The top public schools in the entire United States are found right here in New Jersey. Education Week pushed New Jersey schools to to the top of the list largely because of the amount of money spent on education. 39 categories were counted in the nationwide study.
There were no winners in last night’s Mega Millions lottery jackpot drawing. The estimated top prize for the next drawing to be held on Friday night is $139 million. There was one Match 5 winning ticket, sold in New York.
The body of a 15 year old New Jersey boy who drowned in the ocean after being caught in a rip current was recovered on Tuesday. The body of Joesiah Robison was recovered by authorities. Robison drowned after being caught in a rip current on Sunday. He attended Ewing High School.
There will be no increase in the state’s gasoline tax this year. The Murphy administration announced Wednesday that the 41.4 cent tax you pay on every gallon of gasoline will not be increasing in 2019. The state sold more gas than anticipated, so the need for an increase in the tax was negated.
More mail-in election ballots are coming to New Jersey. The New Jersey Senate approved a bill Monday that will send more mail-in ballots to voters, even if they didn’t specifically ask for them. The Assembly will consider the same bill on Tuesday.
A 75 year old woman who was the surviving widow of a police officer who died a few years ago was killed today during a house fire in West Deptford. Authorities say Jaqueline Truss was killed in the fire that started overnight in her family home. Reports say a fireman suffered smoke inhalation but is…
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has vetoed a bill approved by lawmakers that would have wiped out some minor marijuana infractions for thousands statewide. Murphy instead would like to see a new automated record removal process for those who have been clean for ten years.
An unknown republican from New Jersey announced today he will seek his party’s nomination for a United States Senate seat currently held by democrat Cory Booker. Stuart Meissner announced he has formed an exploratory committee for a campaign. Meissner calls Booker’s record “abysmal”.
How bad were the storms in Ocean County? Bad enough to close the Great Adventure amusement park, which was the victim of a park-wide power outage as a result of the bad weather. The park had to close before 7pm Monday after a severe line of storms rolled through the region.
More than 700 undocumented students received $3.8 million in state aid last year. The North Jersey Record reports that the state aid was provided to college students with no documentation. Students at Rutgers University received about one third of all aid available.