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Property Taxes in New Jersey: Still an Ongoing Issue

Over half of Garden State property tax bills go toward educating the state's nearly 1.4 million public school students.

The average New Jersey tax bill is $8,767. About 52.6% of that, or $4,610, is the taxes the local school district levies on homeowners and property owners, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

But the average taxpayers in some ...

Somerville Historians Offer Suggestions on Master Plan Revision

November 12, 2019

The following letter was submitted by Linda J. Barth on behalf of the Somerville History Roundtable to the Somerville Planning Board and Borough Council regarding pending changes to the borough's Master Plan and their recommendations.

SOMERVILLE, NJ - At recent planning board meeting, the members of the Somerville History Roundtable listened to a discussion of the history element of the ...

US Attorney: Hillsborough Man Swindled Elderly Clients, Dodged Taxes

November 14, 2019

 

TRENTON, N.J. – A Hillsborough man admitted in US District Court yesterday to engaging in a Ponzi scheme targeting elderly investors and to subscribing to a false tax return, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Daniel Rivera, 60, of Hillsborough, and former financial advisor, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson in Trenton federal court to one ...

Spooky Season – The Tax Team Reunites

November 2, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - This Halloween weekend, Somerset County residents have more to fear than just the traditional Halloween spooks, with Gov. Phil Murphy reuniting the Tax and Spend Trio for a final push to threaten Somerset County’s special quality of life, said GOP Candidate for Sheriff Bill Parenti and Freeholder Pat Walsh in a joint statement.

“The Murphy-Russo-Marano Tax and ...