Here are the top New Jersey news stories for Thursday:

⬛ NJ man caught with illegal guns after importing drugs, cops say

(Sportsman's Warehouse/Impact Guns/proxibid)
(Sportsman's Warehouse/Impact Guns/proxibid)

Michael John James, 30, of Somers Point was accused of having five guns and three silencers when investigators with the ATF, Homeland Security, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office, and local police searched his home on Colwick Drive on Feb. 27.

⬛ Another toll hike for New Jersey commuters?


The Delaware River Port Authority has delayed toll hikes for years on the Walt Whitman, Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross and Commodore Barry bridges.

Authority Commissioners are still evaluating the agencies finances and could allow tolls to go up this summer.

⬛ Pro-Palestine sit-in ends at Princeton: What they got out of it

Princeton University president Christopher Eisgruber, sit-in at Princeton
Princeton University president Christopher Eisgruber (Princeton University), sit-in at Princeton

The pro-Palestinian sit-in at Princeton University was brought to an end by its organizers Wednesday on its 21st day without any of its demands having been met.

The Princeton Gaza Solidarity Encampment protesters said that President Christopher Eisgruber never held "meaningful negotiations" about their demands which included divestment from Israel.

⬛ NJ Transit's issues refund policy for unused one-way tickets

Trains arrive at NJ Transit's Metuchen station on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Trains arrive at NJ Transit's Metuchen station on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)

NEWARK — Need a refund from NJ Transit? There is good news.

NJ Transit has announced that refunds will be made available for unused one-way bus, rail, and light rail tickets purchased before June 1, 2024. Tickets purchased on, or after June 1 must be used by July 31, 2024, and will not be eligible for refunds.

The refund policy will also apply to rail 10-trip tickets, which are 10 one-way rail tickets purchased in a single transaction.

⬛ Second criminal trial for NJ Sen. Bob Menendez begins

(AP Photo/Stefan Jeremiah)
(AP Photo/Stefan Jeremiah)

NEW YORK — After a jury was chosen in the federal bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, opening statements were to occur Wednesday afternoon as prosecutors seek to convince a jury that the longtime powerful Democrat was willing to sell his influence to benefit three businessmen in return for cash, gold bars and a luxury car.

The three-term New Jersey senator has insisted since his fall arrest that he is not guilty of charges that he used his influence to aid three New Jersey businessmen, including by providing favors to the governments of Egypt and Qatar.

New Jersey's Most Dangerous Gangs and Mobsters

New Jersey has a reputation for its famous and infamous gangs and mobsters. Some are still striking fear into communities throughout the state.

Gallery Credit: Rick Rickman

NJ DOT's 2024 collection of humorous safety messages

The NJ DOT continued to use a series of humorous seasonal safety messages on its' over 200 electronic signs around New Jersey.

Gallery Credit: Dan Alexander

Examples why 440/287 can be both potentially dangerous, and unnecessarily confusing

As if the traffic on NJ-440 & I-287 isn't bad enough.

Gallery Credit: Mike Brant


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