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Travel Alert: Commercial Vehicle Restrictions on NJ Interstate Highways Started at Noon

Restrictions do not apply to New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, or Atlantic City Expressway (Trenton) (January 31, 2021)--– New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti has issued a commercial vehicle travel restriction on multiple Interstate highways in New Jersey starting at 12 noon, Sunday, January 31 based on the forecast for heavy snow and strong winds. Winter weather is expected to begin in the southern region of the state around midday Sunday and move northward, resulting in difficult driving conditions through Tuesday. The travel restrictions are being coordinated with neighboring states. In addition to the commercial restrictions, all motorists are strongly encouraged to stay off the roads, particularly Sunday night and Monday. The safest place to be is at home. The commercial... Read more →


Sindhi Foundation’s 350-mile Long Walk for Freedom, Nature, and Love

The Sindhi Foundation’s 350-mile Long Walk for Freedom, Nature, and Love began in New York City at the United Nations Headquarters. The Sindhi Foundation is excited to be walking through New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and D.C., all in the name of human rights and climate change. Here are some updates: The Sindhi Foundation has received numerous new endorsements for their Long Walk. In the past few weeks, they have received the support and video messages from Congressman David Schweikert, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Congressman Brad Sherman, Congressman Jamie Raskin, Congressman Adam Schiff, Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, Congressman Raja Krishnamuthi and Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, and many of whom are members of the Congressional Sindh Caucus. You can find the current endorsements on our... Read more →


Soon Another Traffic Nightmare for Travelers Coming and Going Through Gloucester City

Klemm Avenue, one of the most dangerous overpasses in the US (May 25, 2013) The I-76 overpass at Klemm Ave. in Gloucester City, N.J. was named one of the worst bridges in 2013. The overpass was built in 1956. More than 191,000 vehicles use it every day, and $30 million has been earmarked for deck replacement CNBNews photo credit GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 12, 2021)(CNBNews--Residents in Gloucester City will be dealing with traffic detours in the very near future as the New Jersey Department of Transportation has pushed up their time table for the construction of a third large road project for the connected 76/42/295 corridor. The construction is beginning sooner than later because DOT is concerned about the poor condition of the Klemm Avenue... Read more →


CNB Travel Alert: 76 Eastbound Exit Ramp Closed, Detour

-76 eastbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound to be closed and detoured tonight for roadway restriping Two lanes will be closed on I-76 eastbound near the ramp (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the overnight closure of the I-76 eastbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound and the closure of two lanes on I-76 eastbound in Camden County. Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Thursday, April 8 until 6 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, April 9, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to close and detour the I-76 eastbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound. In addition, the two right lanes on I-76 eastbound near the ramp are scheduled to be closed, with three lanes of traffic maintained overnight. These closures... Read more →


CNB Travel Alert: Route 322 westbound traffic shift tomorrow as widening project advances

in Gloucester County... Westbound traffic will be shifted onto newly-reconstructed roadway (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a traffic shift on Route 322 westbound as a roadway widening project advances in Logan Township, Gloucester County. Beginning at 5 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, April 9, the developer’s contractor, ­­­­R.E. Pierson Construction Co., is scheduled to shift Route 322 westbound traffic to the right onto the reconstructed original roadway beginning near the I-295 interchange in Logan Township. Motorists should expect brief slowdowns and delays while the shifts are taking place. Route 322 eastbound traffic will remain on the new roadway, which was built parallel to the reconstructed lanes. This shift will allow the contractor to complete final paving and traffic signal installation. One... Read more →


CNB TRAVEL: Frontier Airlines New Nonstop Flights From Philadelphia to Portland, Maine & Providence

Fares as low as $29* PHILADELPHIA – April 6, 2021 – Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) today announces two new nonstop routes from Philadelphia to Portland, Maine, and Providence. With the addition of this new service, Frontier now offers 25 nonstop destinations from PHL. To celebrate the new service, Frontier is offering fares as low as $29*. “We’re excited to grow again at Philadelphia International Airport with new nonstop flights to Portland and Providence,” said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial, Frontier Airlines. “At Frontier, we’re focused on delivering ‘Low Fares Done Right,’ and constantly look for new travel opportunities for our customers. These new routes will now provide an affordable and convenient option for Philly area travelers to visit these two unique... Read more →


Traffic Alert: Route 44 traffic shift tomorrow as Truck Bypass

and Dupont Port Access project nears completion in Gibbstown Alternating traffic will be required during the day (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced lane closures and a traffic shift on Route 44/West Broad Street tomorrow as the Route 44 Truck Bypass and Dupont Port Access project nears completion in Gibbstown, Gloucester County. Beginning at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, April 7, the Gloucester County Improvement Authority’s contractor, R. E. Pierson, is scheduled to close one lane on Route 44 between the bridge over Sand Ditch (Nehonsey Brook) and Veterans Avenue. One lane will be maintained with alternating traffic. This closure will allow the contractor to prepare for a traffic shift. By 3 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, traffic will be shifted to the... Read more →


VIDEO: A Cloud Avalanche near the Kapuche Glacier Lake in the mountains of Nepal

NEPAL MOUNTAINS--Recently, a "cloud avalanche" occurred near the Kapuche Glacier Lake in the mountains of Nepal. That scene is really rare, it's lucky enough to see it once in a lifetime. At that time, a group of travel companions were camping by the lake, and they took the risk of taking pictures of this rare visual feast. The white snow clouds rushed down the valley, unstoppable, instantly swallowing the mountains and hitting the lake surface. Against the backdrop of the blue sky and the yellow-brown mountains, they were more distinct, magnificent and shocking. The strong air flow overturned the tents and sleeping bags, frightening the travellers to evade in panic, but fortunately no casualties were reported. After that, a small rainbow appeared by the lake,... Read more →


CNBNews Travel: WonderWorks Syracuse Opens with New Exhibit

After a Year of Pandemic Closure, Reopens with a New Exhibit SYRACUSE, New York – WonderWorks Syracuse is officially reopened. While Canyon Climb ropes course re-opened in August 2020, WonderWorks has been closed for nearly a year due to the pandemic. With the reopening, WonderWorks will have new rules and covid safety measures to help keep people safe and socially distanced. “We are thrilled to be able to get our doors back open and welcome people to come on in,” says Nicole Montgomery, general manager of WonderWorks Syracuse. “We know that people are ready to get out and do things, and we offer a great mix of fun and educational activities, with something for everyone in the family.” Some of the changes that patrons can... Read more →


CNB Travel News/Tennessee: Alcatraz East Crime Museum Opens Celebration Room

Alcatraz East Crime Museum, located in Pigeon Forge, launches an exhibit in their party room focused on spreading kindness PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (March 29, 2021) – CSI lovers now have one more reason to celebrate. Alcatraz East Crime Museum has turned its education room into an exhibit on respect and kindness. The room has hosted schools and scouts for educational purposes and will also accept other celebrations, including birthdays, retirement and team building. The room will feature positive messages, tips and videos on respect and kindness. To kick things off, the room will be open to the public all day, with activities and opportunities throughout the day to meet and greet McGruff, the crime dog, on April 17, 2021. "We are excited to offer education... Read more →


MLB Moves All Star Game because of Georgia’s New Election Law

Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr. issued the following statement today regarding the 2021 All-Star Game: “Over the last week, we have engaged in thoughtful conversations with Clubs, former and current players, the Players Association, and The Players Alliance, among others, to listen to their views. I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft. “Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box. In 2020, MLB became the first professional sports league to join the non-partisan Civic Alliance to help build a future in which everyone participates in shaping the United States. We proudly used our platform to encourage baseball... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: NJ Zip Pilot Voucher Program, Applications Open on April 6

NJ ZIP is a new, $15 million pilot voucher program, that will open for applications on April 6, 2021. This pilot supports businesses and institutions purchasing new, medium-duty zero-emission vehicles that will operate in the greater Newark and greater Camden areas. This pilot is funded by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) proceeds allocated to NJEDA for the purposes of reducing harmful emissions, especially in communities disproportionately impacted by transportation emissions, and creating economic opportunity within the state. The program will provide voucher with base values ranging between $25,000 to $100,000. To be eligible, an Applicant must be: A commercial, industrial, or institutional organization If a for-profit business, be registered to conduct business in NJ. Non-profit businesses or institutions may be required to provide a... Read more →


CNB Fishing News Maryland: Trout Anglers Enjoyed Opening Day of the Season

by Keith Lockwood, Maryland Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist. March 31, 2021 Gracie Ray is all smiles as she holds up one of the larger rainbow trout that are stocked. Photo courtesy of Gracie Ray Put-and-take trout anglers had a wonderful opening day, the weather cooperated, and there was plenty of room for anglers to spread out and enjoy a day of fishing with family and friends. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has issued the 2021 regulations for recreational striped bass fishing in the Chesapeake Bay, available on the DNR website. Striped bass regulation maps — showing the bay’s regions and their open and close dates — can also be found on the department website. Forecast Summary: March 31 – April 6: April... Read more →


CNB Entertainment: CIRCA RESORT & CASINO Official Sponsor of San Diego Padres

New Downtown Las Vegas Casino-Resort Becomes Proud Partner for Major League Baseball Team LAS VEGAS – Circa Resort & Casino, Las Vegas’ new adults-only casino, has been announced as an official sponsor and Proud Partner of the San Diego Padres Major League Baseball (MLB) team for their 2021 season. “The Padres are one of the most exciting teams in baseball right now,” said Circa CEO and Owner Derek Stevens. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of their upcoming season and to bring a piece of the Vegas action to San Diego.” “We are excited to expand our brand to the Las Vegas market and work with such a cutting edge and innovative property,” said Sergio Del Prado, San Diego Padres Senior Vice... Read more →


Kimmel Cultural Campus Reopening in the Fall

SEASON KICKS OFF WITH A SPECTACULAR BROADWAY LINE-UPSHOWCASING 13 BLOCKBUSTER PRODUCTIONS WITH A COMBINED 42TONY AWARD® WINS BEGINNING WITH THE RETURN OF HAMILTON (Philadelphia, PA, March 30, 2021) – With positive news and reports from Broadway touring industry organizations, the Kimmel Cultural Campus is announcing the return of live Broadway programming to Philadelphia in the fall of 2021 after being closed for more than a year due to COVID-19. The Kimmel Cultural Campus kicks-off its season, presented in partnership with The Shubert Organization, with 13 magnificent shows that will finally bring audiences together again for the unparalleled live theater experience. In anticipation of reopening its doors safely and resuming mainstage performances, Campus management continues to work in consultation with health and safety experts and in... Read more →


Route I-295 Retaining Wall Failure in SJ Shows Damaging & Unnecessary Projects

BELLMAWR, NJ -- A retaining wall along I-295 in Bellmawr collapsed last week. The right lane of I-295 North from Exits 26 to 28 had to be closed and will remain closed until the wall is repaired. The retaining wall was part of the $800 million Direct Connection project being completed by South State General Contractors on behalf of the NJ Department of Transportation (NJDOT). “This is an example of what happens when we invest in unnecessary highway widenings instead of real transportation solutions. This Direct Connection project is a massive boondoggle. They tore down historic properties like the Hugg-Harrison-Glover House as well as paving over wetlands and environmentally-sensitive land,” said Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club. “This unnecessary project has been... Read more →


New PATCO Timetable Starts Monday

Slight adjustments are made to weekday evening departure times The new schedule adjusts the departure times of weekday evening trains. The morning and afternoon rush hours, daytime, owl service, and weekend departure times remain the same. The schedule continues to provide a high level of service with appropriate social distancing for customers based on current ridership statistics. View the Schedule Mask Up, Today & Every Day on Public Transit! Forgot your face-covering? Free face masks are available weekday mornings in our NJ stations. Stop by a stand and pick one up! Join Our Team! DRPA and PATCO offer career opportunities for positive and motivated team players who desire to be a part of and contribute to our stewardship mission. We currently have opening(s) for the... Read more →


CNB Travel News: Visit Philly

March 27, 2021 Dear Colleague, It’s spring! We marked the start of the season by launching an 11-week campaign to help drive day and overnight visitation. Called "Pack Light. Plan Big. For Philly.," the integrated tourism marketing campaign — our largest effort since COVID-19 began impacting Philadelphia in March 2020 — focuses on the ease of visiting Philadelphia, inviting leisure travelers to safely reconnect with those they have missed over the last year and experience the region’s varied offerings both indoors and out. This campaign comes as new research shows that Americans are beginning to spend money on travel as vaccinations increase. To generate hotel stays and boost our attractions, we’re supporting and promoting two free-parking-and-attraction-ticket offers: a fresh iteration of theVisit Philly Overnight Hotel... Read more →


Another Closure for the Direct Connection Project in Bellmawr

I-76 eastbound Exit 1A ramp to I-295 southbound to be closed and detoured overnight Closure necessary for drainage work (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the I-76 eastbound Exit 1A ramp to I-295 southbound will be closed and detoured tonight as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Friday, March 26, until 6 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, March 27, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., will close the I-76 eastbound Exit 1A ramp to I-295 southbound to replace construction barrier. The work is unrelated to the issue with the retaining wall near I-295 northbound. The following overnight detour will be in place: I-76 eastbound ramp to I-295 southbound detour: Motorists traveling on I-76 eastbound to... Read more →


FEATURES OF WOMEN'S BIKES

The popularity of cycling around the world is growing every season, exceeding 2 billion in 2020. And women, like men, are happy to sit on a bicycle and pedal tirelessly. However, the variety of styles and models makes choosing a bike difficult, especially for women. After all, they want to get not just the best bike, but certainly a woman's one. Manufacturers studied the rating of preferences of the fair sex, took into account their wishes and developed a special bike for them. Further scientific developments and technical progress have made it possible to improve bicycle bikes, and the best women road bikes from 2019 - 2020 are real two-wheeled works of art. FEATURES OF WOMEN'S BIKES A modern women's bike should be durable, lightweight,... Read more →


Rowan University's SGA Receives Update on the Glassboro-Camden Rail Line

Glassboro-Camden Line Representatives Talk about New Developments with SGA Corey RothauserMarch 24, 2021 The GCL would span 18 miles and connect Camden and Glassboro to Philadelphia through diesel light rail vehicles (DLRVs) along 14 stations. - Photo via glassborocamdenline.com Following the release of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), two representatives for the Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL) construction project spoke during the Rowan University Student Government Association (SGA) Senate Meeting on Monday, March 22, before senators voted in favor of a resolution that supports the construction. John Hanson, CEO of the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) and president of the Port Authority Transit Corp. (PATCO), and Michael Venuto, the chief engineer of DRPA and a Rowan University engineering professor, answered questions from senators. The GCL would span... Read more →


I-295 northbound lane closure necessary for emergency retaining wall stabilization in Bellmawr

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the right lane on I-295 northbound was closed today at Essex Avenue for emergency retaining wall stabilization in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at approximately 12 noon today, the right lane on I-295 northbound where it crosses over Essex Avenue was closed for stabilization of a retaining wall. The lane closure will remain in place until further notice. The closure is necessary to stabilize a retaining wall that has shifted and partially collapsed. The wall was built as part of the new roadway on the Direct Connection project. NJDOT is developing a plan to stabilize the wall and will continue to monitor the situation. Motorists should expect heavy congestion on I-295 northbound and Route 42... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: NJ Turnpike Awards Contract to Start Unneeded & Damaging Hwy Widenings

BY NEW JERSEY SIERRA CLUB The NJ Turnpike Authority today awarded a $47.87 million contract to AECOM to do preliminary work to widen the Turnpike between Exits 1 and 4 in South Jersey. The project will add one lane in each direction for 36.5 miles, ending at the Delaware Memorial Bridge. The capital plan for this project estimates a total cost of $1.1 million. NJTA has also awarded a $30.3 million contract for preliminary work for the Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension widening. This $4.3 billion project would replace the Newark Bay Bridge and widen the extension to four lanes in each direction. “The Turnpike Authority is bulldozing ahead with their unnecessary highway widening projects. This will waste money while promoting overdevelopment and sprawl. It means... Read more →


CNBNEWS TRAVEL: Looking For A Great Adventure?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Delran, NJ)--Looking for a great adventure? For free? Look no further than Amico Island. It was historically an island in the Delaware River at the confluence of Rancocas Creek. Now a 55-acre peninsula attached by a narrow strip of land to the town of Delran, it is enjoyed by visitors for a variety of outdoor recreational uses. Most trails are wide and level, traversing meadow, forest, pond, and wetland habitat. Various points in the park afford very nice views of the Delaware River and of the flats at the mouth of the Rancocas Creek, looking north toward Hawk Island. The gravel beaches along the river are good places to find skipping stones. Boardwalk on Amico Island State Park is a photograph by Linda Stern which... Read more →


Spring is Here, A Good Time to Visit Philadelphia

This spring, every weekend is worthy of celebration in Philadelphia, and we know you’re looking to make the most of it by reconnecting safely with family and friends. To that, we say: We’ve got you! The Free Parking Saturdays deal includes free parking at the Auto Park at Independence Mall (41 North 6th Street) when you buy an attraction ticket at the Independence Visitor Center every Saturday from March 20 through May 29, 2021. Plus, if you buy tickets for two or more attractions, you’ll get 20% off. This deal from the Independence Visitor Center and Visit Philadelphia is a great chance for those who live here and live close to here to safely experience iconic Philadelphia with friends and family — and to use... Read more →


A Guide to Last Minute Vacations

Do you want to squeeze in a quick vacation at the end of the season? The truth is, there is still enough time for you to do so without going over budget. Be sure to check out these tips and tricks to reduce your expenses while booking an amazing last-minute winter vacation. Be Flexible About Where You Want To Go When you're searching for the best winter getaway deal, you should ideally have a wish list of the destinations you're interested in. If you only have one particular destination in mind, this can cause you to pay a premium. In the event that you really want to go to a particular place then you should look at various other cheaper cities that are near to... Read more →


NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Offering New and Improved Resources for 1st Time Drivers

FAQ & Video Guide Now Available in English and Spanish TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJ MVC) today launched new and improved resources for first time drivers on the MVC website. The First Driver License/ID webpage has been overhauled and streamlined to make it easier for new drivers to start the process to obtain a New Jersey driver license regardless of immigration status. New tools have been added to this webpage, as well, including answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and a video guide for first time drivers. All of the new information is available in both English and Spanish. The public is encouraged to check the First Driver License/ID webpage and the main MVC website at NJMVC.gov for continued updates in... Read more →


Five Car MV Crash on Berlin-Cross Keys Road

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--On Saturday, March 20, 2021, at approximately 02:40 PM, the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to the area of Berlin-Cross Keys Road at Williamstown Road for a report of a multi-vehicle crash with injuries. Arriving officers located five vehicles that were involved in the crash. There were two reported injuries. One driver was transported to Cooper Trauma Center in Camden and a second driver was transported to Jefferson Hospital in Washington Township. There were no other reported injuries to any other drivers or passengers. This crash is being investigated by members of the Gloucester Township Police Serious Crash Investigation Team (SCIT). During the initial phases of the investigation, Berlin-Cross Keys Road near Williamstown Road was shut down for approximately three hours. The names... Read more →


Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia Offering Culinary Specials for Easter and Passover

Celebrate Easter at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia Savour the holiday with offerings from culinary partners JG SkyHigh, Vernick Fish and hand-crafted pastry this Easter at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia. Easter Views Easter brunch becomes elevated at JG SkyHigh. Guests can enjoy a prix-fixe brunch (USD 125) including an abundant tower featuring osetra caviar blinis, avocado lettuce cups, smoked salmon, prosciutto, and almond pancakes. For the main course, guests can choose rack of lamb, lobster eggs benedict, or soft poached eggs. Finish the meal with a delicate strawberry pavlova dessert. For reservations, call 215 419 5000 or click here. Breakfast Provisions for the Holiday Weekend Spend the holiday at home and let Vernick Fish do the breakfast prep with the Easter Provisions Box (USD 85, serves... Read more →


Happenings in Center City Philadelphia

Wednesdays in the Wintergarden Live outdoor entertainment will be featured every Wednesday from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. on the Greenfield Lawn in Dilworth Park. Performances include dance ensembles, cultural groups and local musicians and continue through April 14. Select concerts are supported with funds from the Music Performance Trust Fund, American Federation of Musicians, and Local 77. Storytime in the Wintergarden The Wintergarden on the Greenfield Lawn welcomes families on Tuesday mornings for a free storytime for children ages 2-5. Storytime features the popular Miss Mary from the Free Library of Philadelphia, who will feature a different children's book each week. Storytime in the Wintergarden will be held from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. every Tuesday morning and has been extended through April 13. Family Saturdays Join us... Read more →


Jersey City MVC Center Closed Until April 1

75% of Transactions Now Online at NJMVC.gov TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJ MVC) today announced the Jersey City Vehicle Center is closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, and will reopen Thursday, April 1. The employee who tested positive was last in the agency Wednesday, March 17. MVC Centers Reopening The following MVC Centers will reopen after full COVID-19 cleaning and the completion of staff quarantine. They had to close because an employee tested positive for COVID-19 at each location, and are scheduled to reopen on these dates: Springfield Vehicle Center Monday, March 22 North Bergen Licensing Center Monday, March 22 East Orange Vehicle Center Tuesday, March 23 Oakland Licensing Center Tuesday, March 23 Newton Vehicle Center Thursday, March... Read more →


A Sunrise Trek on Everest, Live-Streamed

[Photo Caption (left): iFit Guide Ang Tshering Lama and two members of the iFit production crew at Mt. Everest Base Camp.] (photo provided) iFit, the leader in interactive connected fitness, will host "A Sunrise Trek on Everest," a first-of-its-kind, live-streamed workout from Mt. Everest on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 8 p.m., EST. The approximately 30-minute virtual hike—available via the iFit app as well as iFit-connected treadmills and ellipticals—will lead viewers up Kala Patthar, an iconic trail at 18,300 feet with breathtaking views of Everest’s summit
. [Photo Caption (left): iFit Guide Ang Tshering Lama and two members of the iFit production crew at Mt. Everest Base Camp.] “A Sunrise Trek on Everest” will be available to iFit members and non-members alike: • For iFit’s 4.7... Read more →


Is The Cruise Industry Trying To Recover From The Hit Of The Pandemic?

The Covid - 19 pandemic had swept across the united states and the world; it had affected every industry and business sector, including the cruise ship industry. The television and print media were littered with written stories and videos about the cruise ship industry quarantined at sea with its passengers and crew who could not return to the port and return home. The year 2020 brought the cruise industry to a complete halt. The business of the cruise was booming for years with more passengers, increasingly newer and bigger liners. After the hit of covid - 19, most of the estimated 400 cruise liners worldwide were lying at anchors. As the pandemic's full scope came into version and now toward the end, the cruise ship... Read more →


Route 42 southbound ramps to and from Creek Road to be closed and detoured tonight

Missing Moves project advances in Camden County (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the Route 42 southbound ramps to and from Creek Road will be closed and detoured tonight as the Missing Moves project between I-295 and Route 42, advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, March 16, until 6 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to close the Route 42 southbound Exit 14 ramp to Creek Road and the ramp from Creek Road to Route 42 southbound. The closures are necessary to mill and pave the road. The following detours will be in place: Route 42 southbound Exit 14 ramp to Creek Road detour: Motorists traveling on Route 42 southbound... Read more →


Harley The Popular Clydesdale at Lawton Stables Succumbs to Colic/Lipoma; He was 18-Years-Old

UPDATED/ March 21, 2021 Fans of Harley would stop every day to feed him snacks, such as apples and carrots. We asked Lawton Stables if Harley had been sick since January with colic why wasn't he placed in isolation until he was well. And, because of being sick why didn't they stop the public from giving him his daily treats. Too many apples for example, according to equinespot.com can cause serious stomach problems in a horse. A spokesperson for Lawton Stables said "Harley did have a mild episode of colic back in January that completely resolved with supportive fluid therapy and medication. Colic is a very acute illness and the recent episode that took his life wasn’t directly related to the first. A horse cannot... Read more →


Cuomo/Tappan Zee Bridge May Be Unsafe; NY Lawmaker Suggests Report Hidden

Vehicles travel east Sept. 16, 2020, on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, also known as the Tappan Zee Bridge. Rosemarie Mosteller / Shutterstock By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square contributor Mar 8, 2021 (The Canter Square) – A New York state senator called for a review of the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo/Tappan Zee Bridge on Monday after a news report raised concerns about the nearly $4 billion four-year-old connector. State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-Rome, sent a letter to Investigations and Government Operations Committee Chairman James Skoufis, D-Cornwall, requesting the committee meet to “review the troubling details” contained in an article from the Albany Times Union. “You must take immediate action to ascertain the validity of what has been reported and to uncover the... Read more →


Five Motor Vehicle Centers Closed Due to Virus

75% of Transactions Now Online at NJMVC.gov TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJ MVC) has announced the Bakers Basin, Wayne, and Paterson Regional Licensing Centers are closed along with the Trenton Regional and Newton Vehicle Centers due to a single employee testing positive for COVID-19 at each location. Bakers Basin, Trenton, and Paterson will be closed until Saturday, March 27. The single employee who tested positive at each of these locations was last in the agency Friday, March 12. IRP and IFTA walk-in services will be unavailable while Trenton Regional is closed. Newton will be closed until Thursday, March 25, and the employee who tested positive there was last in the agency Wednesday, March 10. Wayne will be closed until Friday, March... Read more →


Guide for safe gambling in Thailand

Among all the other things that Thailand is famous for, gambling is one of them. All the gambling activities take place in the underground. Thus, it is predicted to be unsafe for the locals and the tourists who visit here. It is advised for the tourists not to indulge in gambling at all. Even then, if one is hell-bent on playing a bet in Thailand's casinos, they should be well aware of all the rules and regulations. There are a few rules and regulations to be kept in mind to have a relatively safe bet. Why shouldn't you play offline casinos? It is unsafe to play in Thailand's offline land casinos as gambling is illegal under the Gambling Act. B.E., 2478. Apart from the national... Read more →


CNB Travel: NJ Scenic Byways receive National Designation

Four Byways recognized for natural beauty and rich history (Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced that four New Jersey Scenic Byways were designated as National Scenic Byways by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The recognition of the Western Highlands, Bayshore Heritage, Palisades, and Pine Barrens Scenic Byways means six of the eight New Jersey Scenic Byways now have a National designation. “Gaining national recognition for four of New Jersey’s Scenic Byways will provide an opportunity for people from all across the country to know about the distinctive places and diverse communities in our state,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “These scenic Byways help share stories about New Jersey’s history, natural beauty, and recreational opportunities by highlighting roads less traveled in... Read more →


Gloucester Township PD Investigate Fatal Motorcycle Crash Thursday on Black Horse Pike

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--On Thursday, March 11, 2021, at approximately 7:40 am, Officers from the Gloucester Township Police Department were dispatched to the Black Horse Pike in the area of Clementon Avenue for a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle. The motorcycle was traveling northbound on the Black Horse Pike and struck a lowboy tractor-trailer that was moving equipment from a construction site. The motorcyclist, an adult male, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the vehicle remained on location. The Black Horse Pike was closed between Almonesson Road and Church Street for several hours during the initial stages of the investigation. The investigation is being conducted by the Gloucester Township Police Serious Crash Investigation Team (SCIT). The names of the drivers are not... Read more →


Drive-Thru COVID Testing at AC Airport

Egg Harbor Township, NJ – March 10, 2021 — Drive-thru COVID-19 testing is now available at the Atlantic City International Airport (ACY). In partnership with 15 Minute Response, the testing site is conveniently located in the Airport’s Overflow Parking lot. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday (7:30 AM to 5 PM) and Saturdays (10 AM to 2 PM). Testing is open to the public with no appointment necessary. Customers will have access to FDA approved Antigen (“Rapid”) and Molecular PCR testing with results in under 15 minutes and 36-48 hours, respectively. Results are reviewed by a CLIA certified laboratory and securely delivered to the customer’s smartphone via push notification. Current pricing is $85 for the Antigen test and $155 for the PCR test. Visit... Read more →


Attention Boaters: New Law Requires Engine Cut-off Switches on Vessels less than 26 Feet

U.S. Coast Guard Announces WASHINGTON - Operators of recreational vessels less than 26 feet in length will be required to use an engine cut-off switch (ECOS) and associated ECOS link (ECOSL) as of April 1, 2021, as the U.S. Coast Guard implements a law passed by Congress. The ECOS and ECOSL prevent runaway vessels and the threats they pose. The ECOSL attaches the vessel operator to a switch that shuts off the engine if the operator is displaced from the helm. The ECOSL is usually a lanyard-style cord that attaches to an ECOS either in close proximity to the helm or on the outboard motor itself if the vessel is operated by a tiller. When enough tension is applied, the ECOSL disengages from the ECOS... Read more →


K9 Meet and Greet Added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Exhibit

Alcatraz East Crime Museum, located in Pigeon Forge, adds to the K9 section of their TBI exhibit and will host a K9 meet and greet for the public PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (March 4, 2021) – Those who are interested in the amazing skills of TBI’s K9 unit will not want to miss this exhibit at Alcatraz East Crime Museum. The exhibit includes a section on K9s and on March 12, 2021 it will showcase the unit’s newest members. The museum will also host a K9 meet and greet on April 1, 2021, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. “We offer a fascinating look at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and now it’s even better,” explains Candice Cook, director of operations at Alcatraz East Crime Museum.... Read more →


SPIRIT AIRLINES EXTENDS SERVICE AT ATLANTIC CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Egg Harbor Township, NJ – March 04, 2021 — Spirit Airlines plans to invest in its Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) base with an extension of service to West Palm Beach, Fla., and a return of service to Atlanta, Ga. ACY Airport Director, Tim Kroll, expressed his enthusiasm saying, “Spirit Airlines continues to be a great partner at ACY and their commitment to not only the airport, but to the entire region is appreciated as we all work together in this recovery.” Traditionally operating with winter seasonal non-stop flights, Spirit’s West Palm Beach service, originally scheduled to end in April, will now be extended through at least the summer. Spirit’s Atlanta nonstop flights return with their summer seasonal service beginning Wednesday, April 14 after needing... Read more →


NJ Statewide Pothole Repair Campaign Started

Moving operations and daytime lane closures can be expected (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti today announced the annual statewide campaign to repair potholes across New Jersey will begin today. This has been one of the most difficult winters in years with heavy snowfall, freezing rain, ice storms, and temperatures continually fluctuating above and below freezing. The weather has been extremely harsh on state highways, resulting in a large number of potholes that pose a risk for motorists. Potholes are created by water seeping into cracks in the asphalt and then expanding when it freezes. “NJDOT crews work year-round to repair potholes and keep our highways in good condition, but at this time of year it becomes our primary focus,... Read more →


Newark, Vineland, Salem, and Lodi MVC Centers Closed Due to COVID-19

TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJ MVC) has announced that the Newark Regional, Vineland, Salem, and Lodi Licensing Centers are closed due to a single employee testing positive for COVID-19 at each location. Newark Regional Licensing Center will be closed until Wednesday, March 10. The employee who tested positive was last in the agency on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Vineland, Salem, and Lodi Licensing Centers will be closed until Monday, March 15. The single employee who tested positive at each of these locations was last in the agency on Saturday, Feb. 27. Road test operations and vehicle inspection stations remain open at Newark, Lodi, and Salem. MVC Centers Reopening The following MVC Centers will reopen after full COVID-19 cleaning and the completion of... Read more →


First livery for the American Legion-sponsored IndyCar revealed

The American Legion emblem is prominently featured on the newly revealed paint scheme, or livery, for the No. 48 car that will be driven by seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and former NTT IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan during the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series. In December, American Legion and Chip Ganassi Racing announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement for the No. 48 Honda in the 2021 and 2022 NTT IndyCar Series. The American Legion will be featured prominently on the No. 48 Honda during every race in both seasons. Johnson will drive the street and road courses this season, while Kanaan will handle the ovals. The American Legion will be the primary sponsor for multiple oval races during the season, including the Indianapolis 500... Read more →


$29 Million in Grants for NJ Rail Projects

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is handing out $29 million in grants for 10 rail projects across the Garden State. The 10 projects are located in 11 counties and range from upgrading existing tracks to Gloucestercitynews.net files repairing bridges and crossings to building a new bridge. The money is from the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s fiscal 2021 Rail Freight Assistance Program and covers about 55.9% of the projects’ total cost. In addition to the $29 million in state grants, the project sponsors, typically the railroad owners or operators, will contribute $23 million to the projects. Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration’s “targeted investments in New Jersey’s rail transportation network will strengthen our... Read more →


Important Milestone Reached by Glassboro-Camden Line

A vital transportation link for South Jersey will advance to preliminary engineering design CAMDEN CITY, NJ – The Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL) remains on track to significantly impact transportation in South Jersey. The new commuter rail line will benefit thousands of commuters while strengthening communities, creating jobs, bolstering economies, and promoting economic development. This week, the light-rail project achieved a significant project milestone with the completion of a comprehensive Environmental Impact Study (EIS). The EIS was a critical phase that carefully reviewed the project’s environmental impacts. Nationally recognized transportation experts conducted the study with feedback from hundreds of members of the community. “The GCL project is a vital transportation link for South Jersey, one that is long overdue,” said Jeffrey L. Nash, Camden County Commissioner, and... Read more →


Reduced Operations for MVC Suspension and Restoration Services

COVID-19 Quarantine Impacts Operations Until March 1 TRENTON – As a result of several positive COVID-19 cases within our Uninsured Motorist business unit at MVC headquarters in Trenton, employees in the unit are currently quarantining until March 1. No other units at the Trenton headquarters are currently impacted. Because of this necessary safety precaution, operations of the unit, including driver license suspensions and restorations, will be heavily impacted. Due to the nature of the Uninsured Motorist business unit’s work, employees are not able to assist from home. As a result, operations will be impacted until employees are able to return from quarantine. MVC staff will work with affected customers in order to ameliorate any issues that may occur as a result of this quarantine. Customers... Read more →


NJDOT Issues Commercial Vehicle Restrictions

NJDOT issues commercial vehicle restrictions on multiple Interstate highways beginning on Thursday at 4 a.m. Restrictions do not apply to New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway or Atlantic City Expressway (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti has issued a commercial vehicle travel restriction on multiple Interstate highways in New Jersey starting at 4 a.m., Thursday, February 18 based on the forecast for heavy snow. Snow is expected to begin overnight before the morning commute, with periods of heavy snow forecast during the day. Precipitation is expected to continue through the afternoon commute and into Friday. The travel restrictions are being coordinated with neighboring states. In addition to the commercial restrictions, all motorists are strongly encouraged to stay off the roads... Read more →