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New Jersey Cannabis Advocate Named as Consultant to Build No-Cost Cannabis Technical Assistance Program

SBN News Director Steve Lubetkin has an exclusive conversation with Jersey City attorney Jessica Gonzalez, who the New Jersey Business Action Center (NJBAC) has selected as its consultant to develop and launch the NJBAC Cannabis Technical Assistance Program and Training Academy.


Advocacy Groups Call on Murphy to End Budget Raids on Clean Energy Fund

In this audio news report, SBN correspondent Steve Lubetkin speaks with participants in a gathering of New Jersey labor, environmental, health and advocacy groups at the State House Thursday to demand that Governor Phil Murphy keep a years-old commitment to end raids on the Clean Energy Fund to pay for other state budget priorities.


Study: Lifting Children Out of Poverty Losing Momentum

A new study found progress made to reduce child poverty over the past 25 years in the U.S. is at risk of stalling or being reversed. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a health philanthropy organization, has released a study showing child poverty is on the rise after falling by 59% between 1993 and 2019.



Nationwide Rail Strike Appears Averted; Dispute Centers on Work-Life Balance for Train Crews

Businesses and consumers are breathing a sigh of relief that a nationwide freight rail strike appears to have been avoided. SBN News Director Steve Lubetkin discussed the rail dispute with Peter Swan, Ph.D., associate professor of logistics and operations management, at Penn State University’s Harrisburg campus.


Springsteen Fan Group ‘Spring-Nuts’ Descending on Jersey Shore This Weekend

SBN’s exclusive interview with Spring-Nuts founder Howie Chaz about this weekend’s Seaside Serenade that will bring hundreds of die-hard Bruce Springsteen fans to Asbury Park once again for three days of festivities.





20th Annual ‘State of Tobacco Control’ Report Reveals New Jersey Still Lags Behind on Policies to Reduce Tobacco Use

New report reveals New Jersey tobacco control successes over past 20 years, and outlines path to end tobacco use and save lives  TRENTON, NJ (SBN) –  New Jersey earned mostly failing grades for failing to…