NJ Not Friendly To Business, According To CNBC Report

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.

OPINION: Recycling Delivers Both Economic And Environmental Benefits To New Jersey

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.

Rahway Arts Initiative Receives $75,000 Grant

RAHWAY — The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded $75,000 to fund RAHWAY ARTsPART — an 18-month initiative to plant innovative programming that fosters community interaction as the guiding principle of Union County Performing Arts Center and its new Hamilton Stage, the City of Rahway’s Redevelopment Agency, Arts Guild New Jersey, LuceGroup, Rahway Arts District, and a wide array of artistic and community partners.

NJ To Step Up Efforts To Fight Human Trafficking

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.