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Black History Month: NJ Black Community Leaders Share Influential Books That Spoke To Them

A politician, a poet, a reverend, a teacher, an executive.

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NJEDA And Federal Reserve Bank Of Philadelphia Announce Equity-Focused Research Partnership

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create a Research in Action Lab on the topic of minority-owned small businesses.

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Burlington County Lawmakers Push Back Against Internet Data Caps

Burlington County lawmakers have pushed back against plans to charge residential internet customers a fee for exceeding data limits amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Editorial

The Racial Gap In Vaccination Is Striking – And Dangerous

Editorial

Black and Hispanic Americans are dying from COVID at nearly three times the rate of white Americans, yet based on preliminary data, they’re getting vaccinated at dramatically lower rates. That should alarm us all.

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‘Tidal Wave’ Of Evictions, Utility Shutoffs Tests Lawmakers

Edward Jaros lost his job on a Los Angeles movie set during the pandemic and has been unable to find work, leaving him facing hunger and eviction.

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NJ Senate Approves Bill To Make Animal Trunk Fighting A Felony

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The New Jersey Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday to make it a felony to participate in animal trunk fighting. The bill now moves on to the New Jersey General Assembly.

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N.J. Public Worker Pension Fund’s Investment Returns Surged In 2nd Half Of 2020

New Jersey’s pension fund grew by $6.6 billion in the first half of the fiscal year, closing out 2020 with $83.3 billion in assets, Division of Investment Director Corey Amon announced Wednesday.

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N.J. Prison Leader Should Be Removed In Aftermath Of Alleged Beatings, Senate Dems Tell Governor

New Jersey officials defended the head of the prison system as a growing bipartisan chorus on Wednesday demanded a change in leadership amid reports that officers severely beat women inmates earlier this month.

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Singleton Bill: Forgiven PPP Loans Would Not Be Taxed By State

State Sen. Troy Singleton said small businesses fortunate enough to have their vital Paycheck Protection Program loans forgiven should not have those loans by subject to the New Jersey gross income tax.

 

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Murphy Says Vacant Mall Anchor A Prime Spot For COVID Vaccine Site

MOORESTOWN — Gov. Phil Murphy called the former Lord & Taylor anchor store an ideal location for COVID-19 vaccinations.

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