It’s hard to keep up with the latest developments investigating who was behind the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge last fall. To sort it out, we checked in with John Mooney of NJSpotlight.com.
Mooney began with allegations that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration rewarded the mayor of Belleville by sending millions of Sandy recovery dollars to the town to help with a senior citizen housing project, even though the town was hard hit by the storm.
He also details how Gov. Christie named an ally to run the state Ethics Commission — the very agency that could hear complaints tied to the GWB lane closures and allegations that they were shut as political payback against the mayor of Fort Lee.
Finally Mooney explains why a real estate deal involving the governor’s brother Todd Christie in Harrison is raising questions and eyebrows. The project is near a PATH station getting a $256 million renovation, something that Christie’s nominees to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey authorize.