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May 20, 2011 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
Heading to the Shore over an expressway isn't for everyone. Some folks prefer the backroads. But for the experienced trekker, writing down the names of the roads can be tricky. Notes can include phrases such as "past the car dealerships," "that farm stand with the peaches," "that graveyard" and "666. " Jersey Shore backroads can be hard to pin down. Except for adventurous drivers wandering off the Atlantic City Expressway or Garden State Parkway's standard routes with a map or GPS in hand, most Shore routes were handed down by parents and grandparents.
NEWS
May 30, 2016
Two people were taken to a hospital after the vehicle they were in overturned early Saturday on the Atlantic City Expressway in Camden County, authorities said. The accident happened about 3:15 a.m. in a westbound lane near Exit 38 in Winslow Township. One vehicle overturned into the woods, a county dispatcher said. The New Jersey State Police, which is investigating, said two people were taken to a local hospital. No information was immediately available on the extent of their injuries.
NEWS
August 14, 2012
The operator of the Atlantic City Expressway will seek to suspend the registrations of vehicles whose drivers owe at least $200 in unpaid tolls, the agency said Monday. Beginning Wednesday, the South Jersey Transportation Authority will forward names of the vehicles' owners to the state Motor Vehicle Commission. The commission will send notices of impending registration suspensions to the owners, with 25 days' notice to make payment arrangements. - Paul Nussbaum
NEWS
June 22, 2010
A 57-year-old Cherry Hill man died Saturday in a single-car accident on the Atlantic City Expressway in Winslow Township, according to New Jersey state police. Earl Small was headed west around 4:40 p.m. when his car veered off the highway while he was attempting to change lanes, authorities said. The Chrysler Neon struck a tree and became engulfed in flames, trapping Small.
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June 1, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
OCEAN CITY - Two picture perfect beach days at the New Jersey Shore this Memorial Day weekend, followed by a rainy, foggy close to the unofficial start of the summer season on Monday, drove home the point for Anna Palmieri: For beach town businesses such as hers, which depend on the brief tourist season to be in the black for the year, it's all about the weather. Palmieri has for 22 years owned Litterers, an Ocean City boardwalk institution that's been around since 1918 selling fruit juices, salads, and pizza.
NEWS
February 27, 1986
Atlantic City plans to build a new convention hall and it will be completed by 1990. The officials estimate the cost will be $220 million. It will be built on 25 acres at the end of the Atlantic City Expressway. I note our cost of a new convention hall will be $455 million. Philadelphia cannot compete with Atlantic City as it has too much to offer - casinos, beaches, Boardwalk, shows, gambling, etc. Atlantic City will have 450,000 square feet of exhibit space, 30,000 square foot ballroom, and 108,000 square feet of meeting rooms.
NEWS
August 27, 2012
ATLANTIC CITY - Emergency call boxes installed along the Atlantic City Expressway nearly 20 years ago will soon be disconnected. The South Jersey Transportation Authority, which operates the highway, says crews will start removing the boxes Monday and replace them with road signs that provide drivers with a telephone number to call for assistance. The project is expected to take about 90 days to complete. SJTA officials say the decision to remove the call boxes was made because the technology that powers them has become obsolete and most drivers now have personal cell phones.
NEWS
October 10, 1993 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Elwood F. Kirkman, 89, a multimillionaire banker and lawyer influential in the construction of the Atlantic City Expressway and the development of Atlantic City, died Friday at his Ocean City home. Mr. Kirkman began practicing law in 1926 and became a power broker and civic leader in Atlantic City and in Ocean City, where he owned the Flanders Hotel from the Depression until the mid-1980s. Kirkman Boulevard in Atlantic City was named for him. Born in West Philadelphia, Mr. Kirkman started out life poor.
NEWS
July 15, 1997 | by Scott Heimer, Daily News Staff Writer
If it's cool breezes you want at the Jersey shore but not the hot asphalt, tempers and engines that sometimes come with traffic congestion, you might want to rethink your route. The Atlantic City Expressway is the route to the Garden State's beaches and breezes, sure, but it's been on a record-breaking usage pace by area drivers this year. Over the Independence Day holiday weekend, for instance, it booked 667,888 vehicles - a number that topped the previous high-water mark for the three-day July 4 holiday, the 631,359 vehicles that logged in in 1994, according to South Jersey Transportation Authority spokesman Peter Hartt.
NEWS
January 16, 1997 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
South Jersey transportation officials said yesterday they could not rule out the possibility that tolls may need to be increased along the Atlantic City Expressway to fund their portion of the $330 million tunnel and roadway to Steve Wynn's planned marina casino complex. Under an agreement between the state and Wynn reached late Friday night, $60 million of the tunnel's cost will be borne by the South Jersey Transportation Authority, the agency that collects tolls on the Atlantic City Expressway and operates the city's airport.
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June 1, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
OCEAN CITY - Two picture perfect beach days at the New Jersey Shore this Memorial Day weekend, followed by a rainy, foggy close to the unofficial start of the summer season on Monday, drove home the point for Anna Palmieri: For beach town businesses such as hers, which depend on the brief tourist season to be in the black for the year, it's all about the weather. Palmieri has for 22 years owned Litterers, an Ocean City boardwalk institution that's been around since 1918 selling fruit juices, salads, and pizza.
NEWS
May 30, 2016
Two people were taken to a hospital after the vehicle they were in overturned early Saturday on the Atlantic City Expressway in Camden County, authorities said. The accident happened about 3:15 a.m. in a westbound lane near Exit 38 in Winslow Township. One vehicle overturned into the woods, a county dispatcher said. The New Jersey State Police, which is investigating, said two people were taken to a local hospital. No information was immediately available on the extent of their injuries.
NEWS
September 9, 2015 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer mccutch@phillynews.com, 215-854-5991
ISN'T IT always the way? The best Shore weekend of the year is the one when you gotta say goodbye. Friday and Saturday, the sun shone brightly, even if light winds caused beachgoers to turn their backs to blowing sand, and swimmers and surfers to brave choppy waves. But Sunday and yesterday saw gentle breezes, occasional clouds and peaceful, 76-degree waters - near-perfect conditions. You could practically read the regret on the faces of folks packing up their cars. On the other hand, the whole summer was pretty darn nice.
NEWS
August 18, 2015 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
STRATHMERE - When Dawn Robinson paddled across the finish line, she finished next to last. As the sun set, the crowd of onlookers on the beach who waited eagerly for her arrival cheered and clapped and shed tears of joy with her. She was a winner. Robinson, 33, a paraplegic, recently completed her first race - nearly five miles prone on a paddle board. She trained for only four weeks and until then previously had paddled only about three miles at a time. "It was definitely challenging, but it was amazing," she said.
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May 16, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Yes, they were literally rolling up the welcome mat to Atlantic City this week. As if the beleaguered city did not have enough problems, the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) said it discovered that a landmark sign hanging over the Atlantic City Expressway - a courtesy spot where a version of a "welcome to Atlantic City" sign has hung for decades - did not have a permit. And so a crew was sent out to literally roll up the sign - In one mile, you'll be a million miles away / Do AC - even as Memorial Day approaches and the marketing dollars shrink.
NEWS
October 7, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. - This down-on-its-luck stepsister town to neighboring Atlantic City has struggled economically for decades, languishing without a redevelopment plan or the ability to attract private investment. But a $38 million project that includes two apartment buildings and retail space on a vacant Main Street block is expected to set the cornerstone for economic growth and expanded development in the Atlantic County city, according to Jacqueline Amado-Belton, economic development director for the City of Pleasantville.
NEWS
September 26, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a review by the state attorney general, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office announced Wednesday that it would allow a Philadelphia woman charged last year with illegally bringing into New Jersey a gun that was legally registered in Pennsylvania to enter a pretrial-intervention program and avoid jail time. The prosecutor's previous stance in the case involving Shaneen Allen, 27, was to make the case a "deterrent," either forcing a plea or bringing it to trial. The mother of two could have faced up to five years in prison.
BUSINESS
September 4, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Trump Plaza closes in two weeks, Atlantic City casinos will have 17,413 slot machines, fewer than half the total when Atlantic City's gambling revenue peaked at $5.2 billion in 2006. The 52 percent decline - from 36,620 in 2006 - in slot machines tops the overall 48 percent decline in slots revenue since 2006, based on results for the year ended July 31. So does that mean there's been enough bloodshed and no more Atlantic City casinos have to close? It's impossible to say if there will be enough business for the eight casinos that will remain when Trump Plaza closes after 30 years, putting its 1,020 employees out of work, according to one expert.
NEWS
June 22, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
Six people were injured - two fatally - when they were thrown from a pickup truck that struck a guardrail on the Atlantic City Expressway and rolled over Friday morning, state police said. One of the dead was a 4-year-old boy. The crash occurred shortly after 7 in the westbound lanes in Hamilton Township, Atlantic County. No other vehicles were involved. James Dennis, 35, a passenger inside the truck, was killed. The driver, Roselyn Kornegay, 45, and the 4-year-old were also inside and were taken to Cooper University Hospital, where the boy died about 3:30 p.m. Kornegay was in critical condition.
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March 29, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - One person was confirmed dead Thursday after a high-speed car chase through four Jersey Shore towns that ended in a shootout with police at the foot of the Atlantic City Expressway, near an outlet mall crowded with shoppers and tourists. Police apparently began the pursuit in Pleasantville about 12:30 p.m. The chase headed east along the Black Horse Pike (Route 322) into Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic City, and then south into Ventnor, before turning north and heading back into Atlantic City.
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