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October 22, 1993 | by Valerie M. Russ, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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June 12, 1998 | By John Way Jennings, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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May 20, 1988 | By Mike Franolich, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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August 24, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
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...
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September 25, 1999 | by Yvonne Latty and Ron Avery, Daily News Staff Writers
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.
NEWS
December 22, 1987 | New York Daily News
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.
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April 10, 2009 | By Derrick Nunnally INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
May 2, 2012 | By Michael Hinkelman, Daily News Staff
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.
NEWS
October 28, 2003 | By Benjamin Y. Lowe INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
July 22, 1996 | By Matthew Dolan, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
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July 30, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
The last Philadelphia event connected with the Democratic National Convention will take the party's nominee to Temple University on Friday. But transportation officials aren't expecting Hillary Clinton's noon post-nomination rally to create much disruption. The Broad Street Line and Regional Rail will run as usual Friday through the Temple University stop, SEPTA officials said. City officials, too, said they expected minimal traffic delays. However, Temple officials said Thursday that commuters and those attending the rally could expect delays and tangled traffic.
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July 28, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
Getting around Philadelphia on the second day of the Democratic National Convention was largely a repeat of the protests, detours, and delays that have inconvenienced the region since the event began. Once again, protests stalled service on the Broad Street Line on Tuesday afternoon from Oregon Avenue to the AT&T Station, the stop closest to the Wells Fargo Center, where the convention's evening events were held. SEPTA restored full service after 30 minutes, only to end all service between the two stations shortly before 7:30 p.m. for what officials described as security reasons.
NEWS
July 10, 2016 | By Robert Moran and Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITERS
A person was fatally struck by an Amtrak train Friday afternoon in Delaware County, forcing the suspension of SEPTA's westbound Paoli-Thorndale Line, officials said. The person was struck at 3:51 p.m. near SEPTA's Bryn Mawr station on tracks used by Amtrak for trains between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, said Amtrak spokesman Mike Tolbert. There were no passengers on the train, Tolbert said. The Keystone Line was briefly halted for police investigators, but two tracks were back in service around 4:15 p.m. There was no timetable for when the SEPTA's regional rail line would resume service, said agency spokesman Andrew Busch.
NEWS
July 8, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
At least 10 people were arrested as "Black Lives Matter" protesters blocked two ramps off the Vine Street Expressway, snarling Center City traffic during the Wednesday evening commute. The protest was sparked by the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling, an African American man, during a scuffle with two white police officers in Baton Rouge, La., on Tuesday. Cellphone video of the deadly encounter went viral late Tuesday. Several dozen protesters gathered in the sweltering heat at 12th and Market Streets around 6 p.m. and then began marching around Center City, gaining participants along the way. protesters chanting in middle of blocked on ramp to I 676 pic.twitter.com/n4dvz1qBtY — Robert Moran (@RobertMoran215)
NEWS
June 19, 2016
A multi-vehicle accident on the Commodore Barry Bridge in Chester caused mammoth delays during Friday's peak commuting period for homebound and Shore-bound traffic. No fatalities or serious injuries were reported. Westbound lanes of the bridge were closed temporarily, according to a Breaking News Network report. Delaware River Port Authority officials said Friday evening that details of the accident weren't yet clear, nor was it known how long the delays, affecting areas from the Delaware border to Philadelphia International Airport, would persist.
NEWS
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
NEWS
April 8, 2015 | BY BOB STEWART, Daily News Staff Writer stewarr@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
A LINE OF TRAFFIC stretched from the Philadelphia Zoo across Center City and into New Jersey yesterday. "Yes, and we were in it," said Lee, a woman who led a group of 60 kids and 10 adults from a YMCA in Princeton, N.J. Their two-bus caravan took 2 1/2 hours to get to the zoo, then faced a serpentine line to pick up tickets to get in, said Lee, who didn't want her last name published. Zoo staff seemed ready for the crush of people, even if the roads were not. "The zoo is lively and a great place to be right now," said Dana Lombardo, zoo spokeswoman.
NEWS
April 7, 2015
Traffic is beginning to flow normally again on the Ben Franklin Bridge following a 2 p.m. car fire that shut down the westbound lanes and turned part of the bridge into a parking lot, according to Michael Williams, spokesman for the Delaware River Port Authority. Williams said two westbound lanes were now open, but there was still some residual congestion at the toll plaza. He expected the congestion would dissipate by 4:15 p.m. and said the third westbound lane would be reopened shortly.
NEWS
February 23, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth and Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writers
Heavy snow Saturday wreaked havoc on regional transportation systems, causing flight cancellations at Philadelphia International Airport, mass-transit delays, and a spike in motor-vehicle accidents. The Federal Aviation Administration imposed a ground stop for several hours barring flights from taking off from the airport. Airport spokeswoman Mary Flannery said the action was taken because of the reduced visibility and high winds in the storm. The FAA lifted the ground stop in the late afternoon, but about 20 percent of flights into and out of the airport were canceled, and flight delays persisted the rest of the day. A winter storm warning is in effect until 9 a.m. Sunday.
SPORTS
January 28, 2015 | BY JONATHAN TANNENWALD, Philly.com jtannen@phillynews.com
THE UNION hoped to open preseason training without the drama that has clouded past winters. And they almost got away with it. Veteran defender Carlos Valdés wasn't in the building when yesterday's first official practice began at YSC Sports in Wayne. He showed up in street clothes about an hour after things kicked off - and two of his representatives came with him. Over the last few weeks, a flurry of reports surfaced in South American media outlets claiming that Valdés could be leaving Philadelphia for the second time in his career.
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