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Legislature creates new joint committee to continue GW Bridge investigation

The 12-member bipartisan committee will be led by Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Sayreville) and state Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Teaneck), both of whom served as chairs for their respective single-house committees.With a split of eight Democrats to four Republicans, the panel will also include Assembly members Michael Patrick Carroll (R-Morristown), Marlene Caride (D-Ridgefield), Lou Greenwald (D-Voorhees), Amy ...

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225 new hires result from interim agreement between Waterfront Commission, employers’ group

According to the announcement, the agreement includes the hiring, currently underway, of 150 members of the International Longshoremen’s Association as an interim solution to the ongoing dispute between the Commission and the Shipping Association. The Star-Ledger reports the hiring spree will also include 75 union supervisors. The dispute dates back to last November, when the ...

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Wisniewski refers Wildstein contempt charges to county prosecutor

On Thursday Wildstein was unanimously found in-contempt of the Assembly Transportation Committee, which Wisniewski chairs, after he pleaded the Fifth Amendment on every question posed to him at an investigatory hearing on the unannounced lane closures at the George Washington Bridge in September. Private messages subpoenaed by the committee from Wildstein indicate he helped to ...

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Academy Bus acquires certain bus operations from Horizon Coach Lines

According to the announcement, service began on Saturday, January 11, 2014, making Academy the largest motor coach provider in the state. The company plans to expand charter services in N.J. to clients including public school districts, universities, corporations, and airport and cruise transfers. Academy’s Florida operations will service the entire state and originate from terminals ...

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GWB scandal Democrats create special investigatory committee with subpoena powers

Incoming Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Secaucus) and majority leader Lou Greenwald (D-Voorhees) said Monday in a joint statement with Wisniewski that they would appoint members for the committee, which will also have access to special counsel. As chairman of the Assembly Transportation Committee, Wisniewski has thus far led the probe into the matter, issuing subpoenas ...

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Report Christie’s office involved in GWB lane closures

Those messages (embedded below) also point towards the move as political retaliation against Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich for not issuing an endorsement of Christie in his reelection campaign. Though Christie has repeatedly denied involvement in the four-day September closures and has specifically shot down the notion that the move was politically motivated, the newspaper’s ...

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Jaguar appoints new president for North America

According to the announcement, Eberhardt comes to Jaguar Land Rover North America with global industry and retail experience, including executive leadership sales, marketing and service roles at Chrysler Group, DaimlerChrysler UK, Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. and Daimler-Benz AG. In addition Eberhardt has held senior leadership and advisory positions in the technology, consulting and communications industries, including Boston ...

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Mercedes-Benz USA names new sales VP

According to the announcement, Exler will have overall responsibility for the company’s sales, volume planning and distribution operations in the United States, reporting directly to Steve Cannon, president and chief executive of Mercedes-Benz USA. Exler succeeds Michael Slagter, senior vice president, sales, who will retire at the end of February after 11 years of service ...

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