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Fire Under Portal Bridge Shuts Down Multiple NJ TRANSIT Lines

Multiple NJ TRANSIT lines were suspended during the evening rush Monday due to a fire that broke out under the Portal Bridge over the Hackensack River.

08/04/2014

Brush fire along Route 280E seen still smoking, March 26, 2014. The ground is charred, but there are no flames. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Dry Brush, Gusty Winds Help Spread Brush Fires Near NJ TRANSIT Tracks In Harrison

The blaze broke out in Newark and Kearny Wednesday afternoon. No injuries were reported, but strong winds were hindering efforts to contain the fire, officials said.

03/26/2014

Flooding from Sandy at NJ TRANSIT's Meadows Maintenance Complex Car Shop (credit: NJT)

Report: Despite NJ TRANSIT Hurricane Plan, Agency Sustained $100 Million In Damage

The agency’s plan called for moving its trains to higher ground before superstorm Sandy hit, raising additional questions about why the agency instead moved locomotives and rail cars to low-lying rail yards.

08/19/2013

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan (L) and U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood speaking in Kearny, N.J. April 4, 2013 (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

New Federal Rebuilding Standards Announced In Kearny

Federal officials announced those using federal dollars for major renovations to homes or businesses will now have to follow new uniform rules.

04/04/2013

NJ TRANSIT Sandy Damage - Meadows Maintenance Complex - Car Shop

NJ TRANSIT Approves $17 Million To Continue Post-Sandy Repairs

NJ TRANSIT on Wednesday approved $17 million in contracts for companies that are already involved in post-Superstorm Sandy repair work.

03/13/2013

Smoke pours out of a building in Harrison, New Jersey on March 10, 2013. Credit 1010 WINS reporter Gary Baumgarten.

5 Firefighters Hurt In Massive Blaze In Harrison

Five firefighters were hurt in a terrifying explosion and extra-alarm blaze in Harrison, N.J., Sunday afternoon.

03/10/2013

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NJT Official On Sandy Recovery: Service Will Be ‘Close To 100 Percent’ Next Month

NJ TRANSIT spokesman John Durso said it has been a long process to repair or replace flooded out cars that were stored at its rail yard in Kearny.

02/14/2013

Generic fire (credit: Clip Art)

Overnight Kearny Apartment Fire Leaves Tenants Homeless

It took firefighters three hours to bring the blaze under control.

01/20/2013

Cruz Martinez Jr. Mug Shot (credit: Hudson County Prosecutor's Office

Pennsylvania Man Charged With Murder In Death Of Kearny Teen

Cruz Martinez, 41, of Hazelton, Penn. was arrested on Saturday by Pennsylvania authorities on unrelated charges but was later charged by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in the murder of Alisha Colon, 16. He also faces weapons charges.

01/20/2013

Sandy floods the tracks at NJ TRANSIT's Hoboken Terminal (credit: NJT)

NJ TRANSIT Eyes Linden Site After Flooding In Kearny, Hoboken

NJ TRANSIT is learning a lesson from superstorm Sandy, which ravaged its storage facilities in Kearny and Hoboken, causing $100 million in damage.

01/18/2013

Alishia Colon (credit: Facebook)

16-Year-Old Girl Found Shot To Death In Kearny Home

Alishia Colon was found shot in the head in the bedroom of her second-floor apartment in Kearny Thursday, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said. She was babysitting her younger brother at the time.

01/18/2013

Flooding from Sandy at NJ TRANSIT's Meadows Maintenance Complex Car Shop (credit: NJT)

NJ TRANSIT Executive Defends Storing Trains In Low-Lying Areas Ahead Of Sandy

The New Jersey state Assembly held a committee hearing Monday on the damage sustained by NJ TRANSIT’s infrastructure during superstorm Sandy.

12/10/2012

NJ TRANSIT Sandy Damage - Meadows Maintenance Complex - Car Shop

Experts, Riders Wonder Why NJ TRANSIT Stored Trains In Flood-Prone Areas

Logic seems to suggest moving belongings to higher ground if the water is rising, but as Superstorm Sandy approached, NJ TRANSIT stored hundreds of train cards in rail yards near sea level.

11/19/2012

Gov. Chris Christie  (credit: Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Christie Addresses Teachers’ Union Criticism, Contraception Controversy At Town Hall

Christie said it may be time to call a truce in the war of words between him and New Jersey’s teachers’ union. But the call came after the governor leveled some pointed criticism at the union.

03/19/2012

Holland Tunnel (credit: CBS 2)

Lawmakers: NYC Suburbs, Approach Roads Also Need Homeland Security

New York City might be the country’s biggest terror target, but some lawmakers want to make sure the roads leading to it don’t get neglected.

01/27/2012

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