TRENTON—The Mega Millions jackpot will reset to $12 million for the drawing to be held on Friday, Nov. 13, but not before giving one lucky New Jerseyan their share of a $77 million jackpot. The fortunate New Jersey winner shares the jackpot with a fellow winner in California. Each share of the jackpot is worth an estimated $38.5 million.
STATE—Two top lawmakers cast doubt on whether New Jersey will give a green light to marriage equality for gays and lesbians before the Garden State gets a new governor who has vowed to stop the civil liberties legislation.
CARTERET – Students at St. Joseph School recently honored U.S. veterans for their service to America. This is the 11th year that students from the elementary school have honored community veterans, according Principal Roseann Johnson.
TRENTON—A Jersey City man was sentenced to prison for stealing nearly $1 million from victims he fraudulently convinced to invest in a garment and textile business that was not in operation, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced Tuesday.
PITMAN – William Paterson senior middle hitter Kelly Helfrich, a Clark resident and graduate of Arthur L. Johnson High School, was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Year, the league office announced Nov. 5.
UNION COUNTY—The Board of Chosen Freeholders has approved a $325,000 legal settlement with a mentally ill woman who sued the county because she parts of her feet amputated after she was allegedly released from the Union County Jail into the coldest night of the year wearing bedroom slippers and no jacket.
Nov. 3 at 5:09 p.m. – Officer Terrance Harrison investigated a report of a stolen purse from a patron of the Shop-Rite Supermarket at 76 Central Avenue.
EDISON – Township Democrats will choose between two former councilman and a political newcomer to fill the seat vacated by former Council President President AnneMarie Griffin-Ussak, who resigned last month.
RAHWAY – Rahway was one of five Union County municipalities that received H1N1 flu vaccine over the weekend, but didn’t get enough syringes.