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'The action I'm taking': Christie orders emergency management team for A.C.

By Andrew George
January 22, 2015 01:53 PM

During what was his third scheduled summit on the future of Atlantic City on Thursday, Gov. Chris Christie announced his plans to implement an emergency management team for the city through an executive order. CONTINUE READING

A.C. poised to get emergency manager, consultant

By Joshua Burd
January 22, 2015 10:49 AM



Medicaid reimbursement bump helped patients get appointments, study finds

By Beth Fitzgerald
January 21, 2015 04:42 PM


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Federal prosecutors issue subpoenas for more Bridgegate documents

By Andrew George
January 9, 2015 10:21 AM

According to the legislative committee formed to investigate the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman’s office has subpoenaed additional documents pertaining to former Port Authority deputy executive director Bill Baroni’s testimony before the committee in 2013. CONTINUE READING

Law firm launches public affairs and communications agency

By Eric Strauss
January 7, 2015 04:31 PM

A Basking Ridge-based law firm announced Wednesday that it has started a public affairs and communications agency, offering services in government affairs, strategic communications and business development. CONTINUE READING


Municipal IT services firm makes an acquisition

By Eric Strauss
January 7, 2015 03:18 PM

A unit of Fairview-based Insync Innovations Inc. announced Wednesday that it has acquired Teaneck-based information technology solutions company First Byte Corporation. CONTINUE READING

Barnabas Health purchases Jersey City-owned property for $24M

By Beth Fitzgerald
January 7, 2015 02:19 PM

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop announced Wednesday that his administration has sold city-owned property at Grand Street and Jersey Avenue to Barnabas Health for $24 million, which he said is more than double what prior administrations had sought for the site. CONTINUE READING

Engineering firm lands share of multimillion-dollar FEMA contract

By Meg Fry
January 7, 2015 12:45 PM

T&M Associates — a national engineering, environmental services and consulting firm based in Middletown — announced Wednesday it is part of a joint venture team awarded a five-year, multimillion-dollar contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency. CONTINUE READING

U.S. added more than 240K jobs in December, ADP says

By Eric Strauss
January 7, 2015 11:41 AM

The private sector added 241,000 jobs from November to December, according to the latest figures from Roseland-based payroll and human resources firm ADP. CONTINUE READING

N.J. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on COAH inaction

By Andrew George
January 7, 2015 10:15 AM

The New Jersey Supreme Court took well over three hours of oral arguments Tuesday on a suit filed by the Fair Share Housing Center over whether the Council on Affordable Housing was actively violating a court order by missing its latest November deadline for coming up with new affordable housing rules. CONTINUE READING

Officials demand Port Authority kill proposal to end overnight PATH service

By Andrew George
January 6, 2015 08:28 AM

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop led a press conference Monday afternoon calling on Port Authority Chairman John Degnan to end the debate over a recent agency report suggesting an elimination of overnight PATH service in the name of cutting costs. CONTINUE READING

Fulop: Proposal to cut late-night PATH service a 'case study in hypocrisy'

By Andrew George
December 30, 2014 02:07 PM

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop says that, with all of the economic incentives that have recently been approved for Jersey City-based projects, Gov. Chris Christie's support of a Port Authority report that proposes eliminating late-night PATH service to cut the agency's costs is a “case study in hypocrisy.” CONTINUE READING

Will Jan. 1 minimum wage hike make a difference? Depends whom you ask

By Andrew Sheldon
December 29, 2014 12:51 PM

New Jersey's approximately 176,000 minimum wage workers will see a bump in their paychecks starting Jan. 1, 2015. The increase of 13 cents per hour is required under an amendment to the state's constitution that requires an automatic annual increase in an attempt to keep pace with inflation. CONTINUE READING

Updated: In live interview, Christie touches on range of topics from Cuba to Atlantic City

By Andrew George
December 23, 2014 08:33 AM

(Editor's note: This story was updated at 2:30 p.m. with video clips from the interview.) Speaking with Steve Adubato in a sit-down interview aired live Monday night on NJTV, Gov. Chris Christie criticized President Barack Obama on his recently announced plans to reopen diplomatic relations with Cuba. CONTINUE READING

N.J. voters favor Clinton over Christie by double-digit margin, poll says

By Andrew George
December 22, 2014 01:14 PM

According to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Monday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads Gov. Chris Christie by a double-digit margin among registered New Jersey voters in a hypothetical 2016 presidential matchup. CONTINUE READING

Lab-supply maker, contractor awarded Defense pacts

By Eric Strauss
December 22, 2014 09:21 AM

A pair of New Jersey companies won contracts from the Department of Defense, it announced Friday. CONTINUE READING

Source: Christie to keynote 2015 N.J. Chamber ‘Walk to Washington’ dinner

By Andrew George
December 22, 2014 07:44 AM

According to a source close to the matter, Gov. Chris Christie will again deliver the keynote address at a congressional dinner hosted by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce as part of its annual “Walk to Washington” event on February 19. CONTINUE READING

The advocate: As new head of NJBIA, Siekerka makes it a policy to push for businesses

By Andrew George
December 19, 2014 11:31 AM

Michele Siekerka may have spent much of the past four years in the public sector with the state Department of Environmental Protection, but the private sector has always called her name. CONTINUE READING

The communicator: Singleton is making his voice heard and his name known in Trenton

By Andrew George
December 19, 2014 11:31 AM

When it comes to the debate over corporate incentives, Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Mount Laurel) gets personal. That's because, in his Burlington County district, he's seen it all. CONTINUE READING

Gibbons attorney returns to political world

By Brett Johnson
December 19, 2014 05:04 PM

A director of a notable Newark-based law firm was appointed general counsel of the Senate Democratic Majority Office. CONTINUE READING

Policy, media, legal groups among those getting Fund for N.J. grants

By Andrew Sheldon
December 19, 2014 03:58 PM

The trustees of The Fund for New Jersey awarded $655,000 in grants to various nonprofit organizations at their quarterly board meeting for December 2014. CONTINUE READING

Bill to replenish UEZ funding heads to Christie's desk

By Andrew George
December 19, 2014 10:51 AM

Under a bill passed by both the Assembly and Senate on Thursday, a dedicated 30 percent of reduced sales tax revenues generated by businesses within the state's Urban Enterprise Zones will stay in those areas and be deposited to Enterprise Zone Assistance Fund accounts. CONTINUE READING

Manufacturers group blasts 'Buy American' bill as bad for U.S. business

By Meg Fry
December 18, 2014 02:21 PM

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers — a national trade association for more than 900 manufacturers of equipment for industries such as agriculture, construction, mining and utilities — released a statement Thursday against the approval of Senate Bill 1811, currently before New Jersey Legislature. CONTINUE READING

Poll Question of the Week:

If you could move out of New Jersey, would you?

State of the Union brings women's issues to the fore

By Meg Fry
January 23, 2015 01:55 PM

President Obama's State of the Union address did something smart, but not... CONTINUE READING

What business leaders can learn from Dr. King

By January 16, 2015 09:42 AM

As we commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Day this year, we find a landscape... CONTINUE READING

These millennials are the 1 percent … who trust advertising

By Brett Johnson
January 20, 2015 03:55 PM

It was probably during a “Rugrats” commercial break. Maybe between... CONTINUE READING

There are stressful jobs, and then there are stressful jobs. Which one is yours?

By Andrew Sheldon
January 13, 2015 10:56 AM

“A schlemiel is the fellow who climbs to the top of a ladder with a... CONTINUE READING

Business Events

Best 50 Women in Business
Monday, March 23, 2015
Best Places to Work in New Jersey
Thursday, April 30, 2015
NJBIZ Business Event
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Healthcare Heroes
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Forty Under 40 Awards
Monday, September 28, 2015
NJBIZ Business Event
Friday, October 9, 2015

Special Editions

New Jersey 350th Anniversary

By January 15, 2015 02:11 PM

For such a small state, New Jersey really does have something for everyone. From city sidewalks and urban hubs to rolling green hills and country trails, mountains, forests, farmland, historic villages and 130 miles of pristine beaches, there is never a lack of things to do in the Garden State. CONTINUE READING

Book of lists

By January 14, 2015 12:46 PM



2014 Business of the Year Awards

By December 30, 2014 11:01 AM

Congratulations to the 2014 Business of the Year honorees! On Monday, December 8th nearly 300 individuals gathered to celebrate the honorees and Hall of Fame inductees. Click on the supplement to view the winners! CONTINUE READING

2014 50 Fastest Growing Companies Event Supplement

By November 24, 2014 01:37 PM

Congratulations to the 2014 50 Fastest Growing Companies! On Thursday, November 13th nearly 400 individuals gathered to celebrate 50 of the fastest growing companies in the state. Click on the supplement to see where each company fell on the list! CONTINUE READING

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