TRENTON — The Port Authority has eliminated the job created for David Wildstein, the former official at the center of the George Washington Bridge scandal.
Meanwhile, Gov. Chris Christie’s 2016 prospects have dropped amid the controversies surrounding his administration, according to a new poll.
And Bridgegate now has its own Wikipedia entry.
ADVOCATES: SANDY PROGRAMS MISMANAGED
Housing advocates say the state and the contractor it hired for Hurricane Sandy housing recovery efforts mismanaged the application process for the state’s two largest initiatives for homeowners.
Meanwhile, FEMA has refused to pay more than $ 185,000 to Seaside Heights that the town used to reimburse the owner of an Army Navy store for goods that were taken by volunteer firefighters in the wake of Sandy.
And The Star-Ledger editorial board writes that Christie officials dragged their feet on integrity monitors for Sandy aid.
IN OTHER NEWS …
• The family of a disabled woman at the state-run Woodbridge Developmental Center has announced its intention to sue the state for neglecting her medical needs and contributing to her death in September.
• The Christie administration must decide by Feb. 20 how it intends to use $ 7.6 million in federal funds it received two years ago — when the state was considering launching its own health exchange created under Obamacare — or forfeit the money.
• Hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents will receive fewer food stamps following a vote by Congress, according to a report by Philly.com.
• Eight environmental groups said this week they are urging the state to strengthen rules governing runoff from municipal storm sewers, highways and developed sites.
Star-Ledger staff writers Matt Friedman, Jeff Goldman, Ryan Hutchins, Susan K. Livio, Kathleen O’Brien, Jenna Portnoy, and Steve Strunsky, and NJ.com reporter Darryl Isherwood contributed to this report.