TRENTON – An effort led by Assembly Democrats to overturn Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a bill that would create a new homebuyer tax credit program failed this afternoon.
STATE – Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney said that Assemblyman Joseph Cryan’s proposal to exempt public safety worker costs from the two-percent cap on municipal tax hikes is “dead on arrival in the Senate.”
STATE — Much of the state is currently under a flood watch until early Saturday morning. The National Weather Service has also issued a high wind warning in effect until Friday morning for much of central New Jersey.
EDISON — Investigators have determined the identity of human remains that were found in a wooded area of Edison last week, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Edison Police Chief Thomas Bryan announced last night.
CARTERET — Touring the Kinder Morgan redevelopment site on Sept. 29, Mayor Dan Reiman said that construction is well underway on the project, calling for the addition of new storage and blending facilities.
COLONIA — Mayor John E. McCormac and Middlesex County Freeholder Director Christopher Rafano will participate in the official Ribbon-Cutting and Re-Opening ceremony for the new Youth Center at Evergreen in Colonia Friday afternoon.
TRENTON – The Assembly is scheduled to vote on the override of Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a state homebuyer’s tax credit and consider legislation to reform property taxes, and permit advertising on school buses to generate money for schools today.
EDISON — On Sunday, September 26, members of the Girls’ Varsity Soccer team at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison participated in The Firefighter Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run in New York City. The team donated $1,000 to the cause through their participation. Jackie MacLean of South Plainfield, assistant athletic director, coordinated the team’s trip to the fundraiser.
TRENTION — In light of the findings by a recent study, Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove are requesting committee consideration of their legislation (S-119/A-311) that would establish the crime of “cyber-harassment” in New Jersey.
CARTERET — Mayor Daniel Reiman was joined by Carteret Board of Education President Dennis Cherepski, High School Principal Lamont Repollet, Alexandra Cross, CEO of the Jewish Renaissance Foundation and Tashilee Vasquez of the Boys and Girls Club of Perth Amboy this week to announce that Carteret has been awarded a $2.67 million pass through grant established by the U.S. Department of Education.