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Traveling to the New Jersey Beaches this Summer?

I recently became aware of the New Jersey State Polices new 30-day speeding ticket frenzy. I thought I would forward this message along incase local residents plan on traveling down to the beach this summer or happen to work in New Jersey.

Starting July 28, New Jersey will launch a 30-day speeding ticket frenzy. The state estimates that 9 million dollars will be generated in speeding tickets. One million dollars will go to pay state troopers over-time. There will be 50 state troopers on duty at all times patrolling the 9 main intersections and highways as follows:

  • I-295 North and South,
  • I-95 Jersey Turnpike North and South,
  • I-80 East and West,
  • I-287 North and South,
  • I-78 East and West,
  • I-195 East and West,
  • I-280 East and West,
  • Route 130 – North and South,
  • Garden State Parkway – North and South

5 MPH above the limit can justify a ticket and every state trooper is supposed to pull a car over and write a ticket every 10 to 20 minutes. They have issued 30 brand new unmarked Crown Victoria cruisers and are bringing in all of their part-timers on full time. If you work in NJ, NY, DE or CT, you will probably be on one of these highways. So, please be on guard and drive safely! Please forward this to people in NJ or any one using the NJ Highways, and let them know of this latest Police Initiative.

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Philly Beer Week Kicks Off This Weekend

Greater Philadelphia’s breweries, bars and beer-sellers will be showing off during Philly Beer Week, a 10-day event celebrating “the best beer-drinking city in America.” Philly Beer Week, which was established in 2008 and “is the largest beer celebration of its kind in America,” according to its website, will run from May 31 though June 9. The event will span over 20 communities around the Delaware Valley and New Jersey, including Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.

West Chester’s very own Boxcar Brewing Company will be part of the action. The local favorite Boxcar Brewing Company is holding an event to kick off the start of Philly Beer Week tomorrow, May 31, 2013! For more information click here or visit http://www.phillybeerweek.org.

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Winds could be hazardous today; some snow Monday?

The National Weather Service has issued hazardous weather outlooks for Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware for wind gusts of up to 40 mph, which could topple branches and bring down power lines. The latest forecast in the meantime says there’s a chance of rain and snow showers Monday. The high today is expected be near 44 under mostly sunny skies, but west winds between 18 and 25 mph will make it feel colder.
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The winds will begin to die down tonight with the mercury dipping to 26, the NWS says. Looking ahead, there’s a slight chance of showers Thursday night and Friday, but it will be partly cloudy with a low around 35 for New Year’s Eve celebrations Saturday night. For New Year’s Day, the forecast is predicting partly sunny skies with a high near 51. The chance of precipitation returns Sunday night in form of rain followed on Monday with a 30 percent chance of rain and snow showers. But with a predicted high of 45, whatever snow that might fall Monday won’t stick for long. The forecast for Tuesday calls for partly sunny skies with a high near 37.

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The Aftermath of Hurricane Irene

The eye of Hurricane Isabel approaches North C...

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The storm left millions without power across much of the Eastern Seaboard, left at least two dozen dead and forced airlines to cancel about 9,000 flights. It never became the big-city nightmare forecasters and public officials had warned about, but it still had the ability to surprise. Many of the worst effects arose from rains that fell inland, not the highly anticipated storm surge along the coasts. Residents of Pennsylvania and New Jersey nervously watched waters rise as hours’ worth of rain funneled into rivers and creeks. Nearly 5 million homes and businesses lost power at some point during the storm. Lights started to come back on for many on Sunday, though it was expected to take days for electricity to be fully restored.

In an early estimate, consulting firm Kinetic Analysis Corp. figured total losses from the storm at $7 billion, with insured losses of $2 billion to $3 billion. The storm will take a bite out of Labor Day tourist business from the Outer Banks to the Jersey Shore to Cape Cod. Irene was the first hurricane to make landfall in the continental United States since 2008, and came almost six years to the day after Katrina ravaged New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005. For questions regarding insurance and seeing if you are covered properly visit http://www.kimberleyvassal.com

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