Thursday, March 28, 2013
Assemblyman Ralph Caputo meeting with state officials to seek funding of "Corporate Disinvestment Property Tax Relief" bill.
State officials are moving to bring tax relief to Nutley to offset the loss of more than $9 million in a year tax revenue shortfall caused by the departure of Roche Pharmaceuticals. State Assemblyman Ralph Caputo said Wednesday that he is meeting with members of the state Finance Committee to try and secure funding for the "Corporate Disinvestment Property Tax Relief Act" bill. "We have moved it through committee, but getting the funding will be a heavy lift," Caputo said. He said the bill would apply to neighboring Clifton, after Bergen County officials asked for the city to be named, but the bill would also apply to any town that meets the criteria. "With all of the major corporations and businesses that are leaving New Jersey, many …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Democratic Assemblyman Ralph Caputo's plan would also install red emergency lights outside schools.
Friday, January 11
An Essex County Assemblyman has introduced a bill that would equip New Jersey public schools with a silent panic alarm that could be triggered in the event of an emergency, NJ101.5 reported. Assemblyman Ralph Caputo, D-Belleville, said that it makes sense to link a panic button from schools to local law enforcement. Caputo told 101.5 that legislators and police officers each support the bill.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Mayor, commissioners, assemblyman join dozens of residents in remembering all of the sacrifices and heroics at Veterans Day observance that includes World War II heroes.
From the unfurling of a Nazi flag captured by World War II veterans to a rifle salute and passionate words from township officials, Nutley observed Veterans Day Monday morning with a large crowd at the war memorial in front of Town Hall on Chestnut Street. Nutley Commissioner Steve Rogers, state Assemblyman Ralph Caputo, World War II veterans Angelo Benenatiz and John Denkinger, Commissioner Mauro Tucci and Mayor Alphonse Petracco all stood together with the captured flag. Petracco presented veterans with a handmade sign composed by his son. "My son asked what Veterans Day was, and after we talked, he made this," said Petracco. VFW Post No. 4893 members presented the colors and fired a rifle salute, while a contingent of Nutley …