Donors sought for fundraiser to benefit new nonprofit journalism group

The Corporation for New Jersey Local Media (CNJLM) will host the inaugural Byrne-Kean Dinner to benefit its work of expanding non-profit journalism and civic engagement in New Jersey at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at The Stone Terrace by John Henry’s in Hamilton Township. “For democracy to flourish, we know we need to do […]

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Domestic violence can also take the form of economic abuse

Defining economic abuse in legislation won’t necessarily help survivors get out of coerced debt or regain financial stability, said Russell. Still, she hopes it offers a foundation to build on because financial wellbeing is crucial to leaving an abusive relationship and establishing an independent life. “The sort of common characteristic of financial abuse is one […]

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Small-scale power grids face giant hurdles

In a new report prepared for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, these microgrids — once touted as a way to increase the resiliency of the electrical network in the wake of extreme storms and widespread power outages — are finding it increasingly difficult to overcome financial, regulatory and legal barriers. “These microgrids right […]

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Report calls for change as town center microgrids run into roadblocks

Town center, or TC microgrid, projects in the Northeast have foundered in the face of regulatory, statutory and technical challenges, according to a report written for the New Jersey Bureau of Public Utilities (NJBPU). “Town center microgrids are one conceptual solution for community emergency-power resilience and reliability needs but face significant public policy-driven development hurdles,” […]

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Could A Surfside Building Disaster Happen On The NY Or NJ Coast?

Last week, search crews reached the bottom of the rubble at the Champlain Towers condo building site in Surfside, Florida, where at least 98 people perished due to a deadly collapse in June. The exact cause is still unclear, but lack of maintenance, structural damage from exposure to salty sea air and storms, and subsidence (sinking) in combination with […]

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More states are ending jobless benefit, but will workers return?

“When there’s a quick ramping up of the (economy), there’s a quick demand for workers and that means the people who pay more are going to get those workers … just as when there’s a labor surplus they’re able to pay less and still get a competent workforce,’’ says Carl Van Horn, founding director of […]

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