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October 21, 2013 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Government officials hailed the New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 as "a game-changer" at a regional economic summit Friday. "This is the most influential piece of legislation ever to impact South Jersey," Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. told about 300 business leaders, bankers, academics, entrepreneurs, and others at the Westin Hotel & Conference Center in Mount Laurel. "You should all get to know it. " Cappelli spoke at the eighth annual Tri-County Economic Development Summit, which gives an update on the region's economic health.
NEWS
July 10, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
New Jersey's little-known Hurricane Sandy czar, who oversaw the distribution of billions of dollars in federal aid during a challenged recovery effort, stepped down Tuesday and will be replaced by his deputy, Gov. Christie's office said. Marc Ferzan, who ran the Governor's Office of Recovery and Rebuilding, left "to support a career opportunity for his wife," according to a statement issued Tuesday by Christie's office. Kimberly Ferzan, a former Rutgers-Camden law professor, recently joined the law faculty at the University of Virginia, where Marc Ferzan will teach at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.
NEWS
September 15, 2014 | By Andrew Seidman and Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - New Jersey lawmakers are returning to the Statehouse from summer break facing a withering indictment of the state's finances: two credit downgrades from Wall Street ratings agencies criticizing poor long-term fiscal planning. The immediate effect, an increase in the cost of borrowing, may not be too burdensome given the current low interest rates. But the downgrades by Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings, the seventh and eighth on Gov. Christie's watch, magnify the state's systemic fiscal problems.
NEWS
June 3, 2013
The apathy that generated a dismal 9 percent turnout in Philadelphia for Pennsylvania's primary election last month will likely be evident again when New Jersey voters take their turn at the polls Tuesday. Most New Jersey incumbents are unopposed within their parties, or they face opponents whose lack of name recognition and campaign funds doesn't add up to a winning combination. Many voters may choose to wait for the shootout in November. But the shooting has already started. Governor Gov. Christie's campaign has been airing TV ads for weeks attacking his prospective Democratic opponent, State Sen. Barbara Buono (D., Middlesex)
NEWS
July 29, 2013 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Staff Writer
TRENTON - Where is Cory Booker? It's a question that has dogged the Newark mayor for much of his tenure, with critics saying Booker spends too much time raising his profile on late-night talk shows in New York and elsewhere to be an effective public servant. On Saturday, that question overshadowed the first Democratic debate before the Aug. 13 primary in the U.S. Senate race in New Jersey. While Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver and U.S. Reps. Rush Holt and Frank Pallone discussed entitlement reform, job growth, and gun control, they mostly wondered why Booker wasn't with them.
NEWS
August 14, 2013 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Two grandmotherly radicals, a dude wearing a Soviet logo who calls himself "a run-of-the-mill anarchist," and a write-in candidate for governor who's barely old enough to vote. These were among the dozen or so revolutionaries who assembled Sunday for the Socialist Party of New Jersey's biennial convention, a gathering of Garden State residents with grand - if not grandiose - goals for the nation, perhaps the world. "Upheaval is exactly what we need. Our [current] system is corrupt and sends millions of people into poverty," declares party secretary Pat Noble, 20, who last year was elected to the Red Bank Regional School Board.
REAL_ESTATE
September 5, 2010
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SPORTS
September 27, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
NEWARK, N.J. - With just one more preseason tuneup remaining before Wednesday's opener against Toronto, Peter Laviolette has a short list of concerns. One is the Flyers' quiet offense, which has netted only 12 goals in six exhibition contests. Another is his team's compete level, as the Flyers slept-walked through two periods last night before picking it up in the third with jobs on the line. "That's what I don't get," Laviolette said. "We are in an evaluation period, a chance for guys to put their cards on the table and I was disappointed in that tonight.
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