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Politicians, Business People Participate in Walk to Washington

4-22-14
The annual New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Walk to Washington allows politicians from both parties and those in the business community to travel to Washington D.C. by train and discuss state issues.
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NJ Small Businesses Still Struggling After Sandy

4-22-14
New Jersey Citizen Action is lobbying politicians to make Garden State business owners a priority in Sandy recovery.
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NJIT Launches New Jersey Innovation Institute

4-22-14
The New Jersey Innovation Institute, a non-profit spinoff of NJIT, will allow those involved to work more freely with private corporations.

Loan officer admits role in mortgage fraud scheme

4-22-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man has admitted his role in a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme that caused millions of dollars in losses. Federal prosecutors say 71-year-old Delio Coutinho of Colonia pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy ...

Chiropractor admits submitting fraudulent claims

4-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey chiropractor has admitted submitting numerous fraudulent claims to an insurance company for treatments and office visits that were never performed. The state Attorney General's office says 66-year-old ...

Drug firm exec gets 16 months in inside-trade case

4-22-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former pharmaceutical executive has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for his role in an insider trading scheme. John Lazorchak was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Newark, N.J. Lazorchak was director of financial ...

NY official: Retailer won’t bar ex-con job seekers

4-22-14
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York authorities have reached an agreement with a national home goods retailer to end its policy of disqualifying job seekers who have a felony record. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says Tuesday that Bed Bath & Beyond ...

NJ eyes nearly 700 homes for post-Sandy buyouts

4-22-14
New Jersey has identified nearly 700 homes it plans to buy and demolish as part of an effort to move people out of flood prone areas. But most of the homes targeted for acquisition and demolition are in areas away from the shore, where Superstorm ...

New Jersey gets more cash to hire for Sandy jobs

4-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is getting an additional $3.6 million from Washington to help communities hire the unemployed to help with Superstorm Sandy recovery. The money will be spent to employ people on restoration work in Monmouth County ...

Christie renews call for pension system reforms

4-21-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is renewing his calls for state lawmakers to enhance pension reforms. Speaking Monday on his monthly Townsquare radio network show, the governor noted that in the 2015 fiscal year, the state expects to pay ...