Cans of food
Sep 26, 2022

Applications for food security grant program open Sept. 27

The $1.5 million initiative offers awards of up to $125,000 for municipal or county governments and redevelopment agencies to come up with plans that leverage "distressed assets" in the state's Food Desert Communities.

Gov. James Florio is a Founding Partner of Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor.
Sep 26, 2022

Former New Jersey Gov. Jim Florio dies at 85

Florio, a Democrat, was governor from 1990 to 1994 after serving eight terms representing the 1st congressional district in the House of Representatives.

New Jersey Economic Development Authority's Founders and Funders event
Sep 26, 2022

NJEDA approves investment to support state’s innovation ecosystem

To date, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority has committed more than $64.5 million to 20 venture capital funds since 1999 — not including this latest approval.

Sep 26, 2022

NJDOL announces $6.5 million in apprenticeship grants

“Apprenticeships are critical to building our workforce and allowing participants to develop the skills they need to obtain meaningful employment,” said Gov. Phil Murphy. “By creating invaluable opportunities for underserved individuals, the apprenticeships facilitated by these grant programs are making our state stronger and fairer – furthering my Administration’s efforts to make New Je[...]

Gov. Phil Murphy highlights critical infrastructure upgrades at the New Brunswick train station Sept. 23, 2022.
Sep 26, 2022

Murphy highlights $49M New Brunswick train station upgrades

The governor called attention to the spending from the state's Fiscal Year 2023 budget, which will include extending and replacing passenger platforms, rehabilitating escalators and elevators, installing energy-efficient lighting, and upgrading heating and air-conditioning systems at the Hub City train station.

Gov. Phil Murphy speaks at a Sept. 6 press conference on raising the minimum wage at Elijah's Promise in New Brunswick.
Sep 26, 2022

NJ businesses dealing with another cost: minimum wage increase

When the state recently announced the move to $14.13 per hour for most employees, effective Jan. 1, 2023, it was not a shock, but it did add to an ever-more challenging economic climate.

Sep 23, 2022

Application complete, public hearings set for Horizon BCBSNJ reorganization (updated)

At the meetings, the state's largest insurer will present an overview of its plan to become a mutual holding company, the same structure Blue Cross Blue Shield companies operate under in 18 other states.

Rutgers New Brunswick
Sep 21, 2022

Rutgers, TAU researchers to receive $200,000 in seed grants

The awards will benefit six partnerships through a research collaboration fund that was established in 2021 to foster international collaboration between the institutions and to support projects across a broad spectrum, including in genomics, agriculture, neurology, quantum computing and computer science.

Chipotle restaurant
Sep 20, 2022

New Jersey, Chipotle reach $7.75M settlement over child labor violations

“It makes good business sense to treat all workers, particularly minors, fairly and in accordance with the law,” said Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo. In addition to the financial penalty, the restaurant agreed to a comprehensive compliance plan for its 85 New Jersey locations.

Health care money
Sep 20, 2022

Owner of mental health clinics indicted in $1M fraud scheme (updated)

The 56-year-old founder of Kwenyan Professional Health Services and Kwenyan and Associates was charged with first-degree money laundering; second-degree theft by deception; and multiple counts of conspiracy, insurance fraud and related offenses.

First Lady Tammy Murphy
Sep 19, 2022

NJ’s first lady continues push on maternal, infant health initiatives

Earlier this month, Tammy Murphy took part in the launch of the TeamBirth NJ initiative, which is an evidence based, national model for better provider and patient communication, also called “shared decision-making.”

Debbie Hart, president and CEO, BioNJ.
Sep 16, 2022

BioNJ’s Hart appointed chair of CSIT

Debbie Hart was appointed vice chair when Gov. Phil Murphy relaunched the Commission on Science, Innovation, and Technology in 2018. Since then, it's provided nearly 150 startups with over $6 million in funding.