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Appellate Judges: Red Bulls Must Pay Harrison Property Taxes

Red Bulls Stadium in Harrison, NJ. Photograph courtesy of Wikipedia.

June 14, 2014 (Harrison, NJ) The New Jersey Appellate Division has upheld the decision of the Tax Court that the Red Bulls Soccer Team must pay the Town of Harrison property taxes for the Red Bull Stadium. Harrison Tax Assessor, Hudson County Freeholder and Harrison's Public Defender Albert Cifelli had accessed the Red Bulls property taxes in 2010 and the owner of the Red Bulls,Dietrich Mateschitz , contended that the the Red Bulls were not the owners of the stadium property and the lease between the Harrison Redevelopment Agency and the Red Bulls did not provide for a payment of property taxes. A provision in the lease provided for indemnification if someone contended that the property was taxable. Litigation insued and the New Jersey Tax Court found that the Red Bulls effectively were the property owners and owed the property tax. The Red Bulls appealed to the Appellate Division.

At stake are over 1.3 million dollars in yearly taxes. The Appellate Division decision upheld the Tax Court but on separate grounds.

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Memorial Day 2014

May 26, 2014 (Kearny, NJ) The Memorial Day weekend is a time to reflect and honor our soldiers present and past.

In past years, KOTW has marked this solemn day to highlight two local residents, Army Staff Sgt. Edward Karolasz and Marine Lance Corporal Osbrany Montes de Oca, who gave their lives serving the United States of America in Iraq and Afghanistan. The passage of time has required that we update or delete broken links in those stories that have changed or been removed completely but the sentiment continues and our sense that we must stop and honor our soldiers and their families has not changed.

Kristine Karolasz, 30, accompanied by her 8-year-old daughter, Brianna Lancha, listen to Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the fourth annual “A Time of Remembrance” ceremony on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol Sept. 26, 2009. Kristine mourns the loss of her brother, Edward Karolasz, an Army staff sergeant with the 101st Airborne Division who was killed in action on Nov. 19, 2005, in Bayji, Iraq.Photograph courtesy of Gerry J. Gilmore.

On November 19, 2005, one of Kearny's residents serving in Iraq lost his life as a result of a road side bomb in Baiji, Iraq. Army Staff Sgt. Edward Karolasz gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country.

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