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Cop Who Urged Reopening Lanes In Bridgegate Scandal Told 'Shut Up'

AP | JOSH CORNFIELD and GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Police officers on the George Washington Bridge last September during lane closures apparently ordered by Republican Gov. Chris...

Another Bridge Scandal Is Rocking Chris Christie's Administration

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) - A second bridge investigation linked to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is underway, this one focusing on possible ...

Chris Christie Announces Pick For Port Authority Chair

AP | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has put forth a former state attorney general to be the next chairman of the embattled transit a...

Prosecutors Open Another Front Of Christie Bridge Scandal Scrutiny

Wall Street Journal | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. subpoenaed a broad range of records last month from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, a perso...

Public, Lawmakers Call On Port Authority Chair To Resign Amid Christie Bridge Scandal

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

By Victoria Cavaliere JERSEY CITY, N.J., March 19 (Reuters) - Lawmakers and members of the public on Wednesday called for the chairman...

Agency Killed 20,000 Animals Over 2 Years To Protect Airports

Posted 03.03.2014 | Green

Twenty thousand animals were killed near New York City area airports over the past two years in order to protect arriving and departing planes, a new ...

It's Time to Raise the Wage

Camille Rivera | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Camille Rivera

We at UnitedNY are urging the State Legislature to let high-cost areas around the state lift fast food, airport, car wash and other low-wage workers out of poverty and into the middle class through local wage authorization.

Christie, Cuomo and the Fight About Bridgegate

Richard Brodsky | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

For anyone with an interest in politics or government, the unfolding saga of Bridgegate is mesmerizing. What has escaped any real analysis is the question of what the New York-New Jersey Port Authority actually does and how it affects real people every day.

Report: New Christie Documentary a Potential Game Changer

Michael Sigman | Posted 04.03.2014 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

A key Christie lieutenant has reportedly revealed Team Christie's one-pronged plan to restore the guv's presidential viability: The rush-release of a documentary titled, simply, Chris!!

Workers Are Going to Win Justice

Camille Rivera | Posted 03.29.2014 | New York
Camille Rivera

Nationally more than one in three airport workers lives in poverty and relies on public assistance to make ends meet. Outsourcing of baggage porter jobs more than tripled between 2002 and 2012, while wages dropped by 45 percent.

Senator: 'Zero Evidence' Christie Bridge Closings Were Part Of 'Legitimate Traffic Study'

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. senator looking into the closures of lanes leading up to a major New Jersey bridge says he has received "zero evidence" tha...

Collateral Damage at the Port Authority

Richard C. Leone | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Richard C. Leone

The strange case of Governor Chris Christie and the George Washington Bridge may reveal just how far the mighty have fallen. I don't mean the governor and his political operation. Rather, a lesson in the decline and fall of one of the nation's great builders and managers of critical public assets.

Chris Christie, the Republican Party and Political Vendettas

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

The rap on Chris Christie's aides in Bridgegate is that they crossed the line when they put ordinary citizens at risk for the sake of a petty politica...

Christie & The Bridge: He Coulda Been a Contender!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Is "Bridge-gate" Christie's exit ramp? ...

Jason Cherkis

Port Authority Head Seethed Over Fort Lee Lane Closures: 'I Pray That No Life Has Been Lost'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Emails released Friday by the New Jersey Assembly underscore the dangerous situation New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) aides created ...

Here's Everything You Need To Know To Understand The Chris Christie Bridge Controversy

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman and Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

A New Jersey political payback scheme exploded into a full-blown scandal Wednesday when emails revealed ties between Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) offic...

You'll Never Guess The Latest Threat To Air Travel

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.10.2013 | New York

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey issued a warning last week about an unexpected enemy in the sky: the snowy owl. Port Authority added the ...

Rights To Iconic Name Sold For Just $10

AP | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. -- The public agency that owned the World Trade Center sold its naming rights to a nonprofit more than two decades ago for $10 and...

WATCH: Amazing Video From Top Of One WTC

Posted 07.15.2013 | New York

Afraid of heights? Maybe then don't watch this nine minutes of footage from a camera Port Authority attached to the One World Trade Center spire. ...

PHOTOS: Now The Tallest Structure In The Western Hemisphere

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and TED SHAFFREY | Posted 07.10.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The World Trade Center's rebirth has long revolved around creating a centerpiece of unsparing symbolism: a skyscraper 1,776 feet tall...

One WTC Spire Making Its Way To NYC

AP | Posted 11.23.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- The giant spire that will top 1 World Trade Center is making its way to Manhattan. The spire is divided into 18 sections that weigh betwe...

Sergeant's Mistake Led To Sinking Of $500,000 Port Authority Patrol Boat

Posted 09.24.2012 | New York

A police sergeant is expected to face disciplinary action after opening the underwater hatch of a Port Authority patrol boat earlier this month, caus...

IMAGES: The New One World Trade Center Design

AP | Posted 09.04.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- New renderings of 1 World Trade Center show recent design changes to the base and spire of the building, formerly known as the Freedom Tow...

PHOTO: NYC Dog Rescued On GW Bridge Was Escaping NJ

Posted 07.06.2012 | New York

A frightened Belgian shepherd was rescued on the George Washington Bridge on Thursday, after an arduous 12 hour journey trying to makes its way back h...

Ticketed For Carpooling?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 06.14.2012 | Money

Drivers en route to New York City -- and those coming in on foot -- have long met at the George Washington Bridge before crossing from New Jersey into...