Spotlight on the Issues

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.

Hackensack Meridian Health launched a comprehensive, multi-tiered ambulatory strategy that the system refers to as M1, M2 and M3 facilities based on different sizes and scopes of the services that are offered, such as this Eatontown site.
Jul 31, 2023

Health care in New Jersey reaches beyond hospitals’ four walls

Initiatives to reach out into Garden State communities are proliferating around the state, especially at some of its largest systems.

Brentwood, Tenn.-based Cryoport opened its BioServices division in a 45,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in Morris Plains.
Jul 10, 2023

Location, infrastructure boost NJ’s biotech, life sciences industries

Insiders say it’s no surprise that life science and biotech companies are attracted to New Jersey. “From incubators to stand alone laboratory space at research parks and hubs, you’ll find the support you need here, along with world-class research universities, medical schools and some of the best hospitals in the country,” according to Choose New Jersey.

Finance Bank Banking Business Financial Loan
Jul 10, 2023

VC providers keep funds flowing in NJ

It’s been a tough year for life sciences startups. Still, some New Jersey-based venture capital funds are optimistic about opportunities in the early-stage segment.

Jul 10, 2023

Despite challenges, ‘capital is always available for good ideas’

Continued turbulence in the financial markets and headwinds from legislation aimed at capping drug costs haven't dampened spirits at some New Jersey enterprises.

Clockwise from top left: Moderated by NJBIZ Editor Jeff Kanige, the May 23 Construction & Development Panel Discussion featured James Thaon, principal, Bohler; Samantha DeAlmeida Roman, president, Associated Builders and Contractors of New Jersey; and Damian Santomauro, co-leader, Construction Law & Litigation Team, Gibbons PC.
Jun 19, 2023

Construction and development experts delve into industry stressors

A theme of uncertainty permeated the recent discussion, featuring panelists from the Associated Builders and Contractors of New Jersey, Gibbons PC and Bohler.

Construction of the $100 million Island Waterpark is nearing completion at the Showboat Resort, billed as a “family-friendly, year-round” attraction.
Jun 19, 2023

Atlantic City reinvestment efforts take shape ahead of summer (updated)

Activity has been buzzing throughout the resort town, with casinos having collectively invested more than $1 billion into the marketplace over the past several years.