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CNB Travel: Major Attractions Begin To Reopen in Philly

PHILADELPHIA, July10, 2020 – With Philadelphia easing into reopening, some of the city’s most family-friendly tourist attractions are beginning to open their doors again, with additional attractions scheduled to follow throughout the month. This week alone, the Philadelphia Zoo, The Franklin Institute, Franklin Square and One Liberty Observation Deckwill start welcoming visitors again, following recent openings for Philly by Segway, Longwood Gardens, the Brandywine River Museum of Art and Peddler’s Village. At many of the attractions, visitor capacity is limited and advanced reservations are required,... Read more →

Global Crossing Airlines Signs Airport Use Agreement  with Atlantic City International Airport 

(JET: TSX-V) MIAMI, FLORIDA, July 8, 2020 - Global Crossing Airlines Inc. (JET: TSX-V) (the "Company" or "GlobalX") is pleased to announce the signing of an Airport and Terminal Use agreement with Atlantic City International Airport ("ACY") in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. GlobalX is also exploring with the South Jersey Transportation Authority, the owner and operator of ACY, the potential signing of a Land Lease agreement for the development of a new hangar and maintenance facility at ACY. "We are thrilled GlobalX has chosen... Read more →

Federal Railroad Administration Announces $500,000 to Deter Trespassing; NJ Receives $60,000

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) awarded more than half a million dollars in Railroad Trespassing Enforcement Grants to law enforcement agencies today to support life-saving trespass abatement in multiple states. “This money will help local law enforcement agencies deter people from taking unnecessary risks around railroad tracks, while continuing the focus on those specific populations that are known to subject themselves to such risks around railroad tracks,” FRA Administrator Ronald L. Batory said. Gloucestercitynews.net files FRA is announcing funds, totaling $528,028,... Read more →

CNB Travel: The Icy Slopes of Matterhorn Mountain at Disneyland Park

– by Joshua Sudock, Disneyland Resort Photographer Usually when I’m taking photos around Disneyland park, I keep my lens focused “inside the berm,” as we say around here, which means everything that’s inside the wooden berm that surrounds the park. On occasion, though, our guest experiences – particularly the taller ones – give a glimpse beyond the berm, yet they still blend seamlessly with the natural wonders around us here in Southern California. In February 2019, after a heavy rain at Disneyland Resort and snowstorm... Read more →

Statement from MVC Chief Administrator Regarding Large Crowds of Customers at Agencies

TRENTON (July 7, 2020)--– New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton today released the following statement: “As we reopen today, MVC agencies are experiencing extraordinarily high customer volumes. In anticipation of long lines due to social distancing restrictions, Agency management personnel were pre-deployed to our busiest agencies, beginning at 6:00 AM, two hours before our start time. Additionally, all of our senior staff in operations are deployed to agencies to help process transactions. While we understand the frustration of our customers in this... Read more →

CNB Traffic Alert: Bellmawr's Creek Road Eastbound Lane Closed Wednesday

Alternating traffic during the day to implement a traffic shift (Trenton)(July 7, 2020)-- – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced Creek Road eastbound over I-295 will be closed during the day tomorrow with alternating traffic to establish a traffic shift as the I-295/Route 42 Missing Moves project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, July 8, until 3:30 p.m., NJDOT’s contractor, South State Inc., is scheduled to close Creek Road eastbound between Booth Drive and Essex Avenue to... Read more →

UPDATED: Route 45/Mantua Pike RR 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 ten day closure and detour of Route 45/Mantua Pike in Woodbury Heights, and Woodbury, Gloucester County. Beginning at 7 a.m. today, Tuesday, July 7, until 7 p.m., and continuing daily Monday through Friday, July 17, Route 45/Mantua Pike will be closed and detoured in both directions between South Evergreen Avenue and Reid Street. Construction will remove... Read more →

CNB Travel News: Spaceship Earth Lights Up the Night at EPCOT for the First Time

by David Roark, Manager of Photography, Yellow Shoes Creative Group Prior to the grand opening of EPCOT back in 1982, I was patiently waiting to see Spaceship Earth at night. We all knew even then what an iconic symbol that massive geosphere would be for Walt Disney World Resort, but I wanted to see it for myself. It did not disappoint. I took this photo the very first time Spaceship Earth lit up at night, and the way the light bounced off the geodesic panels... Read more →

WOODBURY TRAFFIC ALERT: Rt. 45/Mantua Pike Closed for RR Crossing Repairs Tuesday

(Trenton) (July 6, 2020)--– New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require a ten day closure and detour of Route 45/Mantua Pike starting tomorrow in Woodbury Heights, and Woodbury, Gloucester County. Beginning at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, July 7, until 7 p.m., and continuing daily Monday through Friday, July 17, Route 45/Mantua Pike will be closed and detoured in both directions between the New Jersey Turnpike and Harrison Ave/Mt. Laurel Road. Construction will... Read more →

CNBNews Travel: (Video) DisneyMagic Adventures at Home – Rhône River Cruise

by Jonathan Frontado, Public Relations Director, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney and Disney Vacation Club Our “Adventures at Home” have taken you on a safari expedition to South Africa and a western-style journey to Montana and Yellowstone National Park. Today’s virtual trip by Adventures by Disney invites you to embark on a luxurious river cruise and sail through the south of France and the beautiful region of Provence. So, gather the famille, grab your boarding passes and get ready for an “Adventure at Home:... Read more →

Video: Whistle While You Ride on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Walt Disney World Resort

Gloucestercitynews.net files by Jeremy Schoolfield, Managing Editor, Walt Disney World Resort Public Relations Heigh-HOOOOOOO! One of my all-time favorite moments of any Disney attraction happens aboard Seven Dwarfs Mine Train inside Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida … but more on that in a moment. This rustic mine train in New Fantasyland takes you inside the world of the classic Disney film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” With your creaky cart teetering back and forth, you feel the wind on... Read more →

MVC Licensing Centers, Vehicle Centers Expand Services to Walk-in Customers July 7

Limited Operations Include New Licenses, New Registrations TRENTON – MVC Licensing Centers and Vehicle Centers will be open starting Tuesday, July 7, with major changes to the way the MVC has traditionally done business. Perhaps the biggest overall change to MVC operations is that every agency has been designated either a Vehicle Center (no license transactions) or a Licensing Center (no registration transactions). Check the MVC website for the appropriate location for your transaction. In Vehicle Center agencies, MVC will be processing vehicle transactions only:... Read more →

Overnight Closures of I-295 southbound/Al-Jo’s Curve to Route 42 southbound/I-295 southbound

TO BE CLOSED AND DETOURED TONIGHT (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced an overnight closure of the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, June 1, until 6 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, June 2, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., will close the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound, also known as Al-Jo’s Curve, to replace damaged construction barrier.... Read more →

Pavement Preservation Project Starting In Camden/Burlington Counties; Route 41 Lane Closures

(Trenton)(July 1, 2020)-- – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight lane closures on Route 41/Kings Highway as a pavement preservation project begins between Route 70 in Cherry Hill, Camden County and South Lenola Drive in Maple Shade, Burlington County. Beginning at 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 1 until 6 a.m., the next day, and continuing nightly Monday through Friday for approximately eight weeks, excluding holidays, NJDOT’s contractor, Asphalt Paving Systems is scheduled to close lanes to perform road repairs, remove reflectors and... Read more →

Fresh Fruit Arrives in The Port of Philadelphia; Ship Docks at Gloucester Marine Terminal

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 29, 2020)--Fresh fruit arrived this month in the Port of Philadelphia according to The Produce News. Gloucestercitynews.net files The M/V Everest Bay, operated by Seatrade, docked at the Gloucester Marine Terminal in Gloucester City, NJ, and unloaded some 3,800 pallets of clementines and navel oranges, kicking off the start of the summer citrus season for local consumers. “We are proud to continue this fruitful partnership with summer citrus providers in South Africa,” said Leo Holt, president and chief executive officer of... Read more →

DOWN THE SHORE: Sign Petition To Save Cape May County Turtles From Being Killed

Samantha Geisinger started this petition to Cape May County In Cape May County there are multiple "boulevards" connecting the mainland of New Jersey to its barrier islands (Stone Harbor, Avalon, Wildwood, North Wildwood, Sea Isle, Ocean City). Every summer, turtles travel across these boulevards to lay their eggs on high land. The boulevards, filled with out-of-towners, have been featuring an unacceptable amount of dead turtles, crushed by the cars of those who would rather kill innocent animals than take a few seconds to help them... Read more →

PATCO Weekday Service Will Increase Monday

Weekday Service Increases Again to Keep Pace with Increasing Ridership Demand Trains will operate every 10 minutes during weekday rush hours starting June 29 Starting Monday, June 29, 2020, PATCO will increase the frequency of weekday rush hour service with trains departing every 10 minutes instead of 15 minutes. The increase in service comes as ridership increases as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease in the Greater Philadelphia region. Ridership has increased to 18% of normal levels, up from 12% in the beginning of June and... Read more →

Should Christopher Columbus Statue Remain in Place at Marconi Plaza?

Christopher Columbus Monument and Railing Sculpture of Nina Pinta and Santa Maria in Marconi Plaza source Wikipedia PHILADELPHIA PA (June 25, 2020)--Like many communities across the country, Philadelphia is experiencing a reckoning about the legacy of systemic racism and oppression in this country. Part of addressing that history is putting a spotlight on what historical figures deserve to be commemorated in our public spaces. One figure that has come into question is Christopher Columbus and the statue erected in his honor that sits in Marconi... Read more →

Are Mail-In Ballots A Good Idea? Morris Twp. Ballots Burned After Mail Truck Catches Fire

photo courtesy of Postal Times MORRIS TOWNSHIP NJ--A mail truck in Morris Township caught fire on Saturday and some vote-by-mail ballots being delivered to voters were destroyed, the New Jersey Globe has learned. The U.S. Postal Service notified Morris County election officials on Monday morning that an undetermined number of ballots were burned. These were ballots being delivered to voters and not completed ballots on their way to the Board of Elections, although it’s not immediately clear if the letter carrier picked up any returned... Read more →

Route 44 lane closures Beginning Wednesday

As Truck Bypass and Dupont Port Access project begins in Gibbstown, Gloucester County (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of the Route 44 Truck Bypass and Dupont Port Access project that will reduce truck traffic in a residential area of Gibbstown, Gloucester County. Beginning at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, June 24 until 4 p.m., and continuing daily until Friday, June 26, the Gloucester County Improvement Authority’s contractor, R. E. Pierson, is scheduled to close the Route 44/Broad Street... Read more →

CNB Travel Alert: Route 130 will be closed and detoured overnight as Raccoon Creek Bridge

Closures will alternate between Route 130 northbound and southbound (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the completion of the Route 130 Bridge over Raccoon Creek replacement in Logan, Gloucester County. In order to restore the road to its final configuration, Route 130 will be closed and detoured overnight for striping. Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, June 23 until 2 a.m., NJDOT’s contractor, PKF Mark III, Inc., will close and detour Route 130 southbound between Route 322 and Center Square... Read more →

Filling Your Summer Bucket List With Things To Do In Gloucester

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 22, 2020)--Gloucester City, founded in 1686 and known for its unique blend of agricultural, industrial, culinary and residential offerings, is also a popular choice for tourists visiting NJ over the spring/summer season. Right now things may be at a standstill, but by this time next year, things will be a lot brighter, and you can get to fulfilling your dream of a fun, outdoorsy summer vacation in Gloucester. It always pays to plan ahead, so take a look at some suggested activities and ensure... Read more →

I-295 northbound Exit 26 to I-76 westbound daytime closures begin tomorrow

as Direct Connection project advances Left lane will be closed on Route 42 northbound (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the I-295 northbound Exit 26 ramp to I-76 westbound and the left lane on Route 42 northbound will be closed for three days as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, June 23, until 3:30 p.m., and repeating daily through Thursday, June 25, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., will close the I-295... Read more →

CNB Travel: St. Pete's Newest Waterfront Feature

Residents and Visitors are Invited to Explore All 26 Acres of St. Pete’s Newest Waterfront Attraction Beginning Monday, July 6 St. Petersburg, FL (June 19, 2020) -- The new Pier District and St. Pete Pier, previously scheduled to open on May 30, will now open on Monday, July 6 at 5:00 P.M. Said Mayor Rick Kriseman: “It’s been a long and winding road, but we’ve arrived at our destination: A dynamic, 26-acre waterfront playground that will serve residents and visitors for generations to come. It’s... Read more →

Philadelphia Port Intercepts 6 New Insect Pests Including The Deadly Wood Wasp

PHILADELPHIA (June 19, 2020)--– Six recent insect pest interceptions in Philadelphia, including a first ever local discovery, illustrate how Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists continue to safeguard our regional and national agricultural resources against destructive invasive pests hitchhiking inside imported shipping containers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed today that a Nephotettix nigropictus (Cicadellidae), commonly known as a green rice leafhopper, was the first ever discovery of this insect in the Delaware Valley. CBP agriculture specialists discovered it in a container of aluminum billets... Read more →

CNB Travel: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is the focus at Alcatraz East Crime Museum

Alcatraz East Crime Museum, located in Pigeon Forge, will host a year-long exhibit on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (June 18, 2020) – Alcatraz East Crime Museum’s latest temporary exhibit will feature the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), opening on July 13, 2020. The exhibit will showcase the important work the Bureau does statewide on a daily basis, and details from famous solved and ongoing cases. “We hope visitors will learn something new about the work that goes into investigating difficult cases... Read more →

Driving Hints To Help You Stay On The Road As You Age

With age, your ability to drive may diminish—but you can get help to maintain your independence longer. (NAPSM)—For many older adults, retaining the ability to drive is very important. It means independence and makes it easier to do shopping, see friends and family, and keep medical appointments. It’s not always a safe option, however. Physical and mental changes related to aging can affect your ability to drive safely. If you’re alert to these changes and manage them carefully, you may be able to continue driving... Read more →

Cycling in Gloucester: How to Stay Safe 

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 17, 2020)--Although gyms and fitness centers have started reopening, a lot of Gloucester fitness enthusiasts are seeking alternative ways to stay fit without risking their health. Among the many things people are trying, cycling is probably the easiest and most fun way to get your daily dose of exercise without much risk of infection. But, while cycling is generally a safe exercise, there are various risks involved especially if you're doing it on public roads or busy streets within the city. This is why... Read more →

How to Prepare Your Sports Car for Shipping

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 17, 2020)--Your sports car is a treasured possession, so it makes sense to take care when preparing it to ship to another location. Whether you are moving to a new residence, entering an auto show across the country, or if you have another reason for shipping the beloved vehicle, there is a lot to think about. Thankfully, this guide will help to simplify the process for you by providing the main points so that you don’t miss anything. Shipping Instead of Driving to the... Read more →

Four Tips for Taking Care of Your Health This Summer

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 16, 2020)--As we begin to head outdoors into the sun and the heat this summer, we’re going to be concentrating on our style. We’ll be thinking about the new items in our summer wardrobe, and how they can combine with our overall look. But there’s another side to having a fun and wholesome summer – and that’s taking care of your personal health. Leaving clothes and accessories by the wayside for a little while, this article looks at four key investments in your health... Read more →

What Is The Real Reason Hundreds Of PA Turnpike Workers Were Laid Off

By Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square)(June 10, 2020)-- – The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s sudden layoff of hundreds of workers last week raised concerns among lawmakers about the state’s clandestine decision, prompting some to call on Gov. Tom Wolf to intervene. “It is absurd that we would send 700 more Pennsylvanians to the unemployment line during this crisis,” said Sen. John Sabatina, D-Philadelphia, who also serves as minority chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. “We agreed these loyal state employees would be... Read more →

I-295 southbound lane closures tonight in CC

Lane closures necessary to implement a traffic shift (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced an overnight lane closure on I-295 southbound tonight to establish a traffic shift as the I-295/Route 42 Missing Moves project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Friday, June 12, until 6 a.m., Saturday, June 13, NJDOT’s contractor, South State Inc., is scheduled to close two lanes of I-295 southbound from Creek Road to Almonesson Road to place construction barriers on left shoulder... Read more →

Disney Guests Asked to Confirm, Cancel, or Modify Disney World Resort Reservations

June 11, 2020 Returning to a World of Magic Though some of our experiences have changed, the magic never fades. It never wavers. And it’s still waiting for you to come and experience it. That’s why we are excited about your upcoming stay at a Disney Resort hotel. But to help you confirm if now is still the right time for your visit, please review the following operational updates and contact your Travel Professional to confirm, modify or cancel your upcoming visit. Here are a... Read more →

Disney World Restaurants Opening June 22

Disney has just released an extensive update on resorts, dining experiences, and more! If you want to read the entire update, check out our earlier post. In this post, we have a full list of restaurants and dining locations that will be open when the first wave of Disney World hotels open on June 22nd. Here’s a breakdown by resort: Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort The Wave… of American Flavors The Wave Lounge Contempo Café Cove Bar Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness... Read more →