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Environmentalists Fight Great Adventure’s Solar Site

3-29-16
Six environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against Six Flags Great Adventure to stop the building of solar panels at the Jackson facility that would require the removal of 15,000 trees.

North Bergen Hopes to Collect Taxes from Medical Center, Nursing Home

3-28-16
The township of North Bergen has sued Palisades Medical Center and its Harborage nursing home in tax court. Sen. Nick Sacco has introduced a bill to keep the tax exempt status for nonprofit hospitals and their nursing homes but allow municipalities to charge $2.50 per day for each licensed bed.

Menendez Bill Seeks Protections for Consumers Overwhelmed by Medical Debt

3-25-16
Sen. Bob Menendez is introducing the Medical Debt Relief Act, which would prevent medical debt from continuing to harm consumers credit scores even after it has been paid off or settled.

Former Newark Bears Stadium Sells for $23.5 Million

3-25-16
New York-based developer Lotus Equity Group has purchased the Riverfront Stadium property, former home of the Newark Bears, with the hopes of building a high rise and a hotel.

Dealing with Opioid Addiction in the Workplace

3-24-16
Experts say those in high-pressure professional careers are more likely to use opioids and less likely to get help.

Opposition to Approved NJ Natural Gas Pipeline Continues

3-22-16
Opponents of the New Jersey Natural Gas pipeline have vowed to fight it in court with municipalities lobbying elected officials for their help.

Education Fairness, AC Takeover, Legalizing Marijuana All Topics at State Budget Hearing

3-21-16
The Assembly Appropriations Committee heard from residents about the proposed $34.8 billion New Jersey budget.

Jersey City Planner Looks Back on 26-Year Career

3-21-16
Jersey City Planner Bob Cotter takes a look on his 26-year career, talks gentrification and his retirement.

Disagreement Over AC Takeover Bill

3-18-16
Gov. Christie and Senate President Sweeney support a state takeover of Atlantic City, but Assembly Speaker Prieto wants to amend the bill to preserve existing collective bargaining agreements.

As Gentrification Spreads, Tensions Start to Mount

3-18-16
As gentrification continues in Jersey City, property values are rising and many neighborhoods are becoming drastically different in terms of demographics, sometimes even pushing previous residents out or causing tension.