Why saving transit will help save our economy

You might imagine that a new president-elect who is supportive rather than hostile to our region’s most important infrastructure project — the Gateway Tunnel — means we can rest easy knowing public transit is...

The truth about vaccines: They are safe and effective

Vaccines have played a critical role in reducing and eliminating the threat of many devastating infectious diseases and helped people of all ages live longer, healthier lives. Yet, today, people are reluctant to be...

CPACE program will turbocharge green financing

As a provider of energy efficiency upgrades, the three most common concerns we hear from customers considering energy efficiency improvements are: cost, cash flow and ownership.  Most energy efficiency projects require a significant capital...

Legalization of cannabis should not prevent employers from maintaining drug-free workplace

Through the twists and turns on the road to legalized recreational cannabis in New Jersey, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association has charted a singular, center course — workplace safety protections. We always have maintained that legalization is...

Why long overdue Glassboro-Camden Rail Line would be big boost for economic development in...

The Delaware River Port Authority recently held public hearings on the Environmental Impact Study of the long-anticipated Glassboro Camden Rail Line, which is the next step in the decades-long journey to establish a rail...

Pandemic or not: 2021 can be banner year for your career

Allow me to state the obvious: The region’s business community has struggled in 2020 and is now bracing for what will come in 2021. Successful companies won’t waste time wringing hands; they are squarely focused...

Why N.J. should not lock down again: Cases vs. infections

As Gov. Phil Murphy and everyone else in New Jersey debate the merits of a second state shutdown due to COVID-19, it is incredibly important to define what a case is and what an...

‘Other states are taking notice of N.J.’s lousy business climate and are trying to...

New Jersey Assemblyman John McKeon (D-West Orange), chair of the Financial Institutions Committee, recently proposed a financial transaction tax that will kill jobs and revenue across New Jersey and test the state’s ability to...

Calif.-style gas car ban is wrong answer for N.J.

The road to bad public policy is often paved with good intentions. That's particularly true in the case of New Jersey, where the Department of Environmental Protection wants that road filled with electric vehicles...

Healing divided country with entrepreneurship

The results of the 2020 presidential election suggest that the U.S. has never been more divided politically. The major party presidential candidates received more than 70 million votes each. The distribution of votes clearly...

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DOL: Unemployed workers will get $600 in additional benefits this week

The state’s Department of Labor & Workforce Development said Tuesday it has successfully processed supplemental unemployment payments for more than 500,000 people. Those eligible for...

Murphy, with no holiday spike and new president, expresses optimism despite vaccine shortcomings

While acknowledging there still is a supply issue involving getting doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Phil Murphy expressed optimism about the state’s fight...

Bridgewater office building sold, C&W says

A Bridgewater office building has been sold, according to real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield. The 58,233-square-foot property at 745 U.S. Highway 202/206 was sold...

3 top lawyers join Mandelbaum Salsburg as partners

Robert Scrivo, a former special counsel and assistant U.S. attorney working out of the Newark office, is one of three top lawyers to join...

JLL arranges $89.5M development loan, $48.8M acquisition loan

JLL Capital Markets has arranged the financing for a pair of projects, it announced Tuesday. In the first deal, the real estate services firm announced...