Home Newjerseynewsroom.com News for New Jersey http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/home Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:46:03 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb NJ Halloween Weather Forecast: Managable; dress with layers http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/science-updates/nj-halloween-weather-forecast-managable-dress-with-layers halloween103014_optBY STEVEN DiMARTINO

High pressure will produce tranquil conditions to end October with clear skies to scattered cloud cover and seasonable temperatures for Halloween. However, the tranquil conditions won’t last long as November will start off cold, stormy, and windy for the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas. The weekend will have manageable weather conditions.

Thursday on through Friday, high pressure will produce clear skies to scattered cloud cover for the entire Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas. Winds will be from the northwest at 5 to 15 mph this afternoon, increasing to 10 to 20 mph by Halloween. Winds will veer to the north at 10 to 20 mph by Friday evening. Temperatures will rise into the mid to upper 50’s for highs throughout the region Thursday afternoon. Temperatures Friday morning will fall into the upper 20’s to lower 30’s over the interior and mid to upper 30’s along the coast for lows. Temperatures Friday afternoon will rise into the mid to upper 50’s for highs throughout the region.

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Powerball winning numbers for October 29 worth $142M http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/economy/powerball-winning-numbers-for-october-29-worth-142m powerball110311_optBY BOB HOLT

The Powerball Lottery jackpot continues to rise, as both major lottery game jackpots in New Jersey remain over $100 million

A player from California won over $228 million in September, and chose the 30-year annuity method to receive his winnings.

The estimated annuity jackpot for the Powerball drawing of Wednesday, October 29 is now $142 millon, according to the Powerball website. That total comes as a result of nine consecutive Powerball drawings without a top prize winner.

Cash option value payout for that drawing will be $89.3 million. USA Mega reports that tickets from Massachusetts, South Carolina, and South Dakota each won $1 million for having the first five numbers right, but not getting the Powerball.

Unfortunately, New Jersey had no second or third prize winners in the October 25 drawing. Things went better for an Ocean County player in Monday’s Jersey Cash 5 drawing.

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UPDATE: Baby Tossed in Atlantic Ocean Rescued by Fisherman http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/state/update-baby-tossed-in-atlantic-ocean-rescued-by-fisherman ocean060409_optBY BOB HOLT

The family of the Atlantic City woman who allegedly threw her baby in the Absecon Inlet is saying she did not mean to hurt her child.

Patricia Shurig’s fiancée Dashai Ahmed Williams Bey says Shurig may have had a seizure.

Bey said a false drug-related accusation made to child-welfare officials had given the 24-year old Shurig stress. “I know for the past couple of days she’s been having seizures and things like that,” Bey said, according to The Press of Atlantic City. “I’d say it stressed her, and I know that she was having seizures, and I think her stress causes her seizures.”

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3 Reasons Costco Closing New Jersey Store http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/economy/3-reasons-costco-closing-new-jersey-store costco053011_optBY BOB HOLT

The large River Street Costco outlet in Hackensack will not be around the immediate area much longer.

Costco, which opened in Hackensack in 1994, is looking to move to Teterboro in 2015.

NJ.com reports that Costco has confirmed they will be closing their Hackensack store and moving three miles away to Teterboro after that store opens next year. Costco has not decided on its future plans for the Hackensack property.

One of the reasons Costco is looking to move is because size matters in their business. NorthJersey.com reports that Costco’s Hackensack retail outlet is about 20,000 square feet smaller than a regular Costco. Also, the store will be able to sell gasoline at its new location.

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New Jersey's Fantasy Football Doctor going to FanDuel Championship http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/new-jerseys-fantasy-football-doctor-going-to-fanduel-championship SchuckJacob102914_optBY JERRY MILANI

The latest hit in fantasy football, in case you have tuned out what seems like every other commercial on sports radio, is one-week games. Rather than suffering through hopeless, lost-cause seasons, fantasy players have more options than ever in the increasingly popular format in which rosters are reset and cash prizes are distributed each week.

And while the New York Jets can't field a new team every week, sites like FanDuel, the leader in this category, have allowed savvy players to find a new way to stay in the game. One such expert is Dr. Jacob Schuck of Edison, N.J., who has qualified for the FanDuel Fantasy Sports Championship in December in Las Vegas. Only 100 people from around the world qualify for this Championship with the winner taking home $2 million.

"I have been playing fantasy football for over 15 years," said Schuck, a big Oakland Raiders fan. "I first started with my older brothers and we used to keep score with the New York Post stats posted on Monday morning."

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'The Last Ship' Broadway Review: A Lusty Score and a Rusty Script http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/movies/the-last-ship-broadway-review-a-lusty-score-and-a-rusty-script lastship102914_optBY MICHAEL SOMMERS

Strangely enough, for all of its earnestness, the overall story for the new Broadway musical “The Last Ship” is curiously akin to “Kinky Boots.”

Only instead of it being about a bankrupt English shoe factory, here it’s a defunct English shipyard. Instead of a drag queen inspiring the cobblers to make fetish footwear, it’s a dying priest exhorting the shipwrights to build one final vessel.

Of course, other details of the plot differ greatly, and the tone is darker for this show that opened on Sunday at the Neil Simon Theater. What gives “The Last Ship” some more emotional heft and musical distinction than “Kinky Boots” is the ambitious score crafted by Sting.

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Mega Millions Winning Numbers for October 28, 2014 Worth $252M Jackpot http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/economy/mega-millions-winning-numbers-for-october-28-2014-worth-252m-jackpot megmillions030811_optBY BOB HOLT

Say it with me once: The Mega Millions lottery jackpot has just reached a quarter of a billion dollars.

Yes, 19 consecutive drawings without a top prize winner has Mega Millions within range of record territory.

According to philly.com, Mega Millions gave away a record jackpot of $656 million on March 30, 2012 The prize was shared by three tickets from  Illinois, Kansas, and Maryland. The cash payout was an all-time record of  $471 million.

That total is still quite a ways off, but the cash increases get quicker as the rollovers continue. The Mega Millions website says that the estimated annuity jackpot for the next drawing on October 28 is now $252 million. That qualifies as the 16th highest jackpot in Mega Millions history.

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Baby Giraffe, 5-foot-10, Born in New Jersey (PHOTO) http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/science-updates/baby-giraffe-5-foot-10-born-in-new-jersey giraffebaby102814_opt_copyBY BOB HOLT

Not your standard first-time mother gave birth in Jackson, New Jersey earlier this month.

This blessed event took place Oct. 11 inside the Giraffe Barn at Safari Park in Six Flags Great Adventure.

The child, a reticulated giraffe known as Mika, was born to 13-year old Noel. NBC New York reported that Mika actually came out a little smaller than the average newborn giraffe calf, standing 5 feet 10 inches. The baby was standing within an hour after being born.

Safari supervisor Jason Holloway called Noel a “great mom.” "She began nursing right away," Holloway said, according to philly.com. Holloway added that Mika is "healthy and doing very well."

Mika first went outside the giraffe barn on Oct. 21. WABC reports that patrons to the Safari Off Road Adventure can see Mika on Great Adventure’s closing weekend of Nov. 1 and 2, and also during the Grape Adventure Wine Festival's Safari tours the following weekend, if weather permits.

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10 reasons to vote yes for New Jersey open space http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/commentary/10-reasons-to-vote-yes-for-new-jersey-open-space byersmichele102814_optBY MICHELE S. BYERS

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, New Jerseyans will vote on a critical question about the future of our state. Public Question #2 proposes to use part of the state’s existing corporate business tax to fund open space and farmland preservation.

Here’s why we should all vote YES:

No new taxes or debt. This proposal does not increase the state’s debt load by selling bonds that must be repaid. Nor does it create new taxes. The proposal would take a small percentage of the existing corporate business tax and use it to preserve open space, parks, farmland, historic sites and flood-prone places. It is fiscally conservative – the only solution in a time of tight budgets and reduced revenues.

Clean drinking water. Preserved lands filter rainwater, removing impurities as the water trickles down into underground aquifers that provide clean drinking water for much of the state. Without clean water, a healthy economy is impossible.

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Clay Aiken vs. Renee Ellmers reminds us of Patrick Diegnan in New Jersey http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/commentary/clay-aiken-vs-renee-ellmers-reminds-us-patrick-diegnan-in-new-jersey joe_optBY JOE SINAGRA

You may have heard that Clay Aiken’s is running against Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers this fall in North Carolina’s 2nd District Candidate.

While I have nothing against either one, what I find disturbing is a comment recently made by Ellmers to the Kiwanis Club: “He’s an entertainer. He’s an actor. He believes that he can change costume and get into character and speak to whichever group and win them over.”

Aiken came in second during the second season of American Idol. Aiken also has a bachelor’s degree in special education, created the National Inclusion Project (which supports the integration of children with disabilities into the life environment of their non-disabled peers, formerly the Bubel/Aiken Foundation), served as a UNICEF ambassador, taught autistic children, and was appointed for a two-year term to the Presidential Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities in 2006.

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