ELIZABETH — The Wall Street Journal has reported that U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez urged the Federal Reserve to bailout a struggling bank without disclosing that two of his top campaign contributors were chairman and vice chairman of the bank’s board of directors.
Now corporate managers can in effect buy elections directly. The U.S. Supreme Court has just handed much more power to the small sector of the population that dominates the economy.
While some may say the recession is over, jobs are still scarce and many still feel the pinch. If you’re looking for extra income, an interesting hobby or a new business, why not try farming?
We should pay careful attention to the message of the Massachusetts election. And that message is to focus on the economy. To make sure that we have jobs programs that can put millions of people back to work.
STATE – According to a study by Boston College’s Center on Wealth and Philanthropy released last week, $70 billion dollars in wealth left New Jersey between 2004 and 2008, while the state’s charitable capacity declined by $1.13 billion.
If you’ve been thinking about applying for extra help with your Medicare prescription drug costs, then now’s the time to get on the dance floor and hop to it.
TRENTON – New Jersey is facing money problems on multiple fronts. Gov. Chris Christie estimates the state budget deficit at $11 billion next year, on top of a $1 billion hole in the current budget.
NEW BRUNSWICK—Students from Middlesex County College will be available to assist the public in preparing their tax returns. The assistance, by appointment only, is available on Fridays and Saturdays during tax season.
SCOTCH PLAINS—On Sunday, Feb. 7, at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church in Scotch Plains, Patrice Simms, a housing counselor with the Central Jersey Community Development Corporation’s Housing Assistance Recovery Program (HARP) will lead a discussion on what New Jersey families facing foreclosure can do.
LINDEN—Volunteers from the city’s Department of Recreation and Community Services will provide free tax assistance to Linden residents earning less than $50,000.