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Christie aide: Hoboken treated no differently

Local News | Jan 21, 2014

Christie aide: Hoboken treated no differently

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie’s administration is continuing its push to show that Hoboken has not been treated differently than other cities in its efforts to gain Superstorm Sandy relief funding.

This weekend, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer claimed that relief funding was withheld from the severely flooded city because she wouldn’t sign off on a real estate venture whose lawyer and lobbyist are close to the governor.

Marc Ferzan, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Recovery and Rebuilding, held a conference call with reporters Monday.

He says the state has tried to prioritize its funding and programs to address the “communities most in need.” He also notes that funding requests outweigh the state’s resources.

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno says Zimmer’s claim about aid being tied to the development is “false” and “illogical.”

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