June 27, 2016 |
Two New York City men were killed and two others were injured in a one-vehicle crash off the Garden State Parkway in Atlantic County early Saturday. About 12:50 a.m., New Jersey State Police troopers responded to a report of a car that had veered into the woods near milepost 48.6, in Port Republic. Darryl Thomas, 27, of Brooklyn, was driving a 2016 Nissan Maxima southbound in the left lane of the parkway when he lost control of the car, which then traveled across the road to the right, crashed through the guardrail, and overturned several times down an embankment and into a marsh, state police said.
May 11, 2016 |
An inmate who escaped from a South Jersey prison has been apprehended after a search that lasted nearly a week. Arthur Buckel, 38, was taken into custody in a wooded area off the Garden State Parkway in Ocean County, according to Lacey Township police. He was arrested without incident about 11:30 a.m. Monday, after he was spotted overnight at a highway rest stop. Buckel had apparently expressed a desire to turn himself in and was making arrangements to surrender at the Forked River rest area on Garden State Parkway, but left before authorities arrived, police said.
March 3, 2015 |
Freezing rain, slush, and snow made driving treacherous across much of the region Sunday, causing numerous crashes, some involving multiple injuries. The icy conditions prompted authorities to reduce the speed limit to 45 m.p.h. on most highways. More than 400 flights in and out of Philadelphia International Airport were canceled as the Federal Aviation Administration slowed traffic to cope with the storm and highway delays. Staffers were preparing to hand out cots, blankets, and water bottles if delays left travelers stranded after midnight, spokeswoman Diane Gerace said.
January 28, 2015 |
Benjamin E. Cavileer Sr., 80, of Egg Harbor City, N.J., who retired in 2001 as the New Gretna toll plaza supervisor on the Garden State Parkway, died of complications from heart problems Thursday, Jan. 22, at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. Born in Lower Bank, Burlington County, Mr. Cavileer graduated from Egg Harbor High School in 1952 and served as an Army Signal Corps communications specialist at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., and Fort Benning, Ga. He chose what became a three-decade career at Parkway toll stations because "he had a growing family and was looking for something that was steady," son Thomas said.
October 26, 2014 |
CRANBURY, N.J. - In a collective sigh of relief, top state leaders met outside a New Jersey Turnpike service area Friday morning to hail a long-anticipated expansion of the major roadway that is expected to ease commuter frustration. The $2.3 billion turnpike-widening between Mansfield in Burlington County and East Brunswick in Middlesex County is expected to prove its worth in coming days, with the added northbound lanes set to open Sunday. Between Exits 6 and 8A, lanes in each direction were doubled, from three to six. North of that, to Exit 9, one lane was added on each side, bringing the whole turnpike portion in question to a span of 12 lanes.
August 5, 2014
While easing human travels via the Atlantic City Expressway, New Jersey officials have admirably accommodated the rare reptiles that might venture to cross the highway. Better yet, they're deploying technology to make sure they do so. Vehicles traveling along the six-lane highway, which divides the Pinelands National Reserve, are a threat to some of New Jersey's already threatened wildlife population. One rare creature that finds its home in the Pinelands is the elusive northern pine snake.
May 18, 2014 |
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - At a picnic area on the Garden State Parkway, Robert Marshall pulled over shortly after midnight to check a tire on his white Cadillac. He was walking to the rear of the car, he said, when he was struck on the head and knocked unconscious. When he came to, Marshall said, he found his wife, Maria, dead in the front seat of the car, with two bullet wounds to her back. She had been shot with a .45-caliber automatic pistol. The story didn't add up, and Marshall would be convicted of hiring his wife's killers.
February 18, 2014 |
WOODBURY Weeks before a proposal to privatize toll collections on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway is considered by the state Turnpike Authority, some South Jersey officials are expressing opposition to it. The Gloucester County freeholders and Monroe Township Council members have adopted resolutions against the proposal to hire a contractor to oversee manual and E-ZPass collections. The authority issued a request for proposals late last year, due by March 7. The authority board of commissioners is expected to hear presentations and make a decision by the end of April.
January 16, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - One of the best parts of his job, Gov. Christie was explaining, is that he gets to avoid the traffic all too familiar to any New Jerseyan who has made the hellish drive into New York. "Maybe when you're on the train, you see the people in all the traffic trying to get to the Lincoln Tunnel," Christie told an 8-year-old at a town hall meeting last year. "When you're governor," he said, leaning in and pausing for comic effect, "they close the Lincoln Tunnel for you. And you get to drive right through !"