UNION COUNTY – The Union County Foreclosure Task Force is alerting residents whose homes were in a foreclosure process during 2009 and 2010 that the deadline for applying for a review of their case has been extended until July 31.
The Internal Revenue Service has issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” tax scams list, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud.
TRENTON – The Division on Civil Rights will host a public forum at Essex County College on Saturday to promote awareness among veterans and active military personnel of their rights under the state’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD), as well as their recourse if they believe those rights have been violated, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The new Middlesex County Comprehensive Traffic Safety Web site is a one-stop shop for all traffic safety concern or road information, including tips for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. The web site, http://mctrafficsafety.com, also enables users to report road repair issues and provides a list of all traffic safety events within Middlesex County.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie will introduce his new state budget proposal next week, which will include a promised income tax cut for all New Jersey taxpayers.
TRENTON – A bill that would increase penalties for those who engage in road rage and cause serious harm to others was unanimously approved yesterday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored that would protect from civil liability good Samaritans who use an automated external defibrillator while attempting to save someone’s life was unanimously passed in the Assembly yesterday, receiving final legislative approval.
STATE — Morris County College sociology Prof. Bader Qarmout of Newton is seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez.
In today’s economy, small business owners sometimes save money through bartering to get products or services they need. The IRS wants to remind small business owners that the fair market value of property or services received through barter is taxable income.
I’ve been angry all week. I’ve been angry ever since Feb. 11, when the lights went out for Whitney Houston. Although the cause of death is still unknown, the specter of drugs and alcohol as a contributing factor looms in the forefront. But the real reason I’m so angry has to do with the message that is sent to talented wannabes: Alcohol and drugs will take away your pain, make it all better and still allow the creative process to unfold because you are just that special.