Aug 20, 2013

Cranford pizza shop owner pushes for pathway to citizenship for immigrants

At Il Giardino Pizza, in Cranford, it takes four people to keep the eatery up and running. There's Anthony Scuderi, the owner, who's on site roughly 12 hours a day, six days a week. And then there are his three employees — all of whom are from Mexico and willing to work the grueling 12-hour days he said many Americans scoff at.

Aug 20, 2013

Top lawmakers hope Christie issues conditional veto on just-passed incentives overhaul

A long-awaited bill to revamp New Jersey's business incentives is headed to Gov. Chris Christie's desk — and top lawmakers hope he'll use his conditional veto to settle some of the issues that have stalled the measure in recent months.

Aug 19, 2013

Business incentives overhaul heads back before Senate

With the Senate scheduled to vote on a bill that would revamp New Jersey's business incentives, its top Assembly sponsor said he is “cautiously optimistic” the measure will move ahead without any new amendments.

Aug 19, 2013

Senate scheduled to take up incentives overhaul this week

Action on a bill that would revamp New Jersey’s corporate incentive programs is set to resume this week.
Unless it doesn’t.

Aug 16, 2013

Port Authority breaks ground on 256M Harrison PATH station

Redeveloping Harrison has been a test of patience for local officials and more than a half-dozen builders with plans for its tired industrial waterfront. But one of their biggest payoffs became reality today, when the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey broke ground on a new $256 million PATH station in the Hudson County town.

Aug 16, 2013

Companies need ‘access to the very best’, critics say H-1B reform will cost American jobs

If you run a business in the life sciences, technology, engineering or chemical sectors, like Sarvesh Dharayan does, the national debate over immigration isn't a matter of border security or a path to citizenship.

Aug 15, 2013

N.J. gets 2M in grants for health care navigators

The federal government today awarded more than $2 million in grant money to fund the outreach efforts of health care “navigators” in New Jersey.

Aug 15, 2013

N.J. loses 12,000 jobs in July, but takes optimistic tone

New Jersey lost nearly 12,000 jobs in July amid losses that were spread almost evenly between the private and public sectors, the state Department of Labor reported today.

Aug 14, 2013

A boost for small companies seeking Sandy contracts

With the federal government pumping in huge amounts of money for Sandy rebuilding projects, it's an ideal time for small companies to seek contracts to get a piece of the action.

Aug 13, 2013

EDA awards first tax credit under its angel investor program

State officials today awarded the first tax credit to an investor under a new program aimed at nurturing early-stage technology companies in New Jersey.

Aug 12, 2013

Express Scripts seeking 40M tax credit for new South Jersey plant

Express Scripts Holdings Co. is seeking a $40 million tax credit for a new pharmaceutical plant in Burlington Township, over the border from the Willingboro facility run by its Medco Health Solutions subsidiary, company and state officials said today.

Aug 9, 2013

Another Somerset project long in the making gets local approval

Ralph Zucker’s patience has paid off for the second time in a week, now that local officials in Aberdeen have approved plans to redevelop the site of a former glass factory.