| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
No politician would admit to wanting disaster to strike. But, quite apart from the pain it inflicts, disasters can be a boon to a political leader.
It was true in 1994, when California Gov. Pete Wilson’s response to the Northridge earthquake...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:52 PM
If the falling leaves, shorter days and the return of traffic jams on the JFX have you pining for those lost, carefree days of summer, we commiserate — especially after we tried to drown our end-of-summer blues in a sunny strawberries-and-creme...
| Sep 19, 2013
Walt Whitman might have gotten a good laugh out of this. I know I did. I mention Whitman because of a recent incident at the rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike named after him, a place offering food that didn't exist in Whitman's time and a stream of...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:57 PM
"They've all come to look for America."
—Paul Simon, "America"
The cross-country road trip has long been celebrated in literature, film, song and even a television series. It ranks with baseball and apple pie as a quintessential American...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 7:29 PM
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the nation's first black person to hold that post, urged NAACP members convening in Orlando on Tuesday to help overturn stand-your-ground laws that "senselessly expand the concept of self-defense."
The law was expected...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:22 PM
All of the hype surrounding new Eagles coach Chip Kelly has given the oddsmakers in Vegas something to consider. The Eagles are a fairly reasonable 40-to-1 longshot to make it up the New Jersey Turnpike to play in the Super Bowl next February. That may...
| May 24, 2013
| 1:05 AM
In 1948, Cadillac stylists began offering what became known as "fish tails" on the rear fenders of the long luxury cars. The terminology later changed to "tail fins." Cadillac's identity was locked into the rear fender treatment until 1964 with the...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 6:50 AM
Just off the New Jersey Turnpike, New County Road could be called `Jurassic Parkway.`
Secaucus might be the land of the giants but those guys have nothing on these guys this week on Daytrippers -- we are thinking old and thinking big.
| Apr 11, 2012
| 12:00 PM
A massive brush fire broke out along the New Jersey Turnpike Wednesday, in a marsh near the Meadowlands.
Officials say the 2-alarm fire is just one of many brush fires that have broken out throughout the area. No injuries or damages to property were...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 5:29 AM
Gas prices in New Jersey took a nosedive thirteen cent decrease for a gallon of regular.
It is normal for the prices along the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway to either go up or down, but drivers this morning were happy to see the large...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 10:24 AM
States along the East Coast were pummeled as Superstorm Sandy came crashing ashore.
The storm officially made landfall along the coast of southern New Jersey Monday night, but it is affecting a much wider area.
By early Tuesday, more than 7.5 million...