Gov. Chris Christie responded Wednesday afternoon to email exchanges made public earlier in the day linking a top aide to the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal that’s been under investigation.
Assemblyman John Wisniewski said his office is examining about 5,000 documents from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and its top two state appointees.
New e-mails have surfaced in the George Washington Bridge lane closures back in September, which critics have claimed were ordered for political reasons.
Records show a northern New Jersey mayor pleaded for help in easing gridlock at the George Washington Bridge, a request made three years before two of the bridge’s approach lanes were suddenly blocked.
This is the second time in a week Christie faced questions about the lane closings that some Democrats believe were executed to pay back a Democratic mayor who refused to endorse Christie for re-election. Christie has denied it.
A transformer exploded in Fort Lee around 6 p.m. As a result, PSE&G said they had to cut power to customers in Fort Lee and Cliffside Park.
A Washington state man was allegedly driving drunk early Sunday, as he plowed over a lamp post, a street sign, a flood light, several bushes and a parking meter before finally being pulled over on the George Washington Bridge.
Two of the three lanes approaching the GWB tolls caused gridlock over four straight days beginning Sept. 9. The lanes were reopened following rush hour on Sept. 13.
Officers pursued a sport-utility vehicle with Florida license plates and arrested two people, but a third man ran after the vehicle crashed, prompting a manhunt in the community along Jones Road where Fort Lee and Leonia share a border.
The sun was already down when a parade of police cars came into a residential neighborhood on the heels of a fast moving vehicle with Florida license plates.
The suspect, identified as Juan Mendez, should be considered armed and dangerous, authorities said.
A woman was mowed down right in front of her home in Fort Lee, N.J. while getting out of her car Wednesday evening, and police said the driver just sped away.
Port Authority police have arrested a truck driver, who they say has cheated the agency of $28,000 in tolls. Marcus Tifa is charged with theft of services and tampering with public records.
The firefighters were all suspended following the accusations against a 18-year-old developmentally disabled man. Only firefighters will be allowed in the firehouse.
Michael Marrara Jr., 32, has been charged with aggravated manslaughter, child endangerment and hindering apprehension, Bergen County prosecutors announced Wednesday.