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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.


      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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