NEWARK – Jeffrey Atkins, the rapper popularly known as “Ja Rule,” admitted Tuesday that he did not pay federal taxes for five years, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
STATE – Nobody won the jackpot in last night’s Mega Millions drawing, so the prize will rise to $304 million for Friday’s drawing.
CLARK – Girls from Brownie Troop 249 from F.K. Hehnly Elementary School in Clark were busy this past month selling boxes and boxes of Girl Scout Cookies.
TRENTON — Legislation that reportedly could have led to higher telephone bills for New Jersey seniors and other low income residents on tight budgets was pulled from the agenda Monday before it could have received a final nod from state lawmakers.
EDISON — A new degree program in Surveying Engineering Technology is being offered at Middlesex County College. The program, which was originally an option in the civil engineering program, was expanded because of the demand for land surveyors and their importance to the construction industry.
March 14 at 6:08 p.m. – In the vicinity of the 800 block of Raritan Road, Officer Brian Renda arrested Baldwin, N.Y. resident Marlon Miller, 23, and charged him with CDS possession.
SOUTH AMBOY – DCH Auto Group, headquartered in South Amboy, announced last week that the company was making a $20,000 donation to the American Red Cross to provide humanitarian aid for the victims of the March 11 Japan earthquake.
CARTERET — Police are actively investigating the death of a 32-year-old Carteret woman who apparently was killed in her home on Monday, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Carteret Police Chief John Pieczyski announced.
ELIZABETH — The ringleader of a group of thieves who broke into the home of and terrorized an elderly Plainfield resident pleaded guilty in court Tuesday, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.