Jerome Higgins, the custodian supervisor at James Monroe Elementary School in Edison, has been charged with a disorderly persons offense for flipping a lit cigarette butt into a trash can last weekend. Minutes after that happened, the entire school burned to the ground.
Licensed facilities would be allowed to grow and sell small amounts of marijuana in New Jersey, and residents 21 and older would be allowed to possess and grow a little bit of the drug, under a newly introduced bill sponsored by state Sen. Nick Scutari.
President Barack Obama is expected to sign the federal Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act into law within the next 10 days, which would benefit Jersey Shore residents still recovering from Superstorm Sandy, according to an insurance expert in Ocean County.
As the Jersey Shore gets ready for another post-Sandy tourism season, officials from the New Jersey Department of Transportation and Ocean County have hammered out construction plans for Route 35 for the summer season.
Employers would be wise to expect a drop in productivity among their workers over the next few weeks, and especially over the next couple of days, as March Madness launches and college basketball tournament games start airing all day and night.