Tech in NJ: Forget Silicon Valley; be Seattle

New Jersey should aim to be like Seattle, where workers won't be distracted by the New York frenzy, Jay Bhatti told Michael L. Diamond of the Asbury Park Press.

Should a private corporation be in charge of air traffic control?


WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo on Wednesday introduced legislation to have a private, nonprofit corporation rather than the government regulate the planes in the air. LoBiondo (R-2nd Dist.), chairman of the House aviation subcommittee, and Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) included the proposal in their bill to renew the Federal Aviation Administration for six…

Why Rutgers professors dislike system that tracks their work

NEW BRUNSWICK -- Productivity has always been an important aspect of any college professors' performance. How many books they write, how often they are cited in articles, how much grant money they win -- it's all part of the discussion about what makes a good college professor, said David Hughes, president of Rutgers' faculty union. But…

'CSI' or reality? Inside Newark's ballistics lab | Di Ionno

One in an occasional series of Mark Di Ionno columns on gun culture in New Jersey Realtors hang sales awards, doctors and lawyers hang their degrees. At the Newark Police Ballistics Lab, the placards on the wall laud IBIS hits. The lab has made the 1000 club and the 2500 club, and is now closing in…

N.J. officials say Verizon is treating them like 'country bumpkins'

Officials are outraged by a letter that Verizon New Jersey recently sent to the state blasting a petition filed by a group of South Jersey towns last year alleging the telecom company has neglected to maintain their copper landline infrastructure and adequately address service-quality issues. "Verizon's response is insulting and dismissive," said Hopewell Township Committeeman Greg…

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