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FDA approves J&J vaccine — 70,000 doses headed to N.J. in coming days

Tom Bergeron (New Brunswick) | ROI-NJ

The Food and Drug Administration gave emergency use approval to the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine Saturday — a move that likely will result in shots of the vaccine being given in New Jersey in the next few days. The announcement is all but certain to have a dramatic impact on the ability to vaccinate — and, thus, the ability to get back …

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, which requires just one shot, is on track to become third allowed for use in US

Karen Weintraub | USA Today

A government advisory committee is likely to give a thumbs up Friday to a third COVID-19 vaccine, paving the way to increased supply of the much-in-demand vaccines. The new vaccine, from drugmaker Johnson & Johnson, offers a few advantages over the two that have been administered to 45 million Americans since mid-December, although it may be somewhat less effective. The J&J vaccine requires only one shot; …

Jersey City (again) is named most diverse city in U.S.

ROI-NJ Staff(Jersey City) | ROI-NJ

New Jersey prides itself in having one of the most diverse populations in the country. It also has the most diverse city. Jersey City was selected as the most ethnically diverse city in the country in a recent study from the personal finance outlet WalletHub.com. It’s a distinction that city has been given many times by many different organizations. And one Mayor Steve …

Atlantic Shores, six unions sign agreement to use train and hire N.J. union workers in offshore wind projects

Tom Bergeron (New Jersey) | ROI-NJ

The offshore wind industry in New Jersey is strengthening its connection and partnership with union labor. On Thursday, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind — the 50-50 joint venture between EDF Renewables North America and Shell New Energies US — announced a first-of-its-kind memorandum of understanding with six unions operating in New Jersey as part of its bid submission, committing to help develop and …

Governor Murphy Announces $100 Million Investment in Clean Transportation Projects

Governor's Office | Press Release

Governor Murphy Establishes Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy, Creates New Jersey Council on the Green Economy NEWARK – Governor Phil Murphy announced an investment of more than $100 million in clean, equitable transportation projects that will improve air quality and reduce the effects of climate change while moving New Jersey towards 100 percent clean energy by 2050. Leveraging …

Big win for Bayonne: Huge UPS center (and 1,000 jobs) coming

ROI-NJ Staff(Bayonne) | ROI-NJ

In another big win for Bayonne, a massive UPS distribution center is coming to Lincoln Logistics Bayonne, the industrial park Lincoln Equities Group is building on the site of the former Military Ocean Terminal, the city said. The facility will be just north of Port Terminal Boulevard, according to a site plan amendment submitted by Lincoln Equities. The 880,000-square-foot building would bring more than …

Choose New Jersey Announces Food Innovation Collaboration between Israeli Food Manufacturer Tnuva and The Food Innovation Center at Rutgers University

Choose New Jersey, Inc. | Press Release

Choose New Jersey highlights continued success of its February 2020 Economic Mission Trip to Israel as one-year anniversary approaches  (Newark, New Jersey) – Choose New Jersey, New Jersey’s leading economic development organization, is pleased to announce, in partnership with the New Jersey-Israel Commission, a collaboration between Tnuva, one of the world’s largest food manufacturers and a global supplier of kosher …

Why N.J.’s dreams of second Super Bowl start with World Cup

Tom Bergeron | ROI-NJ

Jim Kirkos remembers all too well the disaster that was the first and only Super Bowl played in New Jersey. It was Super Bowl XLVIII, in February 2014. Nearly all of the fan experience festivities — not to mention the economic impact — went to New York City. New Jersey only got the huge bills for security and logistics and …

Choose New Jersey Touts Assistance That Attracted, or Retained, 33 Firms

Linda Moss | CoStar News

Despite the pandemic, economic development organization Choose New Jersey helped 33 companies relocate or expand in the Garden State last year, resulting in 1,455 jobs being created or retained and generating over $607 million in capital investments. The nonprofit group, based in Newark at One Gateway Center, outlined those achievements Tuesday when it released its 2020 annual report. In a statement, Choose New Jersey …

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