Do you hear that hum? That's the sound of a million air conditioners working overtime around New Jersey as an unusual blast of summer weather has pushed temperatures up as high as 94 degrees in parts of our region Thursday afternoon, breaking several record highs for May 3. The latest records to be shattered were at the airports in Newark and Atlantic City, as well as in New Brunswick, according to data from the National Weather Service and the New Jersey Weather & Climate Network at Rutgers University. At Atlantic City International Airport, located inland in Pomona, the mercury hit 90 degrees at about 1 p.m., then rose to 91 degrees the following hour, breaking the airport's previous record high for May 3 by two degrees. The old record of 89 degrees was set in 1913, then matched in 2001. At Newark Liberty International Airport's climate station, located in the Elizabeth section of the airport, the temperature rose to 92 degrees shortly before 2 p.m., the weather … [Read more...] about More N.J. heat records smashed as temps soar into 90s
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By Matt Friedman ([email protected]; @mattfriedmannj) I just had a couple questions for Sebastian Gorka, the ousted Trump adviser with whom 5th congressional district Republican primary candidate John McCann is holding a fundraiser next week: Story Continued Below “The former Bergen County GOP chairman, Bob Yudin, says the fact that you wore the medal [of] Vitézi Rend will spark Jewish voter backlash in the district. How do you feel about that? Will you be compensated for the fundraiser and/or your endorsement of John McCann? If so, how much?” His response was interesting: An email with the subject line “hack.” “Get a real job,” he wrote. Then Gorka sent another email in which he told me “don’t bother writing again” because “You’re going straight to SPAM as of today.” (Gorka was courteous enough to leave his phone number in his email signature). So this is the guy John McCann is hanging his primary on. … [Read more...] about AIRPORT WORKERS get pay boost — MEDICAL MARIJUANA expansion approved by Assembly panel — BIDEN to visit N.J. amid talk of fistfight with TRUMP
New Jersey Senate Democrats are vowing to maintain pressure on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to build a new Midtown Manhattan bus terminal within the next 10 years.In an editorial board meeting at The Record on Wednesday, state Sens. Loretta Weinberg and Bob Gordon said a new bus terminal is vital to the people and to the economy of the region.“It really affects the future economic viability of northern New Jersey,” Gordon said, citing a Regional Plan Association study that projected substantial job growth in Manhattan but little opportunity for housing.“If the state with the longest commutes in the country has commutes that are even more onerous … people are going to go elsewhere,” Gordon added.The current terminal already operates overcapacity and, because of structural problems, will need to be replaced in about 20 years.A new terminal, which is expected to be built one block west of the current location, will need to be … [Read more...] about N.J. senators demand billions more for PA bus terminal
The days of cheap gasoline officially came to an end in New Jersey Tuesday, as drivers began paying 23 cents more a gallon to pay for infrastructure and road repair.Drivers grumbled as they filled their cars, even as some accepted their fate.“It may indeed be one of those necessary evils,” said Michael Amoroso, 60, who took advantage of the last day for cheap gas by filling up his Chevrolet Tahoe at P.E.P. Service Center in Oceanport. “We live in a society where we need infrastructure and as a society we make decisions to pay for those improvements.” EARLIER: Christie defends gas hikeThe controversial revenue package is meant to resuscitate the state’s bankrupt transportation trust fund and came hand-in-hand with a less-than-one-percent cut in the state sales tax.“Obviously, it was great having one of the lowest gas taxes in the nation for all these years, but I always knew that someday we would have to pay the piper, and that day is November … [Read more...] about WATCH: Cheap gas comes to end in N.J.
The Port Authority engineer was certain he knew what type of material should be used to build the George Washington Bridge.New Jersey's iron-willed governor thought otherwise.The governor won. The year: 1927. STORY: N.J. bridge panel widens probe, issuing 18 subpoenas STORY: N.J., feds probe Port Authority chief's contractsGov. A. Harry Moore pushed for the bridge to be built with steel-wire cables, not metal bars, and that the cables come from the Roebling Co. in Trenton, ensuring new jobs and business for the state capital.Along the way, Moore convinced the Legislature to give him and future governors veto power so Trenton and Albany would have the final say over jobs, contracts and the direction of what would become a behemoth transportation agency, according to documents cited by Jameson W. Doig in his book "Empire on the Hudson," a history of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.Now, 87 years after that first test of political will upon the autonomous agency, the … [Read more...] about Inside the N.Y.-N.J. Port Authority’s money machine
From elderly recipients of heating assistance and Meals on Wheels to homeowners with flood insurance or a nearby Superfund site to commuters worried about the looming failure of a century-old train tunnel, deep cuts to federal programs proposed Thursday by President Donald Trump would be felt across New Jersey.Trump's budget director, Mick Mulvaney, said the cuts were needed to fund the military buildup and immigration crackdown – which also would be felt in the state – that the president promised voters in last year's election.The state could see more ozone warnings and less coastal protection because of cuts to environmental programs. And Rutgers University is concerned about research grants and student aid.But a call to increase funding for vouchers could benefit New Jersey's Catholic schools and yeshivas. And the budget plan – basically a 62-page outline with supporting details promised more than a month from now – also called for … [Read more...] about Trump budget plan has major ramifications in N.J.
TRENTON, N.J. - A security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport was evacuated Saturday as authorities investigated a possible gas leak, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said.Transportation Security Administration workers in the airport’s Terminal B noticed a strong odor around 11 a.m. that they thought smelled like natural gas, Port Authority spokesman Pasquale DiFulco said. The checkpoint reopened around 1:30 p.m.Emergency workers treated about a dozen people, fire department spokesman John Brown said.DiFulco said those treated were mostly, if not all, TSA workers, and that two of the TSA workers were taken to a hospital in good condition with nausea and dizziness. The section of the terminal around the checkpoint was evacuated as police and the Newark Fire Department investigated. Some arriving flights were diverted to another part of the terminal.Delays were limited to three outbound flights, DiFulco said.Utility workers weren’t … [Read more...] about Newark Airport evacuated, workers treated after possible gas leak
TRENTON, N.J. — The airport that serves New Jersey's capital city is getting more than $2 million to upgrade its taxiway.The $2.5 million in state funding was announced Thursday at Trenton-Mercer Airport by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson and Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes.The money will be used to make improvements on 27,000 square yards of the taxiway. It's the first part of a $12 million project to update several taxiways with new paving, grading, lights, drainage and pavement markings.Frontier Airlines recently announced additional flights from Trenton-Mercer to Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus, Detroit and Raleigh-Durham. The airline already flies out of Trenton to New Orleans and several Florida cities. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. … [Read more...] about Trenton’s airport taxiway getting $2.5 million upgrade
Frontier Airlines will continue its expansion at its new focus city at Trenton N.J. and will add Charlotte and Memphis to its route map.The carrier announced today it will add nonstop service between Trenton and two new cities: Cincinnati and Charlotte. Both routes will begin Feb. 12. Frontier will fly four Airbus A319 flights a week to Charlotte and three each week to Cincinnati. Frontier already serves Cincinnati from its main hub in Denver.Frontier also will add nonstop service to Memphis from its Denver hub. The Memphis route will launch March 7, with Frontier offering four flights a week on Airbus A319s. Frontier previously flew to Memphis for a brief period in 2007, but pulled out of the market in 2008 after filing for bankruptcy, according to WREG TV of Memphis. THE TIMES OF TRENTON: Frontier adds two new routes from Trenton ARCHIVES: Frontier expands service in New Jersey (January 2013)As for Trenton, the new routes to Charlotte and Cincinnati will give Frontier a … [Read more...] about Frontier adds Memphis, Charlotte; expands Trenton base
Frontier Airlines' experiment with focus cities in Trenton, N.J., and Wilmington, Del., appears to be paying off.The airline announced several new routes from the cities this week, ramping up its presence at two airports where it is the only airline offering regularly scheduled commercial flights. MORE: See all the latest news on Frontier Airlines LOCAL REPORT: Frontier adds Atlanta, Detroit routes from Delaware (The News Journal of Wilmington) From Trenton, Frontier will add three new routes; Cleveland flights begin Feb. 13 while Indianapolis and Nashville service starts April 29 and April 30, respectively. With that, Frontier now will offer nonstop service to 14 different cities from the Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN).From Delaware's Wilmington-New Castle Airport (ILG), Frontier will add nonstop service to Atlanta and Detroit. Once those flights begin on April 29, Frontier will fly from Wilmington to seven destinations.The new routes continue Frontier's efforts to try new, … [Read more...] about Has Frontier hit pay dirt at Trenton, Wilmington airports?