Tag Archives: New Jersey

United Water and Jersey City Agree to 10-Year Water Contract

Source: Centre Daily Times, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008

United Water announced today that the company has been awarded a new contract to operate the City of Jersey City, New Jersey’s water system for the next 10 years. Under the terms of the agreement, United Water will manage the treatment plant, watershed, aqueduct, and distribution system and provide customer service, meter reading and billing services. The final contract terms have been submitted to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the New Jersey Local Finance Board for review and approval.

United Water, whose current contract ends January 31, 2008, has operated the Jersey City facilities through a public-private partnership since 1996.

N.J. weighs new way to pay for roads

Source: By Tom Hester Jr., Associated Press, January 27, 2008

Highways built by U.S. taxpayers are being leased to foreign-owned companies by cash-starved states, but New Jersey is weighing another approach amid worry such deals mean states lose control of crucial highways and potential profits.

New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine has rejected the traditional highway leases other states and cities are employing to raise billions of dollars to fund transportation projects.

Rather, the Democratic governor who once led Goldman Sachs has proposed creating a non-profit corporation to manage toll roads and issue bonds paid back by increasing tolls on some of the nation’s busiest highways.

Nonprofit would operate toll roads

Source: By LARRY HIGGS, Gannett News (NJ), Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Experts are calling Gov. Corzine’s plan to borrow against future toll increases as a privatization plan with the state’s proposed Public Benefit Corporation taking the place of a private company.

“All he did was substitute “Public Benefit Corporation’ for “private owner,’ ” said Jon Peters, professor of finance at the College of Staten Island, who has studied toll roads and monetization deals in other states. “The question is how much burden is being placed on the road user to pay off the debt.”

…….. A major difference with other monetization deals is that the state continues to own the toll roads, Corzine said. He stressed they will not be sold or leased to a private company.

Custodian fired after allegations made by a Columbia High student

Source: By Philip Sean Curran, News Record NJ, Wednesday, March 22, 2006 10:55 PM EST

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – A male custodian at Columbia High School was fired for allegedly asking a female student for her phone number, school officials said Monday. More details were not made available. Superintendent of Schools Peter P. Horoschak did not return a phone call seeking comment. The custodian had worked for Aramark, the company that provides custodial services at Columbia. An Aramark spokeswoman did not return a phone call seeking comment.