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The Ongoing Revival of Newark’s Riverfront

Royal Thomas II | NJ Monthly

Like many big cities, Newark has long been isolated from the river along which it was built. But in recent years, New Jersey’s largest city has been taking back its waterfront with the development of Newark Riverfront Park. “I come here at least once a day with this guy,” says Tiffany Pereira, out for a walk in the park with her dog, …

New Jersey Hall of Fame Event Draws Jon Bon Jovi, George R.R. Martin, Jason Alexander

Michelle Amabile Angermiller | Variety

Jon Bon Jovi went home Sunday night (Oct. 27) for the 11th annual New Jersey Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The rocker helped induct Southside Johnny Lyon with the honor at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. Bon Jovi was reverential, telling the audience that without Southside Johnny, there wouldn’t be a Jon Bon Jovi. “I grew up on the sounds of …

NJ looks to lure Scottish wind energy companies to the Garden State

Michael Hill | NJTV News

Since 2011, Northstar Marine Services’ vessels have taken engineers offshore to survey the Atlantic Ocean, with the goal of building wind farms. One of the organization’s managers came fishing for more business at a gathering of New Jersey and Scottish energy executives Friday. “We see huge growth,” said Michael Jarvis of the Northstar Environmental and Marine Services. “We’ve made a …

See it! American Dream mega-mall opens in NJ with Legoland, theme park, and 33K parking spots

Zlati Meyer | Fast Company

Every day it seems another retailer announces it’s closing stores, but as American malls deal with decreased foot traffic due to the now-ubiquity of online shopping, there’s a blip of hope. It’s coming in the form of a mega-mall in the mall-friendly state of New Jersey. The confidently named American Dream is opening today in East Rutherford, best known as the …

Rising star: Developers find that renters fleeing Manhattan for Jersey City aren’t just focused on price

Brett Johnson | ROI NJ

Like the other apartment buildings that rose 40-plus stories into the downtown Jersey City skyline before it, 235 Grand has developers boasting about views of neighboring New York. What’s different this time is that, for nearly half of the residents in the new upscale development in Jersey City’s Liberty Harbor neighborhood, they’ll be looking at what used to be home. …

Tech firm OwnBackup opens new HQ in Englewood Cliffs

Emily Bader | ROI NJ

OwnBackup, a cloud-to-cloud backup/recovery vendor, announced Monday it has opened a new headquarters in Englewood Cliffs. The new space can house up to 160 employees, reflecting on the company’s recent rapid growth in New Jersey, it said. OwnBackup, which recently secured $50 million in funding, has doubled the size of its staff for the past three years. Over the next …

Newark’s Gateway Center offers fastest public WiFi anywhere, Onyx Equities says

Linda Lindner | NJBIZ

On Monday at the Newark Tech Week Innovation Summit, Onyx Equities LLC announced its Gateway buildings in the city offer the fastest public access Wi-Fi available anywhere, through the Woodbridge-based company’s Gateway Connect Wi-Fi. Onyx’s Gateway Connect Wi-Fi is among the first deployments of Wi-Fi 6, the next generation of Wi-Fi, and each access point deployed has a dedicated multi-gigabit Internet feed. The …

Thomas Edison’s Winding Road to New Jersey

Tom Deignan | New Jersey Monthly

In the last year or so, by Kathleen Carlucci’s count, people from more than 60 countries and 49 of the 50 states have visited the Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park, fittingly located in Edison. “I think South Dakota is the only state missing,” says Carlucci, the center’s director, seated at a picnic table outside the center’s museum. Looming nearby …

$70M Camden health sciences center opens

NJBIZ STAFF | NJBIZ

Leaders from its joint board, participating institutions and elected officials marked the opening Tuesday of the new health sciences center at the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Broadway in Camden. The Joint Health Sciences Center houses lab and training spaces for multiple universities and is the only facility in the state to accommodate the functions of two four-year …

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