TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill that gives back pay to New Jersey state workers affected by this summer’s three-day government shutdown. Continue Reading
MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey town has paid $35,000 in a settlement with a man who claims he was falsely arrested on a drunken driving charge. Continue Reading
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie and New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo have appointed new leaders for the agency that controls the region’s airports, bridges and tunnels.
Christie and Cuomo said in a statement Tuesday they have picked former GOP New Jersey state Sen. Kevin O’Toole to be chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Cuomo’s special counsel for interagency initiatives, Rick Cotton, will serve as executive director.
O’Toole succeeds John Degnan, who has served since 2014. Cotton follows Pat Foye, who became executive director in 2011.
The announcement comes after the conviction of Christie aides over a political payback scheme involving the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane closures. The Port Authority oversees the bridge. Two Christie appointees served at the agency during the scandal.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is offering train service to MetLife Stadium for the Coldplay concert. Continue Reading
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s legislature has taken action amid the backlash over Gov. Chris Christie’s trip to a state beach this month during a government shutdown. Continue Reading