NEWARK— Starting Saturday, commuters will pay more to use NJ Transit buses and trains. The fare hikes were implemented to address a $300 million budget shortfall.
CARTERET—Mayor Daniel Reiman welcomed the Carteret High School freshman class on Friday April 30 for a special event marking the beginning of the “Adopt a Park” program, a partnership between the borough and school system through which classes will spend a day cleaning up a designated Carteret park.
A group of state legislators are hoping to convince Gov. Christie to freeze a law that requires special license-plate decals for all drivers under 21 who have probationary licenses, according to a Cliffview Pilot report by Jerry DeMarco.
STATE –Tonight’s Mega Millions lottery jackpot is worth $224 million. Mega Millions, a game played in 12 states, has a number drawing every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. that is broadcast live on NJN.
Considering how frequently many people move, switch jobs and change their names, it’s not surprising that state treasuries and other agencies are sitting on more than $33 billion in unclaimed assets.
Dear EarthTalk: Which woods are OK to purchase, and which are not, in the interest of preserving forests and not harming those who depend upon them? — Jon Steiner, Boise, ID
CLARK—The American Cancer Society will unofficially kick-off the Relay For Life season by “Painting The Town Purple” on Saturday, May 1. All residents of Clark and neighboring communities are invited to join the festivities, which will take place in front of Clark Bagels, 1045 Raritan Road, from 9 a.m. to noon.
STATE–Starting with the Saturday, May 1, Powerball drawing, players will have a chance to increase their winnings by ten times, just by selecting the ‘PowerPlay’ option when they purchase their tickets.
Clothing Drive • May 1 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. – Holy Family Parish, 215 Pershing Ave., Carteret, will hold a clothing drive in the parking lot. Clean clothing, linens and sneakers will be accepted in plastic garbage bags. For info, call Debbie at 1-732-541-5736.
PERTH AMBOY – On May 1, Perth Amboy High School will be hosting an “International Festival-United for All” Benefit to aid the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti and Chile. The whole community is invited to attend this event, which will last from noon to 4 p.m.