Andrew George, NJBIZ

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Trenton, NJ, United States

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Amazon announces 3 more N.J. facilities, 2,500 jobs, as it opens Carteret center

As Amazon formally opened the doors Friday to its largest New Jersey-based fulfillment center in Carteret, the Seattle-based e-commerce giant also announced plans to open another three sites in the Garden State that call for the creation of more than 2,500 additional full-time jobs. The new fulfillment centers will be in Logan Township, Edison and Cranbury. The newly opened 1 million-square-foot… → Read More

N.J. lost over 17K jobs in March

After several months of reported growth, New Jersey lost approximately 17,500 total non-farm jobs in March, according to new data released by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development. → Read More

Guadagno calls for ‘circuit breaker’ in new property tax plan

In a new campaign plan put forth Wednesday, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is calling for further caps on property taxes in New Jersey by limiting bills to no more than 5 percent of a homeowner’s annual household income. → Read More

Cosmetics maker gets $9.3M in incentives for Paterson project

Hackensack-based cosmetics manufacturer Biogenesis was approved Thursday for a 10-year, $9.3 million Grow New Jersey award from the state Economic Development Authority to move its operations to Paterson. The project would retain 62 state-based employees and create an additional 16 full-time positions. Biogenesis is said to also be considering an alternative site for the project in Orangeburg,… → Read More

Poll: Christie now 'most unpopular' governor in U.S.

Gov. Chris Christie is now the most unpopular governor in the country, according to a new poll released Tuesday by Morning Consult. Christie, who has been battling record-low approval ratings domestically in New Jersey, was found to be the least popular among all American governors, with just a 25 percent approval rating in his home state. The poll found that some 71 percent of Garden State… → Read More

Hard Rock unveils plans for Atlantic City casino hotel

Hard Rock International formally unveiled its plans Wednesday for the $375 million renovation of the recently acquired former Trump Taj Mahal casino and hotel in Atlantic City. Set to open in summer 2018 as the rebranded Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, the Boardwalk property will feature two separate 7,000-plus-seat multipurpose arenas, a larger Hard Rock Cafe, redesigned hotel rooms… → Read More

When needs and neighbors collide: JCP&L facing opposition to a transmission line it has been ordered to construct

Nametags were distributed last Wednesday night at Brookdale Community College for those attending a public hearing on Jersey Central Power & Light’s proposed $111 million, 230-kilovolt transmission line along a stretch of New Jersey Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line in Monmouth County. But in a show of solidarity for what a number of residents said they feel is a project that will endanger… → Read More

Christie signs $400M transportation spending bill

Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Monday that will give New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund immediate access to a $400 million supplemental appropriation for road and transit projects. → Read More

N.J. added over 12k jobs in February, new report says

New Jersey added 12,600 total nonfarm jobs last month and saw its unemployment rate tick down slightly to 4.4 percent, according to a report released Thursday by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development, → Read More

The goal — Growing a brand, venue in Harrison: Red Bulls eager to expand connections to businesses, uses for top-notch arena

Fresh off a successful 2016 Major League Soccer campaign that included a conference-best regular season record and unlucky early playoff exit, the Harrison-based New York Red Bulls opened their new season earlier this month with a tough road test against Atlanta United FC, one of the league's two new expansion teams for 2017. → Read More

N.J. state of emergency continues as storm causes outages, coastal flooding

New Jersey remains in a state of emergency as a winter storm that has blanketed parts of the state in snow, ice and sleet continues on into Tuesday afternoon. → Read More

Former Atlantic Club casino to be sold, converted to indoor water park

Ventnor-based R&R Development Group has entered into an agreement to purchase the shuttered Atlantic Club casino in Atlantic City and convert the property into a large-scale indoor water park. According to the Press of Atlantic City, plans for the site, which will be named Dolphin Village at Atlantic Club, include a 100,000-square-foot indoor water park, hotel rooms, restaurants and an… → Read More

Christie touts employment gains in latest jobs report

Gov. Chris Christie said new federal labor statistics reported to the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development show New Jersey gained 60,800 new private-sector jobs last year, roughly four times greater than initial preliminary reports indicated and representative of the strongest one-year increase since 2000. → Read More

At summit, Christie calls for more job opportunities for ex-offenders

Speaking Wednesday at a summit organized by his administration to address increasing employment opportunities for ex-offenders, Gov. Chris Christie said that politics → Read More

Samson gets home confinement, probation for bribery in United Airlines scheme

David Samson, the former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey chairman and longtime founding partner of a powerful West Orange-based law firm who pleaded guilty last summer to a federal charge of bribery, was sentenced Monday to a year of home confinement, according to the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey. → Read More

Building 'in the shadows': N.J. trade unions hope to reinvigorate discussion on regulating underground construction economy

The way Bill Sproule sees it, there are no winners in New Jersey's underground construction economy. → Read More

Sarlo: Taj closing should be 'wake-up call' for casino expansion

State Sen. Paul Sarlo said the impending closure of the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City should serve as a “wake-up call” to local officials that it's time to “take advantage of the → Read More

Comella, former top Christie aide, comes out against 'demagogue' Trump

Maria Comella, Gov. Chris Christie's former longtime deputy chief of staff for communications and once one of his most trusted advisers, has told CNN she plans on voting for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton this fall over Republican Donald Trump, signaling a significant breakaway from Christie. → Read More

Sweeney, Christie still sparring, still at TTF impasse

During a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Chris Christie rejected a statement made earlier in the week by Senate President Steve Sweeney that the governor was “auditioning” for a role in Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's cabinet by opposing Sweeney's latest plan to fix the Transportation Trust Fund. → Read More

Senate confirms Porrino as attorney general

The state Senate voted Monday to confirm Christopher Porrino as New Jersey's attorney general. → Read More