With ‘Today’ Appearance and Ribbon Cutting, Christie Opens Jersey Shore

May 24, 2013

Ricardo Kaulessar | May 24, 2013 | Wall Street Journal

In a ribbon cutting for the record books, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie proclaimed Friday that the Jersey Shore was reopen for business after superstorm Sandy.

Mr. Christie, his wife, Mary Pat, and other town officials, along with local residents and volunteers, were on hand for a ribbon cutting in Seaside Heights, one of a series of ribbon cuttings in shore towns. Officials say the feat will break the record for the longest ribbon cutting — at 5.5 miles — in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Standing across from local favorite Lucky Leo’s Amusements, Mr. Christie spoke briefly about restoring the shore months after Sandy and in time for the Memorial Day weekend.

“An incredible day for New Jersey. Mary Pat and I were here about seven months ago and saw the destruction on this boardwalk,” Mr. Christie said. “You know that if we all worked hard and worked together, that we would get this done.”


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