'Twas early October when me and my family were traveling home from Baltimore and saw that yellow highway sign that spoke to a breakfast-style culinary oasis in our immediate vicinity. Yes, I’m talking about Waffle Houses located everywhere else EXCEPT Philly, which is a travesty for those of us who like our grits cheesy and our hash browns smothered, covered, chunked, diced and peppered. We stopped. We dined. We tipped our server Jamie for exemplary service amid a crowd that stretched outside the front door since one of her peers had gotten hurt and had to leave mid-shift. And then, we returned home, some 40 miles from the closest Waffle House locations. Making matters worse is how Waffle House spokesman Pat Warner told me "that in the short term, we don't have Philly targeted" for an opening, thought "I think it would be a great market for us, and I'm sure we will get there someday."A recent survey looked into the most in-demand fast-food chains across America. Chick-fil-A, … [Read more...] about Craving Waffle House or In-N-Out Burger in Philly? Here are the closest locations!
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Scars still linger from the powerful hurricane but important lessons have been learned By Craig Hlavaty Updated 8:38 am CDT, Thursday, September 13, 2018 PHOTOS: Hurricane Ike in photos Waves crashing into the seawall reaching over the memorial to the hurricane of 1900 as Hurricane Ike began to hit Galveston Friday, Sept. 12, 2008. >>>See more photos from this traumatic hurricane event... less PHOTOS: Hurricane Ike in photos Waves crashing into the seawall reaching over the memorial to the hurricane of 1900 as Hurricane Ike began to hit Galveston Friday, Sept. 12, 2008. >>>See more photos ... more Photo: Johnny Hanson, Staff / Houston Chronicle See some of the most powerful images from Hurricane Ike, collected by Houston Chronicle photographers Painful task | Vicky Dearman, left, gets a hug from her friend, Sandra Ysassi, as Dearman sifts through the rubble of her … [Read more...] about Hurricane Ike hit the Houston and Galveston areas a decade ago this week
In this June 14, 2018, file photo, bettors wait to make wagers on sporting events at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City, N.J., hours after it began accepting sports bets.(AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)This June 14, 2018 photo shows staff at Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport N.J. preparing to begin taking sports bets moments before it became legal in New Jersey. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry) As the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles get set to kick off the new football season Thursday night in Pennsylvania, plenty of eyes will be on the betting action across the state border. At least five companies will offer mobile wagering in New Jersey by gametime — including DraftKings, FanDuel, William Hill, MGM Resorts International and Rush Street Interactive — providing a glimpse of the future potential of the U.S. sports betting market. Caesars Entertainment Corp. and 888 Holdings may have online operations running by Sunday, when the majority of the NFL teams play their first game. … [Read more...] about As NFL season kicks off, experts eye New Jersey betting action
The New Jersey Department of Transportation has announced that several NJ Transit local bus routes will require detours as work begins on the rehabilitation of the Route 495 Bridge over routes 1 and 9 and Paterson Plank Road in North Bergen. These changes are expected to cause severe congestion and delays for commuters over the next two-and-a-half years. Beginning August 10, the 31st Street ramp from Kennedy Boulevard to Route 495 westbound will be closed with traffic detoured onto Paterson Plank Road, directly affecting NJ TRANSIT's local service on 18 bus routes requiring detours in the afternoon and at night. A week later on August 17, one lane of Route 495 in each direction will be closed, limiting the roadway capacity and causing severe congestion. Top Tri-State News Photos Getty Images The exclusive bus lane will be maintained weekday mornings, 6 a.m. until 10 a.m., throughout construction. Additional changes include: • Buses will operate their regular routing … [Read more...] about NJ Transit Warns of Two Year Bus Nightmare as Route 495 Lane Closures Begin
HAMMOND – Calumet Avenue between Michigan and Sibley streets is closed under further notice after a site inspection today revealed a massive cavity beneath the roadway tied to INDOT's reconstruction work. Southbound lanes are closed due to the ground underneath being washed out. Northbound lanes are open for now, but a city engineering department official said the northbound lanes will have to be closed during repairs. During the course of the Indiana Department of Transportation's reconstruction of the Calumet Avenue Bridge over the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad, an INDOT contractor pierced the top of an 84-foot brick sewer on May 4, according to a city news release. Attempts by the contractor since then to shore up the area and keep the roadway open have been unsuccessful. The roadway was being supported by only a 6-inch slab of reinforced concrete slab. Hammond Sanitary District Sewer Maintenance crews performed a visual inspection of the inside of … [Read more...] about Calumet Avenue in Hammond closed after site inspection discovers massive cavity below roadway