New Jersey

August 20, 2017

NO WINNER AGAIN, POWERBALL SWELLS TO $650 MILLION

What would you do with $650 million?  That’s the jackpot up for grabs during Wednesday’s Powerball lottery since there were again no winners in the drawing on Saturday night.  The odds against winning the jackpot are 292.2 million to one. ##
August 20, 2017

WRONG WAY CRASH KILLS ONE ON NJ TURNPIKE SATURDAY NIGHT

One man is dead following a wrong way accident on the New Jersey Turnpike in South Jersey Saturday night.  The crash occurred Saturday around 11pm in Mt. Laurel.  A man was driving his vehicle southbound in the northbound lanes when it struck another vehicle; the identity of the driver has not been released. ##
August 18, 2017

REPORT: NJ GAVE LOANS TO SANDY VICTIMS, FEDS WANT MONEY BACK

A new report suggests that New Jersey inappropriately provided $1 million in home loans to Hurricane Sandy victims, and the federal government wants that money back.  The feds believe 21 home buyers were not qualified to get the assistance due to income limits and now it will ask New Jersey to refund the money. ##
August 17, 2017

JUDGE: NEW JERSEY CAN TAKE BEACH PROPERTY TO BUILD RESILIENCY

A judge has ruled that yes, New Jersey can condemn properties in two New Jersey beach communities to widen the beach and build resilient dunes.  A Superior Court judge ruled in favor of the state in connection with 60 properties in question in both Bay Head and Mantalooking.  NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin hailed Thursday’s decision. [...]