ELIZABETH — General Electric made $14.2 billion in profit, yet calculated a 2010 corporate tax bill that added up to less than zero. Instead of paying taxes, the company will receive a $3.2 billion gift from the taxpayers.
ROSELLE — A political scheme to replace former Union County Freeholder and Plainfield Councilman Adrian Mapp as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) may backfire on Councilmen Jamel Holley and Yves Aubourg, as they pursue support in the June primary election with a potential $2,000 tax hike looming over the average homeowner.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Transportation has deployed six pothole-filling machines to assist maintenance crews as they transition from fighting snow to attacking this spring’s abundant crop of potholes.
CARTERET–Mayor Daniel Reiman and the Borough Council joined with residents, state and county dignitaries, and some of Carteret’s young athletes for a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 15, unveiling recently completed upgrades to Carteret Park’s Sullivan Field.
NEW BRUNSWICK — An Edison man has pleaded guilty to charges of murder and endangering the welfare of a child, admitting he strangled a North Brunswick woman in her apartment and then abandoned their 20-month-old daughter at a gas station in Delaware.
TRENTON – Former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas was sentenced to eight years in prison on state corruption charges filed by the Attorney General’s Office. Earlier this week, Vas was sentenced to 6 ½ years on federal charges.
STATE – With fuel costs still on the rise, Sen. Robert Menendez again called upon President Barack Obama to release 50 million gallons of oil from the nation’s strategic petroleum reserves.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than four in 10 offenders return to state prison within three years of their release, according to a study released this week by the Pew Center on the States.
TRENTON– Fifty-six new districts will take part in the Interdistrict Public School Choice program in the 2011-2012 school year, increasing and improving educational opportunities for children and families, Acting Education Commissioner Chris Cerf announced Thursday.
Filmgoers respectful of the first “Arthur,” starring the late, great Dudley Moore, needn’t be afraid to laugh lest they commit sacrilege whence seeing this shiny new remake featuring Russell Brand as the title billionaire-dipsomaniac.