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premium content Grant program helping small businesses STEP up

Prior to attending the year’s AgraME agricultural trade show in Dubai, Messinas’ products were sold in four Middle Eastern countries.

premium content Transit villages: How NJ is reimagining the walkable, live-work-play downtown

Go past the dual railroad tracks in Asbury Park and you’ll experience a renaissance of redevelopment and economic revitalization: neighborhoods...

premium content It's a small world: Taking a company global isn't necessarily limited to the big guys

Ambitious New Jersey companies that want to boost their revenues are increasingly looking beyond national borders. In 2017, global exports...

Suuchi chooses NJ to set up shop

Technology and supply chain startup Suuchi Inc. said it will set up shop in Kearny rather than Charlotte, N.C., where Morris Plains-based Honeywell...

Bill establishing hunger-free campus grant program gains committee approval

The Assembly Human Services Committee approved legislation Thursday sponsored by Benjie Wimberly, D-35th District; Mila Jasey, D-37th District; Raj...

Lawmakers eye ways to reduce food waste among restaurants, stores

Lawmakers approved a series of measures aimed at reducing food waste amongst restaurants, farmers, grocery stores and other food retailers.

Assembly committee approves food desert liquor license incentive

Lawmakers are pushing ahead with a pair of economic incentives to encourage business owners to open grocery stores in so-called food deserts: a...

Sullivan, Fiordaliso detail how wind energy could boost NJ's economy

Two senior Murphy administration officials touted the potential long term ancillary economic boost from the governor’s goal of 3,500 megawatts...

Greenwald introduces legislation to combat the opioid crisis

Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald, D-6th District, introduced legislation this week, designed to help remove barriers to accessing Medication...

Menendez, Booker announce $11.9M for substance abuse, community health funding

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, both Democrats, announced Thursday $11,533,365 from the Department of Health and Human Services will be...

Pallone addresses opportunities for new Congress to stabilize ACA

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-6th District, joined advocates and state residents at a tele-town hall on Tuesday to discuss what steps the new...

Murphy unveils STEM fast-track program for 3 NJ high schools

Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled a new program for three of New Jersey's urban high schools aimed at preparing the state's students for careers in science...

Murphy pushes Legislature, DCA to expand NJ's shared services

Gov. Phil Murphy is asking the state Legislature, and directing the Department of Community Affairs, to push forward with a handful of shared...

Former NJ gaming official to join new sports betting 'integrity' group

George Rover, a longtime executive at the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, will begin serving as a senior official at the newly created...

Legislative committee approves cannabis legalization bill

A joint committee in the state Legislature approved Monday a measure to legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana for New Jerseyans over the...

Murphy wants $15 minimum wage bill by end of year

Gov. Phil Murphy said he wants a bill on his desk by the end of 2018 to increase the statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour, a move which would make...

Medical marijuana bill passes in legislative committee

Over a dozen people testified in front of the New Jersey Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee Monday morning in support of, or...

Additional measles exposure reported in Passaic County

The New Jersey Department of Health issued a warning Monday to residents about additional exposures linked to an outbreak of measles in Ocean County.

premium content Renewed push for electric cars after VW settlement

Electric cars are garnering attention again in New Jersey in the wake of the federal government’s recent settlement with Volkswagen after the...

3 cannabis bills released; Legislature to take up Monday

The first-ever vote on adult-use cannabis legalization will be held at a joint hearing Monday in the Senate Budget and Appropriations and Assembly...

Murphy signs hemp research bill

Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday signed into law a bill directing the state Department of Agriculture to create a pilot program to research cultivation of industrial hemp.

Agency awards $28M in tax credits to expand affordable housing

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency has awarded more than $28 million in the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit program to create more than 1,400 affordable apartments for families, seniors and special-needs residents in 12 counties.

United says it supported $16B in NJ economic activity in 2017

United Airlines contributed to $16 billion in economy activity in New Jersey in 2017, according to an economy impact study released by the airline Monday.

Wanaque Center completes separation of patients

On Saturday, the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation completed separating medically fragile residents in the pediatric respiratory unit—where the adenovirus has spread—from those who have the virus, including grouping residents by laboratory testing status and symptoms experienced by residents, the state department of health confirmed.

EDA picks two companies for CoVest Fund support

The state’s Economic Development Authority selected talent acquisition firm Reflik Inc. and renewable energy company Gridless Power Corp. as its two picks to receive support under the its NJ CoVest Fund.

NJ sports betting reaches nearly $600M

The Division of Gaming Enforcement, which regulates New Jersey’s gambling and sports betting industries, on Thursday reported a drop in revenue for sportsbooks from $24 million in October to $11.7 million in October.

DOH confirms 11th Wanaque patient death

A child with a confirmed case of adenovirus, who had been a resident of the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, died Thursday night in a North Jersey hospital.

DOH takes enforcement action against Wanaque Center

The New Jersey Department of Health will require the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation to prohibit all new admissions and hire a certified Infection Control Practioner and the services of a department-approved physician or physician practice with board certification in infectious disease.

NJ treasury rolls out $200M tax amnesty program

The New Jersey Department of the Treasury on Thursday unveiled its tax amnesty program that is expected to generate a one-time infusion of up to $200 million in revenue for the current fiscal year.

Chamber CEO Bracken recognized for work on TTF legislation

The New Jersey League of Municipalities on Thursday awarded Tom Bracken, president and CEO of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, its Distinguished Public Service Award.

Proposal tightens rules for prescription monitoring in NJ

In a move to advance New Jersey’s fight against opioid addiction, the state has proposed new rules for the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program that would further mandate use of the centralized database and make it easier for prescribers to monitor patient use of opioid painkillers and other controlled drugs that can lead to addiction.

AG sues J&J subsidiary for practices related to opioid products

The state of New Jersey has filed a five-count lawsuit against Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, for deceiving consumers about the dangers of two of its opioid products with high potential for abuse – Nucynta and Nucynta ER, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Tuesday.

DOH opioid data dashboard newest resource in addiction battle

The New Jersey Department of Health unveiled an opioid data dashboard, designed to provide public health practitioners, researchers, policymakers and the public with an additional tool in the fight against opioid addiction.

Rutgers RWJ Medical School, US National Guard partner for training

The Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the U.S. National Guard are starting a pilot program using cadavers of military veterans to prepare medics to treat injuries, according to the medical school.

Mastering medical marijuana: Why NJ has some catching up to do with neighboring states

As one of the most expansive medical marijuana providers in the country, Curaleaf’s presence spans 12 states. New Jersey is among them, as is New York and Pennsylvania.

OP-ED: Expand access to driver's licenses to all residents

In New Jersey, having a car is essential to fully participating in the economy. No matter where you live in the Garden State — with very few exceptions — driving is necessary to get to work, pick kids up from school and take them to the doctor, shop for groceries and complete all the other errands that fill up the day. The ability to drive legally and safely is central to a vibrant New Jersey economy where everyone can work, get around and provide for themselves and their families.

Murphy pitches clean energy at Princeton

Gov. Phil Murphy pitched his New Jersey clean energy goals to dozens of researchers and professors at Princeton University on Friday, pointing to the potential economic benefit of boosting such an industry.

EDA approves $39M tax credit to software company GoBrands

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority approved a tax credit award of $39.1 million to delivery software company GoBrands Inc. to construct new facilities in Gloucester County.

Graziano tapped to be new ABC head

The Murphy administration named James Graziano, a partner at the law firm Graziano, Piasecki & Whitelaw LLC, as its pick to head the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

OP-ED: Export promotion grants just a 'STEP' away

Are you a small-business owner in New Jersey seeking to reach customers overseas? The New Jersey Business Action Center’s Office of Export Promotion can help.

Murphy, Baraka decry Amazon reports as 'speculation'

Gov. Phil Murphy and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka cast as “speculation” published reports that Amazon has chosen sites in New York and Virginia for its second North American headquarters, bypassing New Jersey’s largest city.

Hospitals asked to participate in $12M housing partnership

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency has asked hospitals in the state to participate in a $12 million partnership program designed to promote investment in affordable and supportive housing in their communities.