September 23,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

New Milford NJ, District 38 Amazon’s recent announcement of an RFP for states and municipalities to bid on hosting their second national headquarters, highlights the disastrous state of New Jersey’s business climate.

“With […]

By |September 23rd, 2017|Bergen County|2 Comments

New Jersey Population Sinks for the First Time in a Decade

September 16,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, New estimates from the American Community Survey which is billed as the premier source for detailed information about the American people and workforce , suggest New Jersey lost about 13,000 people from 2015 to 2016, which would reverse several years of slow growth since the state was […]

By |September 16th, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

What tax reform may mean for New Jersey business D.C. may be a political universe away, but actions there can have a real impact on your bottom line

By Dr. Sean Stein Smith, September 8, 2017 at 8:14 AM
Dr. Sean Stein Smith.

As Labor Day recedes into our collective memory, and the warm glow of summer fades away, the collective New Jersey business community is faced with the following reality.

The current administration in Washington appears to have focused on comprehensive tax reform as a […]

By |September 11th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

The 20 N.J. industries that hired the most people last year


Posted September 04, 2017 at 07:00 AM | Updated September 04, 2017 at 07:04 AM


By Erin Petenko | NJ Advance Media for

New Jersey’s private sector gained roughly 65,000 employees and 6,000 new establishments between 2015 and 2016, in line with the national average. It’s an improvement over the previous year, where the economy grew […]

By |September 5th, 2017|obamanomics|0 Comments

New Jersey needs more workers with voc-tech training

A new bipartisan legislative panel will look into addressing a shortage of middle-skilled workers in New Jersey.

Melanie Willoughby with the New Jersey Business and Industry Association said 80 percent of manufacturers in the nation have a serious shortage of qualified applicants for skilled production positions.

“This is not where we want to be with the manufacturing […]

By |August 16th, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

Most DC wage-hike backers don’t even pay their interns

Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) all do not pay interns but support the minimum wage photo of Cory Booker by Boyd Loving 

By Jonathon Trugman

August 12, 2017 | 10:53pm

One of the most valuable things a college student can do is complement his or her education with […]

By |August 13th, 2017|Bergen County|6 Comments

Towns where property taxes hurt the most in each of N.J.’s 21 counties

file photo by Boyd Loving

Updated July 18, 2017
Posted July 18, 2017

By Samantha Marcus | NJ Advance Media for

So where in your county do property taxes hurt the most?

Last month, we showed you which towns in New Jersey had the highest property tax burdens, which is to say, those where the average property tax bill […]

By |July 19th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

50 Top Ranked Colleges That Pay Off the Least

By Charles Stockdale July 13, 2017 8:26 pm EDT

For a special few Americans, such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg, completing college was unnecessary — perhaps even a hindrance — to their vision and success. Most people, however, consider college to be fundamental to achieving their goals and doing well in life

In fact, the […]

By |July 17th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|1 Comment

Working Past 70: Americans Can’t Seem to Retire

file photo by ArtChick

U.S. seniors are employed at the highest rates in 55 years.
Ben Steverman
July 10, 2017, 4:00 AM EDT

More and more Americans are spending their golden years on the job.

Almost 19 percent of people 65 or older were working at least part-time in the second quarter of 2017, according to the U.S. jobs report […]

By |July 11th, 2017|Bergen County|7 Comments

Solution to NYC’s commuter hell could ruin real estate developers

By John Crudele

June 28, 2017 | 10:48pm

Commuters coming into New York City from the north, south, east and west are irate.

The Long Island Railroad, New Jersey Transit, Amtrak and Metro North — not to mention the New York City subway, which moves 5.7 million people every weekday — have all been plagued by dramatic breakdowns […]

By |June 29th, 2017|Commuters|2 Comments