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Decision to cancel train tunnels dogs Christie

By July 29, 2015 09:03 AM

Calls to jump-start a new Hudson River tunnel project are heating up as NJ Transit commuter-train riders continue to face delays getting into New York’s Penn Station because of Amtrak’s electrical problems. (This story may require a subscription.) CONTINUE READING

Christie administration beefs up guidelines on police misconduct investigations

By July 29, 2015 09:03 AM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration is beefing up guidelines surrounding how police misconduct investigations are handled and made public. (This story may require a subscription.) CONTINUE READING

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East coast ports face warehouse crunch

By July 29, 2015 09:02 AM

East Coast ports are falling behind on supplying warehouse space to meet booming container traffic, real estate brokerages say. (This story may require a subscription.) CONTINUE READING

La Guardia’s makeover likely won’t ease delays

By July 29, 2015 09:02 AM

The planned overhaul of La Guardia Airport would make for a nicer experience for fliers, but it likely would do little to alleviate the congestion in New York’s skies or beyond, aviation analysts said. (This story may require a subscription.) CONTINUE READING

Breaking Glass: Two N.J. law firms make '50 Best for Women' list

By July 29, 2015 09:00 AM

Two New Jersey-based law firms were named yesterday as 2015 “50 Best Law Firms for Women" by Working Mother Media and Flex-Time Lawyers. CONTINUE READING

Fragrance and cosmetics maker cited by OSHA

By July 29, 2015 08:59 AM

A Cedar Grove maker of fragrances and cosmetics faces more than $50,000 in proposed penalties after allegedly exposing its workers to fire and explosion hazards, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. CONTINUE READING

As tech booms, workers turn to coding for career change

By July 29, 2015 08:20 AM

After Paul Minton graduated from college, he worked as a waiter, but always felt he should do more. So Minton, a 26-year-old math major, took a three-month course in computer programming and data analysis. As a waiter, he made $20,000 a year. His starting salary last year as a data scientist at a web start-up here was more than $100,000. “Six figures, right off the bat,” Minton said. “To me, it was astonishing.” (This story may require a subscription.) CONTINUE READING

(Most-read) The story behind the infrastructure: Newark's transformation to a fertile fiber optic hub was decades in the making

By July 28, 2015 08:39 AM

Newark is “where the Internet comes up for air.” That's what Audible.com CEO Don Katz told the packed crowd at his company's headquarters last week, referring to the abundance of telecom and cable providers in the city and “the vast web-work” of fiber optic cable that runs below its streets. That network is the cornerstone of the new accelerator space he was unveiling, offering “lightning-fast Wi-Fi” and the promise of making Newark a hub for tech startups. CONTINUE READING

Virtua sues N.J. to thwart EMS takeover by Cooper

By July 28, 2015 08:37 AM

Virtua Health Inc. sued the State of New Jersey on Monday to block a law, signed earlier this month by Gov. Christie, that transfers control of emergency medical services in Camden to Cooper University Hospital. CONTINUE READING

Industry Insights: Credit unions waste taxpayer millions on lobbying, self indulgence

By July 28, 2015 08:36 AM

Credit unions often attempt to justify their federal tax exemption, which costs Americans more than $3 billion annually, by saying those dollars get passed on to their members. However, the Center for Public Integrity notes that since 2008 credit unions have spent more than $600 million on trade groups, lobbyists, political donations, naming rights for sports arenas and other efforts to promote what they call “the credit union movement.” CONTINUE READING

Branding company buys second location in Moorestown

By July 28, 2015 08:35 AM

A promotional product branding company has purchased a Moorestown building as its second facility, according to real estate services firm Colliers International. CONTINUE READING

Heller breaks ground on new industrial building in South Brunswick

By Joshua Burd
July 28, 2015 08:30 AM

Heller Industrial Parks has broken ground a new 285,000-square-foot industrial building in South Brunswick, hoping to capture more of the white-hot market for warehouse and distribution space. CONTINUE READING

Fleeing New Jersey, and Its crushing taxes, for a better life

By July 28, 2015 08:28 AM

Last year, the Garden State lost more residents as a percentage of its overall population than any other state in the country, according to a 2014 National Movers Study commissioned by United Van Lines of St. Louis. CONTINUE READING

Trump's wild N.J. ride: 30 years of grand promises, successes and setbacks

By July 28, 2015 08:27 AM

Donald Trump, a lifelong New Yorker, has been on a 30-year mission to blanket New Jersey with his self-named businesses. It’s a story that has been perplexing and awe-inspiring, infuriating and romantic — sometimes all at once. CONTINUE READING

Trump unlikely to run as third-party candidate, RNC chair says

By July 28, 2015 08:23 AM

The chairman of the Republican National Committee says he doesn't fear the threat of Donald Trump running for president as a third-party candidate. CONTINUE READING

N.J. structural deficit at $10.2B, nearly same as when Christie took office

By July 28, 2015 08:13 AM

New Jersey is more than $10 billion short on what it would cost to fully fund schools, pensions, transportation projects, Medicaid and other programs, according to an estimate prepared by the state's nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services and obtained by NJ Advance Media. CONTINUE READING

New Jersey police to get body cameras

By July 28, 2015 08:06 AM

Gov. Chris Christie’s administration plans to outfit all New Jersey State Police patrol officers with body cameras to record their interactions with the public, a large-scale deployment following a string of fatal police encounters with unarmed black men across the country. (Editor's note: This story may require a subscription.) CONTINUE READING

Jersey Shore residents adjust uneasily to raised homes

By July 28, 2015 08:05 AM

In a post-Sandy world, the high life on the Jersey Shore is leaving some residents missing their old one. (Editor's note: This story may require a subscription.) CONTINUE READING

Hospitals sue N.J., say state played politics in taking away ambulance services

By July 28, 2015 08:03 AM

Two South Jersey hospital systems filed a lawsuit against the state Monday challenging a new law that stripped their hospitals of the right to provide emergency ambulance services and gave the business to Cooper University Hospital instead. CONTINUE READING

Walmart to roll back its 24-hour locations in N.J.

By July 28, 2015 08:01 AM

Sorry late-night shoppers, Walmart is cutting back on its New Jersey stores open around-the-clock. CONTINUE READING

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