PERTH AMBOY – An appeals court upheld a jury verdict that determined that a Perth Amboy police officer of Mexican descent was the victim of workplace discrimination last week. The appellate court also upheld the trial court’s decision to reduce a $1.9 million jury award to $300,000.
As American businesses struggle to recover from the recession, Congress will soon consider changes to the tax code that could seriously undermine any recovery. While we applaud lawmakers for recognizing that aspects of our federal tax system are not functioning, we urge Congress to be careful with a piecemeal approach to tax reform and to reject the proposed repeal of deferral, “check-the-box,” and foreign tax credits for American companies with operations abroad.
Wine & Cheese Party • Aug. 6 from 5:30-9 p.m. – The Rahway Center Partnership will host a wine & cheese party at the Rahway Train Station Plaza, on Milton Ave. between Irving and Broad Sts. Admission: $15 per person, advance tickets available at Beana’s, 988 Saint Georges Ave., Rahway.
July 30 at 1:15 p.m. – At the South Plainfield Police Department, Officer Christopher Tuccio arrested Rahway resident Quintel Tankard, 24, on an outstanding warrant for contempt of court/motor vehicle violations. She was subsequently transported to the Union County Jail.
STATE—Dr. Frank Esposito, selected to run for lieutenant governor on a ticket with independent Christopher Daggett, is a Kean University professor who is well known among both Democrats and Republicans in Union County.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Mary Landrieu (D-L.A.) and Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) unveiled new legislation that will ban anyone from texting on a cell phone or other personal electronic device while operating a moving vehicle.
STATE—This August, communities all over the country are taking a stand and fighting back against crime.
FLORHAM PARK—Thirty-five percent of drivers feel less safe than they did five years ago, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s 2009 Traffic Safety Culture Index. Overall, the majority of American motorists report that they feel no safer now than they did five years ago.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With analog TV transmission signals a thing of the past and digital signals the only way Americans can watch the programming of their choice, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) urges consumers to apply for converter box coupons.