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By ROI-NJ Staff
Newark | November 16, 2017 at 2:03 pm

16 11, 2017

Mistrial in Menendez corruption case, as jury can’t reach verdict

2017-11-20T10:42:54+00:00

The federal corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez has ended in a mistrial after the jury remained deadlocked after four days of deliberations. According to multiple published reports, the 12 jurors — including a recent replacement — could not reach a verdict after the New Jersey Democrat’s 11-week trial. ...

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Mistrial in Menendez corruption case, as jury can’t reach verdict 2017-11-20T10:42:54+00:00
15 11, 2017

Mayors group ‘at no time … called for the elimination of NJEDA’

2017-11-15T21:34:47+00:00

The New Jersey Urban Mayors Association released a report Wednesday including a list of recommendations for the incoming governor. In response to an article on ROI-NJ.com, the association clarified that it is not seeking the elimination of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. "The New Jersey Urban Mayors Association at ...

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Mayors group ‘at no time … called for the elimination of NJEDA’ 2017-11-15T21:34:47+00:00
15 11, 2017

Urban mayors group: Modify NJEDA, repurpose incentive money

2017-11-17T10:39:36+00:00

Some of New Jersey’s urban mayors who have benefited the most from billions in economic development incentives want to modify the state Economic Development Authority and the way the state distributes incentives. Specifically, rather than incentivize companies to come to the state, they said, the state should be investing in infrastructure and ensuring ...

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Urban mayors group: Modify NJEDA, repurpose incentive money 2017-11-17T10:39:36+00:00
14 11, 2017

EDA OKs $200M in incentives for Mars Wrigley, Quest, others

2017-11-20T14:26:46+00:00

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority approved more than $200 million in Grow New Jersey incentives Tuesday for some marquee names, including Mars Wrigley, Ralph Lauren, LabCorp, Quest Diagnostics and Konica Minolta. The biggest award ($55 million over 10 years) went to Quest Diagnostics, which promises to create 384 new ...

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EDA OKs $200M in incentives for Mars Wrigley, Quest, others 2017-11-20T14:26:46+00:00
13 11, 2017

Committee co-chairs on Murphy’s transition team are a diverse lot

2017-11-15T10:52:49+00:00

Gov.-elect Phil Murphy released the list of individuals involved in his transition team Monday morning. In doing so, he kept one of his campaign promises: To make sure his governing team looks like the population it will serve. Of the 82 people announced, at least one-fourth are minorities and almost ...

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Committee co-chairs on Murphy’s transition team are a diverse lot 2017-11-15T10:52:49+00:00
10 11, 2017

Mars Wrigley seeks Grow NJ grant to move to Newark

2017-11-14T10:28:21+00:00

Mars Wrigley Confectionery US LLC, the company created shortly after Mars Inc. took full control of Wrigley last fall, has applied for a 10-year, $31.5 million Grow New Jersey grant to open an office in Newark. The application will be heard next Tuesday at the next New Jersey Economic Development ...

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Mars Wrigley seeks Grow NJ grant to move to Newark 2017-11-14T10:28:21+00:00
10 11, 2017

EDA to consider nearly $200M in additional incentives

2017-11-10T17:26:23+00:00

In addition to $32.6 million in tax incentives for Mars Wrigley Confectionery US LLC, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority will consider nearly $200 million in additional Grow New Jersey requests at Tuesday’s meeting. They include $55.2 million over a 10-year period for Quest Diagnostics Inc. to consider locating in ...

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EDA to consider nearly $200M in additional incentives 2017-11-10T17:26:23+00:00
9 11, 2017

Oliver to head Department of Community Affairs

2017-11-13T10:48:04+00:00

Lt. Gov.-elect Sheila Oliver will serve as commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs. This is the first cabinet appointment of Gov.-elect Phil Murphy's administration. “From the beginning, I made it clear that I chose Sheila as my running mate to be my partner in Trenton, not just an ally ...

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Oliver to head Department of Community Affairs 2017-11-13T10:48:04+00:00
9 11, 2017

Craig Coughlin to become next Assembly speaker

2017-11-13T12:01:08+00:00

Democrat Craig Coughlin will replace Vincent Prieto as Assembly Speaker, both men announced Thursday. The switch has been expected since Coughlin (D-Woodbridge) announced he would be challenging Prieto (D-Secaucus) earlier this year. "Today, I am announcing that I will no longer be seeking a new term as speaker, and that ...

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Craig Coughlin to become next Assembly speaker 2017-11-13T12:01:08+00:00
8 11, 2017

Levinson out as head of Casino Control Commission

2017-11-22T10:08:48+00:00

(Editor's note: This report was updated at 2:30 p.m. Thursday with additional information and at 4:15 p.m. with nomination information.) Casino Control Commission Chairman and CEO Matthew Levinson will not be reappointed to the commission, multiple sources confirmed to ROI-NJ on Wednesday. The sources, who requested anonymity because they are not ...

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Levinson out as head of Casino Control Commission 2017-11-22T10:08:48+00:00
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