State News

GOP Caves On Tax Hike

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Scott Garrett was the only New Jersey representative in Congress to vote against the ‘fiscal cliff’ compromise that will raise some income-tax rates for the first time in 20 years, increase federal budget deficits over the next decade, and end the two-year-old payroll tax break.

2012 Year In Review

The Perth Amboy marina and boats stored there for the winter suffered extreme damage from Hurricane Sandy. FEMA is working with state and local officials to assist residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. (Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA)

STATE – Many New Jersey residents will remember 2012 for Superstorm Sandy, which made landfall near Atlantic City on Oct. 29 and left 38 people dead while causing an estimated $36.9 billion in damage in the Garden State.

Toy Drive Spreads Holiday Cheer

FAIR LAWN — Columbia Bank recently completed their Annual Corporate Holiday Toy Drive for needy children in New Jersey. The community program, coordinated by bank employees, collected more than 600 holiday gifts which were distributed through the New Jersey Department of Children and Family Services. Some 332 children received gifts this year.