2012

SANDY VICTIMS: PROPERTY TAX RELIEF AVAILABLE IF YOU FILE BY JANUARY 10, 2013

As a result of Superstorm Sandy, all property owners may qualify for a real estate tax reduction for the damage to their property as a result of the storm. In order to be considered, a property owner must notify his or her local Tax Assessor in writing, preferably by certified mail, no later than January 10, 2013 that their property was damaged in the storm. You are not obligated to provide any additional information. The assessor is to then inspect the property and determine whether a reduction is warranted.

Is Your Holiday Party A Lawsuit Waiting to Happen?

In the next few weeks, corporate holiday parties will begin. While intended to show gratitude to hard-working employees, holiday parties can lead to sexual harassment charges and other liability problems. Adding alcohol to the party, as more than 50% of US companies did last year, simply elevates those risks. Sponsoring a party, even after working hours or off-premises, can result in charges of sexual harassment or civil and criminal liability for alcohol-related offenses.

AC Jitney Association Holds Grand Opening for New Egg Harbor Township Facility

On Monday, October 22nd, the Atlantic City Jitney Association held a grand opening ceremony for its new headquarters on Delilah Road in Egg Harbor Township. The new facility will also house a new state of the art compressed natural gas fueling station, which will be opened to the public. More information on the ceremony and the opening of the new Jitney headquarters can be found at: http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/communities/eht/atlantic-city-jitney-association-opens-new-facility-in-egg-harbor/article_cdb3d91e-1ca9-11e2-b0d4-0019bb2963f4.html

BPU Members Discuss Future of Solar Energy in NJ At Recent Meeting

At a recent meeting of the Board of Public Utilities, members discussed the future of the solar energy industry, whether solar projects on farmlands should be grandfathered and the industry’s future. New Jersey Spotlight reports on solar energy’s path in the state here.

Navigating Gifted and Talented Educational Programs in Response to State/Federal Budget Cuts

In a recent briefing on Capitol Hill hosted by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), it was stated that federal policies have done little to address the needs of the nation’s high-ability students, impeding those students’ chances of academic success and threatening the nation’s ability to compete globally. The introduction of new legislation formally known as “To Aid Gifted and High-Ability Learners by Empowering the Nation’s Teachers” or (TALENT) Act, provides teachers, school districts, and states with the support needed to better identify and serve gifted students through amendments to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).