updated July 21, 2014
WHAT IF?-Vehicle traffic on Gateway Blvd., and old Crown Point Road (Route 130 south) in Westville was delayed for nearly an hour on Friday afternoon because of a oil tanker train entering the Sunoco Logistics Plant(Eagle Point). Traffic in both directions stretched for almost two miles waiting for the 100 plus cars to pass. After the road was opened traffic was congested for sometime. Fortunately there were no emergencies during this period. But, what if an ambulance had to get to the nearby Underwood Hospital in Woodbury with a patient? Or, what if there was a fire? What if one of these tanker cars came off the tracks and exploded? We are told this isn’t something knew. The borough of Westville has met with Sunoco Logistics to try and work something out. In the meantime this situation, in our opinion, is AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN.
SPEND! SPEND! SPEND....and TAX!—Gloucester City Mayor and Council passed two bond ordinances on first reading at the June 26, 2014 meeting. The first bond totals $415,500 and the second, $634,000, for a grand total of $1,049,500.