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150213Wanko

Florists, Chocolate Shops See Boost from Valentine’s Day Customers

2-13-15
Valentine's Day brings many more customers to New Jersey florists and chocolate shops.
commuting

Commuting Trends in NJ Show Tilt Toward Taking Public Transit

2-13-15
Most still drive alone to work, but younger residents are more likely to ride bikes, take trains or buses, or even walk – and 4 percent of us telecommute.
150212Flanagan

Using Eminent Domain to Seize ‘Toxic Mortgages’

2-12-15
Newark is looking to seize so-called toxic mortgages through eminent domain, allowing banks to get fair market value and homeowners to get new mortgages with more affordable payments.
150212Hill

Teaching Financial Literacy to Help Domestic Violence Victims

2-12-15
New Jersey organizations are offering finance courses to domestic abuse victims to empower them to take control of their lives.
150211Hill

Valentine’s Day Sale Offers Deals on Newark Properties

2-11-15
Newark is offering vacant, city-owned lots up for sale for $1,000 as part of what it's calling a Valentine's Day land sale.
150211Wanko

Program Gives Students with Special Needs Real World Job Experience

2-11-15
Brick Township High School offers a Structured Learning Program, which allows students with special needs to work as interns at various participating businesses.
150210Aron

Revel Sale on Hold

2-10-15
The sale of the shuttered Revel casino to Glenn Straub is on hold after the deadline to close passed. But a judge gave the parties until March 16 to sort out the details.
150210Wolfe

Property Valuation Committee Co-Chair: NJ Needs Reduction in Property Taxes

2-10-15
Property Valuation Committee of the State Bar Association Co-Chair David Wolfe says that property taxes in New Jersey continue to increase because they are a primary source of funding for municipalities but that the state needs to reduce them.
150210Flanagan

School Bus Ads Bring Additional Revenue to Districts

2-10-15
Some New Jersey school districts are selling ad space on buses to generate funds for their budgets.
150209Wanko

Legislation Would Prohibit Action Against Employees Who Can’t Get to Work During State of Emergency

2-9-15
Sen. Peter Barnes crafted a bill that would prohibit businesses from taking adverse employment actions against an employee who can't get to work during a state of emergency.