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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East Brunswick: What Do You Do with a Library When It Stops Being a Library? (Part 2 of 4)

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South Brunswick: Township Pastor Charged With Having Sex With Teen

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A township pastor of a New Brunswick church is charged with having “an ongoing” sexual relationship with a city teen, officials said Friday.

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Don't Miss These Garden State Holiday Light Delights

December 9, 2017

NEW JERSEY - There are so many fun, family-friendly holiday activities it’s hard to pack them all in. However, if you’re looking for something simple that’s a throwback to your own childhood, make time to see these fabulous light displays that really get folks in the holiday mood.

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Forget about the Reindeer - Santa's at the Elks!

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Increased Access to Birth Control Awaits Governor’s Signature

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TRENTON, NJ — Today, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey is celebrating that New Jersey women are one step closer to increased access to birth control after a Senate vote on legislation requiring insurance companies to cover costs for dispensing up to six months of contraceptives at one time. 

 

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Hour of Code Returns to East Brunswick Public Library

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The Hour of Code program celebrates its fourth anniversary. The program is a partnership between the library and the East Brunswick High School Code club.

 

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