Powerball jackpot rises to $415M, among 10 largest ever

assetContentSaturday’s Powerball jackpot will be among the top 10 lottery prizes in U.S. history after an 18th consecutive drawing was held Wednesday without anyone winning the top prize. That pushes the jackpot for his weekend to $415 million, with a cash option of $269.7 million. Wednesday’s winning numbers were 30, 47, 57, 66 and 69. The… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 5th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , | No Comments »

Is an NJ Transit strike still possible after 2 unions reject deal?

assetContentThe sigh of relief that came from commuters in March at the news that a potential NJ Transit strike has been averted evaporated to a groan this weekend after two rail unions rejected a tentative agreement. What happened and what’s next? Here’s what we know so far. Q: Which rail unions rejected the contract? A: Members… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 3rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ DOT, NJ Transit | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Everything you need to know about the big changes coming to Newark airport

assetContentIn the fall, the federal government will lift the cap on the number of hourly takeoffs and landings at Newark-Liberty International Airport. The reclassification, from a Level 3 airport to a Level 2 facility, will open up Newark to more carriers — potentially low-cost airlines — that were previously kept out by Newark’s flight restrictions. JetBlue… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 1st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Newark, News | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

N.J. law firm, debt collector fined over consumer lawsuits

assetContent (8)NEWARK — The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has fined a New Jersey law firm and the debt collection company it worked with and ordered them to stop filing abusive debt-collection lawsuits. The bureau Monday announced the actions against the law firm of Pressler & Pressler in Parsippany and New Century Financial Services of Whippany. The… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 26th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Christie Supreme Court nominee’s law firm donated big and reaped millions from N.J.

assetContent (5)TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie’s new nominee to the state Supreme Court isn’t just someone he described as a friend, but the product of a politically well-connected law firm that’s reaped millions of taxpayer dollars under the governor’s administration. Walter “Wally” Timpone’s nomination is expected to gain swift approval from Senate Democrats, clearing the way to… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, News, NJ State Legislature, NJ Supreme Court | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Christie Supreme Court nominee’s law firm donated big and reaped millions from N.J.

Christie Supreme Court pick scrutinized over political favor

assetContent (4)TRENTON — In 2003, Gov. Chris Christie’s state Supreme Court nominee Walter Timpone was an attorney in private practice who occasionally did work for Essex County. His nephew had just graduated from college and, interested in politics, needed a job. So Timpone asked Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. for help, and the powerful Democratic leader… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Christie Supreme Court pick scrutinized over political favor

Bed Bugs Have Grown Thicker Skin To Avoid Extermination

bed-bug-illustration_824x527Say what you will about bed bugs (Cimex lectularius), they’re certainly a worthy six-legged foe. A new study published Wednesday in the journal PLOS-One has found that bed bugs are fighting back against our commonly used insecticides partly through a remarkably simple strategy — by growing thicker skin. More accurately, they’re growing a thicker cuticle, the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Bed Bugs Have Grown Thicker Skin To Avoid Extermination

N.J. school board set to vote on new transgender restroom policy

assetContentHILLSDALE – New guidelines that would allow high school students in the Pascack Valley regional schools to use restrooms based on their gender identity will be up for a vote Monday. If adopted, the district’s Board of Education would follow in the footsteps of numerous other New Jersey communities by adopting new rules designed to protect… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 11th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on N.J. school board set to vote on new transgender restroom policy

Christie: N.J. has recovered from ‘the long recession’

assetContentPARSIPPANY — Gov. Chris Christie announced at a groundbreaking ceremony in Parsippany Tuesday the Garden State has recovered from the Great Recession. “We have recovered from the long recession,” he said. “We have put more of our people back to work than any time before.” Speaking at the site of UPS’ new technology center in Parsippany,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 30th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, News | Tags: , | Comments Off on Christie: N.J. has recovered from ‘the long recession’

N.J. lost thousands of jobs in February

assetContent (82)TRENTON — New Jersey’s unemployment rate fell two percentage points in February, even as the state recorded a loss of more than 10,000 private-sector jobs. The state also gained 1,600 public-sector jobs in February, bringing the total job losses to 8,600. But the February unemployment rate, 4.3 percent, is the lowest since pre-recession August 2007, according… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 25th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on N.J. lost thousands of jobs in February