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Feds ask NJ Transit, unions to extend strike deadline

By June 22, 2016 08:16 AM

Federal officials have asked NJ Transit and the two rail unions that rejected a proposed contact to continue a cooling off period until July 16, past the June 30 deadline for a lock-out or strike by conductors and engineers. CONTINUE READING

Infrastructure ‘crisis’ may compel New Jersey to finally raise gas tax

By June 22, 2016 08:15 AM

Amid mounting alarm over how to pay for repairs to New Jersey’s roads and bridges, state lawmakers are lining up behind a potential solution once considered politically unthinkable: raising the state’s famously low gas tax. CONTINUE READING

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Rents are booming, but for how long?

By June 22, 2016 08:15 AM

The largest U.S. apartment landlords are betting that hordes of millennials streaming into cities will keep pushing rents sky-high. But an expected spike in new supply in some key markets suggests their wager might be shakier than they thought. CONTINUE READING

As expanded Panama Canal prepares to open, New York isn’t ready

By June 22, 2016 08:14 AM

Ports on the U.S. East Coast have been hurrying to prepare their harbors, terminals and roads for the arrival of supersize container ships that are expected to pass through the Panama Canal once its expansion is completed later this month. CONTINUE READING

N.J. Supreme Court: You can't be fired because you're getting divorced

By June 22, 2016 08:13 AM

The state Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a worker cannot be fired or discriminated against because they are separated from or divorcing their spouse. CONTINUE READING

Who are the winners and losers of proposed 23-cent gas tax increase?

By June 22, 2016 08:13 AM

State lawmakers on Monday introduced an extensive plan to raise money for road, bridge and rail improvements that trades one tax hike for a number of tax cuts. CONTINUE READING

Drug case dropped against son of Sheridans

By June 22, 2016 08:12 AM

The drug case against Matthew Sheridan has been dismissed after a Somerset County judge last week tossed the evidence, saying the search of his Jeep on the day his parents died was unconstitutional. CONTINUE READING

As lawmakers consider transportation plan, jet fuel tax comes into question

By June 22, 2016 08:11 AM

New Jersey lawmakers planning a 10-year, $20 billion infrastructure fund hope to tap one often-overlooked revenue stream to support transportation work throughout the state: a tax on jet fuel. CONTINUE READING

Christie proposes new school funding formula

By Andrew George
June 22, 2016 07:53 AM

Speaking in Hillsborough Tuesday, Gov. Chris Christie proposed a massive overhaul of the state’s school funding system, favoring a “fairness” plan that calls for an equal distribution of aid per pupil statewide, regardless of a school district’s location or performance record. CONTINUE READING

Craft beer and USB ports: Airlines upgrade clubs to lure customers

By June 21, 2016 08:30 AM

The exclusive feel of domestic airline clubs has taken a hit over the last decade. They are more crowded, and the free premium cocktails have been disappearing. Free Wi-Fi is no longer even a draw because it is available in many airport terminals. CONTINUE READING

New Jersey considers starting financial literacy lessons before high school

By June 21, 2016 08:29 AM

A measure advancing in the New Jersey Assembly would require school districts to teach financial literacy to elementary and middle-school students. CONTINUE READING

These workplace benefits are slowly fading away

By June 21, 2016 08:28 AM

ar more employers used to offer subsidized childcare, mortgage assistance and employee stock purchase plans than they do today. CONTINUE READING

Even cheap meals influence doctors’ drug prescriptions, study suggests

By June 21, 2016 08:26 AM

It doesn’t take much to get a doctor to prescribe a brand-name medication, a new study suggests. (Story may require a subscription.) CONTINUE READING

Booker, Menendez fume after losing battle over guns to Senate Republicans

By June 21, 2016 08:25 AM

Hours after U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez spoke in Newark at a rally for new gun laws, Senate Republicans blocked action on legislation to ban those on the terrorist watch list from buying weapons. CONTINUE READING

N.J. homeowners relieved, but renters squeezed

By June 21, 2016 08:23 AM

With rent of $1,160 a month in Asbury Park taking up most of her family's income, Susan Aquino began to search for a new apartment that would give her some breathing room. CONTINUE READING

Clinton burying Trump: $42 million to $1.3 million

By June 21, 2016 08:22 AM

Donald Trump faces an extraordinary money deficit unheard of in modern presidential politics, entering the month with tens of millions of dollars less than Hillary Clinton. CONTINUE READING

N.J. pension proposal is 'economic armageddon,' business leader says

By June 21, 2016 08:20 AM

As a Democrat-backed plan that would require quarterly payments into the state pension system moved closer to the fall ballot, an opponent of the constitutional amendment cautioned on Monday that there is time to consider alternatives to avoid "economic armageddon." CONTINUE READING

N.J. lawmakers introduce 23 cent increase in gas tax

By June 21, 2016 08:17 AM

Leading state lawmakers on Monday introduced legislation Monday raising New Jersey's uniquely low tax on gasoline by 23 cents. CONTINUE READING

Bergen's request for new hospital manager draws unexpected coalition

By June 20, 2016 10:27 PM

Bergen County is looking for a new manager for Bergen Regional Medical Center, and one possibility is a coalition of unexpected allies. CONTINUE READING

Wenric Properties expands business in Cherry Hill

By June 20, 2016 01:05 PM

Wenric Properties has acquired a property in Cherry Hill to expand its warehousing and sales force, WCRE announced Friday. CONTINUE READING

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