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Businesses urged to hold blood drives

July 26th, 2012 — This summer, New Jersey faces a shortage of blood in our hospitals and emergency rooms. The Department of Health is asking New Jersey workplaces to hold blood drives to alleviate the summer blood shortage. Each summer—while families are vacationing—blood donations …

Franzini leaving EDA

July 26th, 2012 — Caren Franzini, the highly regarded head of the state’s Economic Development Authority, announced this week she is resigning and will end her 18-year tenure as chief executive officer on Sept. 30. Business leaders said they will sorely miss Franzini, whose …

Garrett speaks out against Affordable Care Act

July 26th, 2012 — U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett told a packed meeting of CIANJ’s Healthcare Roundtable this week that the Affordable Care Act is a job killer and a “full assault against our economic recovery.” The congressman from Sussex County said the federal reform …

NJIT seeks business input

July 19th, 2012 — The New Jersey Institute of Technology was awarded a federal grant to help business overcome personnel shortages for specialized technology positions. The grant will help NJIT to develop classes and training programs to create a ready and competent workforce. The …

Christie in line to deliver GOP keynote

July 19th, 2012 — Speculation is rampant that Gov. Chris Christie will be delivering the keynote speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa next month. If it proves true, it would be a coup for Christie, who has been honing his oratory skills …

Solomon likely high court nominee

July 19th, 2012 — Lee Solomon, a Superior Court judge and one-time assemblyman, prosecutor and head of the Board of Public Utilities, is being touted as a likely nominee for the New Jersey Supreme Court. Gov. Chris Christie said he would submit a new …

Hackensack University Medical Center’s new acquisition

July 12th, 2012 — Hackensack University Health Network and it’s partner, LHP Hospital Group, announced their joint venture formally acquired Mountainside Hospital on July 1, marking the start of a new era for the 121-year-old, 365-bed facility that will now be known as HackensackUMC …

Lawmakers’ summer schedule

July 12th, 2012 — The Senate apparently has just taken a short breather and plans to reconvene in a series of sessions later this summer. The sudden calendar items are fueling speculation that the Senate will be interviewing a state Supreme Court nominee during …

Red Tape looks at bidding laws

July 12th, 2012 — The state’s procurement process and the rules governing the way public contracts are bid will be the subject of next week’s Red Tape Review Commission hearing at The College of New Jersey in Ewing on Tuesday. CIANJ President John Galandak, …

Voters will have their say on education bonds

July 5th, 2012 — After 24 years it looks like New Jersey is finally ready to ask its voters to approve a bond sale for improvements to state colleges and universities. CIANJ supported the bill that will put the $750 million bond sale on …

Higher education reorganized

July 5th, 2012 — A plan to create a new Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences emerged from the Legislature after a series of marathon sessions. The intricate 100-page bill lays out a complex reorganization of major state institutions that will result in …

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