October 22, 1993 |
So, did Madonna really think she could come to Philly and blow off Toronto without starting an international ruckus?. Did she really believe her attempts to rev up fans in one World Series town wouldn't require payback in the other? Think again, Madonna. The platinum-haired diva's anti-Toronto remarks at her Tuesday night concert here have led a Toronto radio host to promote a national ban on all Madonna records until she apologizes. During her Girlie Tour concert at the Spectrum - while the Blue Jays and Phils played across Pattison Avenue - Madonna decided to score some points with the home team crowd.
June 12, 1998 |
Two accidents seconds apart yesterday near Exit 5 on the New Jersey Turnpike injured four people and backed up traffic for five miles before the scene was returned to normal three hours later. Sgt. Al Della Fave, a State Police spokesman, said the first crash occurred about 6 a.m. when a northbound car driven by Nicole Carrol, 22, of Harrisburg, Va., went out of control, struck the center divider, and rolled onto its side. Carrol and a passenger, Patrice Hansinger, 23, of Philadelphia, were treated at Memorial Hospital of Burlington County for minor injuries and released.
May 20, 1988 |
Two jackknifed trucks and a 13-ton tractor-trailer that crashed through a guardrail on Interstate 295 closed two major highways for more than eight hours yesterday and caused headaches for motorists in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, police said. Portions of Interstates 295 and 195 were closed at 1:30 p.m. and reopened at 10 p.m. after emergency crews, crane operators and police cleaned up a gasoline spill, removed the trucks and rerouted rubbernecking rush-hour traffic. Hamilton Township Patrolman Kurt Pizzullo spent the entire afternoon at the crash site in the rain.
August 24, 2012 |
Two crashes snarled this morning's rush hour traffic in the Philadelphia area today. No serious injuries were reported in either crash. One involving three cars and two tractor-trailers closed the eastbound lanes of I-76 at U.S 1 in Philadelphia for about a half-hour until state police opened up one lane around 8:25 a.m. All lanes reopened by 8:50 a.m. Another accident in the meantime blocked Southbound Route 202 between State Farm Drive...
September 25, 1999 |
Some people just don't get it. Start early or take SEPTA and you won't get stuck in the mother of all traffic jams in South Philadelphia, officials said. With a Bruce Springsteen concert, the Phillies fighting it out with the Mets and a Flyers-Rangers exhibition game, things could get grim at all points leading to South Philadelphia, they warned. But people just didn't listen and by 6:45 p.m. last night, the snarl began. It was ugly. The Schuylkill Expressway was backed up, so was I-95 in both directions and Broad Street was a long parking lot. Traffic from New Jersey was especially heavy as all three events - featuring two Big Apple sports teams and The Boss from Asbury Park - were a strong lure for people from New York and North Jersey.
December 22, 1987 |
More than 700 demonstrators disrupted traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge and stopped trains on two subway lines last night to protest racism in New York City. The disruption, which delayed more than 500,000 commuters, came in defiance of a court order signed hours earlier that barred protesters from closing bridges, tunnels, roadways or transit systems. Seventy-three people were arrested in the largest show of civil disobedience here in years. Mayor Edward Koch denounced the demonstrators as "irresponsible" and vowed they would be prosecuted.
April 10, 2009 |
As if traffic on Route 422 weren't already a plague on drivers, Wednesday's announcement of a Valley Forge Convention Center slot-machine license would seem to portend even worse things for the oft-clogged highway. Fears such as: Casino tourists wondering where to turn. Gambler-filled buses. Even-longer stop-and-start rush hours. There is, however, little peril of Atlantic City-level traffic in the Pennsylvania suburbs, local officials said yesterday about the possible arrival of gaming in Montgomery County.
May 2, 2012 |
About 125 Occupy protesters are snarling traffic Center City with a march to mark May Day. After marching from Market Street to the Rittenhouse Square area, the demonstrators doubled back to the area around 16th and Market Streets. On the 1600 block of JFK Boulevard, police warned the protesters would be arrested if they did not disperse. Deputy Police Commissioner Richard Ross said, "The primary concern right now is to make sure people who work in Center City get home safely.
October 28, 2003 |
Bitter, intense and highly personal attacks are frequently on the agenda for municipal meetings in this Chester County township. It should be no surprise, then, that the vitriol would carry over into a supervisors election, even though there's just one candidate on the ballot. Louis Gagliardi, 39, beat incumbent and neighbor Brian Smith, 29, in last May's Republican primary by 24 votes. But Smith wants another shot. The incumbent, after a long controversy that split the five-member board and community into two factions, has launched his own write-in campaign.
July 22, 1996 |
Trying to avoid summertime traffic snarls while traversing the Turnpike? Then starting today, try not to use Exit 5, officials say. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority is scheduled to reconstruct the interchange toll plaza at the Burlington-Mount Holly exit. The old plaza was severely damaged in November when a recreational vehicle touched off a fire that demolished three of the four toll booths. Turnpike Authority spokesman Jim Robinson said the installation of a new toll plaza, which will be upgraded to include air conditioning, is expected to last six months.