Surprise walkout by dockworkers shuts down the N.J., N.Y. ports

assetContent (54)NEWARK–More than 4,000 longshoremen unexpectedly walked off the job this morning, shutting down the port terminals both in New Jersey and New York, causing truck traffic to immediately start backing up throughout Port Newark and Port Elizabeth. Port officials were taken by surprise by the labor action, and were unsure what precipitated it. “We do know… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 29th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Feds Agree to Pony Up $10B for Trans-Hudson Tunnel –Can NJ Cover Its Share?

New Jersey commuters traveling to and from New York’s Penn Station rely on two century-old trans-Hudson tunnels. New Jersey commuters got a jolt of good news yesterday: The federal government will cover at least half of the up to $20 billion price tag for a new trans-Hudson tunnel. That could go some way toward… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Tangled web surrounds United’s aborted Atlantic City routes

assetContent (70)NEW YORK — Desperate to draw visitors to Atlantic City, New Jersey officials gave United Airlines more than $100,000 in incentives to fly to the seaside resort for at least a year. Then, when United abruptly canceled the money-losing routes eight months later, the officials appointed by Gov. Chris Christie decided not to enforce a contract… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic City, NJ DOT, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Police seek public’s assistance in identifying deceased man found in Hudson River

user35586-1443039568-media1The New Jersey State Police and the Port Authority Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a deceased man who was found in the Hudson River.

The white male was 45-50 years old, 5’5″, 151 lbs with blue/green eyes.  His salt and pepper hair was shaved from his head and he had a scruffy beard.   His upper teeth were missing and he had no scars or tattoos.  He was wearing black Speedo swim shorts, a blue t-shirt and black Nike sneakers when the body was recovered.  A forensic artists rendering is posted to the left.

Anyone with information that can assist in helping to identify this deceased male, please call the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit at 609-882-2000 ext. 2857 or Port Authority N.Y. & N.J. Police Department at 212-502-2514.

 

Posted: September 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: News, NJ State Police, Port Authority | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Police seek public’s assistance in identifying deceased man found in Hudson River

United Airlines CEO resigns over Port Authority probe

assetContent (62)The chief executive officer and two other senior executives of United Airlines were unexpectedly ousted today — effective immediately — in connection with an ongoing federal probe into the airline’s dealings with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Jeff Smisek stepped down from his roles as chairman, president and chief executive officer of… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, David Samson, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on United Airlines CEO resigns over Port Authority probe

New Jersey won’t pay legal bills for Bridget Anne Kelly in GWB case

Bridget Ann Kelly, texting, with Governor Chris Christie and Michelle Brown at Seaside Park fire, September 12, 2013

Bridget Ann Kelly, texting, with Governor Chris Christie and Michelle Brown at Seaside Park fire, September 12, 2013 photo credit, Phil Stilon, Ocean County Signal

TRENTON, N.J.—New Jersey won’t pay for Bridget Anne Kelly’s legal bills. That decision followed a months-long fight by her attorney who argued she was being treated differently from other state employees who, like her, all believed it was a traffic study that caused the lane closings at the George Washington Bridge in September 2013. The details… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Jersey won’t pay legal bills for Bridget Anne Kelly in GWB case

Even the lawyers now have lawyers at the embattled Port Authority

The Port Authority’s top lawyer, his deputy and at least one staff attorney are among 15 people whose legal bills are being paid by the agency in connection with investigations that have surfaced in the wake of the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal. “The Port Authority today confirmed that it is providing legal counsel to… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Even the lawyers now have lawyers at the embattled Port Authority

Wildstein makes new accusations against Christie

IMG_3507David Wildstein, the former Port Authority official who has pleaded guilty in the Bridgegate scandal, accused Governor Chris Christie of revealing secret Grand Jury testimony during a 2010 meeting about Port Authority Police leadership, a violation of federal law, according to a report in The New York Times.

In answering Interrogatories in a civil case unrelated to the George Washington Bridge closure, Wildstein swore that in June of 2010 Christie directed Port Authority to fire Arthur Cifelli, the agency’s Police Deputy Superintendent and to hire Jerry Speziale, then the Passaic County Sheriff to fill the post.

Wildstein alleged that Christie told those in the meeting that Cifelli had perjured himself in Grand Jury proceedings related to former Senate President John Lynch while Christie was U. S. Attorney.

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Posted: June 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, David Wildstein, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Port Authority won’t say if auto braking system is operational on PATH

assetContent (10)JERSEY CITY — The Port Authority says only that it “has made progress” over the past 15 months equipping PATH trains and track with the kind of automated breaking system that might have prevented the Amtrak derailment that killed eight people in Philadelphia on Tuesday. But the agency won’t say how much of the system is… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Hoboken, New Jersey, New York, Newark, News, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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