STATE – Service has been restored to most of the New Jersey residents who lost power as a result of Saturday’s early-season snow storm, but several thousand customers are still waiting for utility crews to get to them.
STATE – A single winning ticket for last night’s $245 million Powerball lottery jackpot was sold in Connecticut. The winning numbers in the Nov. 2, 2011 Powerball drawing were 12, 14, 34, 39 and 46, with a Powerball of 36. The Powerplay multiplier was 4.
METUCHEN – Bishop Paul G. Bootkoski will lead a pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Nov. 19, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the founding of the Diocese of Metuchen by Blessed John Paul II on the same date in 1981.
ELIZABETH — Big Lots, North America’s largest broadline closeout retailer, is opening a new location in The Elizabeth Center at 13a – 900 Center Drive, Elizabeth. The grand opening celebration begins on Friday, Nov. 4 at 9 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and donation of $2,500 made to Benjamin Franklin School 13.
TRENTON–As of this afternoon, 82 percent of total affected utility customers have had their power restored, with 95 percent of restorations still projected to be met by midnight Thursday, Gov. Chris Christie reported after his conference call with Board of Public Utilities President Lee Solomon, PSEG President and CEO Ralph LaRossa, and JCP&L President Don Lynch.
I’m one of those “job creators” members of Congress profess to admire so much. Thirty-two years ago, my partner and I started a small business with $300 worth of old records and a booth at the local farmers market. We’re now the biggest independent music store in St. Louis and employ 22 people. Our annual revenue is around $2 million. We’re a classic American success story.
Oct. 16 at 8:30 p.m. – In the vicinity of Charlotte Drive and Thomas Drive, Officer George Marmarou arrested Clark resident Matthew Kent, 22, who was charged with possession of CDS. Kent was subsequently released on his own recognizance pending a court date.
TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced Tuesday that the Division of Criminal Justice is distributing nearly $3.6 million to over 500 New Jersey law enforcement agencies to purchase or replace body armor vests for their officers.
UNION COUNTY – If you are currently without power, the JCC of Central New Jersey and the Colonial Crossroads Chapter of the Red Cross are providing warming and recharging centers, Assemblyman Jon Bramnick announced.