The seemingly endless barrage of snowstorms is leaving many New Jersey municipalities running low on salt to spread on roads.
Two days before the Super Bowl, the FBI and Hazmat crews were called in to investigate after packages containing white powder arrived at several hotels near the stadium.
Mayor James Cassella has complained that the NFL has been treating the Super Bowl like a New York event and mentioned that he had not even been invited to the game, that is until now.
Chris Christie says there’s nothing to debate: This year’s Super Bowl belongs to the Garden State. End of discussion. No spin. “Every once and a while somebody goes over to have dinner in New York, but that’s about it.”
Many believe New Jersey’s sprawling highway system, proximity to New York City and diverse population make it an attractive base of operations for traffickers.
Christie said visitors were free to go to New York and enjoy “a couple of good restaurants, and some theater and stuff to do.” But he added that game announcers on Sunday “are not going to say live from New York City, because that would be a lie.”
Football fans who think they’re coming to New York City for the Super Bowl will find plenty of activities, parties and attractions. What they won’t find is a stadium, or the actual game.
It seems Sen. Robert Menendez is a little tired of hearing about New York hosting the Super Bowl.
The snowstorm Tuesday dumped more than a foot of accumulation in East Rutherford, N.J. – the site of Super Bowl XLVIII.
The big game is still almost two weeks away, and while there will be all sorts of events throughout the metropolitan area of nearly 20 million, the excitement hasn’t quite started to spike yet.
With the Super Bowl coming soon to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, teams are not the only ones with a game plan.
The “Getting to the Game” website offers an interactive map showing real-time traffic delays in the area of MetLife Stadium. It also includes links to travel information from NJ TRANSIT and the Port Authority.
The National Football League says it has considered contingency plans in case a serious storm slams the Tri-State area around Super Bowl time.
New Jersey Transit is offering a special pass to ease travel for the first Super Bowl to be played outdoors in a cold-weather locale.
The NFL huddled with PSE&G Thursday on the plan to supply electricity to MetLife Stadium for Super Bowl XLVIII in February.