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Proposal Would End Sharing of Taxes by Communities in the Meadowlands Region
Tara Nurin | December 5, 2014 | Politics, Planning
New scheme would merge two agencies and subsidize environmentally sensitive towns by increasing hotel taxes
Legislature Sets Sights on Rescuing Atlantic City from Financial Brink
Meir Rinde | December 5, 2014 | Planning
Senate President Sweeney introduces package of five bills intended to address city’s ‘fiscal nightmare’
Size Doesn’t Matter -- Study of NJ Municipal Government Costs Concludes
Mark J. Magyar | November 17, 2014 | Budget, Planning
Rutgers analysts question ‘conventional wisdom’ that consolidation of state’s 565 municipalities would produce property tax savings
Regional Plan Association Puts Tri-State Area’s Future in Its Sights
Tom Johnson | November 17, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning
Revitalization and technology’s effect on marketplace are high on the list of concerns to be addressed
Deep Budget Cuts, Emergency Manager Only Way to Save Atlantic City, Report Says
Meir Rinde | November 14, 2014 | Planning
If necessary, shuttered casinos would be torn down to improve access to beach and boardwalks for tourists
Is Atlantic City In Line for a State-Appointed Emergency Manager?
Meir Rinde | November 13, 2014 | Planning
Christie says report from Gaming Commission recommends state take over troubled community, institute deep cuts in services, employee benefits
Atlantic City Summit: Charting a Future for Struggling Community
Meir Rinde | November 12, 2014 | Planning
Efforts to rebrand city as general tourist destination seem to be working -- but casino closures still taking heavy toll on local economy
Feds, States Continue to Shortchange Delaware River Basin Commission
Jon Hurdle | October 23, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning
New executive director of DRBC raises concerns about protecting water quality for some 15 million people
COAH’s Attempt to Adopt New Rules for Affordable Housing Goes Nowhere Fast
Colleen O'Dea | October 21, 2014 | Politics, Housing, Planning
Council deadlocks on vote despite state Supreme Court order that it must come to a decision today
Measure Would Mandate Smart-Growth Policies in Town Master Plans
Tom Johnson | October 16, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning
Critics argue municipalities are already addressing these issues voluntarily, obviating the need for new law
Taking the Shutters Off at Fort Monmouth to Serve New Jersey in a New Capacity
Tara Nurin | October 8, 2014 | Housing, Planning
Three years after it was officially shut down, the mammoth Army base is at the center of a huge development effort
Tale of Two Towns: Newark, Irvington Mayors Tackle Housing Issues
Joe Tyrrell | September 25, 2014 | Housing, Planning
Leaders in both municipalities address economic, public health and crime, but take different approaches on foreclosures and eminent domain
After Latest Casino Closures, Can Atlantic City Reinvent Itself?
Jon Hurdle | September 9, 2014 | Politics, Planning
Christie calls ‘summit’ to help plan future for ailing gaming hub, but details are thin on the ground
Highlands Act Has Seen Success -- But It’s Not Out of the Woods Yet
Tom Johnson | August 12, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning
Law has slowed sprawl, protected drinking water, but opposition remains – and funding vote in November could have big impact
NJ, Rutgers Sued Over Refusal to Release Details of Affordable-Housing Formula
Colleen O'Dea | June 27, 2014 | Housing, Planning
Fair Share seeks details of how new quotas were determined, gets heavily redacted document
Democratic Trailblazer’s Son Seeks Second Term in 10th CongressionalDistrict
Meir Rinde | May 29, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning, Elections 2014
Easy win likely as three challengers in upcoming primary lack funding, name recognition and party support
Explainer: Trying to Find a Stable Source of Funds for Open-Space Preservation
Tom Johnson | April 8, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning, Explainer, Elections 2014
Despite continued support from voters, open-space preservation is flat broke, and it may take a constitutional amendment to bring it back to life
Timing of Public Comment Period On State's Hazard Plan Raises Questions
Scott Gurian | April 4, 2014 | Planning, Sandy
Planners and environmentalists express frustrations, while state downplays concerns
Early Returns: Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 off to Solid Start
Tara Nurin | March 13, 2014 | More Issues, Planning
New programs are attracting businesses big and small to New Jersey's battered cities and aging suburban office parks, but questions remain
COAH Meeting Canceled After State Supreme Court Issues Temporary Stay
Colleen O'Dea | March 12, 2014 | More Issues, Housing, Planning
Appellate panel had ordered fair-share housing agency to hold its first meeting in 10 months
Christie Administration Ignores Top Court’s Affordable-Housing Mandate
Colleen O'Dea | February 27, 2014 | More Issues, Politics, Housing, Planning
Missed deadline for new COAH quotas sets stage for legal showdown as fair-housing and environmental advocates cry foul
Explainer: FEMA’s Rating System Provides Incentives for Safer Construction
Scott Gurian | January 7, 2014 | More Issues, Planning, Explainer, Sandy
Program rewards Shore towns that take steps to make their residents less vulnerable to future storms
Extending Insurance May Help Small Businesses, But Not Most Individual Plans
Andrew Kitchenman | November 27, 2013 | Healthcare, Planning
Horizon indicates that remaining federal regulations still make bare-bones health coverage plans nonviable
Building a Sustainable Garden State, One Community at a Time
Jon Hurdle | November 25, 2013 | Energy & Environment, More Issues, Planning
Sustainable Jersey doesn't stop at 'green,' but includes health and wellness, diversity, and economic development
NJ Town Turns to Eminent Domain to Clean Up Blight of Foreclosed Houses
Joe Tyrrell | November 20, 2013 | More Issues, Politics, Planning
Irvington sees eminent domain as a way to eliminate boarded-up houses, bail out homeowners whose mortgages are underwater
Explainer: Putting Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act in Perspective
Scott Gurian | November 12, 2013 | More Issues, Planning, Explainer, Sandy
Law to increase insurance rates could spell trouble for residents of the Jersey Shore
Rutgers Conference Questions What New Jersey Learned from Sandy
Tom Johnson | October 15, 2013 | Energy & Environment, Planning, Sandy
More extreme storms are likely, but what has state done to safeguard people and property?
Garden State Gets a Bit 'Greener' Thanks to More Bike Lanes and Bicycle Traffic
Ricardo Kaulessar | October 8, 2013 | Planning
Urban centers like Camden and Jersey City are taking measures to accommodate and encourage bicycling, as are rural enclaves and Shore communities
Signs Point to Growing Momentum in NJ Commercial Real Estate Market
Tara Nurin | October 3, 2013 | More Issues, Planning
Top economist sees improved outlook for leasing state’s office, industrial, and retail space
NJ Supreme Court Overturns Affordable Housing Rules, Puts COAH on Tight Deadline
Colleen O'Dea | September 27, 2013 | More Issues, Social, Planning
Council has five months to come up with new quotas for low- and moderate-income housing
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