See Rare 'Christmas Star' Over NJ / Kids In Pond Saved / Vaccines

Tom Davis

Check out the top news that made headlines this week across the Patch network in New Jersey:

How To See Rare 'Christmas Star' Over NJ Skies On Winter Solstice

Over New Jersey, such a close conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn hasn't occurred since 1623. The Ursid meteor shower peak coincides with the winter solstice.>>>Read more here.

NJ Teens Save Children Who Sledded Into Frozen Pond

An 8-year-old girl and her toddler brother fell into a frozen pond while sledding, and these New Jersey teens formed a chain to save them.

Gov. Murphy: NJ Got Short Shrift On COVID Vaccine As Feds Apologize

As for the COVID-18 vaccine, Gov. Murphy says NJ didn't get what it expected. Here's what's going to happen as the US government apologizes.

Who Got The Most Snow? NJ Town-By-Town Nor'easter Snow Totals

UPDATE: More than 12 inches of snow from the NJ nor'easter fell on Wednesday and Thursday. Check for the final snow totals in your town.

Chatham Business Owner Named A TIME Magazine Hero Of 2020

He started shopping for people who couldn't leave home. Since then, he and family have made more than 1,000 grocery trips.

US Supreme Court Sides With Lakewood Rabbi On Gathering Limits

The suit said Gov. Phil Murphy's ban on public gatherings and a stay-at-home order violated religious protections under the US Constitution.

NJ Lawmakers Pass Marijuana Legalization Bill

In what's been a long time coming, New Jersey lawmakers took a big step in the process of legalizing marijuana. Here's what is next.

Gov. Murphy: NJ Won't Follow NY And Close Indoor Dining – Yet

Gov. Phil Murphy addressed COVID-restrictions imposed by New York and Pennsylvania, which have shut down indoor dining. Will New Jersey follow?

Woman Found Dead On Toms River Beach Drowned: Prosecutor

Authorities said there is no evidence of foul play in the death of Jennifer Jack of Lavallette, who was found on the beach in Ocean Beach.

This article originally appeared on the Point Pleasant Patch