A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in the tri-state region and beyond.
WINNERSopened this week. The space will host free events daily until its trial period is up on October 11–at which point, officials will decide whether to make it permanent.
Port Authority — Starting in September, the agency will shift pickup gates for NJ Transit and Coach USA buses, speeding up travel times for 30,000 riders.
New Jersey Senator Jeff Van Drew and Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak — Senator Van Drew and Assemblyman Andrzejczak are attempting to rekindle plans to expand an expressway from Philadelphia to Cape May. The project was originally suspended due to environmental and engineering concerns.
United States pedestrians — Nationwide traffic fatalities involving pedestrians in 2013, the most recent full year of available data, increased 15 percent compared to 2009.