July 4, 2016
CAN YOU HEAR NOW? If you feel tormented by ambient airplane noise or your spouse's snoring in a hotel room, pity the target shooter with a rifle cocked at ear level. OK, don't, but you must admit that's an excellent venue for testing the mettle of noise-blocking earmuff devices, which are the refuge of those who can't tolerate earplug-style sound mufflers. That might get you over the hump of considering the "shooter's folding earmuffs" from Howard Leight, a topnotch defense against encroaching decibel levels wherever the threat.
July 22, 1993 |
The parking problems that plagued the residential neighborhood around Boomerang's nightclub on the Delaware River have almost vanished, Commissioner Thomas J. Giancristoforo reported. But the noise level outside the 2-month-old club is still too high despite the club's addition of sound barriers and the rearrangement of stereo speakers, he said at Monday night's board meeting. Since portions of five roads near the club were restricted to residential- permit parking at the end of last month, Giancristoforo said he had received few complaints of neighbors unable to park.
April 20, 2011
THE CITY'S new agreement with Ride the Ducks that will return the boats to the Delaware River seems to address the safety failures that led to the tourist boat ride's fatal accident last summer. And a new provision will keep the duck boats quieter: "Quackers," those annoying sound-makers that riders use to bleat through the streets, will now be given out at the end of the tours instead of the beginning. We're not sure what this has to do with safety, but it has a lot to do with sanity.
February 6, 1992 |
Residents of Kings Road in Plymouth Township have been complaining since the Blue Route opened in December that the dirt berm behind their homes was not sufficient to block out traffic noise. So 10 homeowners have been asking officials of the state Department of Transportation to construct a sound barrier. PennDot hasn't decided. Now, the Plymouth Township Council and Richard Tilghman, the state senator from the 17th District, plan to get involved. Tilghman and two members of the Township Council are trying to set up a meeting with a PennDot sound barrier expert to address the concerns of their constituents.
June 23, 1991 |
While officials at Memorial Hospital of Burlington County in Mount Holly say their new Mobile Magnetic Resonance Imaging unit provides a community service, residents of the neighborhood surrounding the hospital complain that it keeps them awake at night. Madison Avenue resident Stephanie Wingett complained to the Mount Holly Township Council on June 10 that the large truck tractor that delivers the mobile-unit trailer to the hospital on a rotating schedule during odd hours of the late night and early morning is disturbing the usually quiet neighborhood.
November 12, 2014 |
S TEVIE WONDER - just announced as a 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient - makes a rare appearance this Sunday, at the Wells Fargo Center. Better still, he'll devote the gig to recreating his 38-years-young "Songs in the Key of Life" mega-album. Helping him out: expect singer India.Arie, a large string section and at least 20 other musicians. How great is all this? Let's count the ways. After seizing artistic control of his career from Motown in the early 1970s, the former "Little Stevie" Wonder set out to prove his mettle.
June 21, 1996 |
The sounds of Montego Bay at the Woodbine Inn will not keep Cinnaminson residents awake this summer, but the residents did not keep the Woodbine from renewing its liquor license. A two-hour hearing last night drew a dozen disgruntled Cinnaminson residents and their township solicitor, all protesting what they say has been excessive noise created by live music, DJs and patrons at the outdoor nightclub during the last two summers. The outdoor area of the nightclub on Route 73 has been silent since last August, when Burlington County Judge John A. Sweeney ordered it closed until general manager Nick Kouvatas and Woodbine officials can prove they have reduced the noise, which carries quickly over the Pennsauken Creek to homes in the Glen Meade section of the neighboring township.
January 2, 1992 |
A new ordinance aimed at controlling excessive noise from televisions and stereos in Lumberton Township also focuses on noise generated by the construction of new homes. Members of the Township Committee unanimously approved the ordinance at their Dec. 16 meeting after a public hearing in which several farmers voiced fear they would be affected by the measure. But the township's clerk and administrator, Patricia Rainear, said farmers would be protected by the state Right to Farm Act. "This ordinance really is a guideline for the Police Department to follow when they receive a noise complaint," Rainear said.
October 23, 1988 |
Year-round, but in the winter especially, the northeast wind carries the rumbling, clattering noises from the Cinnaminson Industrial Park straight to the rooftops of homes in the small Rolling Greens neighborhood. Those noises shook houses and kept people up at night, residents said. The trees that had afforded a modest sound barrier were being chopped down to accommodate the expansion of various companies in the park. Morton Raphelson, with 29 years of residency on Winding Way, said he remembers when the industrial park, just north of Rolling Greens along River Road, was only woods.
July 14, 1991 |
Memorial Hospital of Burlington County in Mount Holly is being as cooperative as possible in satisfying neighbors who have been disturbed by the facility's new mobile magnetic resonance imaging unit, hospital officials say. After Madison Avenue residents complained to the Township Council in June about noise generated by a tractor-trailer that delivers the mobile unit to the hospital late at night and early in the morning, hospital officials said...