Environmental Protection = Economic Prosperity

At the end of last month numerous local individuals volunteered their time to help clean up the Connecticut River basin.  This was part of the 23rd annual Connecticut River Conservancy’s Source to Sea Cleanup.  Each year Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont volunteers met at the 410-mile riverbank for their day of work.  All sorts …

New Jersey: Happy Place to Be

According to a recent report from WalletHub – Happiest States in America – people who live in New Jersey are very happy, coming in at number five.   All 50 states were studied based on 31 different criteria including: emotional wellness, active physical participation, finances, etc. While New Jersey did not fare so well financially, the …

Small NY-Based Businesses: Trajectory

How do small businesses fare in New York?  One often hears about crippling office rental spaces, harsh competition and other potential obstacles, but what are the advantages, if any?  Here we take a look at some of the good reasons for opening a New York based business…even from one’s home. Hostess of Real Life Cooking …

New Jersey: Enhancing Transportation Options

Improvements in transportation are being made for New Jersey residents.  With a new ferry service and additional grant funding for enhancement in road services, there should be good news for commuters and locals moving around the region. Ferry service is being brought to Newport, Jersey City.  The service – that will run between Newport and …

Eye Openers in New Jersey: What to “Watch”

Esco Optics Inc. has just opened a new branch in Oak Ridge, N.J.  The optical manufacturer is expanded its presence in the area and the new office will be known as Esco North.  According to Business Development Manager, Ron Schulmerich: “This is exciting for everyone involved.  As a top optics provider, this office gives us …

Unemployment Levels Keep Dropping

Certainly great news for anyone living in or near New Jersey – the unemployment rate for June indicates a record low of 3.5%. These statistics come from the state Labor and Workplace Development Department, which announced the findings for the month on Thursday. It’s the lowest monthly rate that they’ve seen since they started keeping …