STATE – A study funded in part by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey finds that a planned trans-Hudson passenger rail tunnel will boost home values near train stations on NJ TRANSIT lines by $19,000 on average.
EAST RUTHERFORD – New Jersey’s industrial real estate market through the first half of 2010 showed renewed progress following a couple of challenging years, according to commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
NEWARK – The owner and operator of a Houston, Texas transportation company pleaded guilty Thursday to smuggling illegal aliens from Houston to locations on the eastern seaboard, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
TRENTON – Legislation intended to spark economic development by increasing the number and types of businesses eligible to benefit from tax exempt purchases in Urban Enterprise Zones is advancing in the New Jersey Legislature.
TRENTON – Senator Nicholas P. Scutari expressed concern over a recent state Department of Environmental Protection decision that would shut down a project to reduce pollution in Raritan Bay.
STATE — Nearly 1,000 New Jersey residents with HIV/AIDS will be immediately enrolled in a new drug benefit program that will provide free AIDS medications to individuals between 300 and 500 percent of the federal poverty level, officials announced Thursday.
TRENTON – New Jersey’s front seat belt usage rate increased 1.06% in 2010 to a record 93.73%, up from 92.67% last year, Division of Highway Traffic Safety Director Pam Fischer announced Thursday.
STATE – For the second week in a row, the federal Department of Labor reported a drop in the number of new unemployment claims filed in New Jersey.
NEWARK – Social media scams, using hijacked user accounts on Facebook and other social media sites, are on the rise and Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Acting Consumer Affairs Director Thomas R. Calcagni are warning New Jersey consumers to be wary of “friends” who ask them for money.
STATE — The state should turn its budgetary crisis into a “moment of opportunity” for restructuring NJN and promoting the development of public radio and online public media in New Jersey, according to a new report from New Jersey Policy Perspective.