September 15, 2014 |
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.
September 10, 2013 |
SPRINGFIELD Under a glorious blue sky, grape lovers tipped their glasses and sampled the offerings - red, white, dry, fruity - of 18 wineries that had come to this summer field. But the scene of this vine-inspired bliss was not France or California. Not even Upstate New York. Try Burlington County. New Jersey's got wine, and a lot of it is very good. That was the message behind the weekend's second annual Jersey Fresh Wine Festival, held at the Burlington County Fairgrounds in Springfield Township.
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)
July 29, 2013 |
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.
October 19, 2013 |
MOUNT LAUREL 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. "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.
September 5, 2010
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October 26, 2014 |
New York state and New Jersey announced mandatory quarantines of arriving passengers who had direct contact with Ebola patients in West Africa early Friday evening, and within three hours Gov. Christie reported that a health-care worker who flew through Newark Liberty International Airport had developed a fever and was in isolation at University Hospital Newark. The developments came as state and local health departments were gearing up to carry out the latest federal directive for containing Ebola: monitoring for 21 days all travelers from Liberia, Guinea, or Sierra Leone who fly into the United States.