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Top aide to Chris Christie called to testify in ‘Bridgegate’ probe

A top spokesman for Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is scheduled to testify in Trenton on Tuesday about a scheme to create traffic gridlock at the George Washington Bridge last year, apparently as political payback. Michael Drewniak, Christie’s press secretary, and Patrick Foye, executive director of the Port Authority…

Investigation into Chris Christie’s bridge scandal has cost nearly $250,000

Bridge scandal panel’s legal costs near $250,000, records show (via NJ.com) TRENTON — Legal costs for the legislative investigation into operations of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the September lane closings at the George Washington Bridge have surpassed $243,000, records obtained by The Star-Ledger show……

New Jersey Democrat pushes bill to cut top Chris Christie appointees from Port Authority

Lesniak bill would kick Samson, other Christie appointees out of Port Authority (via NJ.com) TRENTON — A leading Democratic lawmaker introduced legislation today calling for the removal of three of Gov. Chris Christie’s top appointees at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, where a scandal over lane…

Port Authority’s Samson hires former DHS chief Michael Chertoff as bridge scandal attorney

The chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, David Samson, has hired former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to represent him in the investigation of the George Washington Bridge lane closures, members of the Assembly special…  …

Bridge scandal emails made NJ Assemblyman John Wisniewski suspect ‘an abuse of power’

It began, said state Assemblyman John Wisniewski, with what he thought was a “really boring investigation” into the operations and finances of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. To the Democrat from Middlesex County, it was about nothing…  …

Financial dispute delays 9/11 museum opening

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York will not be ready in time for its planned 2012 opening on the 11th anniversary of the attacks, due to a financial dispute between agencies involved in its construction, officials said on Friday. Arguing over money are…

Twin Towers replacement ‘vast improvement’

NEW YORK — The gleaming World Trade Center rising from Ground Zero in New York will be more sophisticated and impressive than the destroyed Twin Towers it replaces, project leaders said Thursday. “When the buildings are built we will look back at them and say these are a vast improvement…

Atheists file lawsuit over Christian cross at New York City 9/11 memorial

An atheist group filed a lawsuit Monday in the New York State Supreme Court seeking the removal of a Christian cross from the National September 11 Memorial and Museum being constructed at ground zero. The national organization American Atheist claims that placing a symbol of Christianity on government-owned property is…

9/11 rescue workers have until Monday to accept $800 million settlement

Thousands of rescue workers sickened after the September 11 attacks in New York have until the end of Monday to accept a settlement that could near 800 million dollars. A settlement on Friday saw a subgroup of workers compensated 28 million dollars for exposure to debris removed and transferred from…

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