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In Public: Essays from Laura Walker, President of New York Public Radio

Keep New Jersey Covered

Thursday, May 22, 2014

New York Public Radio President Laura Walker on the importance of sustaining robust Garden State journalism.

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Transportation Nation

NJ Lawmakers Call for Investigation, Consequences for NJ Transit's Sandy Missteps

Monday, August 19, 2013

WNYC

New Jersey lawmakers are calling for an investigation into New Jersey Transit's flawed hurricane preparations.  The news comes in the wake of revelations that NJ Transit didn't follow its own admonition to move its trains to higher ground during Sandy.

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It's A Free Country ®

At the GOP Convention in Tampa, New Jersey's Star Rises

Monday, August 27, 2012

WNYC

 New Jersey is back on the map. The state, which has not voted for a Republican for president since George Bush the elder, is suddenly important.  And the Governor, GOP keynoter Chris Christie, is besieged like a rock star by a never ending-stream of reporters.

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Transportation Nation

VIDEO: NJ State Troopers Escort Luxury Sports Cars on High Speed Highway Romp, Get Suspended

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

(Nancy Solomon -- New Jersey Public Radio) State troopers reportedly escorted a group of expensive sports cars at 100 m.p.h down the Garden State Parkway last month.

In the video above, two giddy (young?) men narrate the trip, calling out the makes and models of the cars and do a fair job of keeping up with the top-of-the-line caravan, in what they repeatedly refer to as their Evolution 8.

Around 2:30 into the video, one of them declares the auto adventure as "the highlight of my life."

The most incriminating footage comes around 3:30 after going through a toll. You can see a State Trooper in what looks to be the poll position the line of sports cars. The men filming offer mixed praise to the police driver, "You da man, even though we don't like you," one of them yells. And the ride continues.

Two troopers have been suspended.

The incident is  raising question about whether New Jersey is sending mixed messages about aggressive driving just a week after Governor Chris Christie signed a bill that increased penalties for the practice.

Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa says the investigation is still ongoing. New Jersey's top state law enforcement officials discussed high-speed police escorts during a meeting Wednesday. State Police Lt. Stephen Jones says there are guidelines, but State Police won't release them. Jones says there aren't applications for police escorts and no central record of them.

For more details on the state response and police investigation, check in on NJPR.

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