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9 Garden State Parkway rest stops to be renamed after New Jersey icons, Hall of Fame inductees

Nine rest stops on the Garden State Parkway will be renamed after New Jersey icons and Hall of Fame inductees.

News 12 Staff

Jul 28, 2021, 9:46 AM

Updated 994 days ago

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Nine rest stops on the Garden State Parkway will be renamed after New Jersey icons and Hall of Fame inductees. 
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority made the announcement Tuesday. It's being done in conjunction with the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
Gov. Phil Murphy says it's part of a larger effort to showcase local heroes, the outstanding talent of the people of New Jersey and their contributions to the world.
Here are the names:
• Montvale: James Gandolfini Service Area
• Brookdale North: Larry Doby Service Area
• Brookdale South: Connie Chung Service Area
• Vauxhall: Whitney Houston Service Area
• Cheesequake: Jon Bon Jovi Service Area
• Monmouth: Judy Blume Service Area
• Forked River: Celia Cruz Service Area
• Atlantic: Frank Sinatra Service Area
• Ocean View: Toni Morrison Service Area
Notably absent was rock 'n' roll icon Bruce Springsteen.
There is no word from the governor on how the names were chosen or the cost involved with adding not just names, but video monitors and much more. There is also no word on a timetable.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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