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Port Board To Distance Itself from Christie Ally

As it takes steps to get its own house in order amid the Bridgegate scandal, the Port Authority will form a committee to take on what one official calls the "political bureaucracy" — and to investigate Chairman David Samson.

Bridgegate Subpoenas: Only 4 of 20 Respond

Responses to just four of the 20 subpoenas issued in the Bridgegate scandal have been provided to the special investigative committee in the New Jersey Legislature, WNYC has learned. The documents were due Monday.

Those complying are all current or former Port Authority officials: Philippe Danielides, aide to the authority ...

Christie Pledges to Comply with a Subpoena as Ex-Aide Invokes the Fifth

The governor said in a radio interview on Monday evening that his office would cooperate with the U.S. Attorney investigating his administration.

NJ Storm Czar: Transparency, Yes, but not "Too Much Information"

The Christie administration is coming under increased scrutiny on a number of fronts for how it’s been handling New Jersey’s recovery from Sandy. In the 14 months since the governor appointed him to be his storm czar, Marc Ferzan has rarely made public appearances or answered questions from the press. ...

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 ...