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Maplewood Bans Commercial Use of Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

Members of the Maplewood Township Committee voted unanimously to ban the commercial use of gas-powered leaf blowers from May 15 to Sept. 30.

Hard Rock Outlines Plans for AC Casino Hotel

Officials say Hard Rock’s new $375 million Atlantic City casino hotel will transform the old Taj Mahal and the city’s economic landscape.

Environmental Advocates Speak Out Against Proposed EPA Cuts

Opponents of President Trump's proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency say the reduction would lead to more pollution and dangerous conditions nationwide.

Small Business Owner Claims NJ Transit Owes Him Over $1M

Russell Graddy claims NJ Transit owes him more than $1 million after plans to relocate his small business from the old Atlantic City bus terminal fell through.

Discussing Ways to Grow NJ Manufacturing

A group of manufacturing professionals and state lawmakers spent two days talking about how to grow the industry that’s garnering more than $50 billion.

Is Your Internet Privacy at Risk?

Congress approved a resolution to repeal the rule that requires internet service providers to ask permission before collecting and selling internet browsing data.

Ask Away: Why Are New Jersey Property Taxes So High?

New Jersey has 565 municipalities, 583 school districts and 21 county governments. Add in the generally high cost of goods and services and you can begin to see why the state's property taxes have been the highest in the nation for years.

Calls for Increased Wages, Jet Fuel Change During Budget Hearing

Workers called for higher pay at Newark Airport to bring it in line with the wages the two New York airports pay. A union rep also called for a change in the way jet fuel is paid for to increase revenue for New Jersey.

Members of R.A.G.E. Fight JCP&L Pole Plan

Residents Against Giant Electric, R.A.G.E., is fighting JCP&L plans to plant poles to carry a new, 230 kilovolt electrical transmission line along railroad tracks.

Bergen County Ends Chronic Homelessness

According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Bergen County has ended chronic homelessness, which it defines as “long-term homelessness among people with disabilities and other complex needs.”