It’s no longer a cakewalk through the primary season for New Jersey democratic Senator Robert Menendez. Monday was the filing deadline for candidates to get on the ballot, and newspaper publisher Lisa McCormick filed her petition to run for the democratic nomination. McCormick allegedly has enough signatures on her petition to get on the ballot.
So far the New Jersey winner of the massive $521 Mega Millions lottery jackpot has not come forward. Lottery officials say the winning ticket was sold at Riversale Lukoil in Riverdale, Morris County last week. If the winner takes the lump sum, it’s worth a cool $317 million.
New Jersey State Police in South Jersey say they nabbed five juveniles who were caught on film damaging some construction equipment in Atlantic County. Police say social media tips led police to all five suspects. Cops published a photo of the kids destroying the equipment two weeks ago.
A 55 year old attorney from Toms River will spend the next 26 years of his life in prison for stealing $1.5 million from his clients. State officials say Joseph Talafous stole money from the elderly, ripping off the funds from estates and investment accounts.
Senator Robert Menendez kicked off his re-election plans in both northern and southern New Jersey on Wednesday, despite facing a recent trial on corruption charges. Menendez was greeted by a room full of supporters to kick of his campaign in Union City Wednesday. Menendez did the expected and promised to fight President Donald Trump.
It didn’t take long for an environmental group to turn support into scorn towards Governor Phil Murphy. The Sierra Club announced this week that it is disappointed in Murphy’s plan to divert clean energy funds to help New Jersey Transit become a viable agency. The club released a statement dissing the Governor’s plan.
Someone in New Jersey holds a Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $1 million. There were no winners in the drawing last night, which rolls the jackpot over to a staggering $502 million, the tenth largest jackpot in United States history. No word yet on where the million dollar winning ticket was sold.
Here’s your warning: Starting Sunday, New Jersey police will be seriously cracking down on drivers who text while driving. The “U Drive, U Text, U Pay” enforcement campaign begins this weekend and fines could range between $200-$400 for violators. The initiative is part of National Distracted Driving Month.
New Jersey is expanding its medical marijuana program. The new program will add anxiety, migraines, Tourette’s, and some chronic pain as conditions that will be eligible to receive medical marijuana. The patient fee will be cut in half, with a lower rate for veterans and seniors.
One person is dead as a result of a collision at a toll booth on the Garden State Parkway near Union. The accident occurred on Tuesday when a car smashed into the toll booth and burst into flames. Traffic was backed up at the toll booth for hours on Tuesday.