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?”

Selecting 12 jurors for the Bridgegate trial is not going to be easy

northjersey.com — Are there 12 men and women in New Jersey who can render an unbiased verdict about the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal? Do those same dozen citizens have an unprejudiced view about Governor Christie? Or about politicians in general?

Bridgegate jury selection begins Thursday

app.com — Are there 12 men and women in New Jersey who can render an unbiased verdict about the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal? Do those same dozen citizens have an unprejudiced view about Gov. Chris Christie? Or about politicians in general?

GWB trial: A complex case for Bridgegate players

mycentraljersey.com — When the defendants enter the courtroom this month for the start of the Bridgegate trial, the odds will be stacked against them. Of the 203 men and women who have appeared on federal charges in New Jersey during the past six years, only 13 have been acquitted.

GWB trial: A complex case for Bridgegate players

northjersey.com — When the defendants enter the courtroom this month for the start of the Bridgegate trial, the odds will be stacked against them. Of the 203 men and women who have appeared on federal charges in New Jersey during the past six years, only 13 have been acquitted.

Complex case awaits Bridgegate players

northjersey.com — When the defendants enter the courtroom this month for the start of the Bridgegate trial, the odds will be stacked against them. Of the 203 men and women who have appeared on federal charges in New Jersey during the past six years, only 13 have been acquitted.

Feds may have hard case to prove in Bridgegate trial

app.com — When the defendants enter the courtroom this month for the start of the Bridgegate trial, the odds will be stacked against them. Of the 203 men and women who have appeared on federal charges in New Jersey during the past six years, only 13 have been acquitted.

Unheralded heroes at Port Authority save the day

northjersey.com — Paula Santos knows when a peaceful night is about to turn ugly. She has developed an instinct over 20 years as a security guard, the last four of them at a CCTV monitoring facility for the PATH train system in Jersey City. She watches body language and behavior.

Disgraced Boston Rabbi Avoids Jail Time in Hush Money Sex Scandal

forward.com — A Boston-area court has dismissed a larceny charge against the former rabbi of a synagogue in Boston who was being blackmailed for having sex with an underage boy.

Tim Kaine Visits Famed Touro Synagogue - Slams Donald Trump on Religious Freedom

forward.com — Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine visited the historic Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, 226 years to the day after its leader read a letter to George Washington praising the new country's support for religious liberty. Kaine, on a campaign swing, wrote on his Facebook page Wednesday that "we stumbled on" the site, a landmark known as the country's oldest synagogue.

Internal Port Authority rule defies reform

lohud.com — Around the Port Authority, it is simply known as "Rule 3." It is one of the reasons that legislative reform of the bi-state agency - which continues to reel from scandals such as the George Washington Bridge lane closings and the "chairman's flight" - has stalled.
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Sep 23, 2016

One of those people is Bill Stepien who now works on @realDonaldTrump campaign.

Sep 23, 2016

Wildstein said that top @GovChristie's people told him to use private email bc it was not discoverable in FOI or public records requests.

Sep 23, 2016

Goodies included used agency vehicles and equipment, jobs, tours of the WTC and grants.

Sep 23, 2016

David Wildstein says Christie Administration used the Port Authority as a "goody bag" to court endorsements from Democratic pols.

Sep 23, 2016

RT @ShawnBoburg: @pdberger If nothing else, this trial is illustrating how both NY, NJ governors have used the PA as a political treasure chest.


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