STATE – A New Jersey company is being offered a tax credit worth more than $80 million for building a new 600,000 square foot headquarters and distribution center a half mile from the Jersey City PATH station. Goya Foods Inc. would add 175 “new” jobs using the tax subsidy from the Urban Transit Hub Tax Credit program, but according to New Jersey Policy Perspective, only nine jobs are truly being created.
STATE — For the first time in seven years, more New Jersey voters say the state is headed in the right direction than say it’s on the wrong track. According to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind, 46 percent say that “things in New Jersey are moving in the right direction” compared to 43 percent who say it’s “off on the wrong track.”
NEW BRUNSWICK – New Jersey residents say that economic issues top the list of problems facing the state, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Asked to name the two or three most important problems facing the state today, 27 percent name unemployment and jobs first, followed by 25 percent who cite taxes first, and 10 percent who express concern about the economy in general.
RAHWAY — The Rahway Municipal Alliance, the Rahway Police Department and Prevention Links will sponsor a community education program for parents, educators and youth service professionals entitled “Cyberbullying: Welcome to the World of Texting, Sexting, Facebook and More” on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Rahway Middle School Auditorium.
STATE — Former Gov. Donald T. DiFrancesco allegedly accosted a female lobbyist and sought sexual attentions from her, according to a lawsuit filed against the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce by a former employee of that organization.
TRENTON – A suspended business administrator for the Westfield School District pleaded guilty today to accepting $13,000 in windows and doors from a contractor that he recommended be hired by the school district, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Middlesex County Office of Public Health, Acting Director-Health Officer Katherine Antonitis announced that 21 additional flu clinics will be held through December in New Brunswick, East Brunswick, and Edison locations.
ELIZABETH – A superior court judge sentenced a Plainfield man to nine years in New Jersey state prison for his role in a 2010 strong-arm robbery, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced today.
RAHWAY — To help writers from all walks of life recognize how important writing is, the National Council of Teachers of English has established Oct. 20 as The National Day on Writing.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — On Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Middlesex County Coalition for Healthy Communities, together with most municipalities and Rutgers University, will join the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to hold another Operation Take-Back.