Thursday, April 25, 2013
Plan to attack New York City collapsed after carjacked vehicle ran low on gas, police commissioner says.
The Boston Marathon bombers hatched a last-minute plot to detonate their remaining explosives in New York City's Times Square, but the scheme fell apart when they realized that their carjacked SUV was low on gas, city officials said Thursday. Although surviving terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, first told authorities that he and his brother, Tamerlan, planned to "party" in New York City after the Marathon bombings, more questioning revealed that the pair wanted to attack Manhattan last Thursday night, according to NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. “We don’t know if we would have been able to stop the terrorists, had they arrived here from Boston, we’re just thankful we didn’t have to find out that answer," New York City Mayor Michael R. …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
There are still parades and plenty of Irish pubs to hang out in leading up to the holiday.
There is plenty to do this St. Patrick's Day weekend in Montclair. Your Montclair pub crawl can begin at Egan & Son's Restaurant and Pub, located at 118 Walnut St., who will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a dance party starting at 8 p.m. in an outdoor tent on Saturday. On Sunday, the party at Egan & Son's will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and be accompanied by live entertainment and festivities. Or you can stop by Tierney's Tavern, located at 136-138 Valley Road, where you can meet old friends and the Guinness is on tap all year long. Your bar crawl can continue at The Office Bar & Grill, located at 619 Bloomfield Ave., or at the DLV Lounge, at 300 Bloomfield Ave. What are you doing this holiday weekend? Did you head over to the West …
Friday, March 8, 2013
NJ Transit plans to operate a regular weekday schedule on Friday. Depending on the impact of the storm, it may be necessary to modify service as conditions change.
As snow continues to fall on Friday, it is sure to give headaches to commuters trying to get home for the weekend. Here are the latest updates from DeCamp Bus Lines and NJ Transit as of 2:45 p.m. on Friday. Stay tuned for further updates. DeCamp Bus Lines DeCamp Bus Lines will be cross-honoring NJ Transit bus and rail tickets through the end of Friday. The bus line posted on its website to anticipate delays. NJ Transit NJ Transit will cross-honor tickets statewide through the end of Friday. NJ Transit will allow customers to use tickets or passes on an alternate travel mode — rail, bus or light rail, as well as private carrier buses. All customers are strongly advised to check njtransit.com before traveling for up-to-the-minute service …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Montclair commuters spend an average of 26.3 minutes traveling to work everyday, according to WNYC. Does that seem correct?
Montclair is a commuter town, and many former New Yorkers find themselves drawn to greener pastures west of the Hudson River. But after making a move to a larger home in the suburbs, many end up commuting Monday through Friday into New York City. And if you travel between 45 and 90 minutes to work, you are considered a "mega commuter" by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Garden State's proximity and accessibility to New York City has contributed to it getting the distinction of having the second-highest percentage of commuters making mega commutes — 14.8 percent. New Jersey only trails New York in mega commuters, which as 16.2 percent, and is well above the national average of 8.1. percent. According the WNYC Commuter Map above, Montclair …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The line has been out of service since Hurricane Sandy hit in October 2012.
Many commuters are getting their usual commute back. Direct PATH service between the World Trade Center and Hoboken — which has been suspended since Hurricane Sandy three months ago — is scheduled to resume Wednesday morning at 6 a.m., the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced on Tuesday. The line is that last one to resume service. For this first time since October 29, 2012, the PATH system is running normally during weekdays again. Round the clock service has also been fully restored, running between Newark and 33rd Street via Hoboken and Newark to World Trade Center. Overnight service between Newark and World Trade Center was restored on Monday. Exchange Place and World Trade Center Stations will remain closed weekends …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Port Authority announced the restoration of 24/7 service. The Hoboken-WTC line remains suspended for now.
For the first time since Hurricane Sandy last fall, PATH service will be 24/7, according to an announcement from the Port Authority on Wednesday morning. As of Wednesday night, PATH trains will again be running between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. The round the clock service has been restored on the Hoboken to 33rd Street line, Newark to World Trade Center Line and the Journal Square to 33rd Street line. Service between Hoboken and the World Trade Center remains suspended for now and could take at least another month. "Currently, the Port Authority is awaiting delivery of key switch and signal parts from a third-party manufacturer," the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey stated in its press release on Wednesday. The Hoboken …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Trains will run from Newark to the World Trade Center this weekend. There'll be no service between Hoboken and 33rd Street over the weekend.
Round the clock PATH service could resume between seven and ten days, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. "Workers can make repairs to the PATH system significantly faster when power to third rails is turned off, with no trains running in active construction zones," according to the Port Authority's announcement. On Saturday January 5 and Sunday January 6, service will be suspended between Hoboken and 33rd Street. Trains will run between Newark and the World Trade Center this weekend instead. Round the clock service has been suspended since Sandy hit Hoboken in late October, 2012. Hoboken's PATH station was the last one to open, and service has been restored between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. every day.
Monday, December 24, 2012
The Port Authority made the announcement on Monday.
Don't worry about leaving your New Year's Eve Party in Hoboken early. The PATH is running 24/7 on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced on Monday. This will be the first time the PATH is running round the clock since Hurricane Sandy. Until then, service runs between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. every day. The Hoboken station was reopened last week after being closed for nearly two months. From the Port Authority's announcement: On Tuesday, Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve, between the hours of 5 a.m. and 10 p.m., PATH trains will run both ways from Newark to the World Trade Center, Journal Square to 33rd Street, and Hoboken and 33rd Street. Between the hours of 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and 5 a.m. on New Year’s Day…
Friday, December 7, 2012
The Port Authority says it will speed up repairs to the Hoboken PATH station.
The Port Authority will suspended PATH service to midtown Manhattan for the next two weekends, according to a news release from the city of Hoboken. PATH service between Newark and 33rd street will stop running after 10 p.m. on Friday and will resume at 5 a.m. on Monday. The Newark to World Trade Center line will continue to run between New Jersey and New York from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9, and next Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15 and 16. PATH's Acting Director Stephen Kingsberry said it's a temporary inconvenience that will speed up restoration of full, 24-hour PATH service across the system. The Porth Authority has been shutting down PATH service to 33rd Street between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. each day. …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Hoboken service remains suspended, but the Port Authority and NJ Transit are offering alternate routes for commuters.
Getting into New York City will be a little easier this week. PATH service to the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan will resume Monday morning, according to the PATH website. Trains to the World Trade Center have been canceled since sustaining damage during Hurricane Sandy. PATH trains will run weekdays between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m in New Jersey through Newark, Harrison, Journal Square, Grove Street and Exchange Place. The final stops in New York City will be at the World Trade Center and 33rd St. Christopher and 9th St. stations in New York City have been restored to full service. Access for the disabled will be available at Newark and the World Trade Center. On the weekends, PATH service will operate on a limited schedule and the …