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Gillian's Wonderland Pier.

September surge?

One of the most intensely debated unemployment benefits - the $300 weekly bonus from the federal government - is set to expire soon, along with a handful of other benefits. Business owners and conservative lawmakers argue that the lapse in added money could alleviate labor shortages, especially in the restaurant industry.

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Biden team blocks Trump-era rules, netting NJ hospitals $150M

“At a time when New Jersey’s hospitals, doctors and nurses are still on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the injection of millions of dollars in annual federal funding into our hospitals will help them attract and retain the best talent as well continue to provide high-quality care for New Jerseyans,” U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez said.

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Bumper to bumper traffic along Route 287 in Edison.

Drivers rest assured: NJ gas tax going down this year

“Because actual consumption in Fiscal Year 2021 was so closely in line with our projections made last August, coupled with the fact that consumption in the current fiscal year is projected to be above last fiscal year’s levels, our analysis of the formula dictates an 8.3 cent decrease this coming October,” State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio said.

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diversity

McWhite appointed D&I director for NJCRC

Wesley McWhite III will lead the Cannabis Regulatory Commission’s office in charge of establishing and administering practices and procedures to bring socially and economically disadvantaged New Jerseyans into the state's medical and adult use cannabis industries.

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Mercer County Community College (MCCC) in West Windsor, New Jersey is now accepting registrations for its new Medical Cannabis Training Course which will be offered Monday nights beginning January 25 on the Zoom conferencing platform. Taught by industry professionals, the course is intended to ready students for entry-level careers in the highly regulated medical cannabis industry in the state of New Jersey. For more information visit www.mccc.edu/healthprof.

Cannabis Regulatory Commission releases initial rules

After an hour of delays attributed to technical difficulties, the group convened in a public meeting in front of nearly 1,000 New Jerseyans to lay out the groundwork paving the way for the state's adult use industry, which included the prioritization of social equity, diversely owned and impact zone businesses; easing access to the market for entrepreneurs; working with municipal partners; and laying a foundation of safety.

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