NJEDA set to open Small Business Lease Grant Program applications

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Economic Development Authority announced Sept. 15 that it plans to open applications for its Small Business Lease Grant Program on Oct. 20. The $10 million pilot program will help revitalize downtowns and main streets by offsetting a portion of the cost associated with businesses and nonprofit organizations leasing street-level […]

NJEDA approves grant program for small businesses following Henri and Ida

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Economic Development Authority announced the approval of the Henri/Ida Business Assistance Grant Program at a special meeting of its board on Sept. 8. The $10.5 million program will provide grants of $1,000 to $5,000 for businesses and nonprofit organizations that suffered physical damage from the effects of recent storms […]

AG warns against price gouging and other disaster-related fraud

AG warns against price gouging and other disaster-related fraud

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and the Division of Consumer Affairs has alerted residents to beware of price gouging and consumer fraud following Gov. Phil Murphy’s declaration of a state of emergency related to Hurricane Ida, according to a Sept. 3 press release. “New Jerseyans recovering from the after-effects of Hurricane […]

NJIT names state deputy treasurer as university SVP and CFO

NJIT names state deputy treasurer as university SVP and CFO

NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Institute of Technology has named Catherine Z. Brennan as the university’s senior vice president  and chief financial officer. She will begin her NJIT tenure on Sept. 20. As NJIT’s SVP and CFO, Brennan will maintain responsibility for the university’s financial management and accountability, and will lead the offices of general […]

NJPAC to host first official 2021 NJ gubernatorial debate

NJPAC to host first official 2021 NJ gubernatorial debate

NEWARK, NJ — The first of two public debates between the Republican and Democratic candidates in the 2021 New Jersey gubernatorial race will be held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Tuesday, Sept. 28, and broadcast live on WABC-TV and WPVI-TV at 7 p.m.  “NJPAC is honored to host what promises […]

Proposed settlements could give $600M to NJ to address the opioid crisis

Proposed settlements could give $600M to NJ to address the opioid crisis

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced Aug. 20 that New Jersey intends to join nationwide settlement agreements with New Jersey–based Johnson & Johnson and the country’s three largest pharmaceutical distributors — McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen — to resolve claims involving their roles in fomenting the country’s opioid crisis. In addition […]

NJ helps lead states in supporting strong federal regulation of ‘ghost guns’

NJ helps lead states in supporting strong federal regulation of ‘ghost guns’

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced Aug. 20 that New Jersey is leading — with Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia — a multistate coalition, including 22 attorneys general, in support of a U.S. Department of Justice proposal to strengthen federal regulations governing firearms. Among other things, the DOJ’s proposed rule […]

Murphy signs sweeping housing eviction prevention and utility assistance bill

Murphy signs sweeping housing eviction prevention and utility assistance bill

UNION CITY, NJ — On Aug. 4, Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation that will provide comprehensive housing eviction prevention and utility assistance for renters who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation, S-3691, appropriates an additional $500 million for the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program and $250 million for utility assistance, both […]

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