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HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced yesterday that Hoboken will receive $230 million in flood prevention funds.  At the suggestion of the governor’s office, the ceremony announcing the grant was made several miles away in Little Ferry, N.J. (which received a smaller award — $150 million).

Dawn Zimmer is the Mayor who in January charged that members of the Christie administration had threatened to withhold Sandy aid if she did not push for approval of a particular project in Hoboken.

According to the NY Times:

The governor posed for pictures with the members of the winning design teams but Ms. Zimmer did not approach him. After Mr. Christie left, Ms. Zimmer said she did not know if the governor had supported the project, known as Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge.

She said she had asked him to write a letter in support of the plan, which she called a “four-part water management system” that will involve building a riverfront park “so that it is a levee system as well.” But Ms. Zimmer said she was unaware of any help provided by the governor personally, though she added that the state government “did start to help with the process” of seeking the Rebuild by Design money after she complained.

Christie, showing all the charm and grace that has propelled him to the top of GOP .  .  . oh, wait -- that was seven months ago.

Congratulations to Mayor Zimmer, a courageous fighter for her city and its people.

Other Christie News:

The Christie administration awarded a $105.6m public subsidy to a property venture involving a close friend and financial backer of the governor, after state law was amended to enable the project to qualify for the money.

h/t a2nite

Finally -- Note to Steve Kornacki -- Two straight weeks, four shows, with no Christie segments?? What's "UP" with that?  How about the pension funding scandal?

This goniff is still in power, harming NJ and its people.

Originally posted to Bethesda 1971 on Tue Jun 03, 2014 at 07:20 AM PDT.

Also republished by Christie Watch.

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