NEWARK– As Americans file their income tax returns, New Jersey Citizen Action (NJCA) held a press conference today at its Free Tax Preparation Center in Newark to demand that the state Legislature and Gov. Chris Christie restore New Jersey’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for working families.
ELIZABETH — General Electric made $14.2 billion in profit, yet calculated a 2010 corporate tax bill that added up to less than zero. Instead of paying taxes, the company will receive a $3.2 billion gift from the taxpayers.
ROSELLE — A political scheme to replace former Union County Freeholder and Plainfield Councilman Adrian Mapp as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) may backfire on Councilmen Jamel Holley and Yves Aubourg, as they pursue support in the June primary election with a potential $2,000 tax hike looming over the average homeowner.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Transportation has deployed six pothole-filling machines to assist maintenance crews as they transition from fighting snow to attacking this spring’s abundant crop of potholes.
RAHWAY – The Rahway Board of Education is accepting letters of interest from residents who would like to fill the vacancy left when board member Theresa Mikajlo died last month. The appointed term would end next April, after the 2012 school board election.
ELIZABETH–The City of Elizabeth, the Rotary Club of Elizabeth, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Runnells Specialized Hospital and a coalition of area agencies and corporations have teamed to provide free immunizations to city children during National Infant Immunization Week, April 25 – 29
STATE — The union that represents construction workers is consolidating its New Jersey locals into one office that will be based in Raritan Center in Edison.
CARTERET–Mayor Daniel Reiman and the Borough Council joined with residents, state and county dignitaries, and some of Carteret’s young athletes for a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 15, unveiling recently completed upgrades to Carteret Park’s Sullivan Field.
SPRINGFIELD–The Springfield Free Public Library’s (Really Good) Book Discussion Group will meet on Thursday, May 5 at 7 p.m. to discuss “Dawn” by Octavia E. Butler.