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Once a Solar Industry Leader, NJ Now Lags in Job Creation

In its annual survey, national nonprofit The Solar Foundation finds while the rest of the country saw a 25 percent jump in solar job growth, New Jersey's fell by 14 percent, losing about 1,000 jobs.

How Valentine’s Day Flowers Get from Growers to Your Door

The National Retail Federation indicates this year consumers will spend $2 billion on Valentine’s Day flowers. Many come from South America.

Cost of Overdose Antidote Skyrockets

New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that in some cases, naloxone products shot up in price by as much as 500 percent.

Is Your Smart TV Tracking You?

VIZIO agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle federal and state allegations that the company secretly tracked customers and sold information to third party data collectors.

AC Hotel Tax Could Stave Off Police, Fire Department Cuts

If approved, a $2 tax would be put in place for two years on hotel stays in Atlantic City to stave off deep cuts looming for the police and fire departments. All the money would be restricted to preserving public safety services.

Development Threatens to Overload PATH System

New residential units around PATH stations may increase ridership even more than current levels. The Port Authority capital plan does not allocate money to deal with overcrowding.

Move to Regulate Fantasy Sports in New Jersey

New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would regulate professional companies collecting fees for fantasy sports. The state would impose a 10.5 percent fee on the gross revenues from New Jersey operators. It puts the Division of Consumer Affairs in charge of issuing permits and creating a regulatory framework. And requires users to be at least 18 years old to play.

Winter is the Perfect Time to Eat Blue Crabs

Like bears, crabs hibernate during the winter, feasting for months to prepare, so they are their meatiest this time of year.

Committee That Selects TTF Projects Has No Members As Deadline Looms

It's less than a month before the deadline for selecting the projects to be funded by the Transportation Trust Fund and not one member of the committee has been officially selected and no projects have been chosen.

Union Township Mayor Talks Shop Local Program

Mayor Suzette Cavadas calls Union Township's Shop Local program a win-win for for businesses, residents and the town.