New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie proposed cutting the state’s top income rate by one third as he forces municipalities and schools to come up with larger contributions for public employee pensions and slashes state aid to those same jurisdiction, both prescriptions for higher property taxes.
CARTERET–Mayor Dan Reiman and Councilman Randy Krum have announced that the Carteret Fire Department “Career Division” and the F.M.B.A. Local # 67 has introduced “Operation Fire Safe,” a new community oriented program that will allow residents to improve the level of fire safety and prevention in their homes.
CARTERET–Mayor Dan Reiman was joined by Councilman and Finance Chair Jorge Diaz to announce that Carteret has been awarded $352,000 in federal HOME funding by the Middlesex County Public Housing Agency’s Office of Housing and Community Development, for the construction of veterans’ housing in Carteret.
TRENTON – A Senate committee released legislation that would provide residents who save for their children’s college education through a state-administered college savings plan with a state income tax deduction for their investments.
TRENTON – Legislation intended to create an awareness program on the prevention, risk and treatment of sports-related brain injuries was advanced Thursday by a Senate panel.
TRENTON — Throughout New Jersey, civic groups and businesses are thinking outside the box by taking steps to expand recycling efforts at home and in their communities.
TRENTON – A three-bill package intended to bolster the protections and rights of domestic violence victims cleared the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
WOODBRIDGE — Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ) and representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold a community meeting on Monday, Oct. 18 in Woodbridge to discuss updated federal flood maps that could impact township residents.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Five former employees of the South Brunswick Board of Education have been admitted to a pre-trial probationary program to resolve charges that they each stole $450 from an account that paid clothing and cleaning allowances, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced Thursday.
TRENTON – A bill intended to help provide school districts with a tool to maintain adequate staffing cleared the Assembly Education Committee Thursday.
TRENTON – Legislation to make it illegal to ask unemployed people not to apply for job vacancies was released Thursday by an Assembly committee.
Oct. 4 at 10:08 a.m. – Officer Edward O’Donnell investigated a theft at Main Street. The case remains open.
ELIZABETH – Representatives from United Way of Greater Union County and Neighborhood Health Services (NHSC), which operates two Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Union County, have agreed to collaborate on a healthcare initiative.