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‘Sami’s Law’ Passes Unanimously in House of Representatives

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Legislation named in honor of Samantha “Sami” Josephson, a Robbinsville, NJ woman who was kidnapped and brutally murdered by a fake Uber driver in South Carolina last year, unanimously passed the House of Representatives this afternoon.

Sami was a senior at the University of South Carolina and had been accepted at Drexel Law School at the time of her murder.

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State Police Announce DWI Checkpoints in Belmar and Neptune Saturday Night

Don’t count of the Luck of the Irish to get you home if you drive to your St. Patrick’ Day shenanigans on Saturday.

If you’re celebrating the Irish in Belmar or Neptune Township, the New Jersey State Police will have DWI checkpoints in the area, according to their announcement on facebook.

Do yourself a favor and use Uber or Lyft.

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Posted: March 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Partying this Labor Day weekend? Law firm offers to pay cab, ride-hailing fees in Monmouth and Ocean counties

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — In the 25 years that Carmine Villani has been an attorney, he’s seen a lot of people suffer the consequences of drunken driving convictions. And with the growth in the popularity of ride-hailing companies, he’s stymied as to why many people still aren’t taking advantage of those services when they go out… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Partying this Labor Day weekend? Law firm offers to pay cab, ride-hailing fees in Monmouth and Ocean counties

Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge will be closed overnight Thursday through Friday morning

Murphy’s Tavern and Val’s Tavern in Rumson are likely to have a better night on Thursday than Tommy’s Tavern and Tap Room and Woody’s Grille in Sea Bright due to the fact that the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge (S-32) will close for maintenance at 8 p.m.  The bridge will reopen at 6 a.m. on Friday morning.

Uber drivers are advised that the best route to Sea Bright from Rumson is via the Oceanic Bridge into Middletown, right onto Locust Point Road and  right on Locust Ave over the bridge to Navesink Ave (by  the brick church).  Make a right on Navesink and another right on Route 36 in Highlands.  Take Route 36 over the Capt Joe Azzolina Bridge and you’re in Sea Bright.   McCloone’s and Tommy’s will be down the road on your right.

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Posted: March 1st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge will be closed overnight Thursday through Friday morning

Uber on-demand helicopters could eventually land in N.J.

assetContentTired of sitting in traffic while riding in an Uber X? The ride-hailing company may eventually offer customers a new vehicle to order that could quickly bypass gridlock — as long as you have a helipad handy. Uber announced this weekend it will team up with the European-based aircraft company Airbus Group for a pilot program… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Uber on-demand helicopters could eventually land in N.J.

Uber says airport fare cut in half as it slashes prices in N.J.

25958_11_06_uber_story_south58fLike a retail store fighting the post-Christmas shopping slump, Uber is having a sale on the price of getting from here to there this winter. Prices on Uber X airport trips are being cut 50 percent and other trips are seeing a 15 percent price reduction across New Jersey, starting now, said Craig Ewer, an Uber… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 10th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Uber Is Going to Eat Your Children…

assetContent (13)The tech industry constantly unleashes thrilling ideas that race through the population like pink eye in a preschool. Some of them, like e-commerce and the Long Tail, have staying power. Others look silly in the rearview mirror—burning millions of dollars to gain “eyeballs” did not continue to be an admirable business strategy after the dot-com bubble… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: technology | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Uber Is Going to Eat Your Children…

N.J. lawmakers drafting Uber and ride sharing regulations, as incidents reported nationally

assetContentAs incidents of Uber-related attacks are being reported from Massachusetts to India, New Jersey lawmakers are in the process of drafting legislation to regulate the relatively-new ride-share companies. But now there is a new urgency. “This is really becoming a huge public safety issue,” said Jeff Shanker, of the Limousine Associations of New Jersey, a lobbying… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on N.J. lawmakers drafting Uber and ride sharing regulations, as incidents reported nationally

Uber car services facing stricter rules from N.J. lawmakers

uberTRENTON — New Jersey lawmakers today took the first step toward regulating new and growing “ridesharing” services like Uber and Lyft that have drawn the ire of traditional taxi and limo companies as well as the auto insurance industry. The Assembly Transportation Committee wrapped seven bills that have been introduced over the last six months —… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 12th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »