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Rail link to LaGuardia Airport put on hold after criticism

Oct. 12, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A $2 billion project to build a rail link connecting New York City to LaGuardia Airport was officially put on hold Tuesday, after weeks of criticism from public officials and a lawsuit from neighborhood and environmental groups. In a news release, the...

No charges for passenger in LaGuardia emergency landing

Oct. 10, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An airline passenger whose behavior aboard a flight Saturday prompted an emergency landing and evacuation at LaGuardia Airport was released with no charges filed. According to a spokesperson for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which...

Brattleboro denounces racism aimed at new Black police chief

Sep. 22, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt (AP) — Brattleboro officials denounced racism after a person on Facebook posted racist memes and comments aimed at Vermont's first Black woman police chief. The Brattleboro Police Department said the racist comments were sent by a single person on...

Ground zero rebuilding still unfinished, 20 years later

Sep. 09, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two decades after its destruction in the Sept. 11 attacks, the work to rebuild the World Trade Center complex remains incomplete. Two planned skyscrapers, a performing arts center and a church are still unfinished at the site, which plays host Saturday...

Shrine to replace church destroyed on 9/11 nears completion

Sep. 08, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

The domed sanctuary rising in Lower Manhattan, where workers are busy installing translucent Greek marble in time for a ceremonial lighting on Sept. 10, bears little resemblance to the modest parish church that John Katsimatides had discovered years ago. He often visited...

Feds approve project to build new Newark airport monorail

Aug. 17, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A $2 billion project to replace Newark Liberty International Airport’s aging and problem-plagued monorail has received environmental approval from the Federal Aviation Administration. With Tuesday’s announcement, the Port Authority of New York...

Proposed bill would penalize NYC for congestion pricing plan

Aug. 11, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

LODI, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey congressmen fired the latest volley Wednesday in the brewing battle over New York City's plan to charge a fee to enter the city's center, announcing legislation that seeks to cut off some federal grants to the city if New Jersey motorists wind up on the...

$125M Amazon cargo hub, 1,000 jobs coming to Newark airport

Aug. 06, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey commissioners have approved a 20-year lease of two Newark Liberty International Airport buildings for a regional air cargo hub. Under the lease, Amazon will redevelop two 1990s vintage buildings into a...

Vehicle traffic nearing pre-COVID levels as transit lags

Jul. 28, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Vehicle traffic between New Jersey and New York City is approaching pre-pandemic levels while public transit ridership continues to lag, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that reflect a regional trend. ...

Congested New Jersey port roads targeted with DOT grant

Jul. 26, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Some of the most congested roads in New Jersey are at the port complex in Newark and Elizabeth, where trucks roll through nonstop to pick up and drop off shipping containers at the nation's second-busiest port. With container volume in the New...