Thursday, April 18, 2013
Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission says removal will help control flooding on the Garden State Parkway in Bloomfield.
On Thursday morning, a Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission work crew dragged a giant fallen tree from the Third River, which runs parellel to the Garden State Parkway in Bloomfield. The PVSC workers were targetting the area on the recommendation of Bloomfied DPW crews, who had noted that the Hurricane Sandy related debris would was causing a flood hazard for the area.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
New Jersey Turnpike Authority will complete all construction to the new $12 million Watchung Avenue Bridge by the end of the week.
Commuters who pass through the Garden State Parkway's Exit 151 interchange will finally see an end to construction delays. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority will complete all work to the new Watchung Avenue Bridge in Bloomfield by the end of the week. The $12 million project, which is an interchange for north- and southbound traffic on the GSP, began in April 2011. The final paving of both east- and westbound lanes on Watchung Avenue was completed this past weekend, and traffic remains open in both directions this week. The project is “essentially completed,” said Jamal Mahmood, resident engineer for the project. He added there is only “minor stuff” to be done, such as lane stripping and putting signs in place. The New Jersey Turnkpike…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The incident occurred around 6:03 a.m. Sunday
A Bloomfield man was killed early Sunday morning in Irvington after he lost control of his vehicle while driving north on the Garden State Parkway, according to NJ State Police Sgt. Brian Polite. Marcus Findlay, 23, was pronounced dead on the scene, as was his passenger, Patricia Edmond, 27, of Union, after the accident occurred around 6:03 a.m. Sunday. According to Polite, preliminary investigations suggest that Findlay was driving his 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer northbound in the right lane at a high rate of speed. "The driver failed to maintain control after negotiating a bend in the road," Polite said. "He ran off the roadway to the right, and impacted the end of the guard rail." From there, Polite said, the vehicle continued over the guard…
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Monmouth County concert venue has complete roster of shows into September.
How many shows at the PNC Arts Center have you seen? If you live in New Jersey, the chances are good you’ve seen at least one. Was it the reunion of The Who? Was it Paul Simon and Brian Wilson, or maybe Elvis Costello and The Police? Squeeze or Rush? The open-air auditorium has been a staple of New Jersey summertime entertainment and has been wowing visitors far and wide for decades. Paul Davon, while not directly affiliated with the Arts Center, was so impressed he took it upon himself to get the word out about it. “In 2009, I visited New Jersey on holiday and heard great things about the Arts Center, so I went to watch Toby Keith and it was awesome," said Davon, a theater devotee and webmaster for PNCArtsCenter.com. "This year when I …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Tolls increasing by 50 percent to raise money for state capital projects
Due to a phased increase approved by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority more than three years ago, tolls on both the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway will go up around 50 percent, beginning at 6:30 a.m. Jan. 1. Under the new increases, toll rates on the Garden State Parkway will increase from $0.35 to $0.50 for ramp tolls, from $0.50 to $0.75 for two-way toll plazas, and from $1 to $1.50 for one-way toll plazas. It is the third hike in tolls for the Parkway since its opening in 1954, and the seventh for the New Jersey Turnpike since that highway’s inception in 1951. The increases were voted on and approved as the second phase of a two-fold toll hike in October 2008, during the administration of former Gov. Jon Corzine. …