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Sen. Lesniak and Murray Disscuss GWB Lane Closure Controversy

1-8-14
Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-20) and Monmouth University Polling Institute Director Patrick Murray discuss the controversy surrounding lane closures on the George Washington Bridge.

NJ mayor: I long thought closures were punitive

1-8-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of a New Jersey town gridlocked by traffic jams that appear to have been engineered by a top aide to Gov. Chris Christie says he long suspected the backup was punitive. Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich (SAHK'-oh-lich) says ...

Lawmaker: Messages on lane closures are ‘shocking’

1-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey assemblyman who has been holding hearings on whether lane closures on ramps to the George Washington Bridge last year were an act of political retribution says newly released emails and texts about the closures are ...

NJ Community Affairs chief defends Sandy aid

1-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's community affairs commissioner is defending the state's efforts to help homeowners and renters affected by Superstorm Sandy. At a hearing Wednesday in Trenton on the pace of Sandy relief aid, Richard Constable ...

Reaction NJ bridge lane closure emails, messages

1-8-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Emails and text messages that were released Wednesday linked a top aide to Gov. Chris Christie to traffic jams in a northern New Jersey town in September that appear to have been engineered as political payback against its ...

Coast Guard rescues 3 hunters stranded in south NJ

1-8-14
BEACH HAVEN, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard came to the aid of three hunters who were stranded in southern New Jersey after their 18-foot boat became grounded during a hunting trip. Authorities say a man used a cell phone to report the incident ...
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Christie Aides Linked to GWB Lane Closures

1-8-14
Email messages have surfaced between Gov. Christie's deputy chief of staff and the Port Authority ordering lane closures on the George Washington Bridge.

Messages link NJ governor’s aides to lane closures

1-8-14
A Christie deputy chief of staff told one of his top transit authority appointees in an email that it's "time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee."

Trenton mayor’s corruption trial begins

1-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal jurors in Trenton have heard contrasting versions of how Trenton Mayor Tony Mack was arrested on corruption charges. In opening statements Thursday, the government portrayed Mack as willing to sell a piece of downtown ...

Lawyers say 2 in NJ financial case not in mob

1-8-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers for the two lead defendants in a racketeering and financial fraud case say their clients are not mobsters but legitimate businessmen being wrongfully targeted by prosecutors. Michael Riley says the government went after ...