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.

Sep 16, 2022

Bipartisan bill to increase payments to disabled vets signed into law

“A lot has changed over the past several decades, and it is important for our state to keep up with the rising cost of living in our support for New Jersey veterans,” Gov. Phil Murphy said.

Gov. Phil Murphy Greenway project
Sep 16, 2022

State acquires old rail line that will become Essex-Hudson Greenway

The 9-mile tract marks the state's single largest conservation project ever and the largest transaction aimed at securing a non-motorized transportation corridor. It will create a linear park that crosses counties, connecting Jersey City, Secaucus, Kearny, Newark, Belleville, Bloomfield, Glen Ridge and Montclair.

NJEDA New Jersey Zero Emission Incentive Program
Sep 16, 2022

NJEDA to host NJ ZIP information sessions

The New Jersey Zero Emission Incentive Program aims to help businesses and institutions purchase new, zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Base vouchers will range from $20,000 to $175,000.

Downtown Long Branch in July 2020.
Sep 15, 2022

Main Street Micro Business Loan program set to launch next month

The pilot product provides financing of up to $50,000 to eligible Garden State enterprises with gross annual revenues of $1.5 million or less that have 10 or fewer full-time employees at the time of application and for three months prior to the date of application.

Sep 15, 2022

Three Iranian nationals charged with hacking New Jersey targets

The U.S. Department of Justice unsealed an indictment that alleges the men ran a massive, global ransomware operation that hacked into the computer networks of multiple U.S. victims, including several in the Garden State.