Tax Reform Prompts Patriots’ Owner Steve Kalafer to Reward Employees with $500 Bonus

January 12, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Somerset Patriots’ owner Steve Kalafer is awarding each of his full-time employees a $500 bonus because of the recently passed Federal tax reform and corporate tax reduction.

“It’s simple Economics 101,” Kalafer said. “We believe this is the right thing to do. Reinvesting tax savings in our employees and our businesses will make our ...

Bernards Twp. Committee Meeting Tuesday; 'Stop The Quarry' Plans Protest Beforehand

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The year's first regular Bernards Township Committee meeting is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at town hall, and Stop the Quarry opponents are calling for a "peaceful protest" before the meeting begins.

The agenda for the Jan. 9 Township Committee already is posted on the township website. The agenda does not include a scheduled discussion on a ...

Quarry Plan, With Opponents Gathering Steam, Is Big Issue for 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - When, after about two years of preliminary discussion, a plan for redevelopment of the Millington Quarry finally caught the public's attention, the reaction was mostly negative, and opponents such as Stop The Quarry are gathering steam as the issue is set to come up for further discussion in 2018.

The Township Committee at the end of the ...

Lantern Hill Residents Donate More Than $68,000 to Staff Appreciation Fund

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Residents of Lantern Hill, a distinctive Erickson Living retirement community in New Providence, raised more than $68,000 for the community’s Staff Appreciation Fund. The annual campaign is organized each year as a way for the residents to say “thank you” to non-management hourly employees who provide a variety of resident services at the community.

On ...

Bernards Officials Vow to 'Step Back' And Take Another Look at Quarry Plans in 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Township officials at Tuesday's Bernards Township Committee promised to take time to digest public comments, many of them negative, on a proposal to redevelop the Millington Quarry with more than 200 homes, restaurants, retail space and another hotel in town.

Members of the Township Committee said the issue of the quarry redevelopment will not be placed on ...

Rutgers to raise minimum wage to $11 an hour for student workers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will be raising the campus-wide minimum wage to $11 an hour, university president Robert Barchi announced in a campus-wide email on December 11.

The move comes as a partial victory for the local labor rights group, Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops​ (RUSAS)​, wh​ich ha​s​ been campaigning for a $15 minimum wage.

Right now, the ...

Bernards Twp. Committee Set to Meet Tuesday, Without Quarry Presentations

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Tuesday's Bernards Township Committee is scheduled to be held as planned at 8 p.m. this Tuesday, Dec. 12, but without presentations on how a proposed quarry redevelopment plan would impact local schools and traffic, which had previously been placed on the agenda.

The township clerk's office announced last Thursday that further quarry discussion had been removed from ...

Dec. 12 Quarry Redevelopment Presentation on Traffic, Schools Put Off Until 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A planned presentation at the Dec. 12 Bernards Township Committee meeting on how local traffic and schools would be impacted by a proposal to redevelop the defunct Millington Quarry property with 200-plus homes, a hotel and additional commercial property has been delayed. Township officials announced on Thursday the topic would not be placed on a meeting agenda again ...

Watchung Car Dealership Agrees to Repay $37,500 in Stolen Deposits

WATCHUNG, NJ - A car dealer on Route 22 has agreed to pay $37,500 to six consumers whose cash deposits were allegedly stolen by a sales representative who has since been fired, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs  announced.

Liccardi Ford, Inc. (“Liccardi Ford”), which does business as Liccardi Ford Lincoln and Liccardi Auto ...

Quarry Informational Meeting Held on Dec. 4; Bernards Vows No Action in 2017 on Controversial Redevelopment Plan

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A crowded Nov. 28 hearing on plans to redevelop the Millington Quarry Property with what would become a new mixed residential and commercial center is being followed with more public hearings, including a second informal informational meetings scheduled with the developer scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, at town hall in downtown ...

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Download: Here’s What Tax Reform Means for New Jersey Taxpayers

January 9, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law on December 22, 2017, and most of its key provisions are now in effect. The law effectively overhauls the tax code and can have implications for your retirement plan, estate plan, education savings, and more.

Download "Tax Reform is Here!" for a review of the items New Jersey taxpayers should know about.


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