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Port Authority officials quiet on lawsuit threat



JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Officials with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have declined to address allegations that the agency owes millions of dollars in property taxes to Jersey City.

Mayor Steven Fulop vowed Tuesday that he will sue the Port Authority for $400 million, an amount he claims represents unpaid taxes, penalties and fees. Fulop claims the Port Authority has used outdated or nonexistent agreements from years ago to shirk its obligations on 32 properties it owns in the city.

Coincidentally, the Port Authority’s monthly board meeting was held Wednesday in Jersey City for the first time since the weeks after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

At the meeting, Port Authority executive director Pat Foye and deputy executive director Bill Baroni declined to comment on the allegations.