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WNYC News

Every 3.5 Days, Someone Attempts Suicide Off the George Washington Bridge

Thursday, January 29, 2015

WNYC
Potential suicide victims have been talked off the ledge by Port Authority police only to return weeks later to successfully jump.  

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WNYC News

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

Monday, February 03, 2014

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

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WNYC News

Ex-Port Authority Official Says Christie Knew of Lane Closures

Friday, January 31, 2014

WNYC

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

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New Jersey News

GW Bridge Legislative Investigations Merge

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

New Jersey Public Radio
The joint panel will reissue the subpoenas for documents related to the lane closures near the George Washington Bridge last year.

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WNYC News

FBI Investigates Allegations Against Christie Aides, Report Says

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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.

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WNYC News

NJ Mayor Says Concerns On Political Pressure Were Longstanding

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Jersey Public Radio

Hoboken mayor Dawn Zimmer says an April 2013 letter to Gov. Chris Christie is evidence she long had concerns about political pressure to move forward with a re-development project in exchange for Sandy aid.

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WNYC News

Dems Who Endorsed Christie: We Didn't Get Anything, Either

Thursday, January 16, 2014

WNYC

“I'm a little appalled by some of the mayors that are saying, ‘Well we didn't endorse him and we didn't get anything,’" said Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli. “We endorsed him, and we didn't get anything.”

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New Jersey News

Overstating the Benefits of Consolidation

Thursday, January 16, 2014

New Jersey Public Radio

In 2011, residents voted to merge Princeton Township and Princeton Borough into a single town - Princeton. This week, in his state of the state speech, Governor Christie held up Princeton as a shining example of what consolidation can do to reduce the cost of services in New Jersey towns. He claimed a savings in one year of $3 million.

But Planet Princeton says that "$3 million" in savings is a myth that was debunked last year. Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons has been following the story and speaks with New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst.

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WNYC News

Panel Investigating Bridgegate Hires Counsel, Preps Subpoenas

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

NJPR

One of the two New Jersey committees investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal in Fort Lee has hired a former federal prosecutor as its legal advisor, chosen its members, and is working on new subpoenas.

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Transportation Nation

Bridgegate Continued: The Six Things to Watch For This Week

Sunday, January 12, 2014

More subpoenas, talk of impeaching Chris Christie, and the Cuomo question--what he knew, and when--are all swirling in the fallout from the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal.

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Transportation Nation

More in Christie's Circle Figure in Bridge Docs

Sunday, January 12, 2014

New Jersey Democrats, who released another trove of documents in the Fort Lee lane closure scandal, plan to issue more subpoenas this week.

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New Jersey News

Christie's Quick Trip to Fort Lee—And a Mayor's Forgiveness

Thursday, January 09, 2014

WNYC

Capping off a dramatic day in the history of the Christie Administration, Mayor Mark Sokolich said not to blame the governor for the George Washington Bridge lane closures that snarled traffic in his town last year. "I'm a forgiving guy," said Sokolich.

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Transportation Nation

Key Figure in Christie Scandal Held in Contempt After Taking the Fifth

Thursday, January 09, 2014

A New Jersey Assembly commiteee has held in contempt the key figure in the scandal surrounding the politically-motivated closure of two lanes of the George Washington Bridge. The vote came after David Wildstein repeatedly asserted his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent over the scandal.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Christie: "I Did Not Understand the True Nature of the Problem"

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Christie's aides appeared to plan a traffic disruption as payback to the Fort Lee mayor, who didn't cross party lines to endorse the governor for reelection.

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Transportation Nation

Emails Tie Top Christie Aides to GW Bridge Scandal

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

WNYC

An email message to the central figure in the fray surrounding the closure of traffic lanes to the George Washington Bridge links a top aide to Governor Chris Christie to the growing scandal. "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee," wrote Christie Aide Bridget Anne Kelly.

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Transportation Nation

Feds Now Investigating GWB Lane Closures by Christie Appointees

Monday, December 16, 2013

WNYC

The federal government is now investigating the closures of two lanes leading on to the nation's busiest bridge by former appointees of Governor Chris Christie, a prominent national Republican who is eyeing a 2016 presidential bid.

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Transportation Nation

Ex-Port Authority Exec Said to be Buying Rivals' Web Addresses

Sunday, December 15, 2013

A former Port Authority official who allegedly ordered the mysterious lane closures at the George Washington Bridge has reportedly been buying Internet domain addresses that use the names of public officials.

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Transportation Nation

Could GWB Lane Closures Have Implications for Christie?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The controversy over lane closures at the George Washington Bridge in September is beginning to get national media attention as Democrats link Governor Chris Christie, a possible presidential contender, to the issue.

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New Jersey News

Patrick Foye to Testify on GWB Lane Closures

Monday, December 09, 2013

New Jersey Public Radio

The executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is expected to tell what he knows about the unannounced closing of George Washington Bridge access lanes that caused traffic gridlock in September, and whether the disruption was politically-motivated.

Patrick Foye was subpoenaed to appear before the Assembly Transportation Committee Monday.

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Transportation Nation

Lane Closures and Angry Officials

Monday, November 25, 2013

New Jersey lawmakers are questioning why the Port Authority closed the local lanes to the George Washington Bridge in early September.

Lanes were closed for nearly a week -- without any notice to the public, elected officials, or law enforcement.

State lawmakers Monday plan to question Port Authority leaders about the closures that caused huge traffic problems on the bridge two months ago. Local officials say they weren't told in advance and some officials have suggested the closures were "abusive."

 

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