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Feds: Train in New Jersey Crash Was Going Twice Speed Limit

NTSB says it sped up to 21mph before entering the Hoboken station

(Newser) - A New Jersey Transit commuter train sped up and was going twice the 10mph speed limit just before it crashed into Hoboken's terminal last week, killing a woman on the platform and injuring more than 100 people, the AP reports. The train's engineer hit the emergency brake less... More »

NJ Train Crash Victim Had Just Dropped Off Daughter

Gov. Christie says it's too early to speculate about cause

(Newser) - The only person killed in Thursday's horrific New Jersey Transit train crash has been identified as Fabiola Bittar de Kroon, a 34-year-old lawyer who dropped her 18-month-old daughter off at day care before rushing to the train station where she died. "It's incredibly sad that this child... More »

1 Dead, About 100 Injured in New Jersey Train Crash

It smashes into Hoboken station at rush hour

(Newser) - A commuter train plowed into the bustling Hoboken rail station during the morning rush hour Thursday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 100 others, some critically, in a tangle of broken concrete, twisted metal and dangling cables, authorities said. Witnesses reported seeing one woman trapped under concrete... More »

EMTs Break Into Hot Car to Save Doll

The doll is doing fine

(Newser) - Think of it as practice: After EMTs in Hoboken got multiple calls about a baby in a hot car, they rushed to the scene, bashed in a window ... and discovered that the child in distress was actually a doll, reports ABC 7 . It seems the 2-year-old granddaughter of Kitty Mieles... More »

Christie's Lt. Gov: I Didn't Threaten Mayor

Dawn Zimmer meets with feds over claim: report

(Newser) - New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno has "wholeheartedly" denied a mayor's claim that Chris Christie's team demanded a quid pro quo to release Sandy relief funds, CNN reports. Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer's "version of our conversation in May of 2013 is not only false but... More »

Hoboken Mayor: 'I Didn't Think Anyone Would Believe Me'

Dawn Zimmer denies she's playing politics in Christie accusation

(Newser) - Dawn Zimmer took her crusade against Chris Christie to CNN today, telling State of the Union of her accusation that the governor held Sandy recovery funds hostage , "It's stunning. It's outrageous. But it's true." Of her timing, Zimmer admits that "I probably should have... More »

Christie Aides Pushed Project With Threat: Mayor

Refused to provide Sandy relief without quid pro quo : Dawn Zimmer

(Newser) - Another New Jersey mayor has launched allegations of corruption at Chris Christie's team. Hoboken mayor Dawn Zimmer told MSNBC today that two top Christie staffers said she couldn't have Sandy relief funds—unless she agreed to a particular redevelopment project. With Hoboken 80% underwater following the hurricane, Zimmer... More »

East Coast Picks Up the Pieces

A look at how the recovery effort is progressing

(Newser) - Hurricane Sandy's fingerprints are still all over the Northeastern US—particularly in New York and New Jersey—but the region began slowly churning back to life today. Here's the latest on the recovery:
  • New York City's subway is still waterlogged, but buses are expected to be out
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National Guard Arrives in Flooded NJ City

Thousands in Hoboken trapped in homes

(Newser) - The New Jersey National Guard arrived in Hoboken last night to help residents of the heavily flooded city across the Hudson River from New York. Officials say Guard members will use high-wheeled vehicles to help evacuate residents and deliver supplies to flooded areas. Hoboken was hard hit by superstorm Sandy,... More »

34 Injured in NJ Train Crash

Service shut down indefinitely, but no life-threatening injuries

(Newser) - Officials say 34 people were injured when a train pulling into the Hoboken, NJ, station struck an abutment, shutting down service indefinitely. Mayor Dawn Zimmer says none of the injuries in today's 8:30am crash are considered life-threatening. The victims were taken to three area hospitals for treatment of... More »

Searchers Find, Can't Recover 8th Body

Olympian Torres rode copter over Hudson 2 days before crash

(Newser) - Crews searching the Hudson River for the victims of Sunday's collision between a sightseeing helicopter and a small plane located an eighth body yesterday in the submerged plane but were unable to recover it, 1010 WINS radio reports. Rough water and silt impeded the efforts of divers, who suspended work... More »

Fear Saved Helicopter Mom

(Newser) - An Italian mom too frightened to take a helicopter tour of Manhattan saved her life—but lost most of her family as the copter collided with a plane over the Hudson River, reports the New York Daily News. Silvia Rigamonti got cold feet at the last minute. The tour was... More »

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