Feb 9, 2015

Nurses, hospitals find themselves in opposition on staffing-level bill

A bill that mandates new, more extensive nurse staffing levels at hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and other health care facilities was supported by nurses and opposed by hospitals at a legislative hearing Monday afternoon in Trenton.

Feb 9, 2015

That’s not love in the N.J. air 2 cities among worst places for Valentine’s Day, study finds

You might not get the day off from work, but few holidays are as high stakes as Valentine's Day.

Feb 6, 2015

Bill on nurse staffing levels to go before state Senate panel Monday

The state Senate health committee has scheduled a hearing Monday afternoon in Trenton on a bill to create minimum nurse staffing level in hospitals, ambulatory surgery facilities, developmental centers and psychiatric hospitals.

Feb 6, 2015

Sommer leaving Fulop’s office, but will remain close to Jersey City mayor

Veteran political operative Bob Sommer is leaving the office of Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop to start his own consulting firm.

Feb 5, 2015

Updated Christie signs bill merging NJSEA, Meadowlands Commission

Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation that will merge the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority with the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission.

Feb 5, 2015

RWJ Foundation puts another 500M toward childhood obesity fight, bringing its total commitment to 1B

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced Thursday it will commit another $500 million over the next 10 years to reversing the nation's childhood obesity epidemic, thus doubling to $1 billion the funding from the Princeton foundation since 2007 to help American children grow up at a healthy weight.

Feb 4, 2015

Even N.J. Republicans feel Christie more concerned with 2016 than governing, poll finds

An overwhelming 66 percent of New Jersey residents feel as if Gov. Chris Christie is more concerned with his own political ambitions and a potential 2016 presidential bid than he is with running the state, according to a new Monmouth University Poll released Wednesday.

Feb 4, 2015

These towns have N.J.’s highest property taxes

“Another day, another dollar,” the saying goes. Well, when it comes to property taxes, for the average New Jerseyan, it's more like “another day, another $22.”

Feb 4, 2015

Nationwide employment growth again breaks 200K barrier

Employment growth topped the 200,000-job mark once again in January, according to the latest report from Roseland-based ADP. However, the gains for the month were behind the November-to-December pace.

Feb 2, 2015

Amid instant backlash, Christie walks back vaccination comments

Gov. Chris Christie is facing a wide range of criticism Monday for comments he made to The New York Times on the growing measles outbreak across the country and the choices of some parents to not have their children vaccinated to help prevent it.

Feb 2, 2015

Making connections

You don't need to sell Jim Kirkos on the power of networking.

Jan 30, 2015

At hospital association event, Guadagno talks Obamacare, end-of-life treatment

Speaking Friday morning at the New Jersey Hospital Association's annual meeting in Princeton, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno marveled at the rapid changes faced by the health care industry in the past year with the recent implementation of the Affordable Care Act.