Apr 11, 2012

Panelists emphasize importance of targeted employment growth

New Jersey's unemployment rate won't begin to fall until the public sector engages business to target areas for sustainable economic growth, government officials and business leaders said Tuesday at Plan Smart New Jersey's regional planning summit on the draft state strategic plan.

Apr 5, 2012

ELEC reports 5th straight decline in political contributions from contractors

Political contributions from public contractors in 2011 declined for the fifth straight year, though the 5 percent decrease was the smallest since 2007, a report from the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission showed today.

Apr 5, 2012

Opportunities in urban development eyed at mayors’ summit

Redeveloping city retail districts and revitalizing abandoned buildings were among the topics covered by a wide-ranging summit held by the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association today in Trenton.

Apr 4, 2012

Booker slams Devils owner over Prudential dispute

Newark Mayor Cory Booker today publicly ripped into New Jersey Devils owner Jeffrey Vanderbeek, calling him a "liar" and "bamboozler" a day after arbitrators ruled on the city's long-running legal battle with team ownership over rent and revenues from the Prudential Center.

Apr 3, 2012

Joint venture completes certificate of need application for Mountainside

A certificate of need application filed by Hackensack University Medical Center and LHP Hospital Group Inc. to take ownership of Mountainside Hospital, in Montclair, was deemed complete by the state on Monday, with a public hearing scheduled for April 19, a Department of Health and Senior Services...

Mar 29, 2012

Officials announce expanded program to spur supermarket development

With what will be New Brunswick's newest supermarket as a backdrop, state officials and business leaders today announced an expanded program to spur and finance the development of grocery stores in New Jersey's most underserved regions.

Mar 29, 2012

N.J. executives kept a close eye on Affordable Care Act proceedings

With oral arguments complete, New Jersey business leaders are now playing wait-and-speculate as the Supreme Court justices prepare to deliberate on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

Mar 28, 2012

Up-front costs causing towns to hit brakes on consolidation

A lack of third-party consultants and a scarcity of state funding could put the brakes on municipal consolidation efforts, a panel of experts from the Princetons, Merchantville and Cherry Hill said today at an event sponsored by Courage to Connect New Jersey, a nonprofit that educates residents about consolidation.

Mar 28, 2012

Norcross Lautenberg’s ‘cheap shots’ distract from higher ed dialog

Power broker George Norcross III this afternoon entered the fray between a bloc of South Jersey elected officials and U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, as a long-simmering standoff over the proposed higher education merger between Rutgers-Camden and Rowan universities boiled over today.

Mar 27, 2012

Bankruptcy judge awards Christ Hospital to Hudson Holdco

After reopening the bidding process on Friday, a federal bankruptcy judge awarded Christ Hospital, in Jersey City, to Hudson Holdco LLC, the for-profit owner of Bayonne Medical Center and Hoboken University Medical Center.

Mar 27, 2012

Report Christie’s budget projections too optimistic

State revenues through the end of fiscal 2013 will fall more than a half-billion dollars below the projections included in Gov. Chris Christie's budget plans, according to a new report.

Mar 22, 2012

Supreme Court nominee Kwon faces questions over family business

State Supreme Court nominee Phillip H. Kwon faced a series of questions over his family's liquor store in the first hour of the confirmation hearing over his nomination.