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Andrea Bernstein

Andrea Bernstein appears in the following:

David Samson: The Christie Aide Who Has Survived The Scandal

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie fired two of his aides when the "Bridgegate" scandal broke. He's standing by another ally, though: David Samson, a Port Authority appointee linked to several scandals.

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Could Citi Bike Go Broke?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

After months and months of rosy reports about ridership, reports last week show that Citi Bike is actually in big financial trouble. How did this happen? Kate Hinds, WNYC transportation reporter, and Andrea Bernstein, WNYC metro reporter and editor, discuss the numbers and how Citi Bike could be saved.

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This Week in Politics: de Blasio, Christie, Samson Feel the Heat

Saturday, March 22, 2014

WNYC

The first Bridgegate question — and calls for Port Authority Chair David Samson to resign. This Week in Politics breaks it down.

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An 'Insult to Broken Hearts': Families Denied Traffic Crash Reports

Thursday, March 20, 2014

When someone dies in traffic in New York City, relatives and friends often want to know how it happened. But those official NYPD accounts are hard to come by - even for families of the victims.

 

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Port Authority Chair Samson, Under Fire, Voices Concern About Reform

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Embattled Port Authority chief David Samson is objecting to an outside review of how the bi-state agency's board works. And his objection comes as federal prosecutors are intensifying their scrutiny of Samson.

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Attorney in New Jersey Presses Inquiry on Christie Ally

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The investigation is looking into whether Port Authority Chief David Samson broke any laws when he approved two major bridge contracts.

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Girl Gone: Anatomy Of a New York City Pedestrian Death

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

WNYC

The account of the collision that took Allison Liao is part of a year-long investigation into who is dying from traffic-related causes, and why.

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This Week in Politics: The Mayor's Big Week

Saturday, March 15, 2014

WNYC

It was a big week for Mayor Bill de Blasio. An explosion leveled two apartment buildings in East Harlem — and then a plan for universal pre-kindergarten emerged in budget talks in Albany. It wasn't exactly his plan, and it wasn't exactly a victory. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Beth Fertig sit down with special guest Azi Paybarah of Capital New York to discuss This Week in Politics.

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Prosecutor Opens Second Inquiry into Christie Ally

Monday, March 10, 2014

WNYC

Gov. Christie and Gov. Cuomo are standing by David Samson, but now federal prosecutors are looking into his mix of Port Authority leadership and private business.

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New York Fines Peer Ride-Sharing Service

Monday, March 10, 2014

WNYC

New York's governor is cracking down on RelayRides, a peer-to-peer car sharing service that has become popular among younger, mostly urban residents.

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Six Ways the Christie Administration Blocked Reform at the Port Authority

Monday, March 10, 2014

WNYC

Early in his first term, Gov. Christie promised to shine a light on the authorities and commissions he said were New Jersey's “shadow government." But when it came to the bi-state agency that brings in billions of dollars a year, it was more of a shadow reform.

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This Week in Politics: Slugging It Out in Albany

Saturday, March 08, 2014

WNYC

Cuomo and de Blasio slug it out in Albany over who cares more about education.

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This Week in Politics: Is Christie Getting his Mojo Back?

Saturday, March 01, 2014

This Week in Politics: Christie's up, and De Blasio gets his first major bill passed.

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Christie Still Backs Port Authority Chair

Thursday, February 27, 2014

WNYC

Despite apparent conflicts, Christie "strongly, firmly" backs Port Authority Chair. 

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New Bridgegate Emails: More Planning, More Cover-Up, More Jokes About 'Traffic Problems'

Thursday, February 27, 2014

A new set of uncensored documents shows two key Bridgegate figures joked about causing traffic problems for a Middlesex County rabbi three weeks before the shutdown of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge.

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Christie's Sandy Recovery Problem

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for Politics and Policy at WNYC, explains why Chris Christie is sticking by Port Authority chair David Samson, and Matt Katz, New Jersey Public Radio and WNYC reporter, explains how the slow distribution of Sandy aid money is dogging Chris Christie's reputation and further damaging his chances to be the GOP presidential nominee in 2016.

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How Christie Ally Profited From NJ Transit

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

WNYC

David Samson's law firm was hired for legal work on plan his transition committee recommended.

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Cuomo "No Opinion" On Whether Port Chief Should Resign

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

WNYC

New York's Governor offers no reaction to calls for resignation of Port Authority Chairman David Samson.

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Christie Rebuffs Reporters as Questions About his Port Chief Mount

Monday, February 24, 2014

More potential conflicts of interest have surfaced for Port Authority Chairman David Samson.

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Team Christie Mum After Paper Calls on Port Chief to Resign

Friday, February 21, 2014

Saying "beyond Bridgegate, his tenure has been a failure," the Star-Ledger says its time for Christie's top man a the Port Authority to resign.

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