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Accusations fly as NJ looks to leave port watchdog group

Posted 3/25/22

A turf war over who polices the New York region’s busy ports is coming to a head, pulling the U.S. Supreme Court into a dispute over the future of the watchdog commission formed nearly 70 years ago to combat corruption.

New Jersey is preparing to withdraw by March 28 from the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, a bistate commission formed in the 1950s, and have its state police take over the functions currently performed by the commission's police.

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