STATE — Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday’s Powerball lottery drawing, the jackpot will grow to an estimated $120 million.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A New Brunswick man was convicted of robbing a 40-year-old woman at knifepoint on a city street as she was walking home from work, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced yesterday.
TRENTON – Legislation to examine the recent changes to New Jersey’s graduated license program – including the controversial teen driver decal requirement – was released Thursday 11 to 1 by the Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee.
TRENTON – Legislation intended to jump-start New Jersey’s housing market by creating a tax credit for home purchases during 2010 was released Thursday by an Assembly panel.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. to create a rape shield law for civil cases was released Thursday by an Assembly panel.
TRENTON—The New Jersey School Boards Association expressed its opposition to a bill that would use corporate tax credits to fund school vouchers, essentially diverting public funds to non-public schools at a time when boards of education are dealing with a $1.2 billion cut in state aid to education.
NEWARK – The Newark Bears announced Thursday that J.R. House has been signed by the New York Mets organization and assigned to their Triple-A affiliate, Buffalo of the International league. The Bears’ backstop started 16 games in 2010.
GREENVILLE, S.C. – Jonathan Singleton homered in his second at bat as a BlueClaw and Matt Way gave up two runs over five to earn his second straight win as Lakewood topped Greenville 5-2 on Thursday night at Fluor Field.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – The Bridgeport Bluefish defeated the Newark Bears 2-1 on Thursday night at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ-7) will hold a service academy information fair for Seventh Congressional District high school students on Saturday, June 12 in Woodbridge.
MOUNTAINSIDE – In what has become a favorite spring tradition, hundreds of gardening enthusiasts of all ages are expected to attend this year’s Master Gardeners of Union County annual Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale.
PISCATAWAY – St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1101 River Road, Piscataway, announces its 37th Annual Greek Festival, taking place May 14 – 16. Hours of operation are Friday, 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 1 a.m., and Sunday, noon– 8 p.m.
STATE – State Police officials remind personal watercraft operators that New Jersey personal watercraft laws have recently changed.