Racing at the defunct Union Speedway in the 1930’sLast week’s word that more than half a century of hot rodding would end at Raceway Park was a reminder of both the region’s rich racing heritage and that same proud tradition’s gradual demise. The sprawling motorsports complex in the Englishtown section of Old Bridge Township will remain open as a venue for motocross and other forms of racing, as well as for concerts, flea markets and other events.
It may be time to roll up the Red Carpet Inn. The Toms River Township Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday night to acquire the Red Carpet Inn for close to $5 million, by its power of eminent domain if necessary, after police say it was a crime magnet that generated 750 calls over a two-year period. The council vote comes after police filed a public nuisance complaint in November charging the owner of the West Water Street motel, Kartik Patel, with failing to maintain order over his business.
A online petition to keep drag racing at Raceway Park has garnered thousands of signatures, after its owners announced that both amateur races and National Hot Rod Association events would no longer be held on the drag strip that's been the heart of Middlesex County motorsports complex for more than 50 years. The Raceway Park petition page on Care2.com states that, "Racers need to stand up to keep drag racing at Raceway Park."
Gov-elect Phil Murphy demands NJ Transit postpone vote on controversial purchase of Hoboken ferry yard scheduled for MLK Day. Mayor Ravi Bhalla and his predecessor Dawn Zimmer, both Murphy allies, want a park on the site. http://bit.ly/2DfaPdrhttps://t.co/26ZwJ95mch
NJ Transit's controversial '11th hour' vote Wednesday on whether to spend $11.5M on a ferry maintenance yard in Hoboken was postponed to the 11:30th hour, i.e. Friday, for lack of a quorum. Hoboken officials have lobbied the governor-elect to let them create a park on the site. https://t.co/21i6X1zzs9
Is it Hoboken v NJ Transit in a David v Goliath fight over control of waterfront land? The city wants a park, but the agency wants a ferry maintenance yard for NY Waterway and could vote to buy the site today.
In an alleged forced sex act at Hoboken High School, a 17-year-old student is charged with kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault, while an 18-year-old varsity basketball player faces child pornography charges after cops say he videotaped the incident.
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