TRENTON — The Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA) paid substantial annual bonuses to its upper management that were not provided for in their employment contracts, including a payment of more than $55,000 to the authority’s executive director that raised his stated salary by 30 percent in 2010, an Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) audit has found.
The House of Representatives has the opportunity this week to extend tax cuts for all Americans and dramatically reduce the uncertainty surrounding the so-called “fiscal cliff” at the end of the year. If the House approves legislation the Senate passed last week, President Barack Obama stands ready to sign it into law immediately.
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Middle-class families may have gotten some relief in the second quarter of 2012 due to slightly lower gasoline prices compared to the first quarter of the year, but billions of dollars in big profits continue to pile up at the Big Oil companies.
Prior to the shooting rampage at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater earlier this month, the accused gunman sent a journal—replete with detailed drawings of his plans for the deadly assault—to a University of Colorado psychiatrist who he was seeing.
In the Nangarhar province near Afghanistan’s eastern border sits an abandoned police base, built with $4.5 million of U.S. taxpayer dollars and completed just 13 months ago. The base, known as Lal Por 2, is badly needed but remains empty because it lacks any viable water supply. No efforts are underway to add one.
LINDEN – The Linden High School Dance Company and the Linden High School Cheerleaders invite the community to attend a benefit banquet on Wednesday, Aug. 8, to celebrate the life of Amber Duncan-Wilson.
NEWARK – An array of organizations claiming to help American veterans, all with very similar and inspiring names – Disabled American Veterans; Disabled Veterans National Foundation; Disabled Veterans Services; Paralyzed Veterans of America; Veterans Support Foundation; and Wounded Warrior Project – dominate the list of New Jersey’s “Top 10 Most Inquired-About Charities” for the first half of 2012.
STATE – It’s not too early to begin thinking about home heating assistance.