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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://www.facebook.com/RecordHayes

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 stands firm on 'sit down, shut up'

northjersey.com — Governor Christie isn't sorry he confronted a man who disrupted him during a Superstorm Sandy anniversary event, an encounter caught on camera and one that ended when the governor told the man to "sit down and shut up." "I don't look forward to doing that stuff, but I won't shrink away from it, either," Christie said Thursday while campaigning in New Mexico.

Christie says he's not sorry he confronted protester at Sandy event

northjersey.com — Governor Christie said during a campaign stop in New Mexico Thursday that he isn't sorry he confronted a Spring Lake man who interrupted him during a Superstorm Sandy anniversary event in Belmar Wednesday.

Christie visiting 19 states in lead up to Election Day

blog.northjersey.com — Governor Christie will hit 19 states over the next five days as he makes a final push for GOP candidates ahead of the Nov. 4 election. After taking a day off from his busy travel schedule to observe the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey, the governor was back on the road this morning.

Maine nurse says she won't remain in quarantine in her home state

northjersey.com — Nurse Kaci Hickox continued to criticize Ebola quarantine policies from her home in Maine during a Today Show appearance this morning and said she would go to court if her home state's restrictions were not lifted by Thursday morning.

Frustration building over lack of details on N.J. Ebola plan

northjersey.com — Governor Christie is forcefully defending New Jersey's mandatory quarantine policy for travelers or health workers who have come in contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, saying other states, the military and even a Nobel laureate are on his side, as a fierce national debate has ensued over how to best protect Americans from the disease.

N.J. Senate committee OKs measures to boost addiction treatment options

northjersey.com — A Senate committee approved seven bills that aim to increase treatment and recovery options for residents struggling with opiate addictions. The measures are part of a 21-bill package announced by a bipartisan group of lawmakers last month.

Nurse quarantined in N.J. en route to Maine home

northjersey.com — The patient at University Hospital who had been quarantined for exposure to Ebola will be discharged and transported to Maine after being symptom-free for the last 24 hours, the New Jersey Department of Health said. Kaci Hickox, who tested negative for Ebola early Saturday morning, has been quarantined at the hospital since she landed at Newark Airport on Friday.

Healthcare worker quarantined in NJ to be discharged; Christie defends decision on Ebola

northjersey.com — The patient at University Hospital who had been quarantined for exposure to Ebola will be discharged and transported to Maine after being symptom-free for the last 24 hours, the New Jersey Department of Health said. Kaci Hickox, who tested negative for Ebola early Saturday morning, has been quarantined at the hospital since she landed at Newark Airport on Friday.

Feds press NJ and NY to reconsider mandatory Ebola quarantine policy [video]

northjersey.com — The White House pressed the governors of New Jersey and New York on Sunday to reconsider their decision to quarantine all travelers from Ebola-affected areas in Africa. Gov. Cuomo, a Democrat, reacted by loosening the quarantine restrictions in the new policy, but Christie, a Republican, defended the stringent conditions and denied he had been in contact with the White House about them.

Christie says he’s focused on electing GOP governors, still weighing presidential bid

northjersey.com — From the Political State blog on NorthJersey.com Governor Christie dismissed allegations he isn't doing enough to help Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, because the two men could face each other in the 2016 presidential primary.
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Oct 31, 2014

NJ releases details on mandatory #Ebola screening and quarantine - shar.es/107V97 via @LindyWa

Oct 31, 2014

I"m on now w/ Mary Jo Layton: Record Talk Radio to host discussions Friday on Ebola and politics - shar.es/10vNy0

Oct 30, 2014

I raised eyebrows when I just referred to tonight as Cabbage Night, but it seems I'm not alone: s.nj.com/mdpjsWk

Oct 30, 2014

#GovChristie says he's not sorry he confronted protester at Sandy event - shar.es/10tmlO

Oct 30, 2014

RT @MatthewArco: Christie isn't along on this trip, Jeff Chiesa AND Jon Bramnick are touring the country with him today.

Oct 30, 2014

RT @julieroginsky: My op-ed for @fxnopinion on what this election means for Chris Christie's presidential aspirations. foxnews.com/opinion/2014/1…



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