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Gov. Phil Murphy celebrates the new $2.7 billion Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport on Nov. 15, 2022.
Mar 21, 2023

New Newark Terminal A named among best in the world

The new $2.7 billion site was recognized at the World Airport Awards during the Passenger Terminal Expo in Amsterdam.

Freshpet products
Mar 21, 2023

Secaucus-based Freshpet completes $391.4M capital raise

The total surpasses the Secaucus-based pet food maker's goal of $350 million. However, an activist investor firm that holds a nearly 10% stake in the company called the effort “ill-conceived."

Sunrise Senior Living opened its newest community in New Jersey: Sunrise of Livingston.
Mar 21, 2023

Senior living community opens in Essex County (slideshow)

Located at 290 South Orange Ave., Sunrise of Livingston is an 86,000-square-foot, three-story property by Lantz-Boggio Architects, built in partnership with Wohlsen Construction Co.

Gov. Phil Murphy delivers the FY2024 Budget Address in Trenton on Feb. 28, 2023.
Mar 21, 2023

Murphy signs three bills from small business package

“This legislation will enable us to attract, retain and inspire small businesses to expand in a state that remains at the national forefront of economic vitality and innovation," the governor said.

New Jersey-born rock star Bruce Springsteen will receive a 2021 National Medal of Arts award from President Joe Biden at 4:30 p.m. March 21 at the White House
Mar 21, 2023

Biden to honor Springsteen with National Medal of Arts

The Boss is among 12 recipients of the honor, which recognizes those who "have helped to define and enrich our nation’s cultural legacy through their life long passionate commitment."

Product recall
Mar 21, 2023

Wakefern recalls chocolate-covered peanuts after mislabeling

“A limited amount of the product was mislabeled on the front of the package as milk chocolate covered raisins when the package contained peanuts, a known allergen," the company said.

Gov. Phil Murphy delivers the FY2024 Budget Address in Trenton on Feb. 28, 2023.
Mar 21, 2023

Senate quickly passes bill to address potential school aid cuts

While the measure does plug a bulk of the shortfall for a number of schools in the next budget, the affected districts will still be forced to make tough decisions and potential cuts.

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has selected John Pelesko to serve as its next provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.
Mar 21, 2023

NJIT names alumnus as provost, SVP for academic affairs

John Pelesko, who is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and a professor of mathematical sciences at the University of Delaware, will join New Jersey Institute of Technology on Aug. 1. 

Hoboken has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) to install two publicly accessible DC fast chargers, which enable electric vehicle (EV) owners to fully charge their vehicle in under an hour.
Mar 21, 2023

Hoboken receives $150K grant for fast EV chargers

Two ChargePoint stations will be installed this summer on Newark Street between Grand Street and Adams Street.

Rhonda Schaffler, New Jersey Assembly Democrats communications director
Mar 21, 2023

Schaffler named Assembly Democrats’ communications director

For the past six years, Rhonda Schaffler has served as a correspondent and host of NJ Spotlight News’ weekly business series, NJ Business Beat.

Bed Bath & Beyond store closing
Mar 20, 2023

Bed Bath & Beyond seeks shareholder approval for reverse stock split

The board of the Union-based company believes the move "will likely result in a higher per share trading price, which is intended to generate greater investor interest in the company," it said in an SEC filing.

Restaurant server
Mar 20, 2023

First Millburn-Short Hills Restaurant Week kicks off

The culinary event, running March 20 to 26, offers diners special deals and meals from 30 restaurants across five commercial districts.