Illegals in the wind as DMV worker gets off easy in bribery case

By   /  September 12, 2014  /  California, New Jersey, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Nearly a year after a Virginia DMV worker and two others were convicted of selling drivers licenses to illegal immigrants, the 100-plus buyers remain at large.

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Terror alert: Foreign students go off grid with expired visas

By   /  September 8, 2014  /  Education, Federal Government, Immigration, Kentucky, Massachusetts, National, New Jersey, New York, News, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

BOSTON BOMBING: Authorities arrested three college friends of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, including Azamat Tazhayakov, a friend and classmate of Tsarnaev's at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

As America’s colleges resume classes, thousands of foreign students with expired visas are no-shows.

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Concern over Gov. Christie’s safety takes detour in New Jersey

By   /  September 3, 2014  /  New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, New Jersey Watchdog, News, Open Records  /  No Comments

Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

A debate over secrecy and Gov. Chris Christie’s safety took a turn in the Labor Day weekend traffic. Citing security concerns, the New Jersey governor refuses to release records showing which hotels he stayed during official trips. Yet his press office publicly identified which vehicle in the governor’s motorcade usually carries Christie.

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Free beaches come at high cost

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  New Jersey, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

BEACH READING: Two bills would outlaw beach badges and have the State take over beach maintenance.  But will the State be able to do the job?

By L. Tierney | WatchdogWire.com
Those New Jersey homeowners who were concerned about granting government easements for beach replenishment? Turns out they were right to be suspicious.
Two bills pending in the state Senate could mean big changes for Long Beach Island.
Senate bill S-2368, filed last session, requires any municipality that accepts federal or state money to replenish storm-damaged beaches [...]

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‘Chris Christie slept here’ is state secret in New Jersey

By   /  August 25, 2014  /  Ethics, New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, News, Open Records  /  No Comments

Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

“Chris Christie slept here” is not a historical marker. It’s a state secret in New Jersey, according to the governor’s lawyers. The attorney general’s office is trying to block release of records that identify which hotels Gov. Christie stayed while traveling on state business at taxpayers’ expense

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New York Press Club blasts Gov. Christie’s blacklist tactic

By   /  August 19, 2014  /  Ethics, New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, New Jersey Watchdog, Open Records  /  No Comments

Tim Larsen/Governor's Office

The New York Press Club is publicly criticizing Gov. Chris Christie and his staff for blacklisting New Jersey Watchdog.

The journalists’ organization “expresses its outrage over the Christie administration’s apparent ‘blacklisting’ of New Jersey Watchdog, in an effort to prevent the news outlet from receiving press advisories and official announcements from the governor’s office,” Press Club President Larry Seary said.

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