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‘The Black Dragon’: Why Does NJ Turnpike Have This Nickname?

‘The Black Dragon’: Why Does NJ Turnpike Have This Nickname?
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The New Jersey Turnpike, the scene of the six car accident involving Tracy Morgan, is one of the most well known features of New Jersey, and the source of a series of “What exit?” jokes.

As regular commuters will tell you, it is a very dangerous road. Police working the Turnpike were always looking to catch people who were transporting drugs on the road.

Many of them looked forward to the challenge. "It's always been a real source of pride for someone to say 'I worked The Black Dragon," former New Jersey State Police Maj. Al Della Fave said, according to ABC News. "They want you to have minimum 18 months experience before you're even allowed to patrol the Turnpike."

 

Feminist Father Launches From New Jersey

Feminist Father Launches From New Jersey
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Cherry Hill restaurant owner Chuck Speare is the proud father of a 20-year old daughter. Some might now call Speare a “feminist father.”

Kristine Speare calls herself a ...

At Home with Angie: Beautify Your Pool

At Home with Angie: Beautify Your Pool
BY ANGELA DAIDONE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

(Editor’s Note: At Home with Angie, written by Angela Daidone, features simple tips for caring for your home and property.)

The unofficial start to the summer kick...

New Jersey Sex on the Beach

New Jersey Sex on the Beach
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A day at the beach wasn’t just another day at the beach for some visitors to Sea Isle City last weekend.

Summer police officers and a growing crowd saw a couple from Phi...

Change in Adoption Records Law Raises Privacy Concerns, says N.J. Family Lawyer

Change in Adoption Records Law Raises Privacy Concerns, says N.J. Family Lawyer
BY TOM PERIC
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

After three decades of effort by lobbyists to pass a bill amending the state’s adoption records policy, on May 27, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ...

At Home with Angie: Arm Yourself with the Right Garden Tools

At Home with Angie: Arm Yourself with the Right Garden Tools
BY ANGELA DAIDONE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

(Editor’s Note: At Home with Angie, written by Angela Daidone, features simple tips for caring for your home and property.)

Here in New Jersey, mid-May is the reco...

Banker Gives Homeless Man a Proper Burial in New Jersey

Banker Gives Homeless Man a Proper Burial in New Jersey
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A lot of people have learned to hate big name banks the last few years for a lot of reasons. But there are still some good-hearted people working in them below the rank...

American Voters Say We Can Pray in Public Meetings

American Voters Say We Can Pray in Public Meetings
BY ERIC GUNDERSEN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

By a wide margin, American voters say it’s OK to have prayer in official, public meetings. In the most recent national survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s ...

6 Reasons New Jersey is No. 5 Among Smartest States in U.S.

6 Reasons New Jersey is No. 5 Among Smartest States in U.S.
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey may be smarter than a lot of states because most residents don’t pay a lot of attention to surveys. But a recent list of the smartest states in America finds...

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