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Gov. Chris Christie announces his presidential candidacy at his alma mater, Livingston High School, Tuesday. Christie headed to New Hampshire immediately after his speech.

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Its official: Christie is


running for president
MICHAEL SYMONS @MICHAELSYMONS_

LIVINGSTON Returning to the town where he was


raised and the high school where he first tasted leadership and success, Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday
formally began a presidential campaign more than
five years in the making. He is hoping for nothing less
than a political resurrection.
Perhaps fittingly, given his back-of-the pack position in a field of more than a dozen Republicans, Christie began his campaign at midcourt of a sweltering
Livingston High School auxiliary gymnasium. It was
packed with hundreds of family members, childhood
friends and longtime supporters.
I have spent the last 13 years of my life, as U.S.
attorney and governor of this state, fighting for fairness and justice and opportunity for the people of the
state of New Jersey. That fight has not made me more
weary. It has made me stronger, and I am now ready to
fight for the people of the United States of America,
Christie said.
America is tired of hand-wringing and indecisive-

On the Issues graphic


See where Christie stands against GOP field. 6-7A

Iowa Perspective
How can Christie gain momentum in Hawkeye State? 8A

What New Jersey thinks


Garden State residents have their doubts. 8A

Who Says You Cant Go Home


Campaign powered by the music of Bon Jovi. 17A

Blunt, bashing message


Analysis: Christie, rivals vs. Washington. 1B

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See CHRISTIE, Page 17A

Governor takes to N.H.


in full campaign mode
BOB JORDAN @BOBJORDANAPP
SANDOWN, N.H. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
wasted no time after his formal entry into the presidential derby Tuesday trying to make good on his bet
that New Hampshire provides his path to the White
House.
Christie traveled to the Live Free or Die state to
host a town hall, just hours after his announcement address in New Jersey. With locals in this remote town of
8,000, he shot the breeze, rolled out elements of his
campaign platform and shared emotional, personal
stories.
I told them this morning, Christie said of his earlier appearance at Livingston High School, his alma
mater, and I want to tell everybody in New Hampshire, that Im running for president and I want to win
this election.
This was the first of 11 campaign events over 5 days
in New Hampshire for Christie capped by his plans
to march in the Wolfeboro Fourth of July Parade. Political analysts said the Christie campaign signals an

See CAMPAIGN, Page 17A

Rabbi: Lakewood busing deal dead


SHANNON MULLEN @MULLENAPP
LAKEWOOD The school districts transportation
budget shortfall could soar to $8 million now that leaders of the townships Orthodox Jewish private schools
have abandoned plans to stagger their start times.
It was only two months ago that a cross-section of
community leaders hailed the scheduling change as a
major breakthrough. Prompted by a $5.6 million budget shortfall, the move was expected to save $3 million
in courtesy, or non-mandatory, busing costs by making

it possible for fewer buses to transport the same number of schoolchildren.


In the 2014-15 school term, all but a handful of the
more than 100 private religious schools had a start time
of 9 a.m.
Now the deal is dead, leaders say. Whats more, some
of the largest private religious schools, which already
had adjusted their hours for this school year on a trial
basis, may return to their prior schedules, which could
roll back roughly $2.5 million in savings.
When that combined $5.5 million in cost-reduction

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measures is added to some $2.6 million in courtesy busing costs that are still not funded, the shortfall comes to
more than $8 million.
At stake is the free busing the district provides for
hundreds of private and public school schoolchildren
who live less than 2.5 miles from their schools. State law
requires districts to offer free busing to all students beyond that range. The district has gone beyond that mandate for many years, citing the dangerous walking conSee BUSING, Page 13A

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