In what Chairman John Degnan called the most significant step for transportation infrastructure in the modern era, Port Authority commissioners green-lit $16 billion in projects Thursday. The center piece was what Vice Chairman Scott Rechler called a “horse trading” compromise between New York and New Jersey commissioners to approve the LaGuardia airport improvements in exchange for… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 26th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Port Authority | Tags: Port Authority of NY/NJ | Comments Off on The Port Authority’s $16B spending spree includes these 6 projects
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: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: longshoremen, New Jersey, Port Authority of NY/NJ, Wildcat Strike | 1 Comment »
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: admin | Filed under: Atlantic City, NJ DOT, Port Authority | Tags: Atlantic City, Bridgegate, Chris Christie, David Samson, Jamie Fox, Port Authority of NY/NJ, Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox, United Airlines | 2 Comments »
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: News, NJ State Police, Port Authority | Tags: NJ State Police, Port Authority of NY/NJ, Port Authority Police, Unidentified deceased male | Comments Off on Police seek public’s assistance in identifying deceased man found in Hudson River
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: admin | Filed under: Bridgegate, David Samson, Port Authority | Tags: Bridgegate, Chairman's flight, David Samson, Jeff Smisek, Port Authority of NY/NJ, United Airlines | Comments Off on United Airlines CEO resigns over Port Authority probe
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: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Port Authority | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Bridgegate, Bridget Ann Kelly, Chris Christie, George Washington Bridge Scandal, Legal fees, Mastro Report, Michael Critchely, Port Authority of NY/NJ | Comments Off on New Jersey won’t pay legal bills for Bridget Anne Kelly in GWB case
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: admin | Filed under: Bridgegate, Port Authority | Tags: Bill Baroni, Bridgegate, Bridget Ann Kelly, David Wildstein, Port Authority, Port Authority of NY/NJ | Comments Off on Even the lawyers now have lawyers at the embattled Port Authority
David 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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, David Wildstein, Port Authority | Tags: Arthur Cifelli, Bridgegate, Chris Christie, David Wildstein, Grand Jury, Jerry Speziale, Port Authority, Port Authority of NY/NJ | 1 Comment »