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A ‘very credible’ new study on Seattle’s $15 minimum wage has bad news for liberals

By Max Ehrenfreund June 26

When Seattle officials voted three years ago to incrementally boost the city’s minimum wage up to $15 an hour, they’d hoped to improve the lives of low-income workers. Yet according to a major new study that could force economists to reassess past research on the issue, the hike has had the […]

By |June 29th, 2017|Bergen County|5 Comments

BUSINESS LEADERS MEH ABOUT NJ’S PROSPECTS BUT OPTIMISTIC FOR NATIONAL ECONOMY

JOHN REITMEYER | JUNE 28, 2017

Executives are perturbed about New Jersey’s high taxes and the state government’s approach to business

New Jersey’s top business leaders are optimistic about the direction that the national economy is heading in this year, but as the state gets ready to elect a new governor, they are more cautious about New […]

By |June 28th, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

An average N.J. resident needs to make this much to afford a 2-bedroom apartment

Updated on June 9, 2017 at 4:54 PMPosted on June 9, 2017 at 10:07 AM

BY JEFF GOLDMAN

[email protected],

NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

As expensive as it is to live in New Jersey, the cost to rent an apartment here isn’t close to being the priciest in the nation.

Renters in the Garden State — where the fair-market rate […]

By |June 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Move over, millennials: NJ businesses looking at undefined ‘Generation Z’

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By Dino Flammia June 8, 2017 2:23 AM

Centennials. iGen. The Founders.

Any name you choose, the generation following millennials remains a mystery to those who will end up being their bosses.

But the oldest segment of Generation Z — somewhere in the age range of 17 to 21 years old — is hitting the workforce […]

By |June 9th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

Private companies wanted for $20B Gateway Project

By Vince Calio, June 5, 2017 at 12:51 PM
Amtrak and NJ Transit would use a new Gateway tunnel under the Hudson River. – (AARON HOUSTON)

Private firms will be sought to help finance and construct the $20 billion rail tunnel connecting northern New Jersey and New York City.

During its June 1 board meeting, the Gateway Program […]

By |June 7th, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

NEW JERSEY’S COMING COLLEGE ENROLLMENT CRISIS

DARRYL G. GREER | JUNE 2, 2017

A significant decline in the number of NJ high school graduates who will be seeking college degrees should be a major concern for the next governor and other leaders

Daryl G. Greer

New Jersey will experience about a 20 percent decline in the number of high school graduates through 2030, according […]

By |June 4th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|1 Comment

President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate pact

June 1,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate pact. In a decision that spurns pleas from corporate executives who stood to gain , world leaders who would access US tax payer funds and even Pope Francis who warned the move imperils a global […]

By |June 1st, 2017|2017|2 Comments

IN NJ, AS IN NEARBY STATES, COMPETITIVENESS DRIVES AFFORDABILITY

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MICHELE SIEKERKA | MAY 30, 2017

The only way to stem our tide of outmigration is to bring our economic policies in line with our direct regional competitors — Pennsylvania and New York

NJBIA president and CEO Michele Siekerka

New Jersey has many positive attributes. We added almost 60,000 jobs in 2016, the state’s […]

By |May 30th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

President Trump’s Taxpayer First Budget

May 23,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, President Trump’s first proposed budget shows respect for the people who pay the bills. The administration’s “Calvin Coolidge style” proposal reverses the damaging trends from previous administrations by putting our nation’s budget back into balance and reducing our debt through fiscally conservative principles, all the while delivering […]

By |May 24th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

Ridgewood Department of Parks and Recreation Seasonal Employment Opportunities

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SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
May 21,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Applications are being sought for the many summer positions available with the Parks and Recreation Department including Day Camp Administrators, Day Camp Counselors, Graydon Pool Lifeguards, Security Attendants, and Badge Sale Attendants. Concession Attendant applications will be shared with the Water’s Edge […]

By |May 21st, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment