May 7, 2016
NJ Transit's River Line service has resumed after a morning collision between a train and an SUV in Riverton left four people injured, the transit agency said. The light-rail train had struck an SUV on the tracks at about 10:10 a.m. Thursday near Main and Broad Streets. Service had been suspended for about two hours between Palmyra and Cinnaminson before resuming at 12:20 p.m. Riders were advised to expect delays while service returned to normal. Four people were injured in the accident - the driver and passenger in the SUV as well as two people on the train, authorities said.
January 25, 2016 |
CLICK HERE for updates on storm recovery efforts. The Philadelphia region got to work Sunday, digging itself out of the fourth-largest snowstorm in city history. The powerful winter storm battered the area from Friday evening into early Sunday morning, dumping more than 20 inches of snow in many places. At Philadelphia International Airport, the official measurement was 22.4 inches. The region was slowly getting moving again Sunday, clearing the roads, rail lines and cars buried by snow.
September 28, 2015 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Real estate agent Tomeki J. McDuffie calls Beverly "the itty-bitty city. " Perhaps that's because cities are usually much larger than this Burlington County community hugging the Delaware River between Delanco and Edgewater Park. With a population of about 2,600, Beverly also is physically one of New Jersey's smallest cities - 502 acres, about the size of your typical Philadelphia-area borough, which it was until 1857.
July 8, 2015 |
The long : Mary Lee and her fellow lamniformes are having a moment. Shark-packed Adventure Aquarium's turning that moment into a fin-friendly season, with chances to learn the truth behind the jawing. The short : Outdoes the Discovery Channel. The demo : Ages 2 and up. The deal : The aquarium's big, stinky hippos are hilarious; the graceful baby rays irresistibly touchable. But let's face it: coolest of all is the 550,000-gallon Shark Realm's blue-lit glass tube that surrounds you with the country's largest collection of sand tiger, sandbar and nurse sharks.
June 1, 2015 |
"Almost an island" is how Joseph Busler describes tucked-away Delanco, the quiet Burlington County township he's called home since 2003. "We've got the Rancocas Creek on one side and the Delaware River on another," says the retired newspaperman, 71. "And along the railroad track is a long narrow strip of water called Nellie's Pond. " Referred to as "haunted" in online guides to New Jersey's spookiest places, the otherwise unremarkable pond has less impact on Delanco's sense of place than the creek and the river.
March 6, 2015 |
A REGIONAL rail power failure left local travelers scrambling for another way home yesterday. "I'll give you a cannoli for a ride home," said Maryanne Lalli of Bristol, Bucks County. She scored a free loaf of bread from one of the shops in Reading Terminal Market because the loaf was a little bit crushed. Lalli, her husband and his parents made their way to the Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center because they had a day off thanks to the snow. "We figured it would be less crowded than the weekend," she said.
August 18, 2014 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. If a wealthy descendant of the original Swedish settlers had not dug in his heels, this borough on the Jersey side of the Delaware River from Tacony would still be called Texas . But landowner Isaiah Toy considered that name, given to the stretch of Burlington County shoreline by the Camden & Amboy Railroad, "inappropriate" and, the official...
July 19, 2014 |
A report on a proposed $1.6 billion South Jersey light-rail line has been delayed by extended studies of historical resources and threatened and endangered species along the planned route. The proposed 18-mile-long Glassboro-Camden Line would restore passenger service to a corridor now used only by freight trains. A "draft environmental impact statement" on the effects of construction and operation of the rail line was supposed to be published in June, as a required step in the process of getting federal and state approvals for building it. The $8.1 million environmental assessment is to examine effects of noise and vibration, air pollution, social and economic changes, and historic-preservation efforts.
March 20, 2014 |
CAMDEN NJ Transit is spending $300,000 this year to study possible expansion of the Walter Rand Transportation Center in downtown Camden, the new executive director of the transit agency said Tuesday. The new study comes more than four years after NJ Transit approved - but did not build - a new $3 million bus-loading center at the site. Plans for revamping the transit center, which connects South Jersey bus routes, the River Line light-rail line, and the PATCO commuter rail line, have been on hold while business and civic leaders debate what needs to be done in the central Camden location.
March 14, 2014
When New Jersey Turnpike officials complete a massive widening project stretching from South Jersey to New Brunswick, there will be plenty of additional elbow room for motorists. In fact, the now heavily used expressway might get downright lonely at times. The same could be true of a new Delaware River bridge near Trenton, as well as additional interchanges on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. While the region's engineers once predicted substantial increases in traffic in coming years - for the Jersey artery, projections called for southbound traffic to nearly double in less than three decades - real-time reports show volumes are flat or even falling.