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Police grab suicidal man from George Washington Bridge ledge, Port Authority says

Police pulled a suicidal man to safety after he climbed over a walkway railing at the George Washington Bridge and was balanced on a narrow ledge Friday night, officials said. The 29-year-old man told officers he would jump and tossed what……

Chris Christie selects former NJ attorney general to lead embattled Port Authority

By Hilary Russ (Reuters) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Tuesday he has tapped former state Attorney General John Degnan to chair the board of the embattled Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The board’s former chairman, David Samson, resigned in March amid reports that federal…

Report: SEC investigating Chris Christie’s use of $1.8 billion for state projects

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Federal securities regulators are probing whether New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration improperly diverted funds from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for use on transport projects in New Jersey, the publication Main Justice reported on Friday. The Securities and Exchange Commission is…

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…

Teen arrested for sneaking to the top of the World Trade Center

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A teenage boy was arrested after sneaking into One World Trade Center, which is still under construction in New York City and is the nation’s tallest building, and ascending its 104 floors to the antenna, police said on Thursday. Justin Casquejo, 16, of Weehawken, New Jersey,…

Chris Christie ‘firmly’ backs embattled Port Authority chairman David Samson

Gov. Chris Christie tonight said he continues to back his embattled Port Authority chairman "strong and firmly," telling New Jersey 101.5 that he remains confident in David Samson's ability to preside over the bi-state agency despite the view of its……

Ex-Chris Christie staffer under subpoena took Port Authority job

Former Christie staffer under subpoena takes job with Port Authority (via NJ.com) TRENTON — A former aide to Gov. Chris Christie who has been subpoenaed in the George Washington Bridge scandal recently took a high-level job at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, The Star-Ledger learned today.…

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…

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