New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he was “embarrassed and humiliated” by revelations that a top aide and appointees ordered lane closings on the George Washington Bridge to deliberately snarl traffic as an act of political vengeance.

Christie fired that aide, Bridget Anne Kelly, and apologized to the people of New Jersey.

The daughter of a 91-year-old woman from Fort Lee, N.J., who died on the day of the traffic jam does not believe the inability of an ambulance to reach her mother’s house was a factor in her death.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will join AG Eric Schneiderman in NYC on Jan. 23 for a rally in support of public campaign financing.

(A source says Warren will be speaking about “money in politics” on a national level, and won’t be wading into New York’s debate, specifically).

When asked about publicly financed campaigns by WNYC’s Brian Lehrer, GOP Leader Dean Skelos mentioned Cuomo’s “very successful” fundraising.

The state Education Department is postponing the release of identifiable student data to inBloom until April at the earliest because of delays in piecing together its new portal system.

Sen. Jack Martins says he’s likely to remain in the state Senate but said he will consider joining the race to replace retiring Rep. Carolyn McCarthy.

Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice declined to comment on whether she’s interested in McCarthy’s seat.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s corporate counsel, Zachary Carter, is cutting ties with clients – including Sen. John Sampson, who has been charged with embezzlement.

Donors contributed some $2 million to de Blasio’s transition effort.

According to CNN’s Anderson Cooper, there are “blizzards,” and then there are “Buffalo blizzards.”

Seriously, what does Cooper have against Buffalo?

Donald Trump will meet with GOP leaders representing at least 52 percent of the weighted state convention vote to discuss running for governor this fall.

The meeting is designed to provide Trump with a political show of force to convince him that he has support to run within the state GOP.

New labor contracts for 52 teachers’ unions and 104 school superintendents, ratified since July 1, 2013, are now available on http://seethroughny.net/index.php?cID=169.

The MTA has hired the executive director of a south Florida commuter group as the new president of Metro-North Railroad.

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said he would not have taken the city’s top cop job if he couldn’t bring former CBS investigative journalist John Miller with him.

Part of the NYC Green Book has been taken offline by the de Blasio administration.