Business & Finance

Could New Brunswick Be One Stop Closer to Winning the Amazon HQ?

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A new business magazine in New Jersey, ROI-NJ.com, is reporting that New Brunswick is one of four cities who have advanced to the next round of consideration to potentially receive the state's support to apply to become the home of Amazon's second headquarters.

Yes, this is all very preliminary, as cities and states across the nation are also trying to woo Amazon, with its 50,000 jobs.

New Brunswick is joining with Newark, Jersey City and Camden to lead the  20 or so locations that sent proposals to New Jersey. They have been asked to provide more information about their applications by the end of the week, ROI-NJ.com reports, quoting an unnamed source.

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The New Jersey Economic Development Authority is reviewing all applications for Gov. Chris Christie, who plans to propose one or a mix of locations for consideration by Amazon..

This does not mean the other municipalities are out in the cold. They can still apply directly to Amazon, just without the state's endorsement.

 

 

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Athlete of the Week: Martha Hurley and Michael Carracino

October 3, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Senior Martha Hurley and junior Michael Carracino have been selected as Cranford High School’s Athletes of the Week for outstanding athletic performance. The two were also chosen as athletes of the week for the Union County Conference, which includes all the high school athletes in the county.

Hurley, a captain on the varsity field hockey team, leads the Cougars with ...

Cops Arrest 4 After Stolen Car Crashes Through Fence in Westfield

October 15, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — UPDATED AT 12:15 p.m.

Around 7 a.m. Sunday morning, a stolen car left the roadway and crashed on the 1200 block of Central Avenue, according to Westfield Police Chief David Wayman. Four males excited the vehicle and fled on foot, he said.

Photos taken by the home's owner show that the car crashed through a fence and into the bushes.

The car was not being ...

LaZare: Trump Tax Worst Thing for District 21

October 11, 2017

For District 21, Trump's tax proposal is giving residents twenty thousand reasons to vote Democratic next month.

Trump's tax bill wants to eliminate the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction on Federal taxes. Of all the voting districts in the country, ours will be among the worst hit as residents here on average get $20,000 a year in deductions directly from SALT.

This tax ...

No More Politics as Usual

A first-time candidate running to serve in the General Assembly for the 21st District, I am, quite simply, tired of politics as usual. I believe that with the right leadership, New Jersey can be a beacon of hope amidst a volatile political and economic landscape.

Born and raised in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, I eventually settled in ...

Solving Our Gun Violence Problem at the Polls

The loss of life in Las Vegas this week was even more tragic because it was preventable. In spite of what the gun lobby would like us to believe, we can and must make this country safe from gun violence. 

In 1996, a shooting spree in a gift shop in Tasmania left 35 people dead—the most deadly mass shooting in the country’s history. In the immediate aftermath, ...

Horse Care Workshops Start Oct. 21 at Lord Stirling

October 16, 2017

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable has announced the dates for the Fall Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103, designed for individuals who are seeking to gain knowledge and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on experience.

Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103 will be held at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South ...

Westfield Area YMCA Announces Fall 2 Session Registration

Registration for the Westfield Area YMCA Fall 2 session program registration begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, Oct. 12 for Full members and at 7:30 a.m., Monday Oct.16 for Basic and Non-Members. The Fall 2 Session runs from Oct. 29 to Dec. 23.

Youth basketball league season is gearing up at the Y with a 3-week pre-season ...

Tips Make Your Home Photo-Ready and Market-Worthy

You’re selling your home, or you’re starting to think about it, but your house hasn’t been updated or painted in years. You want it to look its best before presenting it to prospective buyers, but you don’t know where to begin.

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Sprucing up your home can be as simple as adding a new coat of paint, inside and out, or as extensive as interior renovation ...

Cranford Police Blotter: Shoplifting, Possession of False Government Documents & More

October 6, 2017

The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity.  Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation.  All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

 

1.  09/28/2017 @ 10:19 p.m.

Centennial Avenue @ Raritan Road

Arrested: Saleem Bradberry, 29, Parlin

Arrested by:  Ptl. Daniel ...

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'The Honeymooners' smart, snappy production

Smart, sassy production of ‘The Honeymooners’ takes off at Paper Mill

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – “And away we go” indeed. The creative team at the Paper Mill Playhouse has taken the seeds of “The Honeymooners” from 1950’s television and turned it into a smart, snappy musical.

Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton are still up to their get-rich-quick ...

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

October 13, 2017

For years, I could never understand why each October we marked Dyslexia Awareness Month as a federal event, but not a state event.  

As a member of the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA), I am aware our association has dedicated considerable resources to educating our elected leaders in Trenton about the importance of this designation. I am pleased the state ...