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  •  Apparently for Springfield, not anywhere (2+ / 0-)
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    Dirtandiron, CenPhx

    near Ft. Lee.

    Listening to the NRA on school safety is like listening to the tobacco companies on cigarette safety. (h/t nightsweat)

    by PsychoSavannah on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 08:58:05 AM PST

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    •  Ft. Lee "study" unrelated to Springfield study (0+ / 0-)

      Chris Christie bridge scandal: Why is Springfield mentioned in controversial emails?

      The Springfield mention was in reference to a grant from the Port Authority, which gave the township $60,000 to conduct a traffic study relating to the redevelopment of the downtown area along Morris Avenue, according to David Amlen, the township’s Democratic mayor at the time.

      “As it pertained to Springfield, a lack of endorsement didn't have any adverse effect on us getting our funding,” Amlen said.

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      Though the email was sent in September, Amlen said he wasn’t informed of the approval until November, after Christie had won re-election. But he said the timing wasn’t important to him, so long as the grant was approved.

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