New Jersey News

Board Approves Newark Power Plant Despite Opposition

Monday, May 14, 2012

Newark's planning board has approved a natural gas power plant  for an industrial neighborhood in the city's Ironbound district.


New Jersey News

Vote on Controversial Newark Power Plant Expected This Week

Tuesday, May 08, 2012


A vote on whether to allow Hess to build a controversial natural gas power plant in Newark will go in front of the city's planning board this week.

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New Jersey News

Proposed Hess Plant in Newark Faces Community Opposition

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Some Newark residents will continue voicing their opposition to a proposed natural gas power plant at a Planning Board meeting at City Hall Wednesday night.


Transportation Nation

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: The 2010 Hess Toy Truck

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Meet the 2010 Hess Toy Truck

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) It's a sure sign that the holiday shopping season has begun: the Hess Corporation has announced that the newest addition to its toy truck lineup will be available for purchase at its gas stations in mid-November. This is a much-anticipated event among children and adults alike--some of whom have been collecting these toy trucks since the company began making them in 1964.

This year's truck is actually a truck-and-jet combination (to the untrained eye, it looks like a tractor trailer carrying a space shuttle on its back). To quote from the source:  "Loaded with chrome detailing, the 14-wheeler tractor trailer features a flatbed trailer with hydraulic lift and runway lights that doubles as a launch pad for the accompanying high-powered jet." It costs $25.99 plus tax--and comes with batteries.

A quick web search revealed adulatory blog posts, historical society exhibits, lots of auctions, and a Facebook fan page where you can learn about the Hess toy truck's enduring role in family tradition

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