Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Cross-honoring in effect through Thursday.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
As the area braces for a potential three-to-five inches of tardy snow (not quite a White Christmas, but close, right?), NJ Transit announced that it would be cross-honoring of tickets starting at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Cross-honoring will remain in effect until the end of the service day Thursday, Dec. 27, enabling customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail. For example, customers who normally take the bus from Rutherford to the Port Authority Bus Terminal may use their bus pass on the train from Rutherford to New York Penn Station. Similarly, customers who normally take the bus between Atlantic City and Lindenwold may use the train instead. Customers are reminded that many NJ Transit rail lines …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Like a house guest that doesn't know when to leave, winter keeps hanging around.
Monday marked the first full day of spring, but it's hard to keep that in mind when you're brushing snow off the windshield. Like a house guest that doesn't realize the party's over, winter has overstayed its welcome. The trees are starting to bud, daffodils and croccuses are blooming. Yet Old Man Winter seems to be having a hard time saying goodbye. The first day of spring was greeted with big, fat flakes of snow, then more today and according to the National Weather Service, we can expect more tonight and tomorrow. The forecast for Millburn/Short Hills calls for rain this afternoon and evening with more rain, snow and sleet overnight. Thursday calls for more of the same with a chance of rain, snow and sleet before 9 a.m., then more rain…
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Here’s how helmets and bundling up can prevent children from injury and harm.
With the sledding hills covered in snow this weekend, parents should be mindful of keeping their kids safe and warm. Whether they’re having snow fights or simply playing outdoors, children should be dressed properly and take the right precautions when participating in winter activities. According to a release issued by Livingston’s Saint Barnabas Medical Center, it’s important that parents be aware of the possibility of hypothermia. This is especially true when a person's body temperature falls significantly below 98.6 degrees F. When this happens, it can be a life-threatening event. The younger the child, the more prone he or she is to hypothermia. Adults have developed physiological protective mechanisms, such as shivering or …
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
He's been right 7 out of 8 times. Here's hoping he's wrong this year.
In news that will shock and alarm many, Essex Ed, the eminent groundhog and weather prognosticator at the Turtle Back Zoo, saw his shadow Tuesday morning and predicted six more weeks of winter. Operators of ski resorts were happy, but not much of anybody else. "It's disappointing," Kim Polito of Westfield half joked. Polito just returned from Florida with her children Gabrielle and Brian. Instead of wearing t-shirts and shorts Tuesday, the two preschoolers were bundled up in thermal fleece to visit Essex Ed and the bears. Zoo Director Jeremy Goodman was in top hat and tails to celebrate Groundhog Day, one of the few chances he gets to highlight the zoo in winter. "The winter is a good time to visit the zoo," said Goodman. "Lots of animals …