NJ Looks to Capitalize on New Federal Subsidies for Solar

The state is moving to overhaul its program to promote solar energy, a step proponents say will reap "maximum benefits" from new federal incentives to bolster the technology. A bill (S-2276) scheduled to be considered by the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee tomorrow, would sharply ramp up the deployment of solar systems in New Jersey over…


Verizon plans phone, internet upgrades after gripes from rural South Jersey

Following petitions, complaints and a public hearing where residents across South Jersey complained about their phone line and internet service, Verizon has submitted its plan to the state to remedy the situation. Verizon submitted the letter to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities on Sept. 19 -- mapping out its plan to install fiber optics…


Urgency to Define Rules for Telemedicine in New Jersey

Despite several years of discussion, New Jersey remains among the last states in the nation without regulations that specifically address telemedicine. But that could finally change in the months to come. The Senate health committee will consider a bipartisan proposal today that would define telemedicine in state law, establish who is eligible to participate, stipulate what…


What's up with internet radio? One NJ station explains the newest media craze

Before 1993, radio entertainment was brought to our vehicles and boom boxes via air waves. Upon turning the ignition key, music or talk would fill the cockpit of the car, and a metal antenna would bring the latest pop music to the transmitter on the kitchen counter or poolside table. But 23 years ago, Carl Malamud…


Now you can text emergencies to 911 from anywhere in N.J.

PISCATAWAY -- New Jersey is joining a growing number of states that allow people in emergency situations to send a text message to 911, officials announced on Wednesday. The new technology is one way law enforcement officials are trying to keep pace with a growing number of emergency calls placed by cell phones. Seventy percent of…





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