HILLSIDE — Spending on business tax breaks that fail to produce public benefits must stop, according to Hillside Mayor Joseph Menza, who said New Jersey’s urban enterprise zone (UEZ) program is of seriously questionable value.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The federal government must stop the practice of extending temporary budget measures that so far have cut federal aid for critical human services by 15 percent, according to a coalition of government, religious and non-profit leaders who fear they will not be able to continue providing services to people in need if the cuts continue and a permanent budget is not adopted.
Dear EarthTalk: The World Bank is often cast in a bad light by green groups and in the press. What are their eco-crimes, and are there any reforms in the making? — J. Bloch, Newark, NJ
HIGHLAND PARK — A karate school teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting two 15-year-old girls, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Highland Park Police Chief Stephen J. Rizco announced today.
UNION COUNTY—Petitions to run in the Democratic Primary Election are due in April for a variety of local elected offices and the Democrats for Change team is encouraging residents to consider running.
STATE – Tonight’s Powerball lottery jackpot is worth $153 million, or $77.4 million if the winner chooses the lump sum cash option.
RAHWAY — Lisa McCormick, the Democrats for Change candidate for state Senate from Rahway, says America should make corporate tax dodgers pay their fair share to take part of the burden off middle class working people.
CLARK – Jason Condit is a seven-year-old boy who was diagnosed with stage four cancer in three parts of his body. For the past six months, Jason has spent much of his life in the hospital and on chemotherapy.
SOUTH AMBOY-On March 25, over 100 alumni, faculty members and others gathered at the Grand Marquis in Old Bridge to celebrate Cardinal McCarrick/St. Mary’s High School’s 125th anniversary.
Dear EarthTalk: Recent news reports have revealed the discovery of previously unknown species inhabiting the deepest parts of our oceans. Is anything being done to protect this habitat before humans have a chance to fish it to death or otherwise destroy it? — Matthew Polk, Gary, IN