It’s an auspicious day, Thursday, August 16, and U.S. 1 will celebrate
with a party from 5 to 8 p.m. with a party at Tre Piani restaurant at
Forrestal Village. All literary-minded readers of U.S. 1 are invited
to meet the contributors to our annual Summer Fiction issue.
We will make introductions, read snippets from various short stories,
and invite poets to read their works aloud. Hors d’ouerves, cash bar.
Don’t be cruel, just be there.
To the Editor No New Warehouse
How many more tractor trailers does it take to make living and
traveling on Route 130 a total nightmare?
If Matrix’s current plan for a 150-plus bay warehouse on Route 130 and
Friendship Road and plans for six more warehouses nearby are approved,
you would soon have an answer.
Picture tractor trailers rolling along one after another, lining up to
get on and off the NJ Turnpike at Exit 8A. How many cups of coffee
would you consume before entering the toll plaza? How many phone calls
could you make? Your car would become your office! Pack a lunch.
And while you are sitting in traffic, consider the amount of diesel
exhaust you are inhaling even with your windows closed and air
conditioner running full blast. Don’t forget to pack a gas mask. And
the whole scenario would be repeated for your return trip.
It takes one of these big trucks 30 seconds to make a three-lane turn.
A traffic light stays green for 40 seconds. With a mere 10-second
margin, you will have more time stuck in traffic.
Now picture this. A southbound tractor trailer or car traveling at 55
m.p.h., downhill towards Georges Road collides with another tractor
trailer exiting onto Route 130 from the proposed Matrix warehouse
Quick timing and rapid reactions will be needed for all drivers to
safely navigate this dangerous corridor.
Do we really need the added congestion and increased accidents on
Route 130 in South Brunswick inevitable with the addition of the
Matrix warehouse complexes? There is already a glut of vacant
warehouses in the Township.
Concerned citizens should attend the next meeting of the South
Brunswick Planning Board to be held at the Municipal Building on
Wednesday, August 15, at 7:30 p.m.
Show your concern by attending this meeting. Time is short and we must
show our opposition and make a difference.
Judith Caccavale, Lynne Hyman, Elisabeth King, Elisabeth Nisbet Concerned Citizens of South Brunswick
In "Bend & Stretch: Flexible Jazz" (July 18) we incorrectly stated
that pianist Meral Guneyman teaches at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute
of Music. She currently teaches at Settlement Music School in
Philadelphia and was a staff pianist at Curtis earlier in her career.