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BRIDGEGATE: Baroni Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

“This is a sad day for state of NJ… [w]hat occurred in September 2013 was an outrageous abuse of power,” the federal judge sentencing former State Senator Bill Baroni said earlier today upon sentencing him to two years in prison. Baroni, who served as deputy executive director of the Port Authority at the time of […]

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POLL: What Should the Court Do With Baroni and Kelly?

Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly are in court tomorrow (Wednesday 3/29) for sentencing hearings, Save Jerseyans, and as we told you yesterday, the State is requesting three years in jail for the pair’s Bridgegate-related crimes. The defense is seeking probation. The sentence is likely to be controversial either way. Let’s see what YOU think…. — […]

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Prosecutors Want 3 Years in Prison for Baroni, Kelly

Prosecutors will seek three (3) years in prison for Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly at their Wednesday sentencing hearing, Save Jerseyans. “Time and time again, Baroni and Kelly displayed a shocking disregard for the public safety risks that the traffic caused,” the Bridgegate prosecution reportedly argued in its filings, for crimes which the state […]

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Nor’easter Postpones Bridgegate Defendants’ Sentencing

William Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly were scheduled for a sentencing hearing today, Save Jerseyans. Nature had other plans. The hearing has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 29, 2017; Baroni will go at 10:30 a.m. and Kelly’s will follow at Noon. Both former Christie World figures were convicted of multiple charges back on November 4th; […]

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For Second Time, Bergen Prosecutor Declines to Pursue Christie in Court

Twice, a Bergen County Judge attempted to breathe life into a citizen’s criminal complaint lodged against Chris Christie. Now, twice, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office is declining to pursue the charges, effectively killing the criminal proceedings in their tracks. Brian Murray, Press Secretary for Governor Chris Christie, issued the following statement after the Thursday announcement: This […]

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‘Christie On The Griddle!’ with Rooney, Spadea & The Chasing News Team

The long shadow of Bridgegate continues to dog New Jersey Governor Chris Christie despite his fervent efforts to move beyond the scandal and reassert himself on the national stage. On Thursday, Save Jersey Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney spoke with Bill Spadea and the Fox29/My9 Chasing News Team to help break down the latest developments…. — _____

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Judge again finds probable cause in Christie case

Christie Administration slaps back, says it’s a violation of the law — For the second time, Save Jerseyans, a Bergen judge is insisting that there’s probable cause for a citizen’s complaint alleging official misconduct on the part of Governor Chris Christie to proceed. Judge Roy McGeady ruled similarly in October but a Superior Court Judge had […]

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Court denies request for special prosecutor in Christie criminal complaint case

Bergen County Judge Bonnie Mizdol isn’t signing off on a special prosecutor for Chris Christie. Superior Court Judge Mizdol issued her highly-anticipated ruling on Friday after oral argument earlier in the week. The motion related to a citizen’s criminal complaint, filed by activist Bill Brennan, alleging that the Governor is guilty of wrongdoing in the Bridgegate scandal. […]

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Trump son-in-law praised pal Wildstein for Bridgegate stunt, report says

TRENTON — President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law once praised the admitted mastermind behind the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal, calling him a “badass” for his role in the scheme, according to an e-mail obtained by The Washington Post. Jared Kushner, the husband of Trump’s oldest daughter and who has served as the incoming president’s confidant, […]


Judge Will Decide if Christie Should Get Special Prosecutor Next Week

A judge is set to hold a hearing next week to decide if a special prosecutor will be appointed to investigate official misconduct allegations against Governor Chris Christie following a municipal court judge’s October determination that the allegations had probable cause. Bill Brennan, the man who filed citizen’s complaint that was found to have probable […]


Beck agrees to co-sponsor bill that would require special prosecutor to investigate Christie

Senator Jennifer Beck has signed on to a bill that would require the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate any criminal complaint against New Jersey’s governor. Mike Hughes, Beck’s Chief of Staff, verified the story first reported by Politico. “The Senator’s thinking is that the legislation makes sense for the public’s trust,” Hughes said. […]


Kean fires back at Democrat Majority Leader’s Christie impeachment push

Chris Christie is likely leaving New Jersey in a matter of weeks (or days) to join the Trump Administration. His top in-state antagonist wants to make sure he doesn’t stay around any longer than necessary (and has trouble landing another job). State Senator Loretta Weinberg (R-Bergen) issued a statement on Thursday asking the Democrat Assembly […]

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VIDEO: Post-Bridgegate verdict, Christie says the jury concluded he was right all along

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie never took the stand in the now-concluded Bridgegate federal criminal trial, Save Jerseyans, but now that it’s over (pending appeal), he dropped in on CBS This Morning over the weekend to plead his case to veteran newsman Charlie Rose. Both the defense and the prosecution did spend most of their […]

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N.J. Gubernatorial Candidate Pledges ‘New Direction’ in Wake of Bridgegate Verdict

Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, a Republican from Somerset County who has already announced his intention to run for governor in 2017, responded to Friday’s Bridgegate trial verdict with a promise to change Trenton’s dominant culture of corruption. “Today is another sad day for New Jersey. Citizens deserve government that is committed to serving them, not narrow political agendas […]

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