weeks. He has a personality problem; anger management problem. It’s not a style, it’s a flaw. How he got to be governor amazes me.

Irene & Jeff Gilman, Oakhurst – Irene: My opinion was never high to begin with. I feel he is a very poor role model in the state. As a teacher, we try to quell bullying and here is someone in a very high profile position showing the very behavior we are trying to eliminate. Jeff: My opinion has gone down, especially in the past two weeks. He has a personality problem; anger management problem. It’s not a style, it’s a flaw. How he got to be governor amazes me.

Christina Grossi, Bradley Beach - I think he’s on the down. I think he’s doing the best he can as far as Sandy, but as far as school programs and human rights issues, I think he’s lacking. So, my opinion has gone down a little.

Christina Grossi, Bradley Beach – I think he’s on the down. I think he’s doing the best he can as far as Sandy, but as far as school programs and human rights issues, I think he’s lacking. So, my opinion has gone down a little.

Mario Marino, Ocean - I haven’t paid much attention. I haven’t had time really. But I feel he’s done a pretty good job since he’s been in office. He’s tried hard and, in New Jersey, that’s a tough job to do. I like him. I met him personally. I thought he was a nice fella.

Mario Marino, Ocean – I haven’t paid much attention. I haven’t had time really. But I feel he’s done a pretty good job since he’s been in office. He’s tried hard and, in New Jersey, that’s a tough job to do. I like him. I met him personally. I thought he was a nice fella.

Ryan Green-Mobley, Neptune - I feel like he’s on the up. He’s doing pretty good. I feel he’s doing the best he can after Hurricane Sandy. He put a lot of people back in their homes.

Ryan Green-Mobley, Neptune – I feel like he’s on the up. He’s doing pretty good. I feel he’s doing the best he can after Hurricane Sandy. He put a lot of people back in their homes.

Susan Niven, Dean’s - I’m neutral. I like what he did with the Ebola issue when that nurse came into  the state. It was that gutsy New Jersey side that came out. That’s New Jersey - no nonsense. I appreciate leadership. I don’t look at him any better or worse. I’m neutral and waiting to see how he handles himself before the 2016 election.

Susan Niven, Dean’s – I’m neutral. I like what he did with the Ebola issue when that nurse came into the state. It was that gutsy New Jersey side that came out. That’s New Jersey – no nonsense. I appreciate leadership. I don’t look at him any better or worse. I’m neutral and waiting to see how he handles himself before the 2016 election.

Josh Pigman, Avon - Up. I just think he’s actually real. He speaks his mind. He doesn’t hold back.  I like his style.

Josh Pigman, Avon – Up. I just think he’s actually real. He speaks his mind. He doesn’t hold back. I like his style.

Gables Residents Association to Celebrate 15 Years in 2015

  By DON STINE The Gables Residents Association in Neptune will celebrate its 15th anniversary next year and the organization still spearheads maintaining the quality of life for residents living there. “Preserve and maintain is our motto,” past association president Michale D. Fornino said. According to Fornino, the association was started in 2000 when Jersey […]

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Hall of Fame Ceremony in Convention Hall

  By JOSEPH SAPIA A dozen New Jerseyans — including two with Monmouth County connections, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams and the late writer Dorothy Parker — will be inducted in the New Jersey Hall of Fame Nov. 13 in Asbury Park. Performing at the 7 p.m. ceremony at Conventional Hall will be singer […]

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In Bradley Beach: Residents Urged to Assist, Hire and Thank Veterans for Service

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE Bradley Beach remembered and honored veterans during a Veteran’s Day service on Tues., Nov. 11 at Riley Park where residents were urged to assist veterans, hire veterans, visit veterans or just say thanks. Mayor Gary Engelstad along with Council members Norman Goldfarb, Thomas Volante, and Sal Galassetti were on hand to […]

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Ocean Township Mayor to Retire Jan. 1

  By DON STINE Mayor William F. Larkin – Ocean Township’s longest-serving elected official – announced last week that he will be leaving office effective Jan. 1. “This comes after a tremendous amount of thought and soul-searching. It was a very difficult decision because I have enjoyed all 23.5 years but it is time to […]

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What famous person do people tell you you look like?

 

Bradley York, Jackson - When I was younger Fred Savage. Matthew Broderick and one of the guys from ‘Flights of the Concords.’

Bradley York, Jackson – When I was younger Fred Savage. Matthew Broderick and one of the guys from ‘Flights of the Concords.’

Jack Garifine, Neptune - Nobody, nobody talks to me. Oscar the Grouch.

Jack Garifine, Neptune – Nobody, nobody talks to me. Oscar the Grouch.

Bill Hendy. Asbury Park -  Phil Hartman, I get that all the time.

Bill Hendy. Asbury Park – Phil Hartman, I get that all the time.

Tim Hill, Ocean - John Lennon and Dave Haywood, the guitarist from Lady Antebellum.

Tim Hill, Ocean – John Lennon and Dave Haywood, the guitarist from Lady Antebellum.

Dr Sandra Kuhn, West Long Branch - People have told me I look like Jessica Lange.

Dr Sandra Kuhn, West Long Branch – People have told me I look like Jessica Lange.

Mike Natale, West Long Branch - Tom Seleck. Dennis Farina.

Mike Natale, West Long Branch – Tom Seleck. Dennis Farina.

Lynn Pascocello, Brick - Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Wood.

Lynn Pascocello, Brick – Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Wood.

Stephanie Pizzo, Bradley Beach - It depends on the time of day. I sometimes get Angelina Jolie and Natalie Portman.

Stephanie Pizzo, Bradley Beach – It depends on the time of day. I sometimes get Angelina Jolie and Natalie Portman.

Jess Putaski, Oakhurst - Kristen Stewart, Emma Watson and Lorde.

Jess Putaski, Oakhurst – Kristen Stewart, Emma Watson and Lorde.

Yusef Qasim, Spring Lake - Tiger Woods.

Yusef Qasim, Spring Lake – Tiger Woods.

Ed Santoro, Interlaken - Walter Matthau. I hear it all the time.

Ed Santoro, Interlaken – Walter Matthau. I hear it all the time.

Shaun Booth, Long Branch - George Clooney.

Shaun Booth, Long Branch – George Clooney.

Richard Schlossbach, Asbury Park - William DeFoe, only he’s shorter. My mom always told me I look like Charlton Heston. The other day, some guy insisted I look like Gary Busey.

Richard Schlossbach, Asbury Park – William DeFoe, only he’s shorter. My mom always told me I look like Charlton Heston. The other day, some guy insisted I look like Gary Busey.

Adam Simmons, Deans - Robert Downey Jr. and the Verizon guy.

Adam Simmons, Deans – Robert Downey Jr. and the Verizon guy.

Art Thompson, Asbury Park - Lionel Richie.

Art Thompson, Asbury Park – Lionel Richie.