SEPTA Announces Trenton Line Contingency Plan in Wake of Amtrak Crash

Photo | Sandy Smith

SEPTA deputy general manager Joe Knueppel. Photo | Sandy Smith

The crash of Amtrak train 188 at Frankford Junction last night also threw SEPTA’s Trenton Regional Rail line out of commission. After throwing extra trains on nearby lines for this morning’s commute, SEPTA officials this afternoon outlined their alternate plans for getting the Trenton Line’s 12,000 daily riders to and from Center City while Amtrak repairs the damage on the Northeast Corridor.

Deputy General Manager Joe Knueppel gave the details at a news conference at SEPTA’s control center at its Center City headquarters. The alternate services consist of: Read more »

Gabby Giffords to Lobby for New Gun Laws in Jersey

Gabby Giffords, courtesy her Facebook page.

Gabby Giffords, courtesy her Facebook page.

Gabby Giffords, the former U.S. congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt despite traumatic head wounds, will be in New Jersey today to lobby for tougher gun laws in that state.

Her appearance today is part of a broader two-day swing through Eastern states to encourage action by state legislatures. “If Congress won’t act, then maybe leaders in the states will,” she said in a Tuesday Facebook post. Read more »

New Jersey has Food Trucks Everywhere This Week


If you just so happen to be in Mercer County or Lambertville, and you just so happen to be looking for something social to do, check out the food truck fairs hitting Jersey this week.

The Lambertville Food Fair is happening tonight from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. and will be featuring some familiar food trucks like:  Nomad Pizza, Say Cheese and Bonjour Creperie. The Food Fair will have two beer gardens, 15 food trucks, and 20 restaurants serving up bites and brews. Tickets for tonight’s event are available here.

If you’re not available to party in New Jersey tonight, not to worry, Mercer County’s Fall Food Truck Fiesta is happening Saturday, October 18th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Food trucks, including Cow and the Curd, KAMI, The Taco Truck, and Oink and Moo will all be at the event happening at the Festival Grounds of West Windsor Park. Hopewell Valley wine and beers will be on tap, and there will be plenty of children’s activities as well. Live music as well as DJ performances will also be happening.

Lambertville Food Fair food lineup » 

Trenton’s Famed De Lorenzo’s To Call It Quits

De Lorenzo's Tomato Pies

The De Lorenzo’s Tomato Pies on Hudson Street in Trenton is closing its doors after 65-years in business. Owners Gary Amico, aged 68 and his wife Eileen, 66 are taking a break. The Robinsville DeLorenzo’s run by their son Sam will continue.

The last day of business will be January 15th, plan your last or first trip accordingly.

Trenton’s famed De Lorenzo’s Tomato Pies on Hudson Street is slated to close [Trenton Times]

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