Spotlight on the Issues

Justin Singer, a founding partner at Feuerstein Kulick LLP, is opening Plainfield’s first adult-use dispensary with his mother-in-law, Jennifer Brandt.
Sep 11, 2023

Why attorneys and the cannabis industry are a natural fit (updated)

While it might seem unexpected, lawyers who are getting into the blossoming industry say the move makes sense because the space is a complex one, filled with ever-shifting rules and regulations.

New Jersey Statehouse
Sep 11, 2023

With overall spending down, law firms report uptick in NJ’s latest lobbying data

Demand for services set a record for the fourth consecutive year in 2022, with the total number of clients increasing by 2.6% over the year prior to 2,343.

football field
Aug 28, 2023

High-profile cases highlight issue of cardiac arrest in young athletes

“The good news is that it’s not that common, but it certainly does happen,” said RWJBarnabas Health's Dr. Jeffrey Lander, who offered advice on what to know before hitting the field, as well as what to do in an emergency.

Set to open in April 2024, the new $800 million Valley Hospital in Paramus is a 875,000-square-foot facility located on a 40-acre campus.
Aug 28, 2023

Valley Health departments team up for heart health

The Women’s Services and Cardiology divisions are joining forces to ensure patients diagnosed with hypertension, gestational hypertension or severe preeclampsia receive follow-up care and education.

Aug 28, 2023

Data can help providers assess and adjust to tackle cardiac care

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for men and women in both the U.S. as well as the Garden State. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular diseases account for $216 billion in health care system costs.

Aug 14, 2023

Testing for marijuana use remains a fraught issue for NJ employers

Companies are trying to find the middle ground between attracting and retaining a qualified workforce with potential safety risks and liabilities.

Marijuana gummies
Aug 14, 2023

ER visits on the rise for cannabis-related conditions among children

Between 2020 and 2022, hospitals nationwide saw a surge in the number of kids who consumed toxic levels of the substance or smoked enough marijuana to require medical care, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Online banking
Aug 7, 2023

AI making inroads into the banking industry

Some financial institutions have already embraced artificial intelligence, while others are studying it. But bankers generally agree that it's the next big thing in their field.

Aug 7, 2023

NJ bankers remain optimistic amid stormy seas

The failure earlier this year of two California financial institutions seemed to cast a pall over the entire sector, which was already facing myriad issues. But Garden State leaders say they've weathered similar conditions before.

Despite a lack of progress, Gov. Phil Murphy has indicated that he remains committed to the idea of a public bank.
Aug 7, 2023

Whatever happened to the public bank?

In November 2019, Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order creating a group tasked with developing a plan for the institution. Since then, New Jersey bankers say they’ve heard crickets from Trenton. But Murphy has hinted that the idea is still alive and kicking.

In 2017, Virtua Health launched its Eat Well Mobile Farmers Market, housed in a 23-foot bus that offers fresh produce year-round. In 2021, the provider expanded the program with the Eat Well Mobile Grocery Store – the state’s first mobile supermarket.
Jul 31, 2023

Virtua Health hits the road to care for South Jersey communities

In addition to its brick-and-mortar locations, the health care provider is meeting residents' needs through its fleet of mobile health vehicles.

“If you’re a caregiver at home and you have children or elderly people and you can’t get out of your house but once a day, or you can only take that trip on the bus once a day, your priority is going to be food, that’s just natural,” Bergen New Bridge CEO Deborah Visconi explained.
Jul 31, 2023

One-stop shop for health care, groceries is ‘game changer’

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus and Inserra Supermarkets have teamed up to open CareRite Now centers in Shoprite stores.