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NJ Republicans threaten to withdraw their support of bridge closure investigation

Republicans on NJ bridge scandal panel might withdraw bipartisan support (via NJ.com) TRENTON — Republicans on the state legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closings might withdraw their support of the inquiry because they contend they have been kept out of the loop by their Democratic counterparts…  …

Timeline of Port Authority’s George Washington Bridge controversy

TRENTON — The controversy over the September lane closures at the George Washington Bridge has begun a new chapter as state lawmakers begin investigating what happened. Here's a timeline of how the scandal has unfolded: Aug. 13: A deputy chief of……

Chris Christie maintains he didn’t know about plan to close lanes to GWB bridge

Gov. Chris Christie tonight stood his ground on Bridgegate. As multiple investigations unfold around him, Christie maintains that he knew nothing about the closure of lanes to the George Washington Bridge — widely believed to be a political……

Rachel Maddow: Why has Chris Christie’s Port Authority chief kept quiet on bridge closures?

The silence from New York and New Jersey Port Authority chair David Samson — a key political ally of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) — regarding the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge last year is suspicious given his history, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow suggested on Wednesday. Maddow…

Mystery man set to testify in Rutgers bullying trial

NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey (Reuters) – The mystery man whose homosexual tryst with Tyler Clementi is at the center of a privacy invasion trial prepared to testify as early as Thursday against the former Rutgers student accused of using a webcam to spy on them in a dorm room. He…

Hurricane Irene batters New York

Hurricane Irene lashed New York Sunday, shutting down America’s largest city and flooding outlying communities after killing at least nine people along the US east coast. The first hurricane to hit the Big Apple for a generation crashed into Manhattan’s skyscrapers overnight, accompanied by lightning, reports of tornados and near…

NJ senator calls for anti-bully law after suicide

NJ senator calls for federal anti-bullying legislation after student’s bridge suicide leap Colleges should adopt a code of conduct that prohibits bullying and harassment in the wake of the suicide of a Rutgers University student whose gay sexual encounter in his dorm room was streamed online, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg…

Two arrested in anti-gay beating at famed NY gay bar

2 arrested in anti-gay beating at NYC bar where 1969 riot helped spur gay rights movement A patron at the Stonewall Inn, a powerful symbol of the gay rights movement since protests over a 1969 police raid there, was tackled to the floor and beaten in an anti-gay bias attack…

Student’s suicide after being filmed having gay sex a ‘hate crime’: group

A New Jersey college student jumped to his death off a bridge a day after authorities say two classmates surreptitiously recorded him having sex with a man in his dorm room and broadcast it over the Internet. Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi jumped from the George Washington Bridge last week,…

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