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Meet Christie's Clean-Up Artist Headed to Port Authority

Friday, December 13, 2013

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With the sudden resignation of Port Authority Executive Director Bill Baroni in the wake of the controversy of traffic-causing lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, Republican Gov. Chris Christie is turning to a woman who has long been part of the governor's inner circle.

With the sudden resignation of Port Authority Executive Director Bill Baroni in the wake of the controversy of traffic-causing lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, Republican Gov. Chris Christie is turning to a woman who has long been part of the governor's inner circle.

Deborah Gramiccioni, 41, began working for Christie a decade ago when the governor was US Attorney. She is close enough with the governor that they have attended Bruce Springsteen shows together. An attorney and native of Livingston, Gramiccioni was appointed to a key position at the start of Christie's first term: director of the Authorities Unit, which is charged with overseeing the dozens of quasi-governmental agencies throughout the state.

Reigning in the corruption and spending of this "shadow government," as it is widely known, become a key part of the Christie brand at the beginning of his term. Gramiccioni was the woman who went to the meetings of these agencies -- including the Port Authority -- and made recommendations on when to overrule their actions and fire their leaders.

Gramiccioni is now headed to a bi-state agency long known for patronage, corruption and dysfunction. But she's accustomed to that. "I have very thick skin, I'm prepared for a fight, and I know how to go on offense when necessary," she said in a 2011 Philadelphia Inquirer profile. "I go to sleep at night knowing the next day is going to be another battle. And I look forward to it."

A former captain of the University of Pennsylvania soccer team, Gramiccioni's husband, Chris, is the acting county prosecutor in Monmouth County. Her father, Marvin Goldklang, is a limited partner in the ownership of the Yankees. 

Despite the fact that she's quick with a smile around the Statehouse, former colleagues nicknamed her "tornado" for her hard-charging style.

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iMan9796 from New Jersey

This same disgusting corruption and cover-up is commonplace at the Port Authority Bus Terminal's Lost & Found Dept. in NYC concerning lost & found property brazenly stolen by Port Authority Supervisors. Google  “Donna Lebourne abc news" & see the vile face of shame being confronted & exposed for the world to see. 

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/investigators&id=9105280

Port Authority Supervisor Donna Lebourne has an outside job, she is the Vice President of her & her husband’s charity Caribbean Sports International that donates cellphones & other electronics.  If you lost an item at the Port Authority Bus Terminal and did not get it back, contact her charity, perhaps she may donate your item back to you out of the kindness of her cold evil heart. It's very easy to be charitable when you are giving away other peoples' property.

http://www.corporationwiki.com/New-Jersey/Maplewood/caribbean-sports-international/85267222.aspx

http://www.gmdu.net/corp-390048.html

Also, the Port Authority of NY & NJ has become a threat to national security and has placed everyone's safety & security in jeopardy, by undermining all the counter-terrorism measures that have been put in place by the United States. They have allowed crimes such as the illegal policy of disposing lost valid passports in the garbage that are found in the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Now just imagine the damage that a terrorist cell could do with those valid lost passports or an identity theft ring. 

What happened in Kenya could easily happen here, or anywhere else in the world for that matter, as a result of the Port Authority's intentional breach of national security. This is a willful act of treason against the United States of America. Google "Port Authority - Passports."

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/investigators&id=9277998

NYC Police Comminsioner Ray Kelly agrees with my concerns as well.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/kelly-warns-copycat-terrorist-attacks-malls-article-1.1544046

http://nypost.com/2013/09/09/terror-and-the-nypd/

In this age of global terrorism and rampant identity theft, the Port Authority is a reckless shameful disgusting embarrassment of bi-state transportation agency when it comes to safety & security in this area. To ignore this gaffe would be a crime on all levels of local, state & federal government, who have the power to put a stop to this lunacy. 

Action must be taken against these corrupt incompetent criminals in the Port Authority before another terrorist attack takes place & more innocent lives are lost due to their utter disregard about our safety and security, not to mention their disgraceful feeling of self entitlement to patron's lost property found at the PABT.
Google “found, stolen, trashed by PA.”  

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/found_stolen_trashed_by_pa_V4RMICgPyy2bhAVzDkW9EL

It’s time to stop the madness!

Dec. 13 2013 11:08 PM

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