I cover the Port Authority for @TheRecordNJ. Send tips to berger@northjersey.com.

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2012 - Investigative Reporting (Non-Daily Publication)
“Exposing sex abuse in the Orthodox community."

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2011 - Reporting by Newspaper with a Circulation under 100,000
“Where’s Washington’s Letter?”

Judge allows defendants in GWB lane-closing case to demand state law firm’s files

northjersey.com — A federal judge on Friday gave defense attorneys a powerful tool in the George Washington Bridge lane-closure case: the ability to subpoena emails and other documents withheld by the law firm Governor Christie hired to investigate who closed the lanes and why. U.S. District Judge Susan D.
Feb 06, 2016

Judge allows defendants in GWB lane-closing case to demand state law firm’s files northjersey.com/mobile/news/gw…

Recovery mission turns into rescue; boaters save woman who survives jump from GWB

northjersey.com — Heshy Gottdiener had been on the Hudson River for about four hours Tuesday, just about a half mile south of the George Washington Bridge, when he saw something drop from the span a little before 5 p.m.
Feb 04, 2016

RT @NorthJerseybrk: Recovery mission turns into rescue; boaters save woman who survives jump from GWB - shar.es/1406tI s

Feb 04, 2016

Another miracle on the Hudson? Community members searching for body rescue woman who jumps from GWB: northjersey.com/news/man-recal…

Feb 04, 2016

RT @NorthJerseybrk: Man recalls rescue of N.J. woman who survived jump off George Washington Bridge bit.ly/1SYXiYs pic.twitter.com/FJRdm26VH2

Timeline, cost breakdown released for Gateway project

northjersey.com — A newly-released timeline and breakdown of costs show that the $23.9 billion Gateway program to double trans-Hudson rail capacity through the region will have two distinct phases. The first phase will focus on maintaining capacity on the increasingly strained section of the Northeast Corridor line between Newark and Penn Station, N.Y., that carries more than 85,000 passengers every weekday.
Jan 30, 2016

Is there a word for a mini scoop? ... Timeline, cost breakdown released for Gateway program. northjersey.com/mobile/news/ti…

Normal commute expected for Tuesday, but some airline delays continue

northjersey.com — It's likely back to normal for most commuters Tuesday as the region's roads, buses, and trains rebounded following the weekend snowstorm. But some airline passengers still face delays, particularly at Newark-Liberty Airport. More than 450 flight arrivals and departures were cancelled at Newark on Monday as Port Authority and United Airlines workers struggled to clear snow from runways and gates.

A look at transportation, schools as North Jersey returns to normal after the storm

northjersey.com — After being virtually shut down Saturday for the big snowstorm, North Jersey was getting back to normal on Sunday and Monday, although slowly. Airports: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reported that bridges and tunnels would be open Monday and that service at the region's airports should be back to normal, though an agency spokesman cautioned Sunday that people should check arrival and departure information with their airline before leaving home.

Paterson police director's lawsuit against Port Authority put on hold

northjersey.com — A whistleblower lawsuit against the Port Authority has been put on hold pending the delayed trial of two former associates of Governor Christie who are accused of a politically-motivated conspiracy to close access lanes to the George Washington Bridge.

North Jersey Media Group sues Port Authority; says agency violated public records laws

northjersey.com — North Jersey Media Group, publisher of The Record, has filed a lawsuit against the Port Authority claiming that the bi-state agency violated public records laws by denying access to internal documents. The suit, filed in a Middlesex County Superior Court on Tuesday, seeks access to agency documents regarding Governor Christie's travel as well as the closure of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in 2013.

GWB probe: Trial of two former Christie aides delayed until May

northjersey.com — A federal judge has once again delayed the trial of two former associates of Governor Christie accused of a politically-motivated conspiracy to close access lanes to the George Washington Bridge.
Jan 20, 2016

GWB Trial of two former Christie aides delayed until May northjersey.com/mobile/news/gw…

Newark deputy mayor says city serious about selling land beneath Port Newark

northjersey.com — The city of Newark is dead serious about selling the land beneath Port Newark out from under the Port Authority. So says Newark's deputy mayor Baye Adofo-Wilson, who on Monday contradicted reports that the city's recent invitation to prospective buyers is just a negotiating tactic to wring more money out of the bi-state agency that leases the land from the city.
Jan 19, 2016

Newark's deputy mayor says city is serious about selling Port Newark: northjersey.com/news/newark-de…

Port Authority job not for faint of heart, past leaders say

northjersey.com — When it comes to the Port Authority, the governors of New York and New Jersey have engineered enormous toll increases, set up slush funds and knocked down legislative attempts to curb their power. Now that proclivity to exert influence over the nation's largest bi-state transportation agency is also, in part, holding up the hiring of a new chief executive.
Jan 18, 2016

“If they want to be left alone, they should join a monastery,” Ex Port Authority chief advises CEO candidates: northjersey.com/news/port-auth…

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Feb 06, 2016

Judge allows defendants in GWB lane-closing case to demand state law firm’s files northjersey.com/mobile/news/gw…

Feb 04, 2016

RT @NorthJerseybrk: Man recalls rescue of N.J. woman who survived jump off George Washington Bridge bit.ly/1SYXiYs pic.twitter.com/FJRdm26VH2

Feb 04, 2016

RT @rebeccadobrien: Officer Landau tells jury: "I didn't feel qualified to give CPR" to Akai Gurley. This trial wasn't meant to be about NYPD training, but...

Feb 04, 2016

Another miracle on the Hudson? Community members searching for body rescue woman who jumps from GWB: northjersey.com/news/man-recal…

Feb 03, 2016

RT @steffdaz: Today's story: N.J. woman survives jump off George Washington Bridge northjersey.com/news/n-j-woman… @pdberger will have an update for Thurs paper

Jan 30, 2016

Is there a word for a mini scoop? ... Timeline, cost breakdown released for Gateway program. northjersey.com/mobile/news/ti…


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