The check's in the mail, Rutgers tells vendors after tech glitches
NEW BRUNSWICK -- Rutgers University officials say they have made "significant progress" in paying a backlog of 12,650 unpaid bills as the school continues to try to resolve serious glitches in its new financial accounting computer system. The new system, called Cornerstone, was supposed to be the last major step in Rutgers' massive merger with the…
South Jersey Inches Closer to Better Phone Service, High-Speed Internet
Richard Mroz, president of the state Board of Public Utilities The new year may bring some long-sought improvements to phone and Internet service for more than a dozen South Jersey communities. For the past couple of years, 16 communities have been pressing telecom giant Verizon to upgrade problem-plagued phone service and Internet connectivity in Cumberland and…
PSE&G and EDF 'Google It
Natural-gas leaks are a persistent challenge for utility companies. Like other utilities, PSE&G monitors its system carefully, and fixes any leaks that pose a safety risk quickly. But other leaks that don't pose an immediate hazard can linger while companies work their way through upgrading thousands of miles of old infrastructure. When these nonhazardous leaks add…
State Seeks High-Tech Oversight of $2B Annual Spending on Drug Benefits
Like most health insurance purchasers, the state of New Jersey has been ill equipped to manage the pharmaceutical benefits of public employees and retirees. So, like others, it hired a national expert to handle the complex, multi-party negotiations in hopes of securing big savings for Garden State taxpayers. But quantifying those savings has been challenging.
N.J. county teams up with Waze app to help ease traffic
A new partnership between Passaic County and the GPS app Waze looks to ease traffic in the North Jersey area. County Freeholders announced they joined the app's Connected Citizens Program Tuesday. It will allow for an information exchange that will help lead to reduced traffic congestion, according to a press release.