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Will Bridgegate Impact Christie's Chances in 2016?

Thursday, January 09, 2014

We know it's early, but we thought we'd take a look ahead to 2016.

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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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New Jersey News

Four Ways to Understand Bridgegate

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Thursday was a tough day for Chris Christie, and a dramatic one. With the release Friday of hundreds of pages of new documents related to the Bridgegate scandal, the New Jersey governor can probably expect more tough days ahead.

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The Takeaway

Is NJ Bridge Scandal Business As Usual?

Thursday, January 09, 2014

A series of traffic jams that took place over the summer in Fort Lee, NJ now appear to have implications for Gov. Chris Christie. Newly released emails show that after Fort Lee’s mayor failed to endorse Christie for re-election, a Christie aide pinged a top official with a simple request: "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee." Gabe Klein, former transportation commissioner for Chicago and Washington D.C., notes that it's not unusual for politicians to meddle with transportation.

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New Jersey News

Pay-Per-Charge Mobile Phone Kiosks in Hoboken

Thursday, January 09, 2014

With so-called "Bridge-gate" dominating headlines in the state, it's hard to talk about anything else. But Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University gives it a try.

Pay-per-charge mobile phone charging stations coming to Hoboken? Mary tells New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst about the convenience - and the pitfalls - of the technology.

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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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bridgegate; Cuomo’s State of the State; Saying Sorry; Making It In The Middle

Thursday, January 09, 2014

“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.” Hear more details about the emails showing top Christie aids in New Jersey planning to close access lanes to the George Washington Bridge as retribution for the mayor not endorsing the Governor. Plus: New York State Senator Dean Skelos (R-9th) reacts Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address; more stories from WNYC’s “Life in the Middle” series about middle-income New Yorkers; and a deep dive into apologies of all kinds and your calls on advice for how to say you’re sorry.

→ Watch and Listen Live: Chris Christie Press Conference Coverage Begins at 10:50

New Jersey News

3 Stages of Chris Christie's Crisis Management

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

As the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal unfolded over the last six weeks, the man at the center of the storm started by shrugging it off. But after emails surfaced this week linking a top aide to the lane closures, the governor now says he's 'outraged' and is calling for action.

Update: Gov. Christie is holding a press conference at 11a.m., and we'll have it live right here.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Christie Aid Linked to GWB Lane Closures

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

A top Christie aide is linked to the lane closures that caused major traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J. New Jersey Public Radio's Matt Katz explains what happened and the implications for Chris Christie's political future. 

Check out the emails that exposed the link and more here.

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New Jersey News

Newark Mayor Says Gov. Christie Hasn't Responded to Requests for Help

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

WNYC

Newark officials say the city will add 100 more police officers by the end of 2014. But Gov. Chris Christie has had nothing to do with that, says Newark Mayor Luis Quintana.

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New Jersey News

More Bridgegate-Style Politics in New Jersey?

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Another North Jersey mayor is claiming he's receiving political retribution from Trenton.

Jersey City's pension system could save millions of dollars — if New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney allows legislators to vote on a bill reforming it. The bipartisan bill already passed unanimously in the state assembly. But so ...

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New Jersey News

The 4 Plans to Reduce Newark's 111 Murders

Thursday, January 02, 2014

WNYC

Newark, N.J. closed out the year 2013 with 111 murders – the highest in 23 years.

After three children were shot on Christmas night, those vying to become the city's next mayor are detailing their plans to lower crime.

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New Jersey News

The League of Former Governors

Thursday, January 02, 2014

New Jersey Public Radio

No, it's not the latest series from DC comics. NJ Spotlight featured a "Holiday Sampler" this past week - a collection of year-end essays written by four former New Jersey governors: Brendan Byrne, Jim Florio, Christie Todd Whitman and Dick Codey. New Jersey's ex-governors have been getting a significant amount of attention lately as pressure group on a mission.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What's Ahead in New Jersey Politics

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, and WNYC reporter Matt Katz give us a preview of what's on deck for New Jersey politics.

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New Jersey News

Suspected Christmas Night Shooter of two Newark Teens Arrested

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

WNYC

Newark, N.J. is ending 2013 with more than a hundred murders — the most the city has seen since 2006.

In a five-day period around the holidays, three teens were shot and killed.

 

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WNYC News

Bloody Christmas Claims Five Lives in NJ

Thursday, December 26, 2013

WNYC

A bloody Christmas is pushing Newark’s rising murder rate to its highest level in seven years. 

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Bouncing Souls

Thursday, December 26, 2013

WNYC

Jersey punks The Bouncing Souls play at The Stone Pony on Thursday. Download "Blackout."

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WNYC News

At Turnpike Stops, the Hunt for Prostitution

Monday, December 23, 2013

WNYC

At truck stops they’re known by many names. Sleeper Leapers. Bunk Bunnies. Lot Lizards. But the state of New Jersey has another name for them: Victims of human trafficking.

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WNYC News

A Last-Minute Push for Health Care in New Jersey

Monday, December 23, 2013

Today is the deadline for people to enroll in health care coverage that begins Jan. 1.

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New Jersey News

NJ Undocumented Students About to be Eligible for In-State Tuition

Thursday, December 19, 2013

New Jersey Public Radio

Tears streamed down Silvia Huerta's face. The 19-year-old had just stood at a news conference and listened as Democratic leaders announced a compromise with Republican Gov. Christie on a bill giving in-state tuition to undocumented students.

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