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Ten Sandy Contractors Give to GOP Group Headed by Christie

The national Republican group that Gov. Christie chairs -- and that helped to elect him governor twice -- collected donations last year from at least 10 companies hired by New Jersey for Sandy relief, WNYC has learned. 

A review of IRS documents released late Friday indicate that the companies, which ...

Christie's Super Bowl Weekend Turned into a Public Ordeal

It was a tough weekend for Chris Christie. On Friday, David Wildstein, the man at the center of the George Washington Bridge scandal, alleged that evidence exists the governor had knowledge of the closures when they were happening.  Christie was in the spotlight several times during the Super Bowl weekend ...

Yep, it's Snowing Again. Here's What You Need to Know

So much for that balmy weekend weather. Expect eight inches of snow in the New York-area today, and commuter problems that are already piling up. We have all you need to know right here, including information on school closures and transit.

Fuzzy Math: How Christie Divvied Up Sandy Aid

Jersey City — the state’s second largest city — was awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars less than Newark and Elizabeth, cities of comparable size and storm damage.

Super Commuters: Nearly a Third of Super Bowl Attendees Took NJ Transit

More than 28,000 football fans took New Jersey Transit to the Meadowlands for the Super Bowl between the Denver Broncos and Seattle’s Seahawks—and over 33,000 took the return trip.

American Dream Not Realized In Time For Super Bowl

As thousands flock to MetLife Stadium this weekend, the vision of a huge money-making entertainment  complex next door has turned into a mirage.

Ex-Port Authority Official Says Christie Knew of Lane Closures

A letter from David Wildstein's attorney says the Governor was aware of the closures in September when they happened.

Christie Advisers Suggested David Samson Be Forced Out

As controversy swirls around Port Authority Chairman David Samson, WNYC has learned that some of Gov. Chris Christie’s closest advisers urged him to oust Samson when the Bridgegate scandal broke.

Port Authority Board to Examine Conflicts of Interest

The Port Authority's Board of Commissioners will be examining "all the facts and circumstances" surrounding the burgeoning bridgegate scandal, including whether the Board's Chair, David Samson, had conflicts of interest when he voted to approve a new PATH station near Harrison, two sources familiar with the board's thinking have told ...

Super Bowl Ticket Prices as Variable as the Weather

The New York-New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee says the game will generate between $500 and $600 million of projected economic activity for the region. But hotel prices are falling and tickets to the game have taken a dip--kind of like the temperature in the Northeast in recent days.

Christie's Brother's Investments Draw Scrutiny, But Not Much Money

How much money did the brother of Gov. Chris Christie's make on land deals near a Port Authority investment in Harrison, N.J.? Not so much.

Patch Fires Editorial Staff

Patch's new owner fired about 80% of its editorial staff on Wednesday. According to NJ News Commons, the firings occurred during a conference call with staff. Mary Mann, with NJ News Commons, is a former Patch employee. She tells us a skeleton crew will remain to run Patch’s 89 ...

Booker: Probe into Christie's Bridgegate Involvement "Appropriately Agressive"

When the allegations that the Christie administration was involved in shutting approach lanes to the George Washington Bridge - leading to hours of gridlock - Sen. Cory Booker said he was "deeply troubled."

Chris Christie's 18 State Secrets

The release of subpoenaed documents that exposed the Christie Administration's involvement in Bridgegate show how the Governor's Office has been keeping its decisions and expenditures quiet despite laws that require official business to be made public. 

Sex Trafficking at the Super Bowl

"To anyone engaged in this conduct, or somebody four days out from the Super Bowl who might be contemplating it: Don’t try it," Christie said.

Christie Loyalist to Run Ethics Panel That Would Get Bridgegate Complaints

The state Ethics Commission, which would rule on any ethics complaints against state officials in Bridgegate or other Christie administration scandals, yesterday approved Gov. Chris Christie’s recommendation for its new executive director -- Susana Espasa Guerrero, a former governor’s counsel who served in the governor's office with all nine Christie ...

Toll Workers Ask Turnpike Authority Not to Privatize Their Jobs

Find out why working in a toll booth on the New Jersey Turnpike may become an even worse job than it already is.

Yet Another Case in New Jersey of Alleged Abuse of Power

As two federal inquiries got underway into alleged retaliation by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his top aides, a state appellate court heard arguments Tuesday in a case involving yet another instance of supposed political payback.

Bennett Barlyn was a prosecutor in Hunterdon County in 2010 when he secured ...

GW Bridge Legislative Investigations Merge

New Jersey Democrats have officially voted to merge two separate legislative investigations of the Christie administration. The state Senate and Assembly had been conducting parallel investigations into allegations that Republican Governor Chris Christie's aides manufactured traffic jams as part of a political payback scheme.

Chris Christie's Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

It's hard to keep up with all the allegations surrounding the one-time presidential front-runner for the GOP. Get caught up.