New Jersey is expected to take additional steps to prevent offshore drilling off our coastline. The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General and the New Jersey DEP will make an announcement Thursday afternoon related to the effort. The State wants to prevent offshore drilling because an accident would be devastating to the state’s environment,…
No winners..again..in last night’s Mega Millions lottery jackpot drawing. Since no winning tickets matched the numbers, the jackpot will roll over to $305 million for Friday night’s drawing. Since the Mega Millions has been in existence, there have been four Mega Millions jackpots won during Christmas weeks.
As of March 1st, it will cost you five dollars to cross the Delaware Memorial Bridge. The Delaware River and Bay Authority approved a rate increase that will generate $34 million in additional revenue. Commercial vehicles will be paying two dollars more per additional axle. It’s the first fare hike since July, 2011.
Welfare assistance checks are going up by ten percent in New Jersey. Governor Murphy on Monday signed a new bill into law that raises the $424 monthly check for a family of three to $466. This is the first increase in the check since Ronald Reagan was President.
The state has approved six additional medical marijuana dispensaries, and two of them are in our region. State officials announced Monday that a dispensary is coming to Atlantic City, and a second dispensary to Vineland. The only other dispensary in our region is currently located in Egg Harbor Township.
United States Senator Cory Booker confirms that yes, he is heterosexual. Booker told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he continues to contemplate a run for the White House in 2020, and his sexuality is not an issue. If elected, Booker would be the first unmarried president since 1886.
President Trump’s Bedminster Golf Club is being investigated for harassment and immigration fraud. The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office confirmed that several housekeepers at the facility have filed the complaint. They were all undocumented at the time they worked for the Club.
There were no winners in last night’s drawing for the Mega Millions lottery jackpot. State lottery officials say Tuesday’s jackpot will now be worth $284 million. The winning numbers drawn Friday night were 5, 22, 26, 43, 49, with the mega ball being 23.
Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie has declined any interest in becoming President Trump’s next Chief of Staff. Christie told the President to take his name out of the running after they both met on Thursday. Trump is looking for a replacement for John Kelly.
An alleged hazing incident at Schalick High School in Salem County has resulted in the school’s wrestling program to be suspended. Four wrestlers involved in the program have been involved in the incident that resulted in the threat against another student to be assaulted with a broomstick. The Salem County Prosecutor’s Office continues to investigate.