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Port Authority Bus Terminal: What the $90M overhaul should include

The terminal needs a facelift to keep pace with the surrounding area. amNewYork

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Audit Says New York City Housing Authority Failed to Meet Hiring Goals

Audit Says New York City Housing Authority Failed to Meet Hiring Goals In awarding millions of dollars in building contracts each year, the New York City Housing Authority is supposed to look out for its own: A certain percentage of workers hired must be public housing residents or low-income New Yorkers. But in a … […]

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Port Authority cop fired for drunk driving loses suit to get job back

A Port Authority cop who boldly called his 2013 ouster “draconian” — even though he was nabbed for driving drunk with two loaded handguns in his car trunk — unsurprisingly… Metro | New York Post

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Port Authority Bus Terminal Gets $  90M for First Overhaul in Decades

Port Authority Bus Terminal Gets $90M for First Overhaul in Decades

The bus station will get its first major upgrade since 1979, officials said. Home Page Top Stories on DNAINFO.com – Friday, July 11, 2014 | 1:09pm

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Port Authority Project Funding Under Scrutiny in N.J.

For decades, the Port Authority has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on projects that have little to do with its mission. Now, New Jersey lawmakers are planning to shine a light on a source of that funding. WSJ.com: Newyork Main

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Port Authority Project Funding Under Scrutiny in N.J.

For decades, the Port Authority has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on projects that have little to do with its mission. Now, New Jersey lawmakers are planning to shine a light on a source of that funding. WSJ.com: Newyork Main

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Port Authority honcho dead from heart attack

Robert Van Etten, the inspector general for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, died Monday at his New Jersey home of an apparent heart attack, law enforcement… Metro | New York Post

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Limited Free Wi-Fi Coming to Port Authority Airports

The Port Authority on Wednesday approved a 10-year deal with Boingo Wireless to provide limited free Internet service at JFK, LaGuardia, Newark and Stewart Airports. NEWS – NY1

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Report: SEC Launches Probe Into Port Authority Financial Books

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Yet another agency is taking a closer look at the financial books of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, according to a published report. As WCBS 880’s Ginny Kosola reported Thursday, the Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an investigation into the Port Authority, according to the Bergen […]

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Port Authority Land Purchase Is Boon to Bayonne, and Christie

A 2010 deal for 131 acres on the Bayonne waterfront appears to be an early example of how Gov. Chris Christie has used the agency as a financial backstop for New Jersey, allowing him to burnish his image as a tough-minded fiscal conservative. NYT > N.Y. / Region

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Mayor Criticizes Housing Authority on Cameras

Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized the “unacceptable bureaucracy” of his public housing authority Tuesday, saying it has taken too long to install security cameras despite the availability of millions of dollars. WSJ.com: Newyork Main

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Port Authority Tests Readiness at Simulated JFK Plane Crash

The Port Authority on Tuesday held a full scale emergency drill at JFK airport to test the ability of first responders during a simulated accident of a passenger aircraft. NEWS – NY1

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Port Authority Official Testifies In Probe Into George Washington Bridge Lane Closures

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Port Authority official appointed by Gov. Chris Christie to the agency’s board of commissioners tells New Jersey lawmakers he wouldn’t have condoned using the George Washington Bridge for political retribution. Commissioner Pat Schuber opened his testimony emphatically denying he had anything to do with the controversial closures that led to days […]

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Harsh winter took toll on Port Authority budget

Last winter took a toll on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s finances. Overtime numbers were released for the first quarter on Wednesday, and the weather was blamed for pushing civilian overtime 200,000 hours over budget. WNYW – NYC News

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Today’s Lead: Cuomo, Christie Create Port Authority Reform Panel

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced yesterday the creation of a panel to recommend reforms at the Port Authority. In a joint letter they said the panel should review the embattled agency’s mission, structure, management, operations, and overall governance. The governors said they are unhappy with the George Washington bridge scandal, […]

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