Business & Economy

US approves New Jersey Sandy aid plan

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The federal government has informed New Jersey that it has approved its plan to spend $1.46 billion in its second round of state-controlled Superstorm Sandy recovery funds. Department of Housing and Urban Development spokesman ...

Residents Must Vacate Lakewood Tent City

People living in Lakewood's tent city have until Sunday to leave the area.

Case settled over low-income Sandy aid in NJ

New Jersey will provide more aid to low-income homeowners and renters still displaced by Superstorm Sandy under a settlement with the federal government. The state also will direct more aid to the hardest-hit counties, and conduct new reviews of ...

PATCO trains on new schedule

LINDENWOLD, N.J. (AP) — Commuters who ride PATCO trains between New Jersey and Philadelphia are likely to face delays and crowded cars. The railroad started operating under a revised schedule Friday as part of a $103 million rail rehabilitation ...

Port Authority reforms announcement canceled

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey state senator says the announcement of reform measures for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was canceled because the legislative bills were not ready yet. Lawmakers from both states had been planning ...

Florida firm buys former Atlantic Club casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Florida company has bought Atlantic City's former Atlantic Club casino, and plans to operate it as a non-gambling facility. TJM Properties paid an undisclosed sum Thursday for the Boardwalk casino, which shut down in ...

Newspaper: Some Christie aides get big raises

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A newspaper reports that only about 20 percent of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's staff got pay raises this year. But for those who did, the gains were big. The Record reported Thursday that 27 of the 148 employees in the ...

Historic NJ sites now eligible for Sandy grants

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Historic sites across New Jersey that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy are now eligible for federal disaster grants to help fund repairs. Gov. Chris Christie's administration announced Thursday that it is now accepting ...

Hippos get new home at New Jersey aquarium

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — They're not your typical Jersey girls, but you could say they're hip. New Jersey's Adventure Aquarium in Camden has a new home for its two Nile hippopotamuses. Genny is 4,000 pounds and Button is 3,000 pounds. The aquarium ...

PSE&G proposes natural gas rate cut

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest utility is proposing to reduce natural gas rates for residential customers by nearly nine percent this winter, bringing rates to their lowest level in 14 years. Public Service Electric and Gas on Thursday ...