Anti-suicide fence planned for GWB by 2024. Why isn’t there one already?

assetContentFORT LEE — The Port Authority has confirmed plans to install a suicide-prevention fence on the George Washington Bridge by 2024, following interim steps that officials say are saving lives in the meantime. But there was one question the agency could not answer with certainty following fatal leaps from the bridge on Tuesday and Wednesday: Why,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Opinion, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Wall Township game developer jumps from GWB after online bullying

assetContentWALL — Rachel Bryk had a lot to handle for a 23 year old. Diagnosed with two extremely painful neurological diseases six years ago, Rachel struggled just about every day to get out of bed. The second oldest of four children, Rachel also was dealing with the issues of being transgender. And most recently, she was… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Port Authority, Wall Township | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Monmouth County man jumps to death from GWB, police say

assetContentFORT LEE — A 54-year-old Monmouth County man died after he jumped from the George Washington Bridge on Tuesday, Port Authority police said. The Long Branch man stopped a car on the eastbound upper level, climbed over the railing and jumped around noon, according to police spokesman Joe Pentangelo. The NYPD’s Harbor Unit pulled the man… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 21st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Long Branch, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

NBC: Bridgegate Indictments Could Be Coming in January

IMG_9512One day after the State Legislative Committee’s report stating that there was no evidence that Governor Chris Christie had prior knowledge of the September 2013 George Washington Bridge lane closures, WNBC-4 New York’s Brian Thompson is reporting that multiple sources say that U. S. Attorney Paul Fishman’s investigation into the scandal could be wrapped up by the end of next month resulting in “at least a half dozen potential indictments.”

Thompson’s report said that those facing potential indictment are former Christie staffers and current and former Port Authority officials.

Posted: December 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Bridge scandal committee’s legal costs crack $725,000

Bridge scandal committee’s legal costs crack $725,000 (via NJ.com)

The legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal has so far been billed more than $725,000 in legal fees, according to bills submitted by two attorneys representing the committee. Jenner & Block, which has several attorneys…

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Posted: May 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

New bridge scandal e-mails include Christie chief strategist Mike DuHaime

New bridge scandal e-mails include Christie chief strategist Mike DuHaime (via NJ.com)

TRENTON — New e-mails released today by the legislative panel investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closings link Gov. Chris Christie’s chief political strategist, Mike DuHaime, to discussions about the scandal and show more intimate involvement…

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Posted: March 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Wildstein: Christie Knew About GWB Lane Closures

David Wildstein, the former Port Authority Official who ordered the September 2013 lane closures on the George Washington Bridge that have come to be know as Bridgegate, claims that he has evidence exists that Governor Chris Christie knew about the lane closures as they were happening, according to a report in the New York Times. 

In a letter released by his lawyer, the official, David Wildstein, a high school friend of Mr. Christie’s who was appointed with the governor’s blessing at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which controls the bridge, described the order to close the lanes as “the Christie administration’s order” and said “evidence exists as well tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference” three weeks ago.

“Mr. Wildstein contests the accuracy of various statements that the governor made about him and he can prove the inaccuracy of some,” the letter added.

The letter from Wildstein’s attorney, Alan L. Zegas, can be read here.

Christie’s two hour press conference wherein he denied any prior knowledge of the lane closures and announced the termination of his Deputy Chief of Staff, Bridget Ann Kelly, and his top political adviser, Bill Stepien, can be viewed by clicking here.

Christie press spokesman, Michael Drewniak, has not responded to a phone call and an email requesting comment on Wildstein’s allegations.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Samson Loses Rockefeller Group’s Business

David Samson

David Samson

The real estate developer at the heart of Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s allegations against the Christie Administration has fired it’s law firm, Wolf and Samson, according to a report in the New York Times.

The law firm is led by Port Authority of NY/NJ Chairman David Samson, a former NJ Attorney General.  Samson, who has been subpoenaed by the legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures that have dominated the state and national political news this month and put Governor Christie’s presidential prospects in jeopardy, appears to be a central figure in both the Hoboken and George Washington Bridge controversies.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Dawn Zimmer, Hoboken | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

Christie bridge scandal: Despite U.S. Attorney’s subpoenas, N.J. lawmakers press forward

Christie bridge scandal: Despite U.S. Attorney’s subpoenas, N.J. lawmakers press forward (via NJ.com)

TRENTON — State lawmakers leading the legislative investigation of the George Washington Bridge lane closures today said they plan to proceed with their probes even as the U.S. Attorney is dropping subpoenas in the case. State Assemblyman John Wisniweski…

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Posted: January 23rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, John Wisniewski, Law Enforcement, NJ State Legislature, Paul Fishman, Port Authority, U.S. Attorney | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

U.S. Attorney’s Office Subpoenas Christie’s Reelection Campaign and State GOP

PolitickerNJ is reporting that the U.S. Attorney’s Office has issued subpoenas for documents to the Christie for Governor reelection campaign and the New Jersey State Republican Committee.

“Patton Boggs has been retained to represent the Christie for Governor re-election campaign and the New Jersey Republican State Committee in connection with investigations being conducted by the US Attorney’s Office and the legislative committee,” said Patton Boggs attorney, Mark Sheridan.

“We can confirm that the Christie  for Governor re-election campaign and the New Jersey Republican State Committee received subpoenas for documents from the U.S. Attorney’s office, in addition to the subpoena the campaign previously received from the state legislative committee.  All three subpoenas focus on the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge.  The campaign and the state party intend to cooperate with the U.S. Attorney’s office and the state legislative committee and will respond to the subpoenas accordingly.”

 

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Port Authority, U.S. Attorney | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off