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Here's Your Chance to Experience True Weightless Flight Experience, for Only $4,750

ARLINGTON, Va. – Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G) and BLADE Urban Air Mobility, Inc. (BLADE) are now offering Manhattan-based flyers a travel package highlighted by once-in-a-lifetime helicopter and weightless flight experiences. Starting at $4,750 for a limited time, the adventure bundle includes private helicopter transportation and the opportunity to experience true weightlessness on board ZERO-G’s specially modified aircraft. With three flights taking off from October 2- 4, 2020, seats can now be reserved by visiting www.GoZeroG.com. To book directly through BLADE, click here. “We are excited to join forces with one of the country’s leading aviation companies as part of this unprecedented... Read more →


CNB TRAVEL : Take a Bike Tour Through Valley Forge National Historical Park

Every day thousands of cyclists ride past the heart of Valley Forge National Park on the Schuylkill River Trail. Yet only a handful make the journey over the impressive and relatively new Sullivan’s Bridge at Betzwood Crossing to ride through what was the center of George Washington’s Continental Army 1777-78 Winter Encampment. Those that do are transported to the 18th Century and bucolic landscapes that bely the hardship and suffering of that Winter nearly 250 years ago. This ride can be approached two ways. This route is equally suited for those that wish to use it for fitness, and for those... Read more →


REQUIREMENTS FOR PICKING UP A RENTAL CAR IN DUBAI

(September 14, 2020)--Dubai is generally regarded as the commercial hub in the Middle East. The city is located in the United Arabs Emirates and has recently emerged as one of the most visited cities in the world. Dubai has all the features of a modern city; the high rise buildings, the beautiful desert landscapes and the extravagant hotels and resorts, attracting thousands of visitors every day. The Dubai Mall is a very busy place for commercial activities with millions of transactions held in the mall daily. If you are looking for a city that will provide you with so much comfort... Read more →


46 Million People Visit Philadelphia Region in 2019

Devastating Loss In 2020 As A Result Of COVID-19 Forces Industry To Focus On Recovery PHILADELPHIA, September 10, 2020 – The City of Philadelphia, in partnership with VISIT PHILADELPHIA® and the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), today announced that a record 46 million people visited the five- county Greater Philadelphia region in 2019, marking the 10th consecutive year of growth. An increase in overnight visitation contributed to additional tourism industry records: $7.64 billion in direct visitor spending, which directly supported 105,460 jobsacross various industries. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) also contributed to the industry’s growth, reporting an all-time high of 33.02... Read more →


ANOTHER TAX INCREASE IN NJ....Tolls Rise on Turnpike and Parkway Sept. 13

TAX AND SPEND NEW JERSEY Gloucestercitynews.net files TRENTON, NJ--The toll increases for the NJ Turnpike and Garden State Parkway go into effect on Sunday, September 13, 2020. Tolls will increase by 36% on the NJ Turnpike, with an average trip increasing from $3.50 to $4.80. Tolls on the Garden State Parkway will increase by 27%, increasing an average trip of $1.11 to $1.41. The money from the toll hike will go toward various projects, including the NJ Turnpike and Garden State Parkway expansion plan approved in May. “One of the biggest toll hikes in history are going to hit drivers on... Read more →


I-295 and I-76 ramps to be closed and detoured tonight

as the Direct Connection project advances Work necessary for barrier realignment and replacement (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced two ramp closures tonight on I-295 northbound and I-76 eastbound as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Friday, September 11, until 6 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, September 12, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., will close the I-295 northbound Exit 26 ramp to I-76 westbound express lanes and the I-76 eastbound ramp to I-295 southbound to allow for concrete barrier realignment and replacement. The following detours will be in place: I-295... Read more →


Gloucester Township PD Reminds Public that Schools Are Open

Gloucester Township NJ--All of the schools and neighborhoods will have heavy school bus traffic during morning and afternoon hours. Be sure to pay attention as you drive near school zones and be sure to follow the general rule of thumb- yield and give pedestrians and buses the right of way at all times. The speed limit in New Jersey, unless otherwise posted, is 25 miles per hour (mph) when passing through a school zone during recess, when the presence of children is clearly visible from the roadway, or while children are going to or leaving school, during opening or closing hours.... Read more →


Former Gloucester City Resident Victim of Fatal Crash in Pennsylvania

LARKSVILLE PA (September 10, 2020)-- A former resident of Gloucester City, NJ died in a fatal auto crash Monday night, according to The Times Leader. Austin Dobleman, age 25, was the driver of a vehicle that hit a utility pole and a stone wall on Route 11 after crossing the Carey Avenue Bridge said Luzerne County Chief Deputy Coroner Joe Jacobs. Authorities said the crash happened at about 11:45 p.m. Dobleman was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the lone occupant of the vehicle. Jacobs said Dobleman lived in Wilkes-Barre. Dobleman was a graduate of Gloucester City Jr. Sr. High... Read more →


Center City District Restaurant Week returns September 13 through 25

PHILADELPHIA PA(September 8, 2020)--Center City District Restaurant Week returns September 13 through September 25, with increased health and safety protocols. Participating restaurants are offering multi-course prix-fixe menus for $20 lunches and $35 dinners (excluding tax, gratuity, and alcohol) to dine out, or for the first time, to take home. Many restaurants are offering not only sidewalk seating, but dining outdoors on weekends on closed streets. Some will have limited indoor dining. Be a responsible customer. Dining out is different this year. Protect yourself, the wait staff and others. Wear a mask, keep your distance, keep your hands clean and if you... Read more →


Starting Sept. 14 PATCO to Reopen Four Stations and Increase Service

Increased Service to Promote Social Distancing LINDENWOLD, NJ – The Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO) today announced that it will reopen four closed stations on Monday, September 14 and change the schedule to provide additional capacity and more frequent train service. The agency moves toward restoring normal operations as mass transit plays a vital role in economic recovery. “As more riders return to PATCO, we will be evaluating our approach and strategies relating to every aspect of how our service is delivered,” said John D. Rink, PATCO General Manager. “Our goal now is to ensure our service provides enough capacity so... Read more →


A Stolen Car, and A Beloved Dog

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Sept. 4, 2020)-(NAPSI)—It started out as a normal day for Mary Harrison—until she briefly left her car running outside of her home with her shih tzu Molly in the backseat and Molly the shih tzu resting happily, safely and comfortably at home. went inside for just a second. When she came back outside, however, her car—and Molly—were gone. She called Verizon to see if her phone could help track her car, and a Verizon customer service representative saved the day. “When Mary called in, I was taken aback with her car and dog being stolen,” said the tech expert who answered... Read more →


WalletHub Study: 2020’s Best & Worst Cities to Drive in; Newark & Philly The Worst

September 1, 2020, 11:21 am | in With Americans increasingly using personal vehicles rather than public transportation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst Cities to Drive in, as well as accompanying videos. To determine the most driver-friendly places in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities across 31 key metrics. The data set ranges from average gas prices to annual hours in traffic congestion per auto commuter to auto-repair shops per capita. Best Cities for Driving Worst Cities for Driving 1. Lincoln, NE 91. Seattle, WA 2. Raleigh,... Read more →


Can Uber Be Dangerous?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(September 1, 2020)--Any rideshare service can be dangerous for passengers and drivers. Uber screens its drivers, which includes reviewing their driving history and criminal record. In some cities, they must also be drug tested and fingerprinted. Despite this, there have been plenty of accidents and criminal acts against passengers, and passengers have also committed crimes against drivers. To get an idea of the wide variety of ways Uber can be dangerous, here are a handful of incidents that took place in 2020 alone. In August, four shots were fired into an Uber driver’s vehicle on a Florida highway. In July, three... Read more →


Over 17 Million Unsafe Takata Airbags Remain In Vehicles On U.S. Roads

(NAPSI)—Today, in the U.S., more than 17 million recalled Takata airbags remain in vehicles on the road. A defective part inside the airbag can explode when the airbag deploys, potentially shooting sharp metal fragments at the driver and passengers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has confirmed that 16 people in the U.S. have been killed, and hundreds of others alleged to have been injured, by this defect. Affected vehicles include those made by BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ferrari, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Scion, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota and Volkswagen. Vehicle manufacturers... Read more →


Reason Foundation Study: Leasing the NJ Turnpike/Garden State Parkway Could Generate Over $17B

New Jersey could use the money for needed transportation projects like the unfunded Gateway tunnels project or to reduce the state’s public pension debt. Los Angeles (August 25, 2020) — A new Reason Foundation study finds New Jersey could net between $11.6 billion and $23.2 billion by leasing the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway, giving the state much-needed money to fund other transportation projects or pay down growing public pension liabilities. Using data from comparable long-term toll road leases worldwide, the Reason Foundation report estimates that the medium-range net proceeds (after paying off outstanding Turnpike bonds) would be $17.4... Read more →


Keeping your car in good repair may keep you from getting a ticket

(NAPSI)—Many drivers may feel that they don’t have the time or money to address vehicle repairs immediately but beware: Ignoring some repairs can get you pulled over and even ticketed. “Ignoring certain vehicle repairs may seem to save money in the short term but can lead to extra costs, such as fines or ‘fix-it’ tickets, if these problems are not taken care of when they arise,” explains Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “In some jurisdictions, car owners may even lose their license for certain violations. A few dollars spent on simple vehicle repairs can help avoid trouble with the... Read more →


de Blasio's COVID-19 Shutdown Hurting Bus Companies

Private bus companies in New York City area face falling ridership, suspending operations amid pandemic By Sarah Downey | The Center Square (The Center Square) – With the COVID-19 pandemic causing severe cutbacks in the number of commuters riding buses to New York City, DeCamp Bus Lines, the oldest private bus company in New Jersey, recently suspended operations after 150 years. The Montclair-based company started out with stagecoaches in 1870, and had managed through catastrophic events before. But when service resumed in June, ridership was roughly 400 people a day, down from a typical 6,000. The decline was not sustainable, company... Read more →


I-295/Route 130 northbound lane closures this week

bridge deck resurfacing project begins in Gloucester County Bridge over Mantua Creek will be resurfaced with Ultra High Performance Concrete (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a pilot program to test the effectiveness of Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) as a bridge deck overlay. The pilot project is being carried out in two contracts – one that will resurface the I-295/Route 130 northbound bridge deck over Mantua Creek and a second that will resurface three bridge decks in North Jersey. The I-295/Route 130 northbound bridge over Mantua Creek project is a $1.7 million... Read more →


9 Ways to Stay Safe When Traveling

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 24, 2020)--Traveling is an exciting adventure and a positive experience, but there is always a lot that could go wrong. What matters most when traveling is your own personal safety and taking care of yourself. Keep a Copy of Important Documents With important documents such as your passport, airplane tickets, or driving license, always be sure to make a copy. You can then take the copy out with you for identification purposes and leave your original copy behind safely in a hotel safe, for example, to avoid the risk of losing important documents. It’s also a good idea to back... Read more →


Infrastructure Work to Close Warwick Road in Magnolia and Somerdale Starting Monday

(Lindenwold, NJ) – Freeholder Barbara Holcomb, has been notified Pioneer Pipe that crews will be conducting final restoration of Warwick Road in Magnolia and Somerdale beginning on Monday, Aug. 24. The project is expected to require the full closure of Warwick Road between Evesham Road and Atlantic Avenue. Gloucestercitynews.net files “Motorists driving through the area can expect additional traffic, sudden stops and possible congestion while crews are at work,” Holcomb said. “Overnight closures can affect traffic and it is incredibly important to be extra cognizant of reduced visibility, shifting traffic patterns, and any crews, vehicles, or debris which may end up... Read more →


Hotel Paso del Norte among first hotels to open with virus-killing air filtration system

Highly coveted amenities at this luxury hotel include optimal air quality (El Paso, TX) August 19, 2020 – In El Paso, Texas, a stunning historic hotel built in 1912, Hotel Paso del Norte (Marriott Autograph Collection), has been undergoing a multi-million-dollar, multi-year renovation to bring it to the grandeur of yesteryear with a wide array of modern amenities. As part of the final touches before re-opening later this year, the hotel will be among the world’s first Marriott Autograph Collection Hotels to install a state-of-the-art air filtration system throughout the hotel’s entire HVAC system. The Plasma Air system has been shown... Read more →


CNB TRAVEL NEWS: Passengers left more than $900K behind at TSA security checkpoints

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration collected $926,030.44 in unclaimed money that passengers left behind at airport security checkpoints during Fiscal Year 2019, including $18,899.09 in foreign currency. The money consisted of loose change and paper currency that passengers removed from their pockets and left behind in a bin during the security screening process at TSA checkpoints. The amount found during FY19, which ended September 30, 2019, marked a decrease in the amount of unclaimed money collected in FY18 when $960,105.49 was left behind. When passengers approach the checkpoint, all items from pockets must be removed, including wallets and loose change.... Read more →


Coast Guard and Good Samaritans Rescue Six Off Coast of Ocean City, MD

The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued six mariners after their boat caught fire approximately 3 miles south of Ocean City, Aug. 20, 2020. Coast Guard Station Ocean City crewmembers and cewmembers from the fishing vessel Smugglers Point safely rescued all six mariners. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/Released) Ocean City, Md. — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued six mariners after their boat caught fire approximately 3 miles south of Ocean City, Thursday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Maryland-National Capital Region command center received notification via VHF Ch. 16 from the owner of the 54-foot cruiser yacht, No Filter, that... Read more →


Two NJDOT projects win 2020 America’s Transportation Awards

Regional awards qualify projects for national prize (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccettitoday announced two NJDOT projects have been named regional winners in the 2020 America’s Transportation Awards Competition. The America’s Transportation Awards competition sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is a competition in which state DOTs compete in three categories: Quality of Life/Community Development; Best Use of Technology and Innovation; and Operations Excellence. Each category is also designated by project budget size: small (less than $25 million), medium ($25 million to $200... Read more →


Pair completes 223 miles in four days

By Henry Howard Aug 17, 2020 The American Legion The timing of the 100 Miles for Hope campaign worked out perfectly for John Piechowski and Donald Weigend. They had already planned a 200-mile plus bike ride as part of a vacation with their wives during the first week in August. When Piechowski read the announcement of the campaign in a newsletter from American Legion National Commander Bill Oxford, he immediately signed up and encouraged his friend and cycling partner, Weigend, to do the same. “Any time I see an organization helping our fellow veterans, I'm interested in how I can help... Read more →


NJ and PA inTop 10 for the Worst Roads in U.S.

One of many potholes on Rt. 551 aka Broadway (Gloucestercitynews.net photo) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (Gloucester City, NJ)(August 21, 2020)--How many times have you driven on the roadways in South Jersey and hit one pothole after the other? One of the worst streets in this area is Route 551, also known as Broadway. It begins in Camden and meanders through Gloucester City, Brooklawn, Westville, and beyond. Every few yards there is another bump. Despite numerous promises by local, county, state and federal politicians Route 551 aka Broadway remains in dreadful condition. One of many potholes on Rt. 551 aka... Read more →


DNREC Issues Recreational Swimming Advisory for Rehoboth Beach

DNREC has issued a recreational swimming advisory for Rehoboth Beach at Rehoboth Avenue based on elevated levels of bacteria found today in a sample taken Wednesday by the Department’s environmental scientists. Elevated levels of bacteria at Rehoboth Avenue are often associated with heavy rainfall as occurred in the area Wednesday morning. These bacteria originate in the gut of warm-blooded animals, such as wildlife and domestic pets – and indicator bacteria from these sources washes into near-shore waters during periods of heavy rainfall. DNREC’s Recreational Water Program staff has collected another water sample, with results t available Friday afternoon, at which time... Read more →


DOWN THE SHORE: Somers Point, Ocean City Want Exit 30 to Remain Open

mvitaleAugust 15, 2020 Garden State Parkway Exit 30 serves as a main artery to the two shore communities, but may be eliminated under a new proposal. By MADDY VITALE Ocean City is backing Somers Point in efforts to keep Exit 30 – a gateway to both towns – open amid plans by the Garden State Parkway’s operating agency to close it and turn Exit 29 into a full interchange. Ocean City Council passed a resolution at its Aug. 13 meeting in response to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s proposal. There has been no announcement about the construction schedule and the project... Read more →


5 Cool Jobs That Let You Travel Full-Time

(August 17, 2020)--Do you love traveling? Many people do, but they can’t travel often because their jobs don’t allow them to. Many jobs or professions don’t give enough vacation in a year. And the effect can be seen by how stressed people are. So, if you love traveling and still want to have a job, what's the best thing that you can do? What if you combine a job and travel? That's right, it's possible to mix working and traveling. There are several jobs that you may or may have not known before that allow you to work and still travel... Read more →


Road Repairs to Old Broadway/RR Avenue

(Brooklawn NJ)—Crews have begun roadway improvements on Old Broadway/Railroad Avenue in Brooklawn. The project requires the full closure of the roadway between North Wilson Avenue and the Brooklawn American Legion. Work will continue every day between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A posted detour route will guide motorists around the affected area. This project is scheduled to be completed on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. Scheduling and project timing is dependent on weather and may be adjusted due to unforeseen events. Read more →


TSA Officers Detecting more Guns at Checkpoints in Spite of Lower Passenger Volume

TSA seeing three times as many guns compared to last year WASHINGTON—Transportation Security Administration officers detected firearms in carry-on bags at a rate three times higher this past July than the same month in 2019, though passenger volume is significantly lower. TSA officers detected 15.3 guns per million people last month compared to 5.1 guns per million people screened during July 2019. The rate is particularly alarming, given that TSA screened about 75% fewer passengers in July 2020, over the previous year’s volume. “TSA is diligently working to ensure our employees and passengers are safe and secure while traveling during a... Read more →


New Jersey MVC Forms Available at NJMVC.gov

Most Commonly-Used Forms Can Be Completed Prior to Visit TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission announced today it has placed most of its standard forms online, allowing customers to fill them out directly from their electronic devices prior to their MVC visit. The change means customers will no longer have to wait until they get to an MVC Licensing or Vehicle Center to collect and complete forms for everything from learner permit and driver license applications to disabled veteran placards. “With this new service, we are making these forms accessible to our customers on their own terms,’’ said MVC... Read more →


DSS Law Firm Looks at the Five Ways You are Most Likely to Claim for Traffic Accidents in New Jersey

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 12, 2020)-New Jersey auto accidents have remained relatively steady over the last decade. However, nonfatal accidents still top 200,000 every year. Every accident is different and that means there are a variety of traffic accident claims within the state. DSS Law is discussing the five most common accident claims within New Jersey. There were 562 fatal accidents in New Jersey in 2019. DSS Law states that people should be aware of the different accident claims so they can get the justice they deserve if they’re involved in a similar accident. Head-On Collisions Head-on collisions remain the least common type of... Read more →


Route 41 Lane Closures Required This Week

as pavement project advances in Camden and Burlington Counties Ramps also will be closed and detoured overnight (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced Route 41/Kings Highway will have overnight lane and ramp closures starting tonight as the pavement preservation project between Route 70 in Cherry Hill, Camden County, and South Lenola Drive in Maple Shade, Burlington County advances. Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, August 10 until 6 a.m. the next day and continuing each night through Wednesday, August 12, NJDOT’s contractor, Asphalt Paving Systems, is scheduled to remove pavement reflectors on Route 41 in both... Read more →


Crown Point Road in West Deptford to Be Closed for RR Repairs

Route 44/Crown Point Road to be closed for railroad crossing repairs this week in West Deptford (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require a four-day closure and detour of Route 44/Crown Point Road between Jobstown Road/Church Street and River Lane in West Deptford, Gloucester County. Beginning at 7 a.m., Tuesday, August 11 until 7 p.m., Friday, August 14, Route 44/Crown Point Road is scheduled to be closed and detoured in both directions at the railroad crossing between Jobstown Road/Church Street and River Lane. Construction will remove... Read more →


Price Gouging at Super Gigante/West Norriton Farmers Market

August 7, 2020 image courtesy of Jacob Y. HARRISBURG―Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General has entered into an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance (AVC) with Super Gigante/West Norriton Farmers Market, located at 1930 W. Main Street, Norristown, PA, after receiving tips that the store was selling 24-bottle cases of water at double the normal price after a State of Emergency was declared in Pennsylvania by Governor Wolf. Although Super Gigante voluntarily returned the price to normal, it was only after over 140 consumers had paid an unlawful doubled price. “Although we appreciate that Super Gigante... Read more →


Presidential Fast Facts for Philadelphia

Independence Mall photo by D. Cruz PHILADELPHIA, PA--American presidents have developed an affinity for Philadelphia, where they’ve tossed out the first pitch, danced, schooled, cut ribbons and challenged Americans to be better. Here are just a few highlights of presidential moments in the city from the very first inaugural address in 1793 through the present day: Presidential Visits (in reverse chronological order): Presidential candidate Joe Biden, and former vice president, chose Center City, Philadelphia as the site of his 2020 presidential campaign headquarters and held his campaign kickoff rally on May 18, 2020 at Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia... Read more →


Camden City's Federal Street Bridge Will Close Aug. 10-15

(Lindenwold, NJ) (August 9, 2020)--– Freeholder Barbara Holcomb, has been notified by Wyndham Construction that crews will be restoring trenches on Federal Street in Camden beginning Monday, Aug. 10, and continuing through Friday, Aug. 15. The project is expected to require the complete closure of the roadway between East State Street and River Avenue during work hours. “Motorists should expect additional traffic, sudden stops and possible congestion while driving through the construction area,” Holcomb said. “It’s important to recognize that this project will take place over multiple days at varying times, and motorists should plan ahead for how the closure and... Read more →


CONSUMER NEWS: Car Buying Tips

One automotive company has won more J.D. Power Awards for Initial Quality than any other brand. (NAPSI)—The U.S. auto industry estimates about 17 million cars are bought in the United States every year. If you’re hoping—or just dreaming—of buying one of them anytime soon, there are a few facts and stats that can make car shopping a better experience for you. COMMON CAR MAINTENANCE TIPS First, you should know that, based on input from tens of thousands of drivers, J.D. Power named Kia the highest-ranked, mass-market brand for initial quality overall in the industry. The vehicles were evaluated on driving experience,... Read more →


SWEDESBORO: Railroad Avenue Closed Next Week for Repairs

Necessary safety work will require detours (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require a nine-day closure and detour of Railroad Avenue in Swedesboro, Gloucester County. Beginning at 7 a.m., Monday, August 10, until 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 18, Railroad Avenue is scheduled to be closed and detoured in both directions at the railroad crossing between Guest Avenue and 3rd Street. Construction will remove the existing railroad crossing and replace it with a new concrete crossing, as well as new asphalt approaches for a safer and smoother... Read more →


NJ Turnpike, Garden State Parkway Sees Drop in Traffic - Toll Hikes Still Going Forward

The NJ Turnpike and Garden State Parkway have seen a decrease in traffic and toll revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the NJ Turnpike Gloucestercitynews.net files Authority, traffic on the Turnpike was down 30% through June and traffic on the Parkway was down 26%. Revenue for both highways dropped by 27%, but the agency has said that they are $53 million under budget this year so far. The NJ Turnpike Authority recently approved toll hikes and massive highway widening projects for both the NJ Turnpike and GS Parkway that will cause environmental damage and increase climate impacts. “Traffic on... Read more →


Alcatraz East Crime Museum Highlights 100th Anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Amendment

Alcatraz East Crime Museum, located in Pigeon Forge, is commemorating Tennessee’s passage of the 19th Amendment PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (August 3, 2020) – August 18, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. By decriminalizing the actions of women across the country who had been attempting to vote, this constitutional amendment was a significant moment in our legal history. Alcatraz East Crime Museum commemorates not only this anniversary in legal history but Tennessee’s role as the final state to ratify the amendment making it law on August 18, 1920. Starting August 18 visitors will be able to... Read more →


Tomlin Station Rd/Bridge Over Rt 295 Re-Opens Tues

(Trenton)(August 3, 2020)--– New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the completion and re-opening of the Tomlin Station Road/CR 607 Bridge over I-295 in Greenwich, Gloucester County. The bridge, which has been closed and detoured since late February, will reopen by the end of the day tomorrow, Tuesday, August 4. The $3 million federally-funded Tomlin Station Road/CR 607 Bridge over I-295 project completely replaced the bridge deck, which was in poor condition. In addition to replacing the deck, the project also included curb work, new parapets and sidewalks, and guardrail improvements. This will provide a safer ride for motorists... Read more →


NJDOT Announces $161 Million in Infrastructure Grants for Area Road Repairs

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti today announced the release of $161.25 million in Fiscal Year 2021 County Aid grants to help make infrastructure improvements on the local level. The grants are funded through the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund (TTF). “County Aid is just one of many programs that demonstrate the Murphy Administration’s commitment to our communities by improving infrastructure throughout New Jersey at every level of government,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “County Aid provides millions of dollars to local governments to help ensure their roads and bridges are maintained in a state of... Read more →


Virtual Programming for August at Avalon Free Public Library

AVALON, N.J. – The Avalon Free Public Library and the Avalon History Center have reopened with limited services, and continue with virtual programming through August via video conferencing and digital links. Library operating hours will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-1pm and Closed Wednesdays, reserving the first hour of each day for high risk individuals. Avalon History Center will be open for visits Monday-Friday 10am-4pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm. Visits to both facilities will be limited to 20 minutes, masks are required to enter and there will be a limited occupancy to support social distancing. In addition to... Read more →