Business & Economy

Christie: NJ property taxes rose modestly in 2013

Gov. Chris Christie says the average property tax bill rose by 1.7 percent in 2013, making it the third year in a row with an increase under 2.5 percent. Christie released preliminary administration data on tax bills at a town hall meeting Thursday ...

New Jersey tanker crash delays evening commutes

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An early morning truck accident has reduced the number of rail tracks available at a busy New Jersey station and is causing evening rush hour commuting delays. Amtrak crews are repairing signals and overhead wires damaged by the ...

47 percent tax increase possible in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's new mayor says property owners there may be facing a 47 percent tax rate increase. Mayor Don Guardian issued the warning Wednesday when he introduced the city's proposed $262 million budget. He said the ...

NJ Policy Persepctive Pres.: No Evidence Wealthy Leaving NJ

New Jersey Policy Perspective President Gordon MacInnes says that the Region Atlantic report has no evidence to support the assertion that wealthy residents are leaving New Jersey for other states.

Asm. Caputo Says Atlantic City is Not Looking Promising

Tourism and Gaming Committee Chair Assemblyman Ralph Caputo says that revenues in Atlantic City are not very promising because the industry is still challenged.

Sen. Menendez: Feds Not to Blame for Sandy Relief Aid Issues

Sen. Robert Menendez says that the federal government is not to blame for the Sandy relief aid issues because the state made the decisions about distribution.

Kodak agrees to pay for 3 site cleanups in NY, NJ

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Environmental claims against Eastman Kodak have been resolved with settlement agreements between the federal government and the company. The settlements were announced Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. ...

Internet gambling growth slows in New Jersey

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The growth of New Jersey's Internet gambling slowed somewhat in February, with the Atlantic City gambling web sites posting a nearly 9 percent increase for the month. The 16 online gambling sites had posted a 28 percent ...

NFL teams, developer reach pact on NJ megamall

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A megamall project in New Jersey's Meadowlands is back on. The New York Giants and New York Jets say they've settled legal issues with developer Triple Five regarding American Dream, the retail and entertainment complex that ...

Senator: Speed of Sandy NJ rebuilding aid is OK

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Jersey senator says state and federal officials must speed the way aid is getting to people whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez says 12,000 people have gotten ...