Associated Press New Jersey Daybook for Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
CHRISTIE/GUADAGNO SCHEDULE — The public schedule for Gov. Chris Christie and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno:
8:30 a.m. Guadagno attends Eastern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce meeting. Location: Concord Room in the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel, 6 Industrial Way East, Eatontown.
10:45 a.m. Christie and former Gov. Jim McGreevey meet with the women of Integrity House. (NOTE: Event open for photo spray only. Media members must arrive no later than 10:15 a.m. to clear security). Location: Hudson County Jail, 30-35 Hackensack Ave., Kearny.
Christie and McGreevey will hold 11:15 a.m. media availability at the jail.
11 a.m. Guadagno attends New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs' annual convention. Location: Ballrooms A & B in the Golden Nugget, 1 Castle Blvd., Atlantic City.
Contact: Michael Drewniak, 609-777-2600.
CAMDEN MAYOR — The public schedule for Camden Mayor Dana Redd:
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Marks the start of the fourth annual "Camden Clean Campaign" during the first of eight neighborhood cleanup events scheduled through the summer. (NOTE: Distribution of assignments from 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., followed by 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. cleanup event). Location: Starts at Farnham Park, Dr. Charles Brimm Boulevard/Kaighn Avenue and Park Boulevard, Camden.
11 a.m. Joins Camden County Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, Camden ity Council members and other officials at event marking the start of the Fresh Mobile Market Program operated by the Camden City Garden Club. Location: Mickle Towers, 200 Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard/Mickle Boulevard, Camden.
Contacts: Robert Corrales, 856-757-7200 or 856-397-7972, or Mike Devlin, 609-707-7677 or 215-219-4803.
9 a.m. NEWARK MAYOR-MILITARY MEDAL — Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Jack Fanous, co-founder and executive director of The G.I. Go Fund veterans organization, present the state's "Meritorious Service Medal" while returning U.S. Army dog tags lost in France in 1944 to a 90-year-old World War II veteran.
Location: Rotunda of City Hall, 920 Broad St., Newark.
Contacts: James Allen, 973-733-5145, 201-693-0735 (cell) or 973-733-8004; Dreena Whitfield, 973-733-4882, 201-602-4073 (cell) or 973-733-8004, or David Lippman, 973-733-8004.
9 a.m. NJ TRANSIT MEETING — New Jersey Transit's board of directors hold regularly scheduled meeting.
Location: New Jersey Transit Boardroom, One Penn Plaza East, Raymond Plaza East and Raymond Boulevard, Newark.
Contacts: John Durso Jr. or Nancy Snyder, 973-491-7078 or 973-491-7000; Joyce Zuczek, 973-491-7000.
Noon. GUN BUYBACK-PASSAIC COUNTY — Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa joins Passaic County law enforcement and religious officials to discuss results of last weekend's state-sponsored gun buyback events in Passaic and Paterson.
Location: Passaic County Prosecutor's Office, 30 King Road off Union Boulevard (Route 62) and Route 46, Totowa.
Contacts: Paul Loriquet or Lee Moore, 609-292-4791, or George Wall, 862-849-8195.
1:30 - 6 p.m. SUPERSTORM-NEW ORLEANS HOUSING ADVOCATE — James Perry, executive director of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, contrasts Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy during keynote address at the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey's semi-annual membership meeting.
Location: Trenton Marriott Downtown hotel, Lafayette Yard, 1 West Lafayette St., Trenton.
Contact: Nina Arce, 609-393-3752 ext. 12 or 609-789-7900 (cell).
2 p.m. NJ SUICIDE HOTLINE — State Children and Families Commissioner Allison Blake and Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez tour the NJ Suicide hotline's call center at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's University Behavioral HealthCare in Piscataway. (NOTE: Media planning to attend must first notify Ellen Lovejoy by sending email to Ellen.Lovejoy(at)dhs.state.nj.us or by calling her at 609-292-3703).
Location: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's University Behavioral HealthCare, 151 Centennial Ave.(off River Road and exit 9 of Interstate 287), Piscataway.
Contact: Ellen Lovejoy, 609-292-3703.
4 p.m. STEVENS TECH-FEDERAL SCIENCE OFFICIAL — John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, discusses the Obama administration's scientific initiatives during lecture at Stevens Institute of Technology.
Location: Grace E. and Kenneth W. DeBaun Auditorium in Edwin A. Stevens Hall, Stevens Institute of Technology, 500 Hudson St., Hoboken.
Contact: Noah Lichtman, 201-259-3332.
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. AFP-TAXPAYER SEMINAR — Americans for Prosperity holds "Taxpayer Action Seminar" to discuss what it says are the failed, big government policies which have caused the state's economic decline.
Location: Polish American Club, 66 Adirondack Ave, Spotswood.
Contact: Mike Proto, 201-487-8844 or 201-400-3666.