Recent Articles from Matthew Fazelpoor
Rutgers talks expected to continue over weekend as strike reaches 5th day
“We’ve already accomplished more in a few days than we did in months, thanks to Gov. Murphy’s invitation for us to bargain in Trenton and the strength of our members on the picket line,” said Rutgers AAUP-AFT President Rebecca Givan. “But hard issues remain, and we have some distance to go before we have a contract.”
NJ, PA partner on new task force to protect workers
The wage theft and misclassification effort builds on a regional Memorandum of Understanding agreement the states entered in 2019 to facilitate data sharing, joint investigations and cooperative referrals.
PATH’s first new rail car hits the tracks in Hoboken
The high-performance coaches are slated to supplement the current fleet of 350 and will be gradually integrated into the system throughout 2023 and into 2024.
New Jersey receives 3rd credit rating upgrade in under a week
"We’ve worked hard since day one to change the narrative in Trenton from one of financial distress to one of fiscal responsibility and that work shows in these upgrades," said Gov. Phil Murphy.
NJEDA board takes next steps on Food Desert Relief Tax Credit Program
The initiative aims to help address access challenges by attracting and retaining new supermarkets in 50 communities.
Treasury hires head of private credit for investment division
Brad Johnson most recently worked at First Republic Bank, focusing on alternative investments.
Girls Inc. named Charitable Partner for upcoming Jersey City LPGA event
The Mizuho Americas Open, which will take place at Liberty National Golf Club, is one of the largest non-Major Championship events on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour.
AG Platkin to keynote 26th East Coast Gaming Congress
“Attorney General Platkin continues a time-honored tradition. Past keynote speakers include six sitting, former and acting New Jersey governors, as well as numerous other state officials,” said Michael Pollock, conference co-founder and managing director of Spectrum Gaming Group.
As Rutgers strike enters Day 3, unions ‘remain a united front’
"I’m mad it came to this," Gov. Phil Murphy said during his monthly call-in radio show April 11. "But since it has come to this, let’s ... figure out a fair result here that reeks of New Jersey’s values, particularly as it relates to the rights of those in unions. And that it’s a fair deal for everybody.”
Kennedy sets May retirement from NJMEP
“I believe that there is a little value-add left in me,” CEO John Kennedy wrote in an email to colleagues. “We will just have to wait and see what happens, but supply chain and workforce development stand out in my mind.”
Revenue up, profits down in year-end Garden State gaming numbers
While operators in Atlantic City faced a number of challenges in 2022, including higher operating costs, casinos did see occupancy rates rise to more than 73%.
New Jersey receives yet another credit rating upgrade
According to Fitch Ratings, the state "has established strong gap-closing capacity based on robust economic and revenue growth in recent years combined with policy actions to build year-end balance."