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JUDGE GIVES NJ ONE LAST CHANCE TO KEEP ‘DOUBLEGATE’ SECRETS Investigative Report by Mark Lagerkvist

A judge is giving the state’s Division of Criminal Justice one final chance to argue why an index of records from a hush-hush criminal investigation involving Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno should not be released to a New Jersey Watchdog reporter. “I frankly don’t see why it should be kept confidential,” said Judge Mary C. Jacobson during a hearing in ...
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Quick Bites

NJ WATCHDOG SALUTES REPORTER WHO RUNS OUTSIDE THE PACK

New Jersey Watchdog offers a big wag of the tail in honor of David Neese, a feisty journalist not afraid to raise hell. After 40-odd years as a reporter and editorial writer at The Trentonian, Neese joins the growing ranks of newspaper veterans who are out of work. “I’m being eased out the door as of Friday, the [...]Read More>>

WHO PAYS FOR CHRISTIE’S TRIPS? REPORTER SUES NJ FOR RECORDS Investigative Report by Mark Lagerkvist

Who really pays for Gov. Chris Christie’s frequent trips away from New Jersey? A New Jersey Watchdog reporter is suing the governor’s office in Mercer County Superior Court for records of third-parties who pay for the out-of-state trips taken by Christie and his senior staff. “There is the public interest in assessing just who is paying [...]Read More>>

POLL: GOV. CHRISTIE’S CREDIBILITY IS CASUALTY OF BRIDGEGATE Report by Mark Lagerkvist

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s credibility may be the biggest casualty of the Bridgegate scandal, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton public opinion poll. Almost half, or 49 percent, of the registered voters surveyed said they do not at all believe Christie’s explanation about the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge. Only 23 percent fully believed the [...]Read More>>

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Barking Back

Phil Levin

The culprits here are not the bureaucrats and cops who are working while collecting pensions. Their labor contracts permit it, and they’d be nuts to turn it down. The real guilty parties are the corrupt crony politicians who fattened their champagne coffers (or took outright bribes) to create these schemes, and in so doing, threw [...]Read More>>

Gan Eagla

The Governor of New Jersey has access to a luxury, climate-controlled suite at Met Life Stadium. This luxury box (“the sweet suite”) is supposed to be used by the Governor for official entertainment, even though members of the Governor’s immediate family are often seen in that box. I made a OPRA request of the Governor’s [...]Read More>>

Tough Love

If this clown applies for a disability pension, 10,000 taxpayers should protest outside the hearing.  And if the board approves it, they should be tarred and feathered. Read More>>

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