Gov. Christie Holds 'Clean Beaches And Clean Waters' News Confer - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Gov. Christie Holds 'Clean Beaches And Clean Waters' News Conference

Posted: Updated:
NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. -

With the summer of 2013 coming to a close, Governor Chris Christie visits Wildwood. He snapped pictures with folks, shook hands along the boardwalk and chatted with business owners.

Inside Fishers, located on the boardwalk, a worker was very excited to meet the governor. It was a bright spot in her day, considering business was slow this summer.

"We work hard, hope everything is ok next year, you know," she says.

Down the boardwalk, others agree they too have seen fewer customers this year.

"It was significantly lower, about 30 percent, possibly," says William Murphy, who works on the boardwalk. "I've heard everyone saying about pretty much the same thing: they're all losing money."

Yet today Governor Christie pointed out the positives, reminding folks that some predicted there would be some areas along the shore that wouldn't even open this year.

"Almost 100 percent of beaches open," he said. "Highest within the country."

Millions were poured into the "Stronger Than The Storm campaign," a campaign the governor credits with bringing tourists back to the shore.

"The fact is though, it's a lot better than it was in November and [better than] people anticipated it being. We've done everything we can do to make sure we get it back as quickly as possible. I don't think there's anybody, a thinking person, out her who thought summer of 2013 was going to be as good as summer of 2012," says Governor Christie.

Some business owners say their numbers did remain steady, but data for the harder hit areas will not be available until later this year.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • VIDEO: Children Wed Parents During Self-Uniting Ceremony

    VIDEO: Children Wed Parents During Self-Uniting Ceremony

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:42:16 GMT
    Paul Resnik and Anne Marie Coughlin were married by their children at their home.
    Paul Resnik and Anne Marie Coughlin were married by their children at their home.
  • Gaggle Of Geese Making A Mess Of Emmaus Park

    Gaggle Of Geese Making A Mess Of Emmaus Park

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:57:03 GMT
    They may be Canada's least popular export: geese, or more exactly, goose droppings.
    They may be Canada's least popular export: geese, or more exactly, goose droppings.
  • Ya Gotta Try This Tasting

    Ya Gotta Try This Tasting

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:34:59 GMT
    Join FOX 29's Mike Jerrick and the Good Day Philadelphia team for a tasty night of yummy treats benefiting local youth.You've all seen Mike's weekly "Ya Gotta Try This" segments on Good Day Philadelphia, where he visits local restaurants and eating establishments to try their signature, and sometimes, unusual, dishes. Now you have the chance to do the same at the "Ya Gotta Try This" Tasting, Thursday, October 2nd, 6:30 to 9:30, at the Independence Visitor Center, One North Independence Mall W...
    Join FOX 29's Mike Jerrick and the Good Day Philadelphia team for a tasty night of yummy treats benefiting local youth.You've all seen Mike's weekly "Ya Gotta Try This" segments on Good Day Philadelphia, where he visits local restaurants and eating establishments to try their signature, and sometimes, unusual, dishes. Now you have the chance to do the same at the "Ya Gotta Try This" Tasting, Thursday, October 2nd, 6:30 to 9:30, at the Independence Visitor Center, One North Independence Mall W...
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices