May 22, 2016
Small brush fires along the New Jersey Turnpike in Camden County were causing traffic delays Friday evening, authorities said. The brush fires were reported near Exit 4 in Cherry Hill on the northbound side and were first reported around 5 p.m. No injuries or traffic closures were reported, but the Cherry Hill Fire Department advised motorists to avoid the area. - Robert Moran
May 1, 2016 |
I'm looking at economist Kevin Gillen's recent take on New Jersey's economy and housing outlook, and the first thing that comes to mind is the New Jersey Turnpike. Are you as blown away as I am about how easy it is now to navigate the turnpike from Exit 8 to Exit 4, and vice versa, since they finished the reconstruction? It's just mind-boggling, not having to wait 45 minutes while a zillion cars, trucks, and buses from six lanes try to merge into three, or ease from three lanes into six. I just wish the outlook for the economy and housing that Gillen recently presented to the Atlantic Builders' Conference was as positive.
January 29, 2016 |
"My passion for our region," Devon Perry declares, "is explosive . " Take her word for it: Perry, the interim executive director of Visit South Jersey, has enthusiasm to burn. What her nonprofit destination-marketing organization hasn't got enough of is money. Annual support from the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism has declined from $128,000 two years ago to the current $126,000 - even as a study commissioned by the division found tourism-industry sales rising 3.7 percent statewide, to $40 billion, in 2014.
December 24, 2015 |
Tattle has some friends who take "Star Wars" seriously. Then there's Charles Roy . Roy, of Helena, Mont., was arrested, according to People magazine, after he allegedly threatened to shoot one of his Facebook "friends" for "spoiling" some of the new film's plot points. No "like. " The 18-year-old was detained last Friday on a single felony assault with a weapon charge. He has since been released on $10,000 bail. According to the arrest report obtained by People , Roy began talking about "The Force Awakens" last Thursday with a boy he'd befriended on the social networking site.
August 15, 2015 |
NEWARK, N.J. - New Jersey's transportation agencies announced Thursday the road closings and special transit schedules they will put in place when Pope Francis visits Philadelphia next month, warned of massive crowds and traffic delays, and urged those unable to walk long distances to keep clear. "We can only get so many people into Philadelphia," Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox told a news conference at Pennsylvania Station on Thursday morning. "If you're not prepared to walk a considerable distance," he said, "you may want to reconsider your attendance.
July 7, 2015 |
New Jersey State Police closed the northbound lanes of the Turnpike in Oldmans Township, Salem County, around 6 p.m. Sunday after a bus caught on fire and pulled to the side of the road. The driver and around 50 passengers exited the bus safely. "There were no injuries," said Sgt. Brian Weiner of the New Jersey State Police. Firefighters called additional material to the scene to keep the flames from spreading. The highway remained closed to vacationers heading home and other traffic at 6:45 p.m.
February 27, 2015
NOT MANY women could pull off the backless pearl gown that Lupita Nyong'o wore to the Oscars. But at least one criminal did. The morning after the big bash, the "12 Years a Slave" star left her Calvin Klein Collection dress, designed by Francisco Costa and made with 6,000 pearls over a whole month, in her room at Hollywood's The London West hotel. When she returned that evening, the $150G frock had vanished. Poof! Cops were called. Videos were examined. At press time, the thief remained at large.
February 27, 2015
THE CRAFT-BEER world's fixation with India Pale Ale shows no sign of fading. Just last month, for example, Philadelphia welcomed a new portfolio from California's Knee Deep Brewing that includes no fewer than five different IPAs, including a double, a triple and a heretofore unknown "Quad IPA. " Which is all perfectly fine if you're a hop addict, craving your next big fix of Simcoe, Citra or some other variety of the famously bitter, aromatic plant....
December 25, 2014 |
Thirty-five years after she broke out of a New Jersey prison, Joanne Chesimard is at the center of the debate over President Obama's move to reestablish relations with Cuba. Chesimard, who was convicted of fatally shooting a state trooper following a traffic stop on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1973, turned up in Cuba in the 1980s after escaping from a women's correctional facility where she was serving a life sentence. A Black Liberation Army member who now is known as Assata Shakur and is said to be the step-aunt and godmother of the slain rapper Tupac Shakur, Chesimard, now 67, is thought to be living in Cuba, according to the FBI, which put her on its Most Wanted Terrorists list in 2013.
December 23, 2014 |
Gov. Christie has entered the debate over President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba, urging him to demand that the Cuban government return a woman convicted of killing a New Jersey state trooper. In a letter to Obama released Sunday by Christie's office, the governor seeks the return of Joanne Chesimard, who was convicted of killing Trooper Werner Foerster in 1973 during a traffic stop on the New Jersey Turnpike. Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur, escaped from prison in 1979 and at some point fled to Cuba.