Nov 24, 2014

State’s best boroughs offer amenities galore, real estate site says #8212 but which one is the best of the best?

Real estate website Movoto.com took a look at New Jersey's municipalities in a quest to uncover the “best small city” in the state. Although it 'fessed up that its picks are more likely to be boroughs than cities, why split hairs?

Nov 21, 2014

BPU again rejects Fishermen’s Energy project

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities voted Friday to again reject a project put forth by Cape May-based Fishermen's Energy for a 25-megawatt wind farm three miles off the coast of Atlantic City.

Nov 20, 2014

Sports betting proponents preparing for a long legal road ahead

U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp heard nearly two hours of oral arguments last Thursday in what was the latest chapter of New Jersey's ongoing efforts to bring sports betting to the state.

Nov 20, 2014

State loses 4,500 jobs in October as unemployment rate ticks up

New Jersey's employment numbers slipped in October, according to preliminary estimates reported Thursday by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Nov 20, 2014

Advaxis to receive 1.9M tax credit, transfer it for 1.7M in cash

Princeton-based clinical-stage biochemical company Advaxis announced its preliminary approval for the $1.9 million tax credit for 2014. The credit comes from the New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer, or NOL, Program, which is administered by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and the New Jersey Department of the...

Nov 19, 2014

Fox Transportation Trust Fund is ‘too important for us to fail’

Jamie Fox, the recently appointed commissioner of the state Department of Transportation, said Wednesday as part of a panel at the League of Municipalities conference in Atlantic City that fixing the beleaguered Transportation Trust Fund is an issue that needs to be effectively addressed.

Nov 19, 2014

‘He’s gold’ Ex-N.J. governors talk Christie’s second term

At the League of Municipalities conference Wednesday in Atlantic City, a panel featuring five former New Jersey governors — Brendan Byrne, Donald DiFrancesco, Jim Florio, Richard Codey and John Bennett — discussed state issues concerning Gov. Chris Christie's second term and his potential bid for the White House in 2016.

Nov 19, 2014

N.J. small employers could be eligible for tax credits through ACA’s SHOP

Some New Jersey small employers could be eligible for tax credits to help defray the high cost of health insurance if they buy coverage for their workers through SHOP, the Affordable Care Act's online small employer health insurance marketplace at HealthCare.gov.

Nov 18, 2014

Coalition hopes to increase health care transparency through legislation

As the New Jersey Legislature considers regulating “out-of-network” health care — the high, surprise medical bills that can result when patients get care from doctors and hospital who aren't in their insurance plan network — several health care stakeholders Tuesday announced a new coalition to advocate for legislation...

Nov 18, 2014

Annual League of Municipalities conference kicks off Tuesday

Now in its 99th year, the annual New Jersey League of Municipalities conference will kick off Tuesday at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

Nov 17, 2014

Christie to discuss Keystone XL pipeline on upcoming Canada trip, report says

Gov. Chris Christie is planning to make an official trip next month to Canada, where he will meet with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and discuss matters pertaining to the Keystone XL pipeline, according to a report Monday from The Wall Street Journal.

Nov 17, 2014

OSHA cites Paterson box maker after worker is hurt when crushed by machine

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Accurate Box Co. Inc. in Paterson after a worker was crushed in a die cutting machine. OSHA is proposing more than $40,000 in penalties for violations related to the May 2014 investigation of the incident.