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Westwood, NJ
Specialty Writer — Bergen Record
Covers:  Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey State Government, New Jersey Legislature, 2016 Election, Hurricane Sandy Recovery, New Jersey News, New Jersey Politics, Governor Christie

I cover @GovChristie and #NJpolitics for The Record. Tweet, call or email me tips hayes@northjersey.com / 609.292.9862 / http://t.co/zhyqgMz4xF

Melissa Hayes's Biography

State House Bureau reporter for The Record (North Jersey Media Group) covering Governor Christie. Prior to moving to the Trenton Bureau I worked as a municipal reporter in the paper's main office covering a group of communities in northern Bergen County.

Before joining The Record in 2010 I spent a year at The Jersey Journal covering Jersey City and Hudson County politics, including a number of federal court cases ...

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Bridge report details blurred lines in Christie office: State workers by day, campaign volunteers...

Bridge report details blurred lines in Christie office: State workers by day, campaign volunteers...

What was your first job as a journalist?

I was an education reporter at two weekly papers owned by Packet Publications in Middlesex County

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Many, many, many years ago as a kid before we had a household computer

How is social media changing news?

It's requiring us to be faster and more efficient and helping us reach a broader audience.

Christie, Cuomo announce new Ebola quarantine policy; woman quarantined after Newark landing

northjersey.com — The governors of New York and New Jersey on Friday announced a mandatory 21-day quarantine for travelers from West Africa who have had contact with Ebola patients, saying that a healthcare worker who flew in to Newark this afternoon has already been isolated.

Hackensack among 3 NJ hospitals to be trained to receive Ebola patients

northjersey.com — Governor Christie named three hospitals Wednesday - including Hackensack University Medical Center - to receive intensive training and support so they are prepared to treat any Ebola patients in New Jersey. The three volunteered to be designated as the state's treatment centers for patients with the highly contagious disease, the state Health Department said.

Christie seeks to clarify comments on minimum wage

northjersey.com — Governor Christie worked Thursday to define his comments on the minimum wage and voting rights that sparked intense criticism after a speech in Washington D.C. earlier this week. Christie said his use of the phrase "voting mechanisms" was intended to cover policy and was not an endorsement of laws requiring voters to present specific forms of identification before being able to cast a ballot.

Christie to appear on Fox News Sunday

northjersey.com — Governor Christie is set to be on Fox New Sunday with host Chris Wallace this weekend, marking the governor's first appearance on a Sunday morning news show since he won a second term last year. Christie is expected to talk about his cross-country travels as chairman of the Republican Governors Association during a year when there are 36 gubernatorial contests.

N.J. proposal would give lawmakers ability to appoint some Port Authority commissioners

northjersey.com — Assemblyman John Wisniewski, a Democrat who is co-chairman of the committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures, also wants commissioners to be able to select their own leadership, instead of the current practice where New Jersey's governor names a chairman and New York's governor appoints a vice chairman.

Hackensack among 3 N.J. hospitals to be trained to receive Ebola patients

northjersey.com — Governor Christie named three hospitals Wednesday - including Hackensack University Medical Center - to receive intensive training and support so they are prepared to treat any Ebola patients in New Jersey. The three volunteered to be designated as the state's treatment centers for patients with the highly contagious disease, the state Health Department said.

Christie announces Ebola joint response team; Newark airport traveler not infected [video]

northjersey.com — An airline passenger from West Africa who was taken to the hospital in Newark yesterday does not have Ebola, the governor said. Governor Christie, at a press conference at Hackensack University Medical Center to discuss the state's Ebola readiness, said the patient is likely to be released. "He is now asymptomatic,'' Christie said.

Christie says GOP gubernatorial candidates need to win so they control 'voting mechanisms'

northjersey.com — Governor Christie pushed further into the contentious debate over voting rights than he has gone before, saying Tuesday that Republicans need to win gubernatorial races this year so that they're the ones controlling "voting mechanisms" going into the next presidential election.

Christie visits to 2016 open-primary states could lay groundwork for non-base support

northjersey.com — Governor Christie's itinerary as he travels the country campaigning and fundraising for Republican candidates this year may be the road map for how he might blunt the power of the party's conservative base if he were to run for president.

Visits to open-primary states could gain Christie wider support for 2016 presidential bid

northjersey.com — Governor Christie's itinerary as he travels the country campaigning and fundraising for Republican candidates this year may be the road map for how he might blunt the power of the party's conservative base if he were to run for president.
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Christie: when we see circumstances that need to be changed we do it

Oct 24, 2014

Anyone from one of the three West African countries where there are ebola cases will be monitored by the state health depts

Oct 24, 2014

NY health commissioner says any health care workers who treated ebola pts and anyone who was in contact w/ ebola cases will be quarantined

Oct 24, 2014

NJ health commissioner Mary O'Dowd not here because she is handling Newark quarantine case

Oct 24, 2014

"It’s the first application of this new set of standards that we have developed over the last 24 hrs and now have the opp. to implement"

Oct 24, 2014

The woman is not a NJ resident and was headed to NY from Newark airport, Christie said not sure where she will be quarantined yet

Oct 24, 2014

Christie says state decided to quarantine a health care worker who came from treating patients with Ebola and arrived at Newark

Oct 24, 2014

"We are very well prepared very well trained and things could not have been going better from a functional point of view" Cuomo says



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