Transportation

The ultimate sliding machine

Editor's note: Steven Holcomb, driving a bobsled designed by Bergen County-based BMW, on Monday helped the U.S. earn its first medal in the two-man bobsled in 62 years. He and pusher Steven Langton earned the bronze. Holcomb will defend his gold medal in the four-man bobsled on Saturday. The women's bobsled competition begins on...

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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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