STATE – The Assembly approved Gov. Chris Christie’s revised proposal to cap future property tax increases at two percent per year on Monday. Legislators passed the changes by a 73-4, allowing the bill to become law.
TRENTON — State Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex) introduced legislation last week that would cap state spending increases at two percent annually. This legislation comes on the heels of the two percent property tax cap passed by the Senate.
TRENTON — An investigation by the Department of Environmental Protection has revealed that a Newark-based company, TVF Pest Control, used chemicals not appropriate for indoor use in 70 residences and apartments, mostly in Essex, Hudson and Union counties, since October in spraying for bedbugs and other insects, the Department announced Friday.
NEWARK—Fewer than 10 percent of U.S. adults limit their daily sodium intake to recommended levels, according to a new report published in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Dear EarthTalk: I always thought eating fish was healthy, but now I’m concerned about mercury in tuna and other fish. Are there any fish that are still safe to eat? — Brit Brundage, Fairfield, CT
My wife recently enrolled in graduate school, so like millions of other Americans we’ve paid close attention to news about student loan programs. One recent example: A key component of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act will result in several significant modifications to the how federal student loans are offered and processed.
NEW BRUNSWICK — An Edison High School teacher was placed on probation for three years for having sexual relations with a 17-year-old female student last year, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.
PERTH AMBOY — The Perth Amboy Gallery Center for the Arts is inviting the community to participate in the re-scheduled Festival en Celebration of the Culture and Heritage of the Andes on Saturday, July 17, from noon-6 p.m. at Fink Park Smith Street and Madison Avenue.
NEWARK — Beginning Monday, July 12 and continuing through Monday, Sept. 6, NJ TRANSIT will perform bridge repair work on Smith Street Bridge over the North Jersey Coast Line at Perth Amboy Station
TRENTON – Governor Chris Christie released the report of the New Jersey Privatization Task Force, which identifies more than $200 million in potential cost savings from privatizing various state agencies.