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NFL, NJ Transit to review Super Bowl traveling operations

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New Jersey Transit and the NFL will review operations during the first "Mass Transit Super Bowl" that left throngs of fans waiting hours for a train, officials said Monday.

There were about 33,000 people trying to get home after the game, blowing out estimates by the host committee, which predicted 12,000 people would use mass transit on Game Day. NJ Transit set a ridership record before the...

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Super Bowl security measures ramped up for Sunday's game

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(Credit: A Blackhawk helicopter flies past MetLife Stadium on Jan. 28, 2014. (John Moore/Getty Images))

Law enforcement officials are beefing up Super Bowl security measures for the mass transit system following suicide bombings in Russia in the weeks before the Sochi Olympics, though there are no known terrorism threats against Sunday's big game.

Acknowledging the potential vulnerability of buses and trains -- all of which are going to be the prime movers of fans to and from MetLife Stadium...

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Cruise ship docks in N.J. after illness strikes more than 600 passengers

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(Credit: The ill-fated Royal Caribbean cruise ship returns to port on Jan. 29, 2014. (Andrew Burton/Getty))

Cheers erupted on board a Royal Caribbean cruise ship as it arrived back in home port on Wednesday, its voyage cut short by an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhea that felled more than 600 people.

Anthony Errico was waiting at Cape Liberty Cruise Port to greet his father, Ralph Errico, 75, of Bayonne, who was a passenger on the Explorer of the Seas.

So far, the elder Errico had not suffered...

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Chris Christie hires outside law firm in bridge probe

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(Credit: Gov. Chris Christie gives his state address on Jan. 14, 2014. (Getty))

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Thursday he hired a law firm to help his office as federal prosecutors investigate whether any law was broken when one of his aides ordered an apparent politically motivated traffic jam.

A star of the Republican Party, Christie has been grappling with a scandal for the past week, since the release of e-mails showing a top aide calling for "traffic...

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NY airports set travel records last year

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(Credit: The Jet Blue terminal at Kennedy International Airport. (Getty))

Port Authority airports broke overall passenger records last year with 111.6 million fliers, the agency said Monday.

The last traveler record set for the Port Authority came in 2007, before the recession.

That year saw 1.5 million fewer fliers than 2013.

Port Authority-operated airports broke individual records of their own in 2013.

Kennedy Airport had a record 50 million...

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Gov. Christie faces probe over Sandy relief funds

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U.S. investigators are looking into whether embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie misused about $2 million in Superstorm Sandy relief funds for an ad campaign that put him in the spotlight in an election year, officials said on Monday.

Already enmeshed in a scandal over snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge, Christie, a likely 2016 Republican presidential contender, is now...

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City airports led the nation in delays during cold snap: Report

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(Credit: New York led the nation in airline delays during the early January storms. (Getty))

The polar vortex that swept through the city this week not only broke temperature records at Newark, LaGuardia and Kennedy airports, but also led to some of its worst delays, according to a watchdog group.

The Global Gateway Alliance, reported Thursday that between Jan. 4 and Jan. 7, the three area airports saw a combined 5,100 delays in flights, leading the nation during that period. New...

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Christie says he was misled by staff in bridge scandal

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UPDATED 1/8/14 at 5:34 P.M.: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Wednesday said he was misled by his staff and promised "people would be held responsible" after revelations that a top aide played a central role in the controversial closing of parts of the George Washington bridge.

"What I've seen today for the first time is unacceptable. I am outraged and deeply saddened to...

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Christie's invitation to move to New Jersey a 'political stunt,' says de Blasio camp

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Bill de Blasio yesterday brushed off New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s suggestion that New Yorkers chafing at the mayor-elect’s tax-the-rich plan should migrate across the Hudson.

“Governor Christie’s latest political stunt doesn’t merit a serious response,” de Blasio spokeswoman Lis Smith said yesterday. “New York City is the greatest city in the world and will continue to be under Mayor-elect...

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