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Route 15 Could be Renamed for Ronald Reagan

Republican legislators propose naming a highway in northwestern New Jersey for the nation's 40th president.

"The Great Communicator" may soon have a stretch of New Jersey highway named after him. 

Under a bill introduced earlier this year by Republican legislators in the Deomcrat-controlled Assembly, the late President Ronald Reagan would have a state highway in northwestern New Jersey named in his honor, according to a Newark Star-Ledger article

In February, were split as to whether naming the highway after Reagan would help sales.

Only one former president — Warren Harding — has received such as an accolade in New Jersey, with a 4-mile section of Route 48 in Salem County named in his honor, according to the article. 

If approved by the state Assembly and Senate, and then signed by Gov. Christopher J. Christie, the proposed legislation would designate Route 15, a 19.5-mile state highway in northwestern New Jersey, as the "Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway."

Naming Route 15, which stretches from Frankford Township in Sussex County to Dover in Morris County, in Reagan’s honor would not change its official numerical designation, regardless of its honorary name, state Department of Transportation spokesman Timothy Greeley told the Star-Ledger. 

The name change would require putting up two to four blue rectangular signs on the side of the road, one at each entrance, he told the newspaper. 

The legislators who proposed the name change would be responsible for paying for the signs, said Greeley, who told the Star-Ledger he didn't know how much the signs would cost. 

Reagan, a former Hollywood actor, visited South Jersey in September 1984, stumping in Hammonton, Atlantic County, as he sought a second term. During that visit, Reagan famously referenced the songs of New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen. Soon after, Springsteen asked Reagan's campaign to stop using his song "Born in the U.S.A" as its theme song. 

Reagan died in 2004. 

Freedomlovin' Merican May 18, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Seriously, is this not a local website? What's with all the birther crap?
Maxim Sapozhnikov May 18, 2012 at 02:46 PM
And the sock puppet festival goes on...
Freedomlovin' Merican May 18, 2012 at 02:48 PM
I guess Tri-Boro Patch has some sort of right wing agenda to be encouraging these kinds of conspiritorial posts.
Cara DePalma May 18, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Max, look at your posts. You are the one making personal attacks and calling people who don't agree with you stupid. You accuse those of us who support the president as knee-beinding worshipers. You called people senile and blind. You call Obama supporters Obots. You told me to move to Kenya! You clearly want to live in a place where everyone thinks exactly like you and buys your particular brand of confrontation without facts. I recommend Tennessee which just outlawed teachers discussing global warming and evolution,and the state capitol is filled with Tea Party legislators restricting abortion rights and pushing birther theories as basis for law. Then again, Tennessee has enough problems!
Observer May 18, 2012 at 04:00 PM
As a matter of fact, anyone with that many consonants in their name is bound to be a right-wing, tea-bagging, whack job. Maxipad reminds me of Sacha Baron Cohen’s character in his film “The Dictator”. Only he's much older and fatter! Ignore his stupidity.

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