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Montvale Parkway Service Area to Get a Face lift

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Montvale NJ, according to Montvale Mayor Mike Ghassali the Township of Montvale received a notice this week about the Parkway service area informing us that the existing convenience store associated with the on-site fueling area will be demolished, and a new one-story convenience store will be constructed. Additional improvements to the site to include the parking, drainage and fueling canopy changes.

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It’s an Election Year and New Jersey Officials are Considering Slowing Down a Plan to Raise Toll Prices

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Trenton NJ, well its and election years. New Jersey officials are considering slowing down a plan to raise toll prices once more. Toll increases for the Turnpike and Garden State Parkway are scheduled to take effect next year, but both Democrats and Republicans are expressing opposition. Just as Halloween approaches, New Jersey drivers are facing another fright, as the Turnpike Authority, responsible for overseeing the Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway, recently approved a 3% toll price increase.

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NJ State Police Try to Dispel the Rumor of “Summer Ticket Blitz “

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Trenton NJ, Colonel Patrick J. Callahan of the New Jersey State Police was featured on News 12 to dispel the rumor that a ticket blitz by the State Police would occur where fines for summons would be increased. Although Colonel Callahan confirmed that this is fictitious, he did reaffirm that troopers are always on patrol 24/7 enforcing traffic violations. New Jersey State Police want to remind everyone to obey traffic laws and to drive safely.

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New Jersey Ranks in the Middle of the Pack in the 2022’s Best & Worst States to Drive in

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Ridgewood NJ, With traffic congestion costing U.S. drivers an average of 36 hours and $564 during 2021, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States to Drive in, New Jersey surprisingly did not do as poorly as expected . We all noticed the increasing congestion and massive  traffic backup’s on Route 4 and Route 17 . New Jersey placed 38 overall with a score of  53.75 . We ranked 36th in cost of ownership,  48th Traffic & Infrastructure and amazingly ,ranked  4th in safety.

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Valley Health System Opens New Wellness & Walk-In Care Center at Garden State Plaza

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Paramus NJ, Now, when you shop at Garden State Plaza, you’ll be steps away from healthcare services provided by Valley Health System! Valley’s new Wellness & Walk-In Care Center offers a convenient new way to take care of your and your family’s health on the go, with a wide range of preventive, urgent care and wellness services. The Wellness & Walk-In Care Center is located on Level 1, near Lord & Taylor at Entrance 8. Valet parking is available. The Center is open Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is closed on Sunday. Details at .

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Twp of Washington Fire Department Responds to 4th of July Garden State Parkway Fire

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Twp of Washington NJ, onn July 4th the Twp of Washington Fire Department responded to a hybrid car fire. Paramus Fire helped out with an assist with water.

The Garden State Parkway does not have a water source on it ( no fire hydrants ), so fire fighters rely strictly on tank water that comes on the engines.

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NJ State Troopers Use Tourniquet to Aid Accident Victim Before Rushing Him to Hospital

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Irvington NJ, Earlier this week, State Troopers George Ward and Justin Storie, of Troop “D” Bloomfield Station, used a tourniquet on a man who sustained an injury to his hand in an accident and rushed him to the hospital.

On Monday, June 24, at approximately 8:24 a.m., Tpr. Ward responded to a motor vehicle accident on the Garden State Parkway in Irvington Township, Essex County. No serious injuries were reported but one of the vehicles became disabled in the accident.

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NJ State Police Investigate Parkway Crash that Killed Teen

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Brick Township NJ, The New Jersey State Police are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed Rachel Upright, 15, of New Milford, P.A., and seriously injured another on the Garden State Parkway, in Brick Township, Ocean County.

On Saturday, June 22, at approximately 5:22 p.m., a Ford Explorer was traveling northbound on the Garden State Parkway in the right lane. In the area of milepost 93.3, the Ford entered the right shoulder and struck the rear of a parked Hyundai Santa Fe, which then struck the rear of a parked Honda CR-V. The drivers of the Hyundai and the Honda were not in their vehicles at the time of the crash and were not injured.

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Assemblyman Robert J. Auth: If you break down You Should be Able to a Hire The Tow Services of Your Choice

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To the Editor,

When you purchase an automobile roadside assistance insurance policy you should have an expectation of being able to use it when needed for towing and repair. At first glance you’re probably thinking… “Those rotten insurance companies, they’re not paying again.” Not so fast! In New Jersey, the bureaucracy has created all sorts of regulations that subvert your best efforts of protecting your family. 

As recently as six months ago, I was driving my son’s car on the Palisades Parkway and I got a flat tire. Initially, I tried to change the tire on my own, unfortunately without success. My next course of action was to call my insurance company’s Roadside Assistance for help. I was relieved to have made contact with the customer service call center, but then a problem manifested itself: the operator asked me where I was located. “I’m on Exit 4 on the Palisades Parkway,” I replied. 

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Twp. of Washington Fire Responds to Car Fire at Exit 168 on the GSP

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Twp of Washington NJ, the Twp of Washington Fire Dept.reported that last week  week, Engine 43 responded to a reported car fire on the Garden State Parkway just prior to exit 168. Upon arrival, units found a Dodge Durango fully involved. Two hose lines were stretched allowing for a quick knock down of the fire. No injuries reported and cause of the fire unknown.

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Parkway Crash Sends 2 Adults and 2 Dogs to the Hospital

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Washingtonn Twp NJ, ,  Washington Township firefighters extricated two (2) adults and two (2) dogs from a heavily damaged 4-door sedan that had crashed head on into a guard rail before tumbling into a ditch on the Garden State Parkway’s Exit 168 northbound ramp. The human adult male and adult female victims were transported by ambulances to local hospitals.

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State Police Investigate Fatal Crash that Killed Four on the Garden State Parkway

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Dover Township NJ, The New Jersey State Police are investigating a two-car crash that killed Kevin Quispe-Prieto, 21, of Beachwood, N.J., Jimmy Quispe-Prieto, 23, Victor Lugo, 24, and Robert Ordenana, 23, all of Lakewood, N.J., earlier this morning in Dover Township, Ocean County.

At 2:50 a.m., troopers responded to the report of a crash involving a sedan and a tanker truck southbound on the Garden State Parkway at milepost 81.5. Based on the preliminary investigation, Kevin Quispe-Prieto was driving an Infiniti G37 sedan in the right lane when he struck the rear of the truck. As a result of the collision, all four occupants sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the truck sustained minor non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

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Up to 25% of U.S. shopping malls may close in the next five years, report says

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by Makeda Easter

Between 20% and 25% of the nation’s shopping malls will close in the next five years, according to a new report from Credit Suisse that predicts e-commerce will continue to pull shoppers away from bricks-and-mortar retailers.

For many, the Wall Street firm’s finding may come as no surprise. Long-standing retailers are dying off as shoppers’ habits shift online. Credit Suisse expects apparel sales to represent 35% of all e-commerce by 2030, up from 17% today.

https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-malls-closing-20170531-story.html

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Port Authority Police Catch $30,000 Ticket Scofflaw

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Jersey City NJ, Port Authority Police Officer Chris Johnson pulled over a car at the Holland Tunnel Tuesday morning and discovered more than $30,000 in unpaid tolls and fees at all three Hudson River crossings, the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway, according to Port Authority Police spokesman Joseph Pentangelo.

The woman, identified as Shakeema N. North, 38, of Orange NJ, had 5 different EZ pass accounts and $30,000 in unpaid tolls and resulting fees from more than 400 separate incidents of toll evasion,

North was arrested on a charge of theft of services and given a summons requiring her to appear in court next Tuesday.

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Thanksgiving Accident on GSP backs up traffic for Miles

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Thanksgiving Accident on GSP backs up traffic for Miles
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Washington Twp NJ, The driver, and possibly other occupant(s), of a red compact passenger vehicle could not be located following a crash on the Garden State Parkway (GSP) in Washington Township that was reported via a 911 telephone call at 10:19 AM on Thanksgiving Day. The vehicle left the roadway of the northbound GSP just south of Hillsdale Avenue and crashed into a wooded area within the highway’s center median. Washington Township, Hillsdale, HoHoKus, and Ridgewood PD units canvassed the nearby residential areas but were unable to find any victims as of 12 noon.

A canine unit, believed to be from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, was also deployed to assist in the search. The car is registered to an adult female from Danbury, Connecticut. The heavily damaged vehicle was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Northbound and southbound traffic was slowed on the GSP due to heavy rubbernecking near the scene. A trooper from the NJ State Police Parkway Patrol Bloomfield Barracks is conducting the investigation.

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