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Independent review of state’s response to pandemic is finally here

Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that the state has commissioned an independent review of its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the state of readiness in early 2020, and how the state responded to...

Camden city, county have lowest unemployment rates in history of record-keeping

The state Department of Labor & Workforce Development released data that highlights how Camden County and Camden city’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest levels ever in the month of September. According to the...

Sign of the times: Kean University shows League it’s eager to increase its presence...

If attendees at the New Jersey League of Municipalities event in Atlantic City this week didn’t notice “Kean University” written on both ends of their lanyard — or even the not-so-subtle reminder that it...

The League: In state flush with cash, vendors seek municipal business

The annual New Jersey League of Municipalities gathering brings elected officials from more than 500 towns and boroughs from all over the state. It also brings thousands of companies that want their business. Thie three-day...

First-time entrepreneurs to receive grants, mentors from EDA Innovation Fellows program

Mentorship and grants of up to $400,000 to teams of first-time entrepreneurs will be made available through a newly approved program by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. The New Jersey Innovation Fellows Program will...

The League: How some are standing out in a stream of parties and panels

John Harmon, the CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, was happy to have a room full of guests at his annual League of Municipalities party — the one that...

Bridging the gap: Significant contribution from Saddle River family will allow borough to connect...

It took about 10 seconds, Saddle River Mayor Al Kurpis estimated. That’s how long resident Francis Walsh pondered the request before committing approximately $750,000 of his family’s fortune to a covered bridge project that will...

The Zita Group: Longtime Trenton firm announces new name

Same leader. Same team. Same focus. New name. Trish Zita, long regarded as one of the top government and public affairs professionals in Trenton, will announce Monday morning that she is changing the name of...

Jersey City and Beit Shemesh, Israel sign sister cities agreement

Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Mayor of Beit Shemesh, Israel, Aliza Bloch, signed a sister city agreement between their two municipalities this week. The agreement, which has been in development for...

AC to contribute $450K for completion of Bernie Friedenberg WWII Memorial

Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small, Sr. on Thursday said the city will contribute $450,000 towards completion the Bernie Friedenberg World War II Memorial planned for O’Donnell Memorial Park. The amount is $150,000 greater than the...

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At N.J. Pride Chamber gala, a celebration of success — and road map for...

For the New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce, the biggest challenge at its first-ever end-of-the-year gala may have been deciding which number it wanted...

Pride Chamber announces NJPCC Foundation

The New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce, an organization that has seen its membership jump by more than 150% this year, announced Thursday night...

Ramapo College launches Investigative Genetic Genealogy Center

Hands-on education in investigative genetic genealogy is now available from the newly launched Ramapo College Investigative Genetic Genealogy Center, according to a Thursday announcement...

Longtime CoWorx Staffing leader, Rogan, elevated to CEO

Nearly two years after she was promoted to chief operating officer, Kara Rogan was elevated to CEO of Morristown-based CoWorx Staffing Services, according to...

Verisk’s Shavel will assume the role of president as Anquillare steps down

Mark Anquillare is stepping down from his role as president of Verisk as of Jan. 15, and CEO Lee Shavel will assume the role,...