STATE – New Jersey ranks among the least business-friendly states in the nation, according to a CNBC special report. The Garden State fell from 30th place in 2011 to 41st place this year. The CNBC ranking scored all 50 states on 51 measures of competitiveness developed with input from business groups including the National Association of Manufacturers and the Council on Competitiveness.
As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the state’s milestone Mandatory Recycling Act this year, it’s time to re-energize the recycling movement in New Jersey and go for the green. Recycling offers environmental benefits and dollars for municipal coffers – a real green win-win if there ever was one for our state.
TRENTON – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa today issued a new statewide law enforcement directive to increase investigations and prosecutions of sex- and labor-related human trafficking crimes in New Jersey, identify and rescue human trafficking victims, provide comprehensive services to victims, and train police to recognize telltale indicators of human trafficking when investigating other offenses.
Remember when you were little and you argued for hours as to who was badder, Superman or Batman? Well, here’s a new enigma for you: Which is better, the “Spider-Man” director Sam Raimi brought to the screen in 2002, 2004 and 2007, or this one here, “The Amazing Spider-Man,” directed by Marc Webb? For my money it’s the latter.
TRENTON – Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Chairman Ruben J. Ramos, Jr. on Thursday announced his committee will hold a July 19 hearing to discuss the prospect of bringing casino gaming to the Meadowlands.
A nine-alarm fire swept through Colonial Gardens apartment complex in Woodbridge late Tuesday afternoon, leaving more than 100 people homeless. Despite best efforts from firefighters and support from additional departments, the blaze moved quickly, leaving firefighters to battle the fire into the evening.
NEWARK—NJ Transit approved a Fiscal Year 2013 operating budget and capital program yesterday that keeps fares steady for a third straight year.
ROSELLE –– Brain cancer survivor Yves Aubourg remembers the feeling in March 2011 when he discovered that the recurring headache which had led him to wear glasses was actually a brain tumor.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two Congressmen have introduced a bi-partisan bill that would increase public access to reports produced by the Congressional Research Service.