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Port Authority Chair Blasted Over Bus Station Shut Down

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Trenton NJ, Following Port Authority’s Dismal Snowstorm Performance, Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle Asks the Bi-State Agency to Hold a Special Commuter-Focused Hearing.
Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, chair of the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee, sent a letter to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey chairman, Kevin O’Toole, voicing her outrage and disappointment with how the Agency handled yesterday’s snowstorm. The Assemblywoman is requesting a special hearing from the Port Authority for commuters. Vainieri Huttle wrote:

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Murphy Administration Totally Drops the Ball on Snow Emergency

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Ridgewood NJ, the intensity of yesterdays storm seemed to catch officials by surprise .  Both New Jersey and New York officials seemed totally unprepared .

As New Jersey found itself  barraged with snow on the roads, causing massive delays, angry commuters have been making their feelings towards the state’s storm response known on Facebook and Twitter, responding to Governor Murphy’s updates on his public pages.

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NJ TRANSIT SERVICE INFORMATION FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

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Ridgewood NJ, As snow and icing conditions alleviate and conditions improve following yesterday’s storm, NJ TRANSIT will operate regular weekday service for Friday, November 16th. Customers should expect delays and potential cancellations due to residual effects of the storm.
Gladstone Branch rail services will be suspended. NJ TRANSIT bus, rail and light rail tickets and passes are being cross-honored system-wide along with private carrier buses.
Customers are strongly advised to build in extra travel time and visit njtransit.com, access NJ TRANSIT’s Twitter feed at @NJTRANSIT or listen to broadcast traffic reports. Additionally, NJ TRANSIT will provide the most current service information via the My Transit alert system (www.njtransit.com/mytransit), which delivers travel advisories to your smartphone. Service information is also available by calling (973) 275-5555.

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Newark Airport Workers Who Won Wage Increase Now Face layoffs

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Newark NJ,  Workers set to receive a hard-won wage increase at Newark Liberty International Airport now face layoffs and reassignments thanks to new contractor, United Ground Express (UGE).
800 workers who provide critical services – ticket agents, security, wheelchair attendants, cabin cleaners and baggage handlers – received layoff notices just before the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved an historic phase in of a $19 minimum wage in September.

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NEW JERSEY TRANSIT POLICE DEPARTMENT LOCATE MISSING TEEN GIRL

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Newark NJ, The New Jersey Transit Police Department successfully reunited a teenage girl, missing for more than a month, with her family earlier this week.

16-year-old Brooklynn Hays of Maryland had been missing since she left home after an argument on Sunday, September 30.

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NEW JERSEY TRANSIT ENGINEER RECRUITMENT RECEIVES OVERWHELMING RESPONSE

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Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT’s call for locomotive engineer candidates has been an overwhelming success, resulting in more than 5,000 applications for training and employment to restore the railroad to a full complement of trained engineers.

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Kean: NJ Transit Rail Commuters Need Relief Now!

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Ridgewood NJ, Following yet another day of major service disruptions for commuters who rely on New Jersey Transit trains to get to work, Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean called for the agency to take immediate action to prevent future problems.

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Reader says , “The increase in rates for a resident to park daily at the train station is the ‘straw that broke me”

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The increase in rates for a resident to park daily at the train station is the ‘straw that broke me”
A full day of parking at the station is now $11.00 , $55 a week, $220 a month. All this to wait for a train that will most likely be late or get cancelled. Add the parking fees, to my taxes and I give up.
There is no way to win in RW. I will not be here to see the new garage, visit the new water building, see the next $110M school budget or any of the other financial initiatives. Hate to go, wish you all well.

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NEW JERSEY TRANSIT POLICE ARREST MAN WANTED FOR MURDER

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Newark NJ,  A New Jersey Transit Police Officer on foot patrol in Newark is credited with arresting a man wanted for the murder of a South Jersey resident.

Lonnie Arrington, 48, of Newark, was arrested by Officer Michael Hooks on Tuesday, October 16 in the bus lanes at Newark Penn Station.

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NYPD : Statement Regarding the Suspicious Package Sent to CNN

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New York NY, Today NYPD and all of our law enforcement partners responded to reports of a suspicious package at CNN. Responding officers identified a device that appeared to be a live explosive device. The NYPD Bomb Squad responded, secured the device, and safely removed it using a Total Containment Vessel (TCV) to Rodman’s Neck in the Bronx for further investigation. Additionally, an envelope containing white powder was discovered as part of that original packaging. The powder is being investigated as well.

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