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NJ makes buyout offers to 272 homes in Middlesex

1-9-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has offered to buy 272 homes in flood-prone zones of Sayreville and South River. So far, 125 owners have accepted the offer, and 22 sales have been closed. The state's Blue Acres program uses federal and ...

Christie apologizes to NJ mayor for traffic jams

1-9-14
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has apologized in person to the mayor of a northern New Jersey community that was the victim of apparently politically inspired traffic jams. Christie says that he had a "very good, productive meeting" late ...

Boehner: Christie remains presidential contender

1-9-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says he believes Chris Christie remains a serious contender for the Republican 2016 presidential nomination, despite the traffic jam scandal engulfing the New Jersey governor. Reporters asked Boehner ...

Federal prosecutor reviewing NJ lane shutdowns

1-9-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. attorney in New Jersey says he is investigating the shutdown of highway lanes that may have been closed by Gov. Chris Christie's administration for political retribution. A spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman ...
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Gov. Christie Fires Staffer, Denies Involvement in Lane Closures

1-9-14
Watch the full press conference where Gov. Chris Christie says he was stunned by the latest revelations about the George Washington Bridge lane closures. The Assembly Transportation Committee also held a hearing where David Wildstein plead the fifth.

Ex-Christie appointee accused of contempt

1-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers have accused a former appointee of Gov. Chris Christie of contempt after he refused to answer questions from a legislative committee looking into a scandal involving punitive traffic lane closures. David Wildstein is ...

Christie fires aide, apologizes for traffic jams

1-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday apologized to his constituents and said he was "embarrassed and humiliated" by his staff but had no idea his aides may have closed highway lanes to exact political retribution. Christie also said ...
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Emails Tie Top Christie Staffer to GWB Lane Closures

1-8-14
Email messages show Christie's Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly telling Port Authority official David Wildstein, "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee."
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Democrats React to GWB Lane Closure Revelations

1-8-14
Assemblyman John Wisniewski called documents linking Gov. Christie's deputy chief of staff to the GWB lane closures shocking and outrageous.
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Former Gov. Kean Says He Believes Christie’s Statement on GWB Controversy

1-8-14
Former Gov. Tom Kean says that he believes Christie did not know about email exchanges between staff members and the Port Authority before lanes of the George Washington Bridge were closed in September.