State busts Jersey City, Elizabeth for violating order to reassess properties

assetContent (17)TRENTON — The state Division of Taxation has declared two of the three municipalities forced to undergo property revaluations in violation of that state order, NJ Advance Media has learned. Jersey City and Elizabeth have missed May deadlines to submit plans to comply with the April order that gives them until November 2017 to conduct revaluations,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 24th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Thompson will not seek another term as Middlesex GOP Chairman

Senator Sam Thompson

Senator Sam Thompson

State Senator Sam Thompson will not stand for reelection as Middlesex County Republican Chairman.  Old Bridge Councilwoman Lucille Panos will seek the position, with Thompson’s support, when the County Committee convenes on June 14.

Thompson, the chairman since 2010, announced that he is stepping down at a Middlesex GOP fundraiser in Matawan on Tuesday evening.

The Republican senator from Old Bridge, 80, told MoreMonmouthMusings that he is not retiring. He is planning to seek reelection to the Senate in 2017.

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Posted: May 10th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Middlesex County Republicans, News, NJ Politics | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

CAUGHT!

assetContent (1)BERKELEY TOWNSHIP – The man who was the focus of a large-scale manhunt for the past week was apprehended Monday morning in a wooded area off the Garden State Parkway. Authorities located Arthur Buckel – who had been on the run since he was discovered missing from the Bayside State Prison unit at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on CAUGHT!

Manhunt for escaped prisoner intensifies near Parkway rest area

assetContent (1)BERKELEY TOWNSHIP – Authorities were searching for escaped prisoner Arthur Buckel in the area around the Forked River rest area on the Garden State Parkway on Monday morning. Shortly after 11 p.m. on Sunday, the New Jersey State Police notified the Lacey Township and Berkeley Township police departments that they were actively searching for the for… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Jersey Shore, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Manhunt for escaped prisoner intensifies near Parkway rest area

Trenton 7-11 clerk sold winning $429M Powerball ticket

assetContentTRENTON — When coworkers at the 7-11 told Luis Sandoval that he had sold last week’s $429 million winning Powerball ticket, he didn’t believe it at first. “When they texted me, I thought they were messing with me,” Sandoval, 20, who lives and works in Trenton, said in a phone interview from the Chambers Street convenience… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Trenton 7-11 clerk sold winning $429M Powerball ticket

Winning $429M Powerball ticket sold in New Jersey

assetContentThe New Jersey lottery announced on Sunday that the sole winning ticket for the $429 million Powerball jackpot was sold by a Mercer County retailer.  The exact location will be announced on Monday May 9th after security measures are in place, according to the NJ Lottery statement.

The winning numbers are 5, 25, 26, 44, 66 and the Poweball number is 9.

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Posted: May 8th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, Powerball lottery | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Winning $429M Powerball ticket sold in New Jersey

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: , | Comments Off on Powerball jackpot rises to $415M, among 10 largest ever

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: , , , | Comments Off on Is an NJ Transit strike still possible after 2 unions reject deal?

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: , , | Comments Off on N.J. law firm, debt collector fined over consumer lawsuits