Oct 20, 2014

EDA approves 180M in Grow New Jersey grants

More than $180 million in Grow New Jersey incentive awards were approved last week by the Economic Development Authority for more than 10 different projects across the state. A look:

Oct 17, 2014

Christie signs sports betting bill into law

Just a day after it was sent to this desk, Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill lifting the state ban on sports wagering, effectively permitting casinos and racetracks to begin taking bets on games.

Oct 17, 2014

Manufacturing in S. Jersey region still growing, Fed says

Manufacturing activity continued to grow in October, according to the monthly Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, which includes southern New Jersey

Oct 17, 2014

Lesniak ‘pretty confident’ about sports betting bill’s chances

State Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-Union) says he's “pretty confident” that Gov. Chris Christie will sign his bill lifting the ban on sports wagering in New Jersey and allowing casinos and racetracks to begin taking bets on games immediately.

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Oct 16, 2014

Sports betting bill heads to Christie’s desk after Assembly approval

The Assembly resoundingly voted 73-4 in favor of legislation Thursday that would lift the state’s ban on sports betting and effectively pave the way for casinos and racetracks to begin taking wagers on games.

Oct 16, 2014

Jersey City mayor’s chief of staff resigns in wake of controversial remarks coming to light

Muhammed Akil, the chief of staff to Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, has resigned after a racially charged speech he made two decades ago came to light earlier this month.

Oct 16, 2014

State adds 600 jobs in September, as public sector gains outweigh casino woes

New Jersey added 600 jobs in September, according to preliminary estimates, bumping the state's unemployment rate down to 6.5 percent, according to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Oct 15, 2014

Government to N.J. hospitals ‘Be ready’ to safely handle an Ebola patient

To prepare for the possibility that an Ebola case might appear in New Jersey, federal and state authorities “are telling all acute care hospitals to be ready to receive, isolate and care for possible Ebola patients, and that's what our hospitals and their staffs are preparing for,” New Jersey Hospital Association spokeswoman Kerry...

Oct 15, 2014

Accounting firm Mercadien wins SBA contract

Mercadien P.C., Certified Public Accountants, announced Wednesday that the firm has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Small Business Administration potentially worth up to $20 million over five years.

Oct 15, 2014

Bill would put alternative-energy vehicle taxes toward Transportation Trust Fund

As it stands now, electricity-, natural gas- and hydrogen-powered vehicles drive on the same roads as regular cars, but contribute to New Jersey's transportation maintenance and improvement almost none at all.

Oct 15, 2014

N.J. ranks second-worst in terms of long-term unemployment, report says

New Jersey continues to struggle with the problem of long-term unemployment, according to a report released Wednesday by New Jersey Policy Perspective.

Oct 15, 2014

N.J. Senate approves new sports betting bill

The state Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill to remove New Jersey’s statutory ban on sports betting, advancing the latest effort to allow casinos and racetracks to take wagers on games despite being turned aside in court earlier this year.