Gov. Chris Christie Friday held his first news conference since his marathon Bridgegate session Jan. 9. Unsurprisingly, Bridgegate dominated this session as well. So the governor brought another headline: The resignation of Port Authority chairman David Samson.
New Jersey's two U.S. Senators are urging federal officials to expedite the state's efforts to get 40,000 tons of road salt transported to Port Newark, despite the setback posed by maritime law and the lack of an available American vessel large enough to carry the entire load.
As winter ice puts lives at risk on New Jersey roads, Townsquare Media has learned that a 1920 federal maritime law stranded a shipment of road salt at a Maine seaport while urgent requests for a waiver were denied by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Jim Simpson, commissioner of New Jersey's Department of Transportation said today's snow and ice storm presents "worse" problems for the state than the post-Christmas storm of 2010, in part because this unusually severe winter is forcing some tough choices in deployment of limited road salt supplies.
The editorial page editor of the Star-Ledger blogged Sunday that the newspaper's endorsement of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for re-election last November was "a mistake" that drew taunts from his "liberal friends."
Gov. Chris Christie, addressing the Bridgegate scandal in a live radio interview Monday night, said he wants the people of New Jersey to know, "I had nothing to do with this" and "I'm going to fix it." He also took a swipe at critics he said were engaging in "a game of gotcha."
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer's weekend switch from Chris Christie booster to Christie accuser has drawn a sharply worded counter-attack from the governor's office. She says his office withheld Sandy aid to extort support for a development project.
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