Amazon Facility, Schools Close Due To Water Pressure Problems Plaguing NJ Communities Amazon Facility, Schools Close Due To Water Pressure Problems Plaguing NJ Communities
Amazon Facility, Schools Close Due To Water Pressure Problems Plaguing NJ Communities Low water pressure or complete lack of water is plaguing communities in Mercer County, local officials say. Aqua New Jersey customers in Chesterfield, Hamilton, Hamilton Square, Robbinsville, and Windsor could experience the issues through Sunday, June 4, the company said. The issues began on Thursday, June 1, after a pump malfunction in one of the wells, Aqua NJ said in a statement. "The team is working around the clock to address this issue...," the statement reads. "We anticipate water pressure will improve significantly by tomorrow (Saturday) evening and will fully recover by Monday mo…
Young Bicyclist Struck By DUI Bergen County Driver Faces Long Road To Recovery Young Bicyclist Struck By DUI Bergen County Driver Faces Long Road To Recovery
Young Bicyclist Struck By DUI Bergen County Driver Faces Long Road To Recovery The 10-year-old boy struck on his bike by a DUI driver Memorial Day Weekend at the Jersey Shore is seeing an overwhelming amount of community support. Jackson became embedded in the windshield as the driver, Giancarlos Fernandez, of Hasbrouck Heights, allegedly sped off and then tried to flee police by foot, authorities said. "Jack has a long road to recovery and I’d like everyone to share this story to help support this beautiful family on their healing journey," Jack's aunt, Erin Albertson of Ocean Gate, said on a GoFundMe page. Jack underwent reconstructive surgery to repair the mi…
Billion-Dollar Jewelry Brand Brings Biz To Westfield Garden State Plaza Billion-Dollar Jewelry Brand Brings Biz To Westfield Garden State Plaza
Billion-Dollar Jewelry Brand Brings Biz To Westfield Garden State Plaza Kendra Scott is continuing to expand her footprint in the Garden State. The fashion designer and billion-dollar jewelry brand opened a new retail store at Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus.  The 1400-square-foot location features a color bar, allowing people to design their own jewelry and an onsite engraving machine. Scott, a mom of three, started the business when her first son was just three months old. “I’ve always had a love of natural gemstones, and noticed a white space in the jewelry market for quality styles and stones at an affordable price," she said on her…
WINNER: Powerball Lottery Player Takes Home $50K WINNER: Powerball Lottery Player Takes Home $50K
WINNER: Powerball Lottery Player Takes Home $50K One lucky New Jersey Lottery ticket matched four of the five white balls and the Power Ball drawn on Monday, May 29. The second-tier prize was worth $50,000, according to state Lottery officials. The winning ticket was sold at Quick Chek #102, 3001 Ridgeway Road, Manchester in Ocean County. The winning numbers for the Monday, May 29, drawing were: 21, 33, 35, 62, and 64. The Red Power Ball number was 24. The Power Play was 2X.  The Powerball jackpot now rolls to $239 million for the next drawing to be held Wednesday, May 31, at 10:59 pm. The Double Play drawing results for the Monda…
$2M Lottery Jackpot Split Between Hudson, Mercer County Players $2M Lottery Jackpot Split Between Hudson, Mercer County Players
$2M Lottery Jackpot Split Between Hudson, Mercer County Players It was the perfect way to kick off the long weekend for three New Jersey lottery players. Three lucky tickets, two sold in Hudson County and one in Mercer County matched all five numbers in the $2 million Jersey Cash 5 jackpot on Friday, May 26. Each winner will receive $696,440.  The tickets were sold at $.99 Cent Global on Central Avenue in Jersey City and a 7-Eleven on Princeton Highstown Road in Princeton Junction. The winning numbers were: 02, 05, 06, 10, and 19 and the XTRA number was: 02. 
10-Foot Great White Shark Detected Off NJ Coast Memorial Day Weekend 10-Foot Great White Shark Detected Off NJ Coast Memorial Day Weekend
10-Foot Great White Shark Detected Off NJ Coast Memorial Day Weekend A 10-foot Great White shark surfaced off the New Jersey coast Memorial Day Weekend. Penny, who has been tracked by shark research center OCEARCH since April, surfaced several miles off of Ocean City around 6:45 a.m. Memorial Day, according to the org's shark-tracker. Penny made her way north since being tagged by OCEARCH in North Carolina just last month. She "pinged" off the coast of Maryland in mid-May and resurfaced just this weekend in New Jersey. A "Ping" happens when an animal tag breaks the surface of the water, sending data, OCEARCH says. Earlier this month, a slightly smaller Whi…
Newly Minted Millionaire: Bergen County Lotto Player Hits Big Newly Minted Millionaire: Bergen County Lotto Player Hits Big
Newly Minted Millionaire: Bergen County Lotto Player Hits Big A Bergen County resident's decision to play NJ Lottery very much paid off. The winner of Jersey Cash 5 $1.4 million jackpot drawn on Thursday, April 20, recently came forward to their claim their prize. The player said he only plays NJ Lottery when the jackpot is more than $1 million. While going by Krauszer's in Park Ridge, they saw the jackpot was $1.4 million and knew they had to put some skin in the game.  The next day, the player saw a sign at Krauszer's noting a player had won the jackpot. The lottery player thought fast and pulled into a nearby Dunkin' where he opened the lotte…
Lucky Lotto Ticket Sold In Bergen County Nets $50K Lucky Lotto Ticket Sold In Bergen County Nets $50K
Lucky Lotto Ticket Sold In Bergen County Nets $50K A New Jersey lottery ticket sold in Fort Lee netted one lucky winner $50,000 in the drawing held on Wednesday, May 24. The ticket, which matched four of the five white balls and the Power Brawl, was sold at Garden State News.  The winning numbers were: 12, 21, 44, 50, and 58. The Red Power Ball number was 26. The Power Play was 3X.  The next Powerball drawing is Saturday, May 27, with a jackpot of $211,000,000.
NJ Teen Who Recently Woke Up From Coma Sees Community Support NJ Teen Who Recently Woke Up From Coma Sees Community Support
NJ Teen Who Recently Woke Up From Coma Sees Community Support Nelson Matos has been fighting for his life since his 17th birthday. The Nutley junior in high school recently awakened from a weekslong coma, and a fundraiser has been set up to help pay for his medical bills and medical equipment. As of Thursday, May 25, more than $42,000 has been raised. Matos initially experienced a minor cold and then acid reflux before being rushed to Mt. Sinai Hospital where he was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect. Matos had a stroke after surgery and fell into a coma. Upon awakening from the coma, he currently is suffering from paralysis and a speech impairm…
Two Bodies Recovered Off Jersey Beaches In May So Far Two Bodies Recovered Off Jersey Beaches In May So Far
Two Bodies Recovered Off Jersey Beaches In May So Far Two bodies have been recovered off of Jersey Shore beaches so far this month, authorities said. On Monday, May 22 at approximately 6 p.m., New Jersey State Police were notified that the body of a deceased white man was located roughly 1 mile offshore north of Sandy Hook, according to Sgt. Philip Curry, a spokesman for the State Police. FDNY Marine Unit and the US Coast Guard arrived and recovered the body, Curry said. The deceased man had not been identified and this incident is under investigation, he said. There were no additional details. On Saturday, May 6, at approximately 3 p.m., a …
Lucky Lotto Ticket Sold In Passaic County Nets $10K Lucky Lotto Ticket Sold In Passaic County Nets $10K
Lucky Lotto Ticket Sold In Passaic County Nets $10K A New Jersey lottery ticket sold in Passaic County earned one lucky winner $10,000 in the Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday, May 23. A ticket matched four of the white balls and the Gold Mega Ball, winning the third-tier prize. The ticket was purchased at Damiano Pharmacy in Clifton. The winning numbers for the drawing were: 03, 10, 22, 65 and 66. The Gold Mega Ball was 19, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 02.  The next Mega Millions drawing on Friday, May 26 will have a $169 million jackpot. 
Passaic County Man Killed In NC Plane Crash Passaic County Man Killed In NC Plane Crash
Passaic County Man Killed In NC Plane Crash A 68-year-old Passaic County man was killed when the plane he was piloting crashed in North Carolina over the weekend, authorities said. John M. Bofinger, of Hewitt, was the only person on board the single-engine Beechcraft 35 that crashed under unknown circumstances and then burst into flames Sunday afternoon, May 21, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.  The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating, the FAA said. 
NJ Theater Company Slams School Groups For Leaving 'School Of Rock' Show Due To Cursing NJ Theater Company Slams School Groups For Leaving 'School Of Rock' Show Due To Cursing
NJ Theater Company Slams School Groups For Leaving 'School Of Rock' Show Due To Cursing A couple school groups said gosh dangit. Two elementary school groups in Camden County walked out of “School of Rock”  over concerns about cursing and other inappropriate content in the popular musical. The mid-performance walkout drew criticism from the Ritz Theatre Company. In a Facebook post, the Ritz said that 172 students, teachers and chaperones — more than 70% of the audience — left a Wednesday, May 17 performance in Haddon Township. Class is now in session! Rock with us tonight for the opening of SCHOOL OF ROCK! Grab your tickets at RitzTheatreCo.org and get here tonight …