Hurricane Sandy

Now Chris Christie Is Just a Bad Memory

If Gov. Chris Christie had patted himself on the back any harder in his farewell address to New Jersey last week, he’d have needed the ministrations of a good chiropractor. But all signs suggest that New Jerseyans cannot wait to see the door slam shut behind him when he leaves office on Tuesday …

Opinion

Bridgegate to Beachgate to Bruce: Chris Christie's most memorable moments

<b>(CNN) —</b> While New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie undoubtedly had his fair share of highs and lows during his eight years as governor, often his big personality grabbed the spotlight. Here is a round-up of some of his most memorable moments as governor:<p><b>1. "Keep walkin', keep walkin'"</b><p>Christie's boardwalk …

Elections

Who Is Replacing Chris Christie? Obama-Backed Phil Murphy Eyes Marijuana and Gun Control in New Jersey

Phil Murphy is ready to remake New Jersey when he assumes the governor's office on Tuesday, leaving behind eight years <b></b>of conservative policies from …

Elections

Another Day of Reckoning for Big Oil’s Role in Climate Change

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent declaration of war on Big Oil for its contribution to climate change inspired, as is often the case with this mayor, some skepticism that he was once again seizing a big issue to propel himself into the national spotlight. Some also suggested that if he truly cared …

Climate

The Frightening Lessons From Hawaii’s False Missile Alert

Hawaii’s efforts to prepare for the possibility of a nuclear attack from North Korea took a disastrous turn on Saturday morning when a state employee …

Hurricanes

Christie leaving governor's office as Democrat takes over

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey will say farewell to blunt-talking Republican Gov. Chris Christie as a wealthy former Obama administration diplomat …

Elections

Christie conditionally vetoes bills to merge HS sports teams

Top StoriesNew Jersey Top StoriesMore>><p>Snowstorm expected to impact travel Tuesday, Wednesday<p>Updated:Monday, January 15 2018 9:51 PM EST2018-01-16 …

Weather

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Vision for Affordable Housing Remains Unfulfilled

A little over 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr., on the heels of the historic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, stood before an audience of …

Housing

Top 5 Moments In Office For New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) – New Jersey will say farewell to Republican Gov. Chris Christie as a former Obama administration diplomat and businessman is …

Democrats

Christie, Booker team up to oppose Trump's offshore drilling proposal

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A bipartisan group of New Jersey elected officials has teamed up to ask the Trump administration to stop talks of allowing offshore drilling off the coast of their state.<p>Incoming Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy and outgoing Republican Gov. Chris Christie of the Garden State …

Politics

The rise and fall of Chris Christie, from Superstorm Sandy to Bridgegate

Just as Sandy had made him a star, Bridgegate made him a pariah. By the time he started running for president, he was already failing in New Jersey.<p>I recall Chris Christie’s first interview with our editorial board after he won the 2009 election. We asked what had changed in his life now that he …

Elections

New York, New Jersey Officials Fight With Feds Over Gateway Project Funding

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> – New York and New Jersey politicians are headed for a head-on collision with the federal government over the Gateway …

Hurricanes

Blatant Blue State Hypocrisy

Posted: Jan 13, 2018 12:01 AM<p>You’ve got to admire the full frontal audacity of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, …

Conservative View

L Train Shutdown: MTA To Present Alternate Travel Options

The MTA will host open houses to inform commuters about their alternate transit options during the L train shutdown.<p>EAST VILLAGE, NY — NYC commuters …

Hurricanes

Subcontractors busted for $100K in Sandy fraud

Two subcontractors who removed debris during the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy have been indicted for cheating the city out of nearly $100,000 in …

New York City

Here’s proof that the MTA’s ‘action plan’ isn’t working

Last week, subway commuters faced a tangle of delays, detours and cancellations. Electrical problems, switch problems, signal problems and a broken …

Opinion

You can't tell the story of the US without telling the story of Haiti

<b>(CNN) —</b> You can't mention Haiti's struggles without explaining its complicated relationship with the US.<p>On Thursday, President Donald Trump expressed frustration about people coming to the United States from Haiti. While he tried to dismiss the island nation in his remarks, history shows a long …

Haiti

Exxon Mobil And The Big Apple's Big Lawsuit

New York City has filed a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil and other major petroleum and gas producers to offset the costs of its climate resiliency …

Business

New York City just declared war on the oil industry

The home of Wall Street announced on Wednesday that it will be divesting its massive pension fund from fossil fuels. That hits fossil fuel giants where it hurts<p>Over the years the capitol of the fight against climate change has been Kyoto, or Paris – that’s where the symbolic political agreements to …

Climate

NYC Mayor to sue "Big Oil" for causing Hurricane Sandy or something

Many people still foolishly blame things like lightning strikes, tornadoes, tsunamis and hurricanes on the random vagaries of fate or simply describe …

Conservative View

NY Lawmaker Charged for Pocketing Hurricane Sandy Money for Lingerie

New York state lawmaker Pamela Harris (D-Brooklyn), has been charged with pocketing tens of thousands of dollars that was intended to be used for the …

Conservative View

Hurricane Sandy case manager accused of swiping $200K meant for victims

A ​d​isaster ​c​ase ​m​anager tasked with aiding Hurricane Sandy victims instead pocketed nearly $200,000 in funds meant for their recovery, …

New York City

The Most Awful Transit Center in America Could Get Unimaginably Worse

To get to New York’s Penn Station, every northbound Amtrak passenger makes the last leg of their journey, through tunnels beneath the Hudson River, …

Penn Station

New York City plans to divest $5bn from fossil fuels and sue oil companies

Mayor Bill de Blasio: ‘It’s up to the fossil fuel companies whose greed put us in this position to shoulder the cost of making New York safer and more resilient’<p>New York City is seeking to lead the assault on both climate change and the Trump administration with a plan to divest $5bn from fossil …

Climate

As Storms Get Bigger, Oyster Reefs Can Help Protect Shorelines

Municipalities and military bases are using the bivalve to defend against flooding and damage from climate change-driven storms<p>Comment on this Story

Oceans

Bill de Blasio accuses “big oil” of pulling a slick one on NYC

The City of New York is suing the world’s biggest energy companies, accusing them of willfully deceiving the public, contributing to global climate change, and endangering the city and its residents in the name of lush profits. In a legal complaint that names BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, …

Bill de Blasio

Cybersecurity Solutions Need to Start at Home, CUJO Offers Strong Defense at a Decent Cost

A healthy degree of paranoia is <i>de rigeur</i> in today’s digital age. Daily we read about hacks and security breaches. Hollywood has made great bank exploring the dark corners of internet security, itself having been dealt a sobering blow when Sony became the poster child for IT departments across the …

Kaspersky Lab

NYC’s New Flood Maps Will Factor in Climate Change

For the first time in nearly 30 years, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is significantly redrawing New York City’s flood maps. But what …

National Flood Insurance Program

Christie: State much better off now than when he took office

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Outgoing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he's leaving the state in much better shape than when he took office eight years ago.<p>The Republican delivered his last state of the state address Tuesday. He's handing over state government to Democrat Phil Murphy next week.<p>Christie …

U.S. Politics

Thune on net neutrality and the ballot box

<i>With help from John Hendel, Nancy Scola, Eric Geller and Steven Overly</i><p><i>PROGRAMMING NOTE: Morning Tech will not publish on Monday, Jan. 15. Our next Morning Tech newsletter will publish on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Please continue to follow Pro Technology issues here.</i><p><b>THUNE: NET NEUTRALITY NOT A BALLOT BOX</b> …

Net Neutrality