Sen. Frank Lautenberg

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New Legislation Aimed At Bringing Federal Oversight To Port Authority

Legislation is moving through Congress that would take some control away from the Port Authority and provide oversight by the U.S. DOT to protect drivers against massive toll hikes.

02/16/2012

Archbishop Timothy Dolan (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)/President Barack Obama (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Announces Compromise On Contraception Measure; Catholic Leaders Furious

Catholic groups are livid over the compromise, calling President Barack Obama’s move a “ploy” that “adds insult to injury.”

02/10/2012

Archbishop Timothy Dolan (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Cardinal-Designate Dolan: Obama Reneging On Birth Control Provision

The president ducked questions about the contraception controversy Thursday. The reason may be the latest attack from Archbishop Dolan, who, sources said, feels he was stabbed in the back by Obama after the two met to discuss the issue.

02/09/2012

Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants poses with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Giants defeated the Patriots by a score of 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Giants Win And So Do Some Area Lawmakers

Several New York and New Jersey lawmakers are “cashing in” on some big bets that Big Blue would be bringing home the title.

02/06/2012

Sen. Frank Lautenberg and Sen. John Kerry (file / credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images, Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Sen. Lautenberg Makes Super Bowl Bet With Sen. Kerry

New Jersey U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg made a bet with his Massachusetts counterpart Sen. John Kerry on this Sunday’s Super Bowl.

02/03/2012

Flooding is seen after Irene from Chopper 880 - Wayne, NJ - Aug 30, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Flood-Damaged Homes In NJ To Be Bought Out By FEMA

Many in New Jersey are fed up with the frequent flooding in their area and want out.

12/09/2011

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (FILE PHOTO: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

NJ Lawmakers Sen. Lautenberg, Rep. Holt Settle Lawsuit By Former Election Worker

Angela Genova, a lawyer for both campaigns, confirmed the settlement, which showed up in recently filed campaign finance documents for the New Jersey Democrats.

11/02/2011

Sen. Schumer Expresses Reservations About President Obama’s Tax Plan

President Barack Obama headed to New York on Monday afternoon, just hours after rolling out his controversial plan to raise taxes. The battle is on over how to cut America’s staggering deficit.

09/19/2011

Beach goers walk in the Atlantic Ocean - Atlantic City, NJ (file / credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Lautenberg, Pallone Push Faster Testing Of NJ Ocean Waters

Expanding on the Beach Act of 2000, the lawmakers are introducing new legislation which would require more rapid testing of the New Jersey’s ocean water.

08/17/2011

NJ Transit (credit: CBS 2)

Calls For Second Tunnel Grow After Third NJ Transit Service Disruption This Week

Trains are back on schedule for New Jersey Transit after a switch problem Friday disrupted morning service for commuters. 

08/12/2011

NJ Transit Concourse at Penn Station - New York, NY (file / credit: Mario Tama/Gettty Images)

Sen. Mendendez Warns NJT Derailment Sign Of Trouble To Come

This morning’s commute was much smoother, with NJ Transit having recovered from this week’s derailment. But it might not be smooth for much longer.

08/11/2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner

Rep. Weiner A Notable No-Show At NY Celebrate Israel Parade

One notable no-show to Sunday’s Celebrate Israel Parade on Fifth Avenue was Congressman Anthony Weiner, whose absence apparently did not sit will with a top U.S. senator.

06/05/2011

Bats in the evening (file / credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Plan To Fight Bat Die-Off Welcomed In New Jersey

The Interior Department launched a national plan to combat a mysterious disease that has killed more than a million bats in the eastern and southern U.S. and is spreading.

05/18/2011

Newark Liberty International Airport (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

New TSA Head At Newark Airport Vows Top-Down Review

Donald Drummer recently spent 19 hours in the airport’s terminals observing the operations firsthand.

04/29/2011

TSA screener

TSA Launches Investigation Of Security Breaches At Newark Liberty

Three breaches in just five days involved passengers slipping through security without being fully screened.

04/27/2011

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