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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 /https://t.co/cwoRudxCCq

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.

Indicted in GWB case, Bridget Anne Kelly proclaims innocence

northjersey.com — Bridget Anne Kelly, Governor Christie's former deputy chief of staff and the author of the infamous "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee" email that allegedly triggered the George Washington Bridge lane closures, defiantly proclaimed her innocence Friday, hours after being indicted in the scandal.

David Wildstein pleads guilty in GWB case; Bridget Kelly, Bill Baroni indicted

northjersey.com — Former Port Authority executive David Wildstein pleaded guilty today to charges related to the vindictive closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge and federal authorities unsealed indictments against two other former appointees of Governor Christie.

Hoboken Superstorm Sandy aid investigation reportedly closes

northjersey.com — Federal investigators have concluded their investigation into Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer's allegations that New Jersey officials threatened to withhold Superstorm Sandy aid if she didn't support a development Governor Christie wanted her to, according to a lawyer representing a former state employee.

GWB scandal: Christie maintains he had 'no knowledge or involvement'

northjersey.com — Governor Christie used social media to respond to the news that a former deputy chief of staff and one of his top appointees at the Port Authority had been indicted on federal charges Friday for their role in the George Washington Bridge lane closures.

Christie maintains he had 'no knowledge or involvement' of GWB lane closures

northjersey.com — Governor Christie used social media to respond to the news that a former deputy chief of staff and one of his top appointees at the Port Authority had been indicted on federal charges Friday for their role in the George Washington Bridge lane closures.

David Wildstein pleads guilty in GWB scandal; Bridget Kelly, Bill Baroni indicted

northjersey.com — David Wildstein, the former Port Authority executive and onetime ally of Governor Christie, pleaded guilty today to charges related to the vindictive closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge and federal authorities unsealed indictments against two other former appointees of Governor Christie.

Christie scheduled for more New Hampshire events next week

northjersey.com — Governor Christie is returning to New Hampshire next week to speak at a GOP dinner and host another of his town hall-style events at a pub. Earlier this month, Christie spent three days in the first-in-the-nation primary state holding two town halls, delivering a major policy address on entitlement reform and addressing a Republican summit as he continues to consider running for president.

Christie responds to Sweeney’s renewed call for ‘millionaires tax’

blog.northjersey.com — By DUSTIN RACIOPPI and MELISSA HAYES Speaking to reporters at the New Brunswick Counseling Center after he signed two bills aimed at combating opiate abuse, Christie also said that Senate President Stephen Sweeney has blocked his attempts to slash taxes because he and the Democrats are "in bed" with public sector unions.

Christie signs two bills aimed at substance abuse

northjersey.com — Governor Christie signed two bills aimed at stopping prescription medication and opioid abuse during an event Wednesday afternoon outside the New Brunswick Counseling Center. The first bill, A-2859, expands the state's medicine drop program, which already has more than 126 locations across New Jersey, to provide a safe and secure way to dispose of unused medications.

Christie: Sending troopers to Baltimore not related to relationship with Maryland governor

northjersey.com — Governor Christie said Wednesday that his decision to send state troopers to Baltimore had nothing to do with his relationship with Maryland's governor. Christie campaigned for Larry Hogan, Maryland's new governor, as chairman of the Republican Governors Association last year. And Hogan asked Christie to introduce him at his inauguration in January.
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May 01, 2015

RT @dracioppi: Breaking down Bridget Anne Kelly's six minutes in Livingston today after getting indictment, w/ @Record_Melissa: northjersey.com/news/indicted-…

May 01, 2015

Hoboken Superstorm Sandy aid investigation reportedly closes - News - NorthJersey.com shar.es/1pKd4I via @sharethis

May 01, 2015

The @SBPost was my first journalism job out of college. Sad to hear it joined my second job (The New Egypt Press) in shutting down

May 01, 2015

RT @newspoet41: Sad news that @SBPost has ceased publication after 57 years -- 3 yrs for me as reporter, 15 as editor. Been gone almost 5 yrs but still sad.

May 01, 2015

In other non-#GWB news today: #Rutgers adjusts grading, final exam policies due to cyber attack - shar.es/1pKYMr via @AdelyReporter

May 01, 2015

RT @ryanchutchins: “I don’t comment on culture," U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said, sounding nothing like his Manhattan counterpart. capi.tl/1I3HNJR



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