Murphy: Official plan in place for ‘equitable’ vaccination rollout

For many, a potential COVID-19 vaccine has marked the finish line of the long nightmare being lived by so many since March. With President...

Bayer acquires AskBio for $2B now — up to $2B later

Bayer announced Monday it has acquired Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, a North Carolina-based biopharmaceutical company known as AskBio that specializes in the research, development and manufacturing...

Thomas Edison U., with support from PSEG Foundation, expanding offerings in Military and Veteran Portal

Knowledge surrounding the use of sonar, night vision, jet engines and satellite navigation — all pivotal innovations first utilized by the U.S. military —...

Mack-Cali sells Princeton office building for $7.5M, part of ongoing divestment strategy

Mack-Cali Realty Corp. has continued to divest its suburban assets, it said Monday, selling a Class A office building in Princeton for $7.5 million. The...

ROI-NJ presents the online edition of its ROI Influencers: Health Care issue (Oct. 19, 2020)

We are pleased to present the electronic version of ROI-NJ’s latest print issue. You can either scroll through the pages below or click the...

In times of crisis, heroes are everywhere

The hospital CEO described the COVID-19 pandemic — and the surge that hit New Jersey’s hospitals in the spring — in a way few...

Booker, Gottheimer introduce bicameral legislation intended to help nursing home patients

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer on Friday announced the Nursing Home Pandemic Protection Act of 2020, legislation they said would...

Political veteran Fuller expands role at renewable energy firm Anbaric Development Partners

Anbaric Development Partners, a leading developer of electric transmission projects, announced Friday that Janice Fuller, its president of New Jersey, will now serve in an expanded...

N.J. American Water wraps up $12.7M takeover of Long Hill sewer system

New Jersey American Water has completed its $12.7 million acquisition of the Long Hill Township sewer system, it announced this week. The purchase, first announced...

At WexEnergy, quick fix for drafty windows has long-term impact on environment

WexEnergy bills itself as a climatetech/cleantech company. Its first product, WindowSkin, is a low-cost window retrofit that reduces operating expenses for building owners by improving the...

Cohen named chair of NJIT board of trustees

Robert Cohen — a three-time alumnus at New Jersey Institute of Technology and longtime member of the College of Engineering’s board of visitors and...

Business coalition, in virtual town hall, pushes for more openings of economy

Bridget O’Brien said the child care industry is about to get pummeled. Again. “COVID is only the first punch,” O’Brien said. “Under the best conditions,...

NJII teams with Leadership Difference to create training programs for execs

The New Jersey Innovation Institute and the Leadership Difference have formed a professional and executive education partnership to serve and upskill innovative leaders across all...

Rhinebeck Bank buying two N.Y. branches from ConnectOne

Rhinebeck Bancorp Inc., the holding company for Poughkeepsie-based Rhinebeck Bank, has acquired two branches from ConnectOne Bancorp Inc., parent of Englewood Cliffs-based ConnectOne Bank. Rhinebeck...

Rutgers panel: Lack of access to aid is disproportionately hurting immigrant women of color

The COVID-19 pandemic’s disproportionate impact on communities of color have been well documented. A recent roundtable of Rutgers University experts and advocates said the...

Legislators ask: Why should N.J. residents working from home have to pay NYC taxes?

Have no doubt about it — a tax war is coming. New Jersey residents who normally work in New York City but have been working...

121-year-old Paterson baking ingredients company is acquired by private-equity firm

J&K Ingredients Corp., a Paterson-based provider of ingredients for baked goods, has been acquired by a private-equity firm, according to a Thursday announcement. CORE Industrial...

In Bayonne, new Starbucks means more than just coffee

It’s the dream of every commercial project and municipal official in the state: a Starbucks. A store means more than just access to coffee —...

Newark Symphony Hall creates investment committee of Black-led, millennial-age professionals

Newark Symphony Hall has announced the creation of a Black-led, volunteer-based Investment Committee comprised largely of millennial-age professionals that it is tasking with shaping...

With more than 3,000 new COVID cases this weekend, second surge is here

New Jersey recorded more than 1,000 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases Sunday and nearly 2,000 Saturday — meaning the state has hit four digits for...

Murphy signs law impacting staffing, addressing isolation at long-term care facilities

Gov. Phil Murphy took another step Friday toward reforming the long-term care industry by signing bills that mandate specific staff-to-resident ratios and address social...

Based on data … second surge is here

It’s fair to say the second wave is here. Gov. Phil Murphy reported Friday that New Jersey had 1,139 new positive COVID-19 cases, pushing the...

Rent control is not affordable housing

The consequences of knee-jerk government actions to protect tenants will bring future harm to tenants, property owners and most importantly, the condo and small...

Kislak arranges sales of four Monmouth County properties

The Kislak Co. Inc. announced it has arranged the sales of four investment properties in Monmouth County totaling $11.5 million. The properties were all marketed...

For Newmark: New name, new logo — but continuation of culture that has helped it survive, thrive during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way the commercial real estate sector operates — but it hasn’t changed the core beliefs and business practices...

Cognizant acquiring industrial IoT company from N.C.

Teaneck-based professional services firm Cognizant announced Thursday that it has agreed to acquire Bright Wolf, a privately held technology services provider. The deal for the...

BD promotes life sciences exec to CTO, names his successor

BD, the Franklin Lakes medical technology company, has named a pair of new executive leaders, it announced Thursday. The company, also known as Becton, Dickinson...

Hills donate $350K to Camden’s LEAP Academy in effort to boost interest in STEM

LEAP Academy University Charter School in Camden will rename its fabrication lab the Vernon and Shirley Hill Fab Lab at LEAP Academy in recognition...

At HMH, these 3 concerns move to forefront as second COVID wave moves in

Hackensack Meridian Health has cared for as many COVID-19 patients as any health system in the state, and likely the country. The total to date...

N.J. needs true economic plan, growth strategy — now

Last week, Gov. Phil Murphy announced to a room full of New Jersey’s political elite that he was releasing $112 million in CARES Act funding. The...

Who will show up to vote in 2020 presidential election?

When researchers report on gaps in educational attainment and skills, the most frequent discussion is around economic outcomes, including wages, income and wealth. But,...

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ROI Influencers: Health Care 2020 (Unsung heroes, N to Z)

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Security officers  Throughout the pandemic, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center’s Security Team has been at every entrance screening patients, employees and...

ROI Influencers: Health Care 2020 (Unsung heroes, A to M)

AtlantiCare – Atlantic City Gemma Downham Director of infection prevention A natural leader, Gemma Downham has extensive expertise as an epidemiologist in evidence and best practices, leading...

ROI Influencers: Health Care 2020 (No. 1 — Judith Persichilli)

Judith Persichilli Commissioner of health State of New Jersey The once-in-a-century pandemic pushed a well-respected but unheralded nurse and health care executive, Judy Persichilli, into the public...

ROI Influencers: Health Care 2020 (Hospital heroes, M to Z)

Amy Mansue CEO Inspira Health System Mansue is now the head of Inspira, after previously serving as a VP and chief experience officer at RWJBarnabas Health. Those...

Bergen New Bridge opens LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness Center

Transgender and gender non-binary New Jerseyans often experience discrimination and misunderstanding from health care providers. And they have a strong desire for a health...

WCRE to market Deborah Heart & Lung Center in Browns Mills for lease

The Deborah Heart & Lung Center Medical Office Building in Browns Mills will be marketed for lease by the owner, Landmark Healthcare Facilities, according...

Residents concerned about COVID cases in schools — despite their low total

COVID cases in schools across New Jersey continue to be a major area of concern among residents. That was clear Thursday afternoon by watching the...

Office leasing veteran Martin joins JLL

Industry veteran Larry Martin has joined JLL as an executive vice president on the office leasing team, the firm announced Thursday. He will work out...

Murphy ‘very confident’ N.J.’s voting system is secure

Gov. Phil Murphy is thrilled the state has received more than 2.15 million ballots so far — with 11 days still remaining before the...

SBA has approved $7B in loans to N.J. companies — and says more money is available

The New Jersey district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced Thursday that the federal agency has approved over a 120,000 Economic Injury...