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NJBIA Speaks Out on Gov. Proposed Budget

Statement on Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed budget by Michele Siekerka, president and CEO of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association

“This is a responsible budget that will support sustained growth in our economy and a continued increase in jobs.               

“It meets our obligations to schools and to property taxpayers with $13.8 billion in education aid, and maintains state aid to municipalities, even as it holds the line on spending overall.

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“The Governor’s budget meets our obligation to the public employee pension system with another large contribution from the state. In all, the $8.8 billion the Administration will have contributed to the pension system is two-and-a-half times the contributions of the last five administrations combined.


“Additionally, the Governor proposed an interesting idea to address the unfunded liability in the pension system by transferring the Lottery Enterprise to eligible pension plans. We look forward to learning more about this initiative.

“New Jersey has made tremendous strides in the last eight years. Governor Christie’s proposed budget is a blueprint for keeping the state economy on the right track in the future.”



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Pre-Ticket Sale for Holy Savior Academy’s 4th Annual Spring Splendor Tricky Tray

Holy Savior Academy is hosting its Spring Splendor Tricky Tray Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the school.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are limited and will be sold at Holy Savior Academy, 149 South Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (cash or checks)

BYOB and food- Admission $ 25 per ...

Police: Piscataway Teen Charged for Posting Threat on Social Media

March 16, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A 15-year-old Piscataway student is facing charges after investigators determined a social media post about a possible shooting at Piscataway High School was a credible threat, police officials said on Thursday. 

Piscataway police and school resource officers immediately began their investigation once they learned of the post on March 13, said police. They said ...

Franklin Student Escorted from School; Loaded Gun Found in Backpack

March 16, 2018

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A 17-year-old high school student was escorted from school yesterday by police who found a loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol in his back pack along with narcotics, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Robertson said the initial investigation by law enforcement revealed that there were no known threats to the students or faculty; he commended the ...

Middlesex Chamber to Hold "Make It & Move It Middlesex" Event on Tuesday

March 19, 2018

Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald Rios, Freeholder Kenneth Armwood and Freeholder Charles Kenny will be the featured guests tomorrow at “Make It & Move It Middlesex,” a four-part economic development series hosted by the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce. 

Make It & Move It Middlesex is designed to connect the region’s business ...

'Trying' explores age, youth and points of history in poignant production

‘Trying’ explores youth, age and points of history in poignant production

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The George Street Playhouse presents an engrossing, two-character play based on the real life of Francis Biddle, former Attorney General.

Biddle, a Harvard educated lawyer, served under Franklin Roosevelt and later Harry Truman during the Nuremberg Tribunal. His ...