Pumping gas
Jun 1, 2023

DOL recovers $100K from Jersey City operator who denied overtime pay

“Employers must understand that paying workers a fixed salary does not automatically excuse them from paying overtime," Paula Ruffin, North Jersey district director of the wage and hour division office in Mountainside, said in a statement.

The courtyard at 60 Nevada, an affordable housing development in Newark.
May 31, 2023

NJRA’s affordable housing program launches 1st project

The Affordable Housing Support Initiative is aimed at addressing the needs of eligible Garden State municipalities and will provide resources to support community redevelopment projects.

A virtual panel hosted by national urban affairs magazine and nonprofit Next City in partnership with marketing agency Tara Dowdell Group featured Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter, D-35th District, Wells Fargo Foundation President Otis Rolley and New Jersey Economic Development Authority Chief Community Development Officer Tai Cooper.
May 30, 2023

Experts: More equitable practices needed in government contracting

Hosted by nonprofit Next City and public relations and marketing agency Tara Dowdell Group, the discussion featured Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter, Wells Fargo Foundation President Otis Rolley and NJEDA Chief Community Development Officer Tai Cooper.

Atlantic City
May 30, 2023

South Jersey fraudsters sentenced for $580K phony deeds scam

Over several months, the pair produced at least 20 fake documents for real estate in Atlantic City and filed them with the county clerk’s office.

New Jersey is the fourth-largest cranberry producing state in the country.
May 30, 2023

Legislature sends Murphy bills to name NJ’s official juice, mineral

One of the proposals was inspired by fourth-graders in Cinnaminson Township, the other as a tribute to Sussex County’s rich mining heritage.

Business fraud
May 26, 2023

Defendants admit roles in $1.3M internet fraud scheme

Over five years, more than 200 businesses, including operators of corporate and charter jet services, were tricked into paying for specialized aviation equipment that was never received.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio announce that approximately 1.7 million New Jersey homeowners and renters applied for the first year of the state’s ANCHOR property tax relief program at the New Milford Boro Hall in New Milford on March 1, 2023.
May 26, 2023

Rutgers-Eagleton poll asks: How’s Murphy doing?

The survey of 1,000 New Jerseyans found that the governor’s overall job approval has declined since fall 2022.

Sen. Vin Gopal, D-11th District, and Gov. Phil Murphy visit local businesses along the Asbury Park boardwalk May 25, 2023, to highlight a proposed investment of $100 million toward the Boardwalk Fund.
May 25, 2023

Murphy touts $100M Boardwalk Fund in Asbury Park (slideshow)

The visit to the famed site comes as the budget process hits the home stretch ahead of the June 30 deadline to sign the governor's Fiscal Year 2024 plan into law.

May 24, 2023

Treasury hires private equity leader to manage pension funds

Dana Johns was most recently a member of the Private Equity team at the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System.

China on map
May 24, 2023

Sherrill shares select committee experience, economic insights

U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill spoke with NJBIZ about a number of issues, including her work in the House of Representatives to address the economic threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party.

Laptop and cellphone
May 24, 2023

New Jersey joins multistate lawsuit over illegal robocalls

The complaint alleges more than 7.5 billion calls were made to telephone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry between December 2018 and January 2023, including more than 237 million to numbers in the Garden State.

New Jersey Statehouse
May 23, 2023

As budget hearings wrap, Senate GOP introduces $4.3B property tax relief bill

The plan to "Give It Back," would appropriate funds for towns and counties to retire or defease local debt or fund capital projects on a pay-as-you-go basis.