‘Legislature took what was already a bad budget and made it worse’

The state Senate and Assembly, as expected, passed a $32.7 billion budget Thursday — one that could come with an expanded millionaire’s sax and up to $4.5 billion in borrowing that they say will...

NJM names Joshua Kalafer to its board of directors

NJM Insurance Group, the West Trenton-based property and casualty insurer, has named Joshua Kalafer, co-owner of Flemington Car and Truck Country, to its board of directors, it announced this week. Kalafer is a seasoned entrepreneur...

Siekerka: Tax relief can only come when there’s increased spending, needless borrowing and higher...

The year 2020 has been like no other. Yet, it seems nothing changes in Trenton. I was taken aback when Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leadership presented their agreement on so-called middle-class tax relief —...

Murphy optimistic about upcoming budget vote — says proposal will do ‘tremendous good’

Gov. Phil Murphy said he is proud of the budget his team has agreed upon with the state Legislature, saying it will go a long way to help families who are in crisis because...

Keep it simple, New Jersey: Make budget serve residents

Sometimes, the simpler a problem is made, the clearer the solution becomes. For New Jersey, our most onerous fiscal problem is our unsustainable debt load and unbearably high cost of living. The proposed Fiscal...

LSC announces $5M gift will be used to renovate 163-foot-tall pyramidal tower

Betty Wold Johnson, the matriarch of Johnson & Johnson, was an extraordinary philanthropist, humanitarian and patron of the arts. She also was a big science buff. Monday night, at the annual Liberty Science Center Genius Gala,...

1 year later, Choose says mission trip to India proving to be success

It may seem like a lifetime ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Gov. Phil Murphy’s trade mission trip to India with Choose New Jersey was just a year ago. Choose New Jersey CEO Jose...

Okla. bank’s mortgage division opens 14th N.J. office

Gateway Mortgage Group, a division of Gateway First Bank, has opened a new mortgage center in Robbinsville, it announced this week. The new center will help meet demand from local communities for home financing, the...

NVE Bank awards $100K in grants to Bergen restaurants, makes $10K donation to food...

NVE Bank has continued its philanthropic fight against the pandemic, awarding $100,000 in grants to Bergen County restaurants affected by COVID-19 and making a donation to a food pantry in Englewood, where the bank...

Peapack-Gladstone Bank adds commercial closing exec

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corp., the Bedminster-based parent of Peapack-Gladstone Bank, announced a new senior vice president and head of commercial closing, credit risk management. Elisa DePalma joins the bank from Capital One N.A., where she was...

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Murphy on rising cases: This is clear evidence that we are not out of...

After a long period of steady decline in many important COVID-19 statistics, Gov. Phil Murphy said there are five counties in the state that...

Expanded indoor dining? Murphy won’t offer timeline

It’s the dreaded “sooner rather than later” response. And it’s all restaurant owners have to go on — for now — when it comes...

Transaction tax will cost U.S. savers, pensioners — and ultimately hurt N.J.

As New Jersey struggles under a large deficit due, in part, to the pandemic, some state legislators believe they have found a path toward...

Amazon opens latest delivery center, in Carlstadt

Amazon continues to roll along on the path to becoming New Jersey’s largest private-sector employer, announcing yet another new delivery station has opened in...

Stockton names CPA, alumnus as new board chairman

Raymond R. Ciccone, an accountant and alumnus, has been named chair of the Stockton University board of trustees, the Galloway-based college announced this week. Ciccone,...