Official Rick Blood said it “was a bonehead thing to do,” but “not racial.”
The Accordion Gallery, his small showroom and repair shop in a nondescript house in New Jersey, is where many of today’s accordion kings — from polka stars to Charlie Giordano, an accordionist who plays with Bruce Springsteen — go to have their instruments maintained and repaired.
The state’s decision to reverse a prohibition on “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” by Michelle Alexander, at the two prisons came hours after the A.C.L.U. of New Jersey on Monday sent a letter to the state’s corrections commissioner, Gary M. Lanigan.
The storm whipped up dangerous winds in Britain, where it knocked out power to thousands. It threw air travel at Frankfurt’s airport in Germany into chaos and blew a train car off its tracks in Sweden, injuring eight people.
That is when Oregon, the only other holdover from the full-service era of the 1970s, loosened its restrictions. Its new law allows residents of counties with fewer than 40,000 people to fuel up their cars themselves between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Mr. Christie, a friend of President Trump for 15 years, was one of his early supporters, and remains among the few people who will administer tough love to a president facing sagging poll numbers and the specter of a special counsel investigation.
His death was announced by Gov. Chris Christie, who did not say where Mr. Byrne died or provide any other details.
The letter, from K. Jane Williams, the acting administrator of the Federal Transit Administration, came just weeks after the governors of the two states outlined how they might pay for the other half of constructing a tunnel with two tracks to carry trains between Manhattan and New Jersey. The tunnel, which would supplement a pair built more than a century ago, is considered critical to maintaining a rail link between New York City and points to the south and west, including Washington.