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Documents show close friend joined interviews of Gov. Christie for internal review

Documents show close friend joined interviews of Gov. Christie for internal review

TRENTON, N.J., April 15 (UPI) -- Lawyers who investigated the "Bridgegate" scandal for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie apparently did not record interviews, documents released this week show.
Frances Burns
Poll: More than half of N.J. voters say Christie's 'Bridgegate' report was 'whitewash'

Poll: More than half of N.J. voters say Christie's 'Bridgegate' report was 'whitewash'

HAMDEN, Conn., April 9 (UPI) -- More than half New Jersey voters say Chris Christie would not be a good president and they are split on whether he is a bully, Quinnipiac Poll finds.
Frances Burns
Report: Christie was not aware of 'Bridgegate' lane closings in advance

Report: Christie was not aware of 'Bridgegate' lane closings in advance

March 27 (UPI) -- Law firm hired by Christie administration to review "Bridgegate" scandal finds governor unaware of lane closings in Fort Lee beforehand.
Frances Burns

Poll: Chris Christie's approval continues to drop in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Gov. Chris Christie's standing with New Jersey voters has dropped further in the wake of the "Bridgegate" scandal, a poll released Monday indicated.

Executive director of New Jersey Transit stepping down

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Jim Weinstein, executive director of New Jersey Transit, announced Tuesday he is resigning as head of one of the country's largest mass-transit agencies.

Study: Many in New Jersey unhappy with state's Sandy response

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A survey of a select group of New Jersey residents whose homes were damaged in Superstorm Sandy found 64 percent are unhappy with the state's response.

NTSB blames Captain's 'reckless' decision for Bounty replica sinking

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The captain's "reckless decision" to sail a replica of HMS Bounty into the path of Hurricane Sandy led to the vessel's sinking, U.S. investigators said Monday.

N.J. newspaper regrets endorsing Christie for re-election

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- New Jersey's largest newspaper is sorry it endorsed Republican Gov. Chris Christie for re-election last year, its editorial page editor writes.
Power restored to more than half of 500,000 PECO customers in dark

Power restored to more than half of 500,000 PECO customers in dark

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Power was restored early Friday to about 420,000 customers in Pennsylvania affected by this week's ice storm, leaving 295,000 without service, PECO Energy said.
Poll: Christie's national popularity takes a hit

Poll: Christie's national popularity takes a hit

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's popularity as a potential presidential candidate is taking a hit in the face of recent controversy, a CNN/ORC poll indicates.
Hoboken, N.J., official says Mayor Zimmer threatened him

Hoboken, N.J., official says Mayor Zimmer threatened him

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer has charged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie with using strongarm tactics and now a local official says she did the same thing.
University poll: Approval for Christie among N.J. voters drops

University poll: Approval for Christie among N.J. voters drops

TRENTON, N.J., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- New Jersey voters have cooled toward Gov. Chris Christie after reports of "malicious politicking" by his staff, a university poll released Tuesday indicated.

Poll: Christie's approval rating down across United States

NEW YORK, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's approval rating has dropped as "Bridgegate" and other scandals persist, a poll released Monday indicated.
Chris Christie campaign subpoenaed over bridgegate

Chris Christie campaign subpoenaed over bridgegate

Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Federal investigators looking into the scandal that began as "Bridgegate" are widening their net.
Gabrielle Levy
Scandal-plagued Christie sworn in for second term as N.J. governor

Scandal-plagued Christie sworn in for second term as N.J. governor

TRENTON, N.J., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, his administration buffeted by scandal, was sworn in for a second term Tuesday,

N.J. mayor's claims on withheld Sandy funds 'completely false'

HOBOKEN, N.J., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A New Jersey mayor's claim Gov. Chris Christie's office held back hurricane relief funds is "completely false," the state's lieutenant governor said Monday.

N.J. lawmakers to look into claim Christie held Sandy relief 'hostage'

HOBOKEN, N.J., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- New Jersey lawmakers investigating the so-called Bridgegate scandal say they will look into a claim Gov. Chris Christie conditioned disaster relief on politics.

Poll: More than half of N.J. voters say Christie leader, not bully

HAMDEN, Conn., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- In the wake of the "Bridgegate" scandal, New Jersey voters see Gov. Chris Christie as a leader, not a bully, a poll released Wednesday indicated.
N.J. Gov. Chris Christie touts bipartisanship in State of the State

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie touts bipartisanship in State of the State

TRENTON, N.J., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, under fire for an alleged act of political retribution, touted bipartisanship in his State of the State message Tuesday.
Report: Christie under federal probe over use of Sandy relief funds

Report: Christie under federal probe over use of Sandy relief funds

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is under federal investigation about whether he misused federal relief funds from Hurricane Sandy, CNN reported Monday.
Emails show Christie office knew of bridge shutdown

Emails show Christie office knew of bridge shutdown

TRENTON, N.J., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Private emails show New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office was aware of a plan to shut down key lanes on a bridge, the (Newark) Star-Ledger reports.

Cuomo, Biden warn of post-storm rebuilding in new ways

ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- New York and other coastal states must alter how they rebuild to avoid ruin from ever more damaging storms, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden said.
Polar vortex sucks Midwest, Northeast into its frigid center

Polar vortex sucks Midwest, Northeast into its frigid center

BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Thousands of people from the U.S. Midwest to the Northeast were without power Tuesday as biting winds sent wind chills well below zero in some places.
Lotto winner found $1M ticket cleaning up after Sandy

Lotto winner found $1M ticket cleaning up after Sandy

Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Hurricane Sandy's wind was a major windfall for one New York landscaper, who this month collected $1 million after finding a winning lottery ticket while blowing leaves in the aftermath of the superstorm.
Gabrielle Levy

Landscaper wins from lottery ticket he found in wet leaves post-Sandy

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- A New York landscaper said he found a winning lottery ticket worth $1 million in wet leaves he raked up after Hurricane Sandy.
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