TRENTON – New Jersey businesses are facing a significant tax hike this summer if the federal government doesn’t help replenish the state’s unemployment fund, Gov. Chris Christie warned this week.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS—In a life devoted to Christian education and missionary work, Carolyn Davis of Berkeley Heights has traveled the world from the Ukraine to Uganda to help those in need. She has tended to the needy, provided compassionate care, and trained residents of Senegal, Guatemala, Ukraine and Uganda to teach and minister to children.
EDISON—Sara Alkalili of Plainfield, a junior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, designed a “Help Haiti Together” logo for a t-shirt to be sold to benefit the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. The logo features two hands clasping a heart with the colors of the Haitian flag.
All three Elizabeth’s boys’ basketball teams played on Saturday night in the 16th annual Elizabeth House the Homeless Coalition event.
SCOTCH PLAINS – COPD, chronic bronchitis or emphysema, does not have to keep you from living. Learn how exercise can improve strength and stamina for those with chronic lung conditions at a special program on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center.
ELIZABETH – As part of its Solar 4 All program, PSE&G has begun installing 200,000 pole-attached solar energy units in its service territory. The solar panels will be installed in New Jersey’s six largest cities and in approximately 300 rural and suburban communities.
People stash their money in safe havens such as savings accounts, Treasury Bills and Certificates of Deposit for a variety of reasons. It could be fear of losing money in the stock market, the security of knowing their deposits are government-insured or, with bank accounts at least, being able to quickly withdraw funds when needs arise.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.—Jennifer Scott of Edison has been named to the fall semester Provost’s List at Hofstra University. Scott is currently studying psychology at Hofstra.
MADISON— Calling all New Jersey high school students with bright ideas. The “2010 New Jersey Business Idea Competition” is now accepting entries seeking New Jersey’s best, commercially feasible business ideas.