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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.

Christie's Other Problem: NJ's Crushing Debt

Governor Chris Christie is facing the biggest political battle of his administration, with investigations into lane closures on the George Washington Bridge and the distribution of aid after Sandy. But there may be an even bigger challenge looming. A new report says a crushing level of debt puts New Jersey ...

Under Christie, Business Booms for Port Authority's Chief

Lobbying and bond work at the law firm of David Samson, a Christie intimate he named to lead the Port Authority, have skyrocketed over the four years of the Christie administration.

Christie Carries On Despite 'The Crisis'

Chris Christie is still in crisis mode. But what's an embattled governor to do? Keep on working.

Christie spoke to a group of elementary school students in Camden Thursday, and then told reporters and some community members what his plan is for his second term.

"The next four years is ...

Christie's Biggest Sandy Contractor Fired

Without notice to legislators or homeowners, the Christie administration dumped a contractor that critics say botched efforts to get Sandy victims back in their homes. But the company got $10.5 million to walk away.

FBI Investigates Allegations Against Christie Aides, Report Says

The FBI is questioning at least five witnesses as part of their investigation into whether Gov. Chris Christie’s aides threatened to cut off federal Sandy relief aid in Hoboken, NJ, according to NBC news.

NFL Players: Staying in Jersey City - Partying in Hoboken

New Jersey blogs are paying attention to the really important Superbowl stories. Namely, where to go if you want to bump into some of the Broncos and Seahawks when they're not on the field.

Newark Mayoral Candidates, Teachers Criticize Suspension of School Principals

Newark's state-appointed superintendent is facing criticism for the suspension of four school principals who spoke out against her "One Newark" plan to reform the city's school district.

The principals have been suspended indefinitely after speaking out at a rally last week organized by mayoral candidate and Central High School principal ...