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New Brunswick parking attorney fined for violating ethics laws

NEW BRUNSWICK - The attorney for the city's parking authority was fined for violating state ethics laws. Leonard Bier, an attorney for the New Brunswick Parking Authority (NBPA), will be fined $200 for multiple ethical violations, according to a report in New Brunswick Today, which has chronicled mu

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-19 20:29:51

New Jersey commits to 65 percent educational attainment rate by 2025, highest in the nation

New Jersey is committing to becoming the most educated state in the country. Under the banner of "65 by '25: Many Paths, One Future," New Jersey announced its plan to achieve 65 percent educational attainment among Jersey residents by the year 2025 in a joint conference between the Office of the Sec

NJBIZ - 2017-09-19 23:29:00

N.Y. Jets, M&T Bank strike community bank partnership

The New York Jets, based in The Green at Florham Park, announced today that a multiyear partnership with M&T Bank has been struck through which the bank has been named the 'Official Community Bank of the New York Jets'. M&T said it will also work collaboratively with the football team toward establi

NJBIZ - 2017-09-19 20:41:00

Prudential names new chief actuary

Newark-based Prudential Financial Inc. announced Monday that Candace Woods has been promoted to chief actuary and senior vice president. Woods is succeeding Richard Lambert, who announced he is retiring from the company early next year. "Rich has been a tremendous asset to our company over his nearl

NJBIZ - 2017-09-19 20:02:00

Catalent to acquire Cook Pharmica for $950M

Somerset-based Catalent Inc., a provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, is acquiring Cook Pharmica LLC for $950 million. Cook Pharmica, based in Bloomington, Indiana, is a manufacturer of drug substance and drug products

NJBIZ - 2017-09-19 19:51:00

Vonage names new channel chief

Holmdel-based Vonage, a provider of business cloud communications, announced Tuesday it has named Bob Crissman channel chief and senior vice president. Crissman will be responsible for overseeing Vonage's channel team. "Bob has deep experience in building high performing, global sales teams and deli

NJBIZ - 2017-09-19 18:53:00

Colliers announces new senior managing director

Commercial real estate firm Colliers International recently announced Thomas Shirocky has joined the brokerage firm to serve as a senior managing director in its regional consulting firm division. Shirocky joins with over 26 years of experience in developing real estate strategies and solutions. "To

NJBIZ - 2017-09-19 18:19:00

Hampshire sells fully leased retail center in Mt. Laurel

Commercial real estate investment firm the Hampshire Companies recently announced it completed the sale of an 88,265-square-foot retail shopping center, the Towne Square Shopping Center in Mt. Laurel. The property sits on 13.03 acres and is anchored by ShopRite. "Since acquiring the Towne Square Sho

NJBIZ - 2017-09-19 18:16:00

Blockchain: Changing the world, starting in New Jersey

The web is now packed with introductions to blockchain, but here's the minimum you need to know. It offers a powerful new way to track value, transfer ownership, and confirm transactions securely, without a centralized authority to supervise, act as a bottleneck, or charge high fees for doing so. Bl

NJBIZ - 2017-09-19 17:34:00

Man assaulted in New Brunswick tavern dispute

Subscribed, but don't have a login? NEW BRUNSWICK - For the second consecutive weekend, a person affiliated with Rutgers was assaulted following a verbal dispute. This time, the victim, a man, was waiting to enter Olde Queens Tavern on Easton Avenue when he became engaged in a verbal dispute with fi

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-18 18:36:06

NJ Politics Digest: Menendez Jury Won't Hear Prostitution 'Smears'

Discredited claims that Sen. Bob Menendez hung out with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic won't be discussed in front of the jury during the senator's corruption trial, a judge decided Tuesday. Judge William H. Walls forbid attorneys from talking about the "smears" that came from right-wing medi

OBSERVER - 2017-09-20 10:00:51

Church welcomes new pastor with local ties

The United Methodist Church (UMC) of Greater New Jersey has appointed Cyndi Stouffer as pastor of the New Brunswick UMC. Stouffer, a North Brunswick resident, has served the Pearl River UMC for six years and Suffern UMC for two years. She has a Master's in Divinity from Drew Theological School and a

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 18:04:03

South Brunswick resident promoted to digital account coordinator

R&J Strategic Communications, a full service integrated marketing and public relations agency, has promoted Maria Bayas of South Brunswick to digital account coordinator. After joining R&J in January og 2016 as a Public Relations intern, Bayas transitioned to the Digital team in June. In her new rol

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 18:04:03

Queens Bridge construction impacts transportation schedule

The closure of the Queens Bridge connecting Bound Brook and South Bound Brook is having an impact on Somerset County Transportation shuttle schedules. The CAT1R shuttle bus, which serves Franklin, Bound Brook, Somerville, Raritan and Branchburg, and DASH shuttles 851 & 852, serving New Brunswick, B

NJ.COM - 2017-09-19 16:18:55

Hub City Ethics, Part 6: "Parking King" Fined For Chairing NBPA Meeting Where He Was Hired

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ-A powerful official with several public jobs, including a key role at the city's parking authority, became the second person in the city's history to be fined for violating New Jersey's Local Government Ethics Law (LGEL). Leonard Bier, a longtime attorney for the New Brunswick Par

NEWBRUNSWICKTODAY.COM - 2017-09-19 15:59:00

Guadagno cancels appearance at NJ.com town hall

TRENTON -- Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, the Republican nominee in this year's race to succeed Chris Christie as New Jersey's governor, has canceled a scheduled appearance next week at a town hall on the campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Ricky Diaz, a spokesman for Guadagno's campaign, said v

NJ.COM - 2017-09-19 14:42:42

Team Connor to raise funds for juvenile diabetes research

SAYREVILLE - A fundraiser to assist a young boy from Sayreville and other children affected by diabetes is being held in his hometown. Starting at noon on Sept. 29, the Tap and Growler Bar, 363 Main St., will collect donations for Team Connor and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Add

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 18:04:28

Report: Trump National in Bedminster vandalized

BEDMINSTER - Trump National Golf Club was vandalized along with three other golf properties owned by the Trump Organization, according to media reports. Bloomberg reported Tuesday that the golf courses' putting greens were vandalized with slogans critical of President Donald Trump's administration.

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-09-19 21:03:35

Ex-Rutgers student who tried to kill 6 people on campus is mentally ill: attorney

NEW BRUNSWICK -- A former Rutgers University student who was indicted on charges he set fire to a campus building, trying to kill a student and five faculty members, suffered from a mental disease, his attorney said. Shyam Sridhar, who is accused of setting a university building in Piscataway ablaze

NJ.COM - 2017-09-19 21:18:11

74-year-old lifer finishes prison term for the 1968 murder of his wife

Grover Sanger, who died in state prison of natural causes Monday, was serving a life sentence for the 1968 murder of his wife in Columbia, Lancaster County. A 74-year-old man has finished serving his life prison sentence for the 1968 murder of his wife. The end came when Grover Sanger, formerly of

PENNLIVE.COM - 2017-09-19 18:41:05