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June
New Jersey added 14300 jobs in May, sending jobless rate lower
Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com, June 20           
James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said New Jersey may be on track to add 70,000 private sector jobs this year, if one were to annualize the gains so far.

Expert: Downtown Seattle streets 'extremely dangerous' for bicyclists
KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest, June 20
Professor John Pucher teaches urban planning and public policy at Rutgers University, and has been studying cycling for the past 15 years.

Will Hassan Rohani, Not the First 'Moderate' Iranian President, Bring More of the same for Nuclear Program?
Algemeiner, June 20
Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi, an Iranian-American professor at Rutgers University who considered running on a reformist platform for Iran's presidency but decided not to submit his candidacy, explained that after the 1979 Iranian revolution, Rohani was a ...

Westfield Town Council Hears Raritan Valley Rail Coalition at Meeting
TheAlternativePress.com, June 19
Martin Robins, director emeritus of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers, told the council, “It is not certain what the outcome ...

Building a Model for Healthcare in Trenton, Patient by Patient
NJ Spotlight, June 18
Joel Cantor, director of the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, said the team appears “to be making great progress in pulling together a community-wide collaborative.

35th Anniversary of the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program
Sierra Sun Times, June 18
... summary of a report prepared by the Rutgers University Center for Urban Policy Research on the economic impacts of the historic tax credit.

Sea Bright shifts focus to long-term planning
Red Bank Hub, June 18
Those plans include models created by Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), as well as a financial report by the Harvard University Kennedy School that outlines funding …

Re-purposed office space presents investor opportunity
NorthJersey.com, June 17           
Jim Florio and Bloustein School Dean James Hughes, who last December was an author of a report on the dire straits New Jersey's office stock faces, Medina said.

Cycling expert touts Vancouver's innovation
Vancouver Sun, June 17
Rutgers University professor John Pucher's eyes light up when talking about the increasing popularity of cycling among North American commuters.

New Report Details Program Has Pumped $66 Billion into the Economy and Supported 2.4 Million Jobs
KCSG, June 17
... summary of a report prepared by the Rutgers University Center for Urban Policy Research on the economic impacts of the historic tax credit.

Space exploration  (subscription required)
NJBIZ, June 16           
“A lot of companies are reinventing their space,” said James Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

Caterpillar says competitiveness depends on multi-tier pay system
Chicago Tribune, June 14
In ratifying a six-year contract with Caterpillar Inc. on Tuesday, workers in South ... Carl E. Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.

Census: NJ population getting grayer, more ethnic and more urban
NJ.com            , June 13
"They are swelling the entire ranks of the 60-somethings, and that's going to continue for the next 16 years," said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Also on the rise are so-called ...

Why Iran's absentee voters will probably remain absent during Friday's election
Foreign Policy (blog)            , June 12           
"I don't think many Iranians will vote this time because a lot of Iranians are boycotting the election," says Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi, Rutgers professor and founder of the American Iranian Council, who made headlines this year with his own quixotic bid ...

K. Hovnanian proposes building 388 town homes in Branchburg
MyCentralJersey.com, May 30
He cited a 2005 study done of this sort of housing in New Jersey done by the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

Millions spent on casino development did little to help embattled Atlantic City
Cherry Hill Courier Post, June 11           
“When the malls opened up in the 1970s and 1980s, retailing was in significant decline” in most urban areas, according to economist James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New ...

Plainfield looking to optimize rail link to spark downtown development
MyCentralJersey.com, June 11           
“We need the help of everybody in this room,” said Martin Robins, director emeritus of Rutgers University's Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, when asked what local residents and officials can do to lobby for the streamlined ride. Robins and ...

Solar panel ownership comes with energy and energy certificates, NJ officials say
The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com, June 10
The market for the SRECs, over time, goes through a sort of boom and bust cycle, said Frank Felder, director of the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy at Rutgers University. But there would likely be a lot less solar energy in the ...

City finalizes bid for transit village
MyCentralJersey.com, June 10           
“We need the help of everybody in this room,” said Martin Robins, director emeritus of Rutgers University's Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, when asked what local residents and officials can do to lobby for the streamlined ride. Robins and ...

RVRC Discusses Importance of One Seat Ride into NYC
TheAlternativePress.com, June 10           
In the meantime, working the Raritan Valley Line into the schedules would take a lot of thought on the part of NJ Transit, noted Martin Robins, director emeritus of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers. Getting slots during off-peak ...

Some advocates say South Jersey towns are ignoring future weather risks
Press of Atlantic City, June 7
Michael Greenberg, a professor at Rutgers University's Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy, said last month at a conference that the window for ...

POLLSTER UPDATE: Americans Have Little Expectation Of Online Privacy
Huffington Post, June 7
Rutgers University political scientist Cliff Zukin: "Absent some major occurrence in the campaign, one would expect citizens to become more certain about their behaviors the closer it gets to election day-both in whether and for whom to vote ...

Green Cards for Best Brains From Abroad Goal of Senate Measure
Bloomberg, June 7
So Congress created a new visa, the H-1B, with tighter rules. ... Hal Salzman, a professor at Rutgers University, says the average salary of a ...

Rutgers Holds Fifth Annual Sustainable Raritan River Conference, June 11
News from Rutgers, June 6
... the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative, Edward J. Bloustein School, Rutgers University Special Events Forum, Civic Square Building, 33 Livingston Ave.

From US, long-shot Iran candidate urges trust
FRANCE 24, June 6
Hooshang Amirahmadi, a professor at Rutgers University, poses with Coco, his bichon frise, during an interview with AFP at his home in Princeton, ...

How Do We Build a Mothers' Movement Around Workplace Flexibility?
Huffington Post, June 5
And only a motherhood movement representing the interests of women all over the country can successfully demand a societal response. by Jocelyn Elise Crowley.

Jean Stapleton, veteran actress and feminist
NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices) June 4
Edith Bunker was Archie’s better half by far in a role that defined an era. She was one of the rare women in television comedy in the 1970s, and, she became the popular culture’s  …

Lautenberg remembered as fighter for rail
NJBIZ, June 3
"He was unique," said Martin Robins, director emeritus of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University.

Rutgers Remembers Frank Lautenberg
News from Rutgers, June 3
Lautenberg helped create the National Transit Institute (NTI) at Rutgers ... To this day, NTI, based at the Bloustein School, serves as the training arm of ...

A national summit to boost education and employment outcomes for Americans with disabilities
News-Medical.net, June 3
... Brigadier General Marianne Watson, Congresswoman Cathy M. Rodgers (R-WA), Seth Harris, acting Secretary of Labor, Kathy Krepcio, executive director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, Keith Wiedenkeller, chair of ...

Million-dollar homes haven't fully emerged from recession yet
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, June 2
Joseph Seneca, an economics professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, saw other factors at play as well.

Coca Cola: New spin or born again?
NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), June 2
I just saw it myself, the new coke ad, the print version, full page in the New York Times: “Beating obesity will take all of us.” I’m not impressed. Nor with its video effort, “Coming Together.” No comment on what I’d call it’s “diversion video,” “Let’s Go Crazy.” But, just the same, think, and remember: “I’d like to teach the world to sing” which was, yes, a Coca …

Opinion: Smaller Carbon Footprint Key to Disaster Avoidance, Not Disaster Relief
Patch.com, June 1

By Mark M. Murphy [Mark M. Murphy is president of Lead New Jersey and a senior policy fellow at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy ...



May
Education, Land and Location: 8th Annual Land Policy Conference June 2-4, 2013
HeraldOnline.com, May 31‎           
... role of the property tax in the funding of K-12 education in the U.S.; and a look at non-traditional school funding sources, with Henry A. Coleman of Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, with comments from Leslie Papke of Michigan State ...

Supply of American STEM Graduates Is Far from Lacking, Study Finds
ThomasNet Industrial News Room, May 29
Hal Salzman, a professor at Rutgers University and one of the ... The answer, the Post goes on to explain, is that H-1B workers only earn about ...

Drab Office in New Jersey Gets the Cinderella Treatment
New York Times Commercial, May 28
Owners of suburban office space in the state face a difficult environment. Eighty percent of the office buildings were built in the 1980s and 1990s during the reign of the suburban, self-contained corporate campus, according to a report by Rutgers University. But over …

Rutgers professor ends bid to become president of Iran
Tucson Citizen, May 28
Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi has halted his campaign to become president of Iran. The Guardian Council, the theocratic body that vets candidates, has announced its selections.

Remembering nameless heroes on Memorial Day in Morristown
Source: Morristown Green, May 27
Remembering nameless heroes on Memorial Day in Morristown. Posted by Morristown Green Contributor on May 27, 2013 · Leave a Comment.

Wars of America: Newark's triumphant memorial sculpture
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), May 27
Among Newark's gems, are the public works of Gutzon Borglum, the extraordinary sculptor whose most famous work, of course, is Mount Rushmore. In Newark, far from South Dakota, and situated downtown, just …

Coordinated-care effort likely to win backing from state's biggest insurers (subscription required)
NJBIZ, ‎May 26        
... this month, and once they're final, local consortiums of health care providers are likely to be certified by the state Department of Human Services early next year, according to Joel Cantor, director of the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers ...

Raritan Valley Line riders push for 'one-seat ride' to NYC
Source: NJ.com, May 26
"The dual-powered locomotive is a game changer," said New Jersey transportation expert Martin E. Robins, director emeritus of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University. "This corridor is vitally interested in getting a fair shake ...

Q&A: Iran's never-was presidential candidate
Aljazeera.com, May 26
If someone with the clout of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani - wealthy and the right-hand man of the leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini - is struggling, what makes a guy like Hooshang Amirahmadi think he has a shot at the office of ...

Charles Durning, actor and soldier
NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), May 25
As Memorial Day approaches, we summon up our memories, many of them very different depending upon where we spent the years our nation was at war and where those we know and cherish were during those years and we think about who lived, who died, and …

FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH: NJ CEOs' views mixed on economy
Asbury Park Press, May 25
It is a sign confidence of CEOs in New Jersey as a place to do business is improving, James W. Hughes, a Rutgers economist, said. Thirty-six percent of CEOs participating in the survey also expect to increase capital spending, continuing an upward ...

Beachgoers chased from New Jersey by hurricane damage head to Delmarva coast
Source: Washington Post, May 24           
“There just isn't going to be the stock of rental inventory ready,” said Joseph Seneca, an economist at Rutgers's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. “There has been a tremendous amount of work done, but in some places, they are still in ...

Opinion: Secrecy surrounding criteria for $750M in NJ college construction should not be tolerated
The Times of Trenton - NJ.com,  ‎May 24
By Linda Stamato. The state's interest in higher education is to educate the citizenry, prepare the work force and sustain, even strengthen, the competitive standing of the state.

After writing class, Madison woman publishes first novel
Source: Madison Eagle/New Jersey Hills, May 24‎           
Joseph Seneca is an economics professor at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. The Senecas have lived on Pomeroy Road since coming to Madison from New Brunswick in 1982.

Suburbs Seeing More Poverty [AUDIO]
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, ‎May 23
Joseph Seneca, an economist with Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said the increase in suburban poverty has been apparent across the country and right here in the Garden State.

Can New Jersey Insure Against the Next Sandy?
NJ Spotlight, May 22
... stressed during a conference held yesterday at Rutgers University. ... live in low-lying or contaminated environments, said Roland Anglin, ...

Jersey boys put state at top of business heap
Real Estate Weekly, May 22
“CEOs’ confidence in New Jersey as a place to do business continues to improve,” said James W. Hughes, Ph.D., dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, which conducts …

I-Team: Pothole Problems Plague Palisades Parkway
NBC New York, May 22‎           
Martin Robins, director emeritus of the Rutgers University Voorhees Transportation Center, said part of the reason for disrepair on the Palisades Parkway is dwindling gas revenue.

Survey: CEOs optimistic
phillyBurbs.com, May 22
... and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said executives' confidence in ... Marc D. Weiner, associate director of the Bloustein Center for ... Weiner estimated that, of those, 18 to 20 percent of the CEOs were from South Jersey.

NJ Business Leaders Feeling Optimistic
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, May 21
The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers has released its 2013 C-Suite survey today. Against the backdrop of a ...

CEOs increasingly bullish on NJ, plan hiring
NorthJersey.com,  ‎May 21
The survey found that despite the state's still-sluggish economy, particularly with job growth, chief executive officers are increasingly bullish about doing business and expanding operations in New Jersey, Bloustein School Dean James Hughes said. Of ...

Students share vision for future of Sea Bright
Red Bank Hub,  ‎May 21‎           
Graduate students from Rutgers University helped the borough look to the future last week, envisioning a town recovered from Sandy with elevated homes, a municipal complex and revitalized downtown.

Rutgers' Heldrich Center, GfK Honored By AAPOR for Work Trends Research Program
Source: Wall Street Journal, ‎May 21           
"This was a very rewarding but painful research project on the effects of long-term unemployment," said Dr. Cliff Zukin, Senior Research Fellow at the Heldrich Center and Professor at the Bloustein School. "We followed a national sample of 1,200 ...

Office Parks Get a Makeover
Wall Street Journal, May 21
Employers liked the fact that such parks were free of distractions for workers—"a sea of asphalt to get people into their little cubicles and have them do routine office work," said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and ...

Apple: How to avoid taxes while Americans go hungry
NJ.com (Blog By Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), May 21
There is something I’d like the Apple CEO, Tim Cook, and the members of the Apple Board to think about as they defend the company’s tax evasion, particularly the status it accords itself in its Apple Operations International, the offshore holding

The Undocumented: Why Do They Still Come?
City Watch,  ‎May 20
More than 43 percent of recent graduates now working, according to a recent report by the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, are at jobs that don't require a college education.

Range of solutions proposed for deadly Route 130
Philly.com, May 20
John Pucher, a Rutgers University professor and author who has conducted research on pedestrian and cyclist safety, praised the approach.

College graduates are hoping for pomp and … jobs
Buffalo News, May 19
Going without a job - or taking a poor-paying position you're overqualified for - may handicap a young employee's economic potential, said Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University and author of ...

Twice the trouble when couples lose jobs
The Sunday Dispatch, May 19
Van Horn said researchers at Rutgers' Heldrich Center for Workforce Development did a national survey of the long-term unemployed in this recession.

I-Team: Pothole Problems Plague Palisades Parkway
NBC New York, May 19‎
Martin Robins, director emeritus of the Rutgers University Voorhees Transportation Center, said part of the reason for disrepair on the Palisades Parkway is dwindling gas revenue.

Iranian Candidate Hopes To Take International Viewpoint Home
NPR, May 19, 2013‎           
Among the hopefuls is Iranian-American Rutgers University Professor Hooshang Amirahmadi. He joined me to talk about his ideas for the future of Iran.

Home Demolition Program Begins Saturday in Ortley Beach
Patch.com,  ‎May 18           
Students from the Rutgers the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy recently came to Toms River to help identify homeowners eligible for the program who did not apply.

Rutgers Program Encourages Minority Undergrads on Quest to Become Doctors
News from Rutgers, May 17
While Avakame, a 2012 Rutgers graduate who majored in public health through the School of Arts and Sciences and the Bloustein School, worked as an ODASIS ...

New Jersey Added 3300 jobs in April, State Says
HispanicBusiness.com, May 17           
The job growth in April, noted Rutgers University economist Joseph Seneca, brings the four-month total of new payroll jobs in the state to 18,100, which puts New Jersey on pace to add about 54,000 payroll jobs this year.

Is Generation Y a 'Game Changer' for Housing?
Wall Street Journal (blog), May 16
Robert Burchell, a professor of planning at Rutgers University, says that Generation Y, and even Generation X of 35 to 47-year-olds, have ...
Boston Business Journal

A better economy for college graduates
Florida Courier, ‎May 16‎           
Going without a job - or taking a poor-paying position you're overqualified for - may handicap a young employee's economic potential, said Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University and author of ...

City Bike Designer, Linus Bike, Comments Further On Economic Benefits Provided by Cycling
PR Web, May 16           
Along with these economic benefits for small businesses and retail, those who cycle can experience economic perks as well. John Pucher, a professor at Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, told NBC News that, “biking can ...

Canada takes hard line against Iranian regime as elections loom
Fox News, May 16, 2013
“What has really crippled the [Iranian] Republic is U.S. sanctions,” said Hooshang Amirahmadi, an Iranian-born professor at Rutgers University who is running for president of his homeland. “I think they [U.S.] are following the saying, 'Speak softly ...

Behind NJ's jobless rate: A Q&A with Rutgers economist Joseph Seneca
NJ.com, May 15
To put New Jersey's numbers in perspective, Star-Ledger editorial writer Jim Namiotka spoke with Rutgers University economist Joseph J. Seneca.

Generation Y: the Question of Our Identity
The Bottom Line, May 15
The Heldrich Center for Workforce Development published that over 43 percent of recent graduates now working are employed for jobs that don't require a college education.

Martinez Resident Makes Bid to be President of Iran
Patch.com, May 15, 2013
He is Hooshang Amirahmadi, a Rutgers University public policy professor who founded the educational American Iranian Council.

How to Make the US a Better Place for Caregivers
The Atlantic, May 14
Drawing on a new book by Jocelyn Elise Crowley called Mothers Unite, Nanette Fondas lists a set of policies that five national mothers groups ...

Opinion: The Next Challenge for Obamacare -- Finding and Enrolling the Uninsured
Patch.com, May 14
[Joel C. Cantor is the director of the Center for State Health Policy and professor of public policy at Rutgers University. He has authored numerous studies of health insurance regulatory policy, healthcare delivery system performance, and access to …

Iranian-American launches bid for Iran's presidency
CNN, May 13, 2013‎           
(CNN) -- An Iranian-American college professor hopes to be Iran's next president. But the motivation for Hooshang Amirahmadi's quixotic campaign is to re-establish trust between the United States and Iran. In a weeklong registration process that ended ...

Future of development in North Jersey Residents talk about next 25-30 years of housing, parks, waterfront access
The Hudson Reporter, May 11
Jon Carnegie, project director for Together North Jersey and executive director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers ...

Is Maternity Leave In America Changing For The Better?
Forbes, May 9
“These companies are on the cutting edge,” said Jocelyn Elise Crowley, a professor of public policy at Rutgers University and author of the ......

New Chris Christie TV ad touts balanced budgets, job gains
PolitiFact, May 9           
There is no other annual timeframe, measured from December to December, that had as high an increase in the previous 12 years, said Joseph J. Seneca, an economics professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers ...

Congress's Doomed, Misguided Attempt to Help Working Families
The Atlantic, May 9
In a forthcoming book, Mothers Unite, Jocelyn Elise Crowley describes research where she does precisely that. She surveyed five national ...

State releases new bicycling guide
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, May 9
Jonathan Hawkins, a project coordinator with Rutgers University's Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center — which just released a report on ...

Analyst Says Port Authority's Bridge Plan Addresses Safety and Commercial Concerns
MetroFocus, May 8
NJ Today's Mike Schneider discusses plans for Port Authority bridges with Martin Robins, founding director of the Alan Voorhees Transportation Center.

Higher education, bond funds, transparency, and public support
Star-Ledger - NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), May 7‎           
 late October, I posted a blog, “Building the future: Higher education in New Jersey,” that vigorously endorsed the “Building our Future Bond Act,” and implored people to vote for it on November 6, 2012. I said …

Where the Rubber Meets the Headquarters
Wall Street Journal, May 7
"The challenges are enormous," said Joseph Seneca, a professor of economics at Rutgers University, who in December published a paper on the rise of empty suburban campuses in New Jersey. "The ability to reinvent several million square feet of existing space is limited."

Residents can feel good about countywide health study
North Brunswick Sentinel, May 7
Hospital, county and city officials convened April 16 at the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy in New Brunswick to examine the results of a yearlong community health needs assessment, which sought to answer these and other health related questions ...

Iran presidency candidates to step forward, finally
Chicago Tribune (blog), May 7, 2013‎           
Mainstream contenders are not the only ones facing pressure from the authorities. Hooshang Amirahmadi, an academic living in the United States, intends to take part in the election to call for economic reform and ending confrontation with Washington ...

Das Kandidatenkarussell im Iran ist eröffnet
DIE WELT, ‎May 7          
Offenbar nicht ganz, wenn selbst ein Außenseiter wie Hooshang Amirahmadi für harsche Reaktionen sorgen kann. Der Professor lebt in den USA, lehrt in New Jersey Projektplanung und öffentliche Verwaltung an der Rutgers-Universität und trägt sich mit ...

Rutgers Students Help Toms River Map Sandy Damage
Patch.com, May 6
That's where the students from the Rutgers the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy came in. They created a smart phone app in their ...

Curriculum aims to get college students thinking about careers in public transportation
Progressive Rail Roading, May 6
In addition to Hough, committee members include Paul Larrousse, director of the National Transit Institute at Rutgers University, who serves as vice chair; ...

Business tax breaks balloon in New Jersey
Vineland Daily Journal, May 6
“It's a prisoner's dilemma,” Rutgers University economist Joseph J. Seneca said. “If none of the states did it, they'd all be better off, but no state is going to step up and say, 'I'm not going to do it.

Net Property Tax Increase Much Higher Under Christie Than Corzine
NJ Spotlight,  ‎May 6
However, David Rousseau, budget analyst for New Jersey Policy Perspective, and Henry Coleman, a Rutgers University political scientist who served as executive director to the State and Local Expenditures and Revenue (SLERP) Commission under ...

Is New Jersey paying too much to keep businesses in the state?
Asbury Park Press, May 5
And the state's jobs recovery has lagged the nation's; it has recovered just 42 percent of the jobs it lost during the recession, while the U.S.

Metro Detroit draws 2-wheel makers as bicycling on the rise
Detroit Free Press,  ‎May 5
Cycling has been growing in the U.S. for the past two decades, tripling nationwide from 1990 to 2009, according to Rutgers University professor John Pucher, who bikes to work and wrote “City Cycling.” “When you are looking at the Great Lakes area ...

Religious freedom lures many to US from Asia
OCRegister (subscription), May 5
More than 43 percent of recent graduates now working, according to a recent report by the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, are at jobs that don't require a college education.

Twice The Trouble When Both Spouses Unemployed
Hartford Courant, May 5
Van Horn said researchers at Rutgers' Heldrich Center for Workforce development did a national survey of the long-term unemployed in this recession.

A diminished giant: Apple, tax strategies and corporate greed
Star-Ledger - NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), May 4
Is owning an Apple worth the price? This is the question I asked myself one year ago when I learned about Apple’s aggressive avoidance of taxes as it passes its share of the nation’s costs on to others even as it accepts the benefits …

Professor leva a sério candidatura a presidente
Tribuna do Norte – Natal, May 4, 2013‎           
Hooshang Amirahmadi, um professor que leciona políticas públicas na Universidade Rutgers, apresentou sua candidatura à presidência iraniana no ano passado. Agora ele está envolvido numa luta quixotesca para a arrecadação de fundos, que vai de ...

Congress loses interest in job creation
Press TV, May 3
According to a recent national survey conducted by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, many Americans continue to suffer from the impact of the Great Recession.

Star-Ledger: Christie's Jersey Comeback Never Happened
ParamusPost.com, May 2           
[Nancy Mantell, a Rutgers University economist] Mantell said New Jersey has recovered just 43 percent of the nearly 260,000 jobs it lost during the recession.

" O Irã é como um ônibus no piloto automático , indo para o abismo "
Revista Época,  ‎May 2, 2013‎           
O otimismo é um dos traços que definem o economista iraniano Hooshang Amirahmadi, de 65 anos, pré-candidato às eleições presidenciais do Irã, marcadas para 14 de junho. Há 39 anos, Amirahmadi vive nos Estados Unidos, onde leciona administração ...



April

“Mothers Unite! Organizing for Workplace Flexibility and the Transformation of Family Life
Momsrising.org, April 30
It is very loud in the second-floor meeting room of a public library in a medium-size eastern city, the noise coming from twelve toddlers, all under the age of four, running around the room. At this meeting of the local NAMC chapter, eleven group members have…

Professor looks at meaning of 'best practice' for public policy
RU Daily Targum, April 30
For University graduate students and faculty from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Tomlinson focused on the problems public ...

New Rutgers study questions 'mental health advantage' among black Americans
MyCentralJersey.com, April 30
Dawne Mouzon, an assistant professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. / Photo courtesy of Rutgers Today New research by a ...

Class Warfare For Republicans
Christian Post, ‎April 30
Cliff Zukin at Rutgers John J. Heidrich Center for Workforce Development, predicts that many will "be permanently depressed and will be on a lower path of income for probably all their [lives].

Q&A: Hal Salzman
ScienceCareers.org, April 29
Earlier this week, Hal Salzman—a labor economist at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey—and colleagues released a report considering the role of ...

Gun laws, political costs and benefits
Star-Ledger  - NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices ), April 29
As gun control debates raged in Congress early this year, the National Rifle Association increased its federal government lobbying expenditures to record levels. The NRA and its affiliate …

Madison Square Garden should move to make way for roomier NY Penn Station, planners say
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, April 28           
New Jersey transportation expert Martin E. Robins, director emeritus of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, has had the claustrophobic feeling of being stuck on crowded platforms at Penn Station, has had long waits for ...

Chris Christie claims he entered office with a deficit in the billions left by Buono, Corzine
PolitiFact, April 28           
It's not unusual for governors to not fully fund required or expected costs, according to Raphael Caprio, a professor of Public Administration in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. The pension fund is ...

NJ towns slammed by tax appeals seek relief, but Sandy will only complicate
NJ.com, April 27           
“It's going to be a real mess to get that straightened,” said James Hughes, dean of Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

Rutgers Day 2013: Giving the unrest a rest
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, April 26
Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy will host an emergency preparedness session for children at the College Avenue campus.

Rutgers expert warns on guest-worker visas
Philly.com, April 26
Hal Salzman, a senior fellow at Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development in New Brunswick. (Photo from policy.rutgers.edu/) ...

Bike Fair aims to encourage biking, safety
RU Daily Targum, April 23
Brian Stromberg, a doctoral student at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, attended the Bike Fair with Rewa Marathe, ...

Report highlights need to invest in infrastructure
NJBIZ, April 22
“The report is grounded in the critical assumption that you can't have credible economic development and job growth without the necessary infrastructure,” said Raphael J. Caprio, a professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public ...

Two New Brunswick Hospitals Team Up on First ACA-Mandated Assessment
NJ Spotlight, April 22           
Joel Cantor, director of the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, noted that community members remained concern about areas where the area is higher than the statewide average, such as emergency-room use.

Job Prospects Slim For 2013 Graduates [AUDIO]
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, April 22
... the economy is improving, it is not improving fast enough to absorb everyone who would like to get a job who is already laid off or looking for work,” said Carl Van Horn, Director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers ...

Report highlights need to invest in infrastructure
NJBIZ, April 22
“The report is grounded in the critical assumption that you can't have credible economic development and job growth without the necessary infrastructure,” said Raphael J. Caprio, a professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public ...

Looking for a job? Join the club
Source: Citizens Voice, April 22
Nearly two-thirds of unemployed workers age 55 and older say they have been actively searching for a job for more than one year, compared to just one-third of younger workers, according to a recent survey by the Heldrich Center for Workforce ...

NJ's departure from RGGI emissions pact has minimal impact (subscription required)
Source: NJBIZ, April 22           
Frank Felder, director of the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy at Rutgers University, said such low prices won't have the desired effect of changing pollution habits.

Assessing Sandy's wrath, PSE&G president says utility didn't predict massive storm surge
Source:The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, April 21
The presentation at Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy was part of an economic forum on Hurricane Sandy: “Unanticipated Realities and Post-Surge Responses.

Remember Texas
Liberaland.com, April 20
by Stuart Shapiro There is no question that the Boston Marathon bombing was horrible and the capture of the bomber brings a profound sense of relief.  However, this week there was an event …

Library Program to Discuss 'Renaissance on the Raritan'
Source: Patch.com, April 20           
The Raritan Economic Development Committee, in conjunction with the Rutgers E.J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the Sustainable Raritan River Collaborative will present the film, "Reimagining Our Watershed: A Renaissance on the ...

New Book by Rutgers Public Policy Expert Argues for Workplace Flexiblity to Transform Family Life
Source: News from Rutgers, April 19           
That Mayer, 37, was pregnant with her first child when she took the helm at Yahoo! in July and built a nursery for her infant son next to her office makes her edict all the more “shocking,” said Crowley, a professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of ...

N.J. jobless rate dips to 9 percent
Source: Philly.com, April 19
"I do not think that the effect of sequestration can be detected yet, and especially not at the state level," said public policy professor Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. In the ...

Rutgers names search committee, investigative firm
Source: Asbury Park Press, April 19
Dorothea Berkhout - Executive Director of Administration, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Rutgers took two steps toward getting its house in ...

New Book by Rutgers Public Policy Expert Argues for Workplace Flexiblity to Transform Family Life
Source: News from Rutgers, April 19
Jocelyn Elise Crowley says Yahoo! chief's decision to end telecommuting doesn't reflect a trend By Lisa Intrabartola Mothers Unite!

Rutgers Forecast: New Jersey's Recovery Still Trails Nation's
Source: News from Rutgers, April 19
University Professor and economist Joseph J. Seneca and Dean James W. Hughes, both of Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, ...

Sandy didn't hurt NJ job market, but repairs haven't spurred growth either
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, April 19
Ralph A. LaRossa, president and CEO of PSE&G, speaks during the an economic conference at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, talking ...

Economists, executives debate state's recovery, post-Sandy, at Rutgers forum
Source: NJBIZ, April 19
Issues about long-term resiliency were raised in New Brunswick at the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service conference, where economists also ...

Christie Jobs Record Attacked as Growth Trails Neighbors
Source: Bloomberg, April 18           
“The broad pattern or net change suggests that we do have a problem with the quality of jobs or mix that is added,” said James Hughes, dean of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. “We've added a lot ...

New NJ Jobs, Finally (subscription required)
Source: Wall Street Journal, April 18‎           
But manufacturing has experienced a long decline there, fueled by jobs moving overseas and automation, said Joseph Seneca, a Rutgers University economist. In March, the state's manufacturing job growth came primarily from machinery and food makers.

Economics, equity and policy: The story of Mariam Chamberlain
Source: NJ.com (Blog By Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), April 18
Mariam K. Chamberlain, a little known, but critically-situated, champion of women, died last week at age 94. She was a gifted researcher who understood the power of information. Armed with a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard, she took a hard look …

Walkaways by Banks Run Up Number of Vacant Homes
Source: NJ Spotlight, April 18
... have been particular hotspots, and the contagion has spread to South Jersey, according to data from Kathe Newman of Rutgers University.

Former Rutgers President Francis L. Lawrence Dies; Headed State University of New Jersey for 12 Years
Source: News from Rutgers, April 17
Former Rutgers President Francis L. Lawrence Dies; Headed State University ... ahead of his time,” said University Professor and economist Joseph J. Seneca, ...
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Logistically Speaking, How is State's Post-Sandy Recovery Going? R/ECON Conference on April 19 Examines Disruptions to Supply Chain, Transportation and Power Infrastructure
Sourc: News from Rutgers, April 16
R/ECON is presented by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Saint Peter's, Robert Wood Johnson to work together to better serve community's needs
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, April 16           
Joel C. Cantor, director of the Center for State Health Policy, presented results gathered from the assessment that was supported by a $249,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Jersey Health Initiatives grant, one of six awarded in the state.

A Little Flex Goes a Long Way
Source: Huffington Post, April 16
In a 2010 study of "What Mothers Want" led by Jocelyn Elise Crowley of Rutgers University, the vast majority of mothers surveyed -- over ...

Teen Hiring In NJ This Summer Is Mixed [AUDIO]
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, April 15
Rutgers Economist James Hughes says because of damage from Sandy, some shore businesses that were destroyed or damaged may not even be open, which is a loss ...

New Brunswick kicks off 'Urban Cleanup Week'
Source: RU Daily Targum, April 15           
Among the groups in attendance was the University's Bloustein Public Service Association, she said. “Sweep-Up Sunday” and Monday's “Make Your ... “The city challenges every Rutgers student to take the initiative.” Chan said the collaboration with the ...

New anti-Chris Christie ad by Democratic group mostly on target
Source: PolitiFact, April 14
New Jersey wasn't the worst, though, when looking at the number of unemployed, said Joseph J. Seneca, an economics professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Pennsylvania had 24,761 unemployed.

Credit Card Debt At 18-Year Low: Have We Learned Our Lesson?
Source: PolicyMic, April 14           
Cliff Zukin, a professor of public policy and political science at Rutgers, suggests that young adults suffer from an economic insecurity that limits their willingness to take on debt: “This is a generation that is scared of commitment, wants to be ...

Corporations, taxes and citizenship: Getting government-supported services without paying for them
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), April 13
“A major cyber-attack on the United States could cripple the country’s infrastructure and economy,” so said James R. Clapper Jr., the nation’s top intelligence official, as he announced plans to carry out offensive cyber-attacks on foreign nations, thus publicly admitting to the existence …

Planning expert: NJ's office parks outdated
Source: NJ.com, April 12
... James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said in a business summit yesterday.

Challenges complicate plans for Sea Bright's future
Source:Red Bank Hub, April 11
BY NICOLE ANTONUCCI Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long speaks to students at Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy about priorities ...

Regional chamber plans economic forum
Source: phillyBurbs.com, April 10
The keynote speaker will be Rutgers University economist James Hughes, who will discuss the importance of economic growth and planning across county lines.

Rutgers-led Group Recommends Best Practice Guidelines for Halfway Houses in New Report
Source: News from Rutgers, April 10
A report issued today by a group of experts led by a Rutgers University corrections ... including termination, for failing to meet them,” said Nancy Wolff, ...

Will 'Baby Boom Tsunami' Swamp Healthcare, Other Services?
Source: NJ Spotlight, April 9
The issues that Arye raised have implications for future state healthcare policy, according to Joel Cantor, director of the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy. The demand for services for seniors will put pressure on the state budget. “There's more …

'Communities of Concern' data revealed on April 10 at talk in Union
Source: Independent Press - NJ.com, April 9‎           
William M. Rodgers III, Ph.D., Professor, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Cherron Rountree, Deputy Director, Department of Parks & Community Renewal County of Union ...

Rutherford Green Team asking town to implement Complete Streets Policy on Orient Way
Source: NorthJersey.com, April 9
Meadowlink has partnered with the NJDOT and the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers to provide educational and encouragement ...

The Fate of a Hardworking American Man
Source: Huffington Post, April 8
"This cycle of repeated job loss among the long-term unemployed is unfortunately quite common," Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich workforce center at Rutgers University and author of Working Scared (Or Not at All): The Lost Decade, Great ......

Impressive public-private-NGO partnership begins to clean up an urban river
Source: Natural Resources Defense Council, April 8
My friend Judy Shaw, who is also director of the National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfields Redevelopment at Rutgers, directs the Sustainable Raritan ...
The Atlantic Cities

Storm will bring spending to NJ, but may not be economic rebound (subscription required)
Source: NJBIZ, April 8
Joseph Seneca, an economist at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said it's true the rebuilding process will likely ...

Opinion: All hands on deck needed as New Jersey recovers from Sandy
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, April 8‎           
Roughly $25 billion is expected to be invested in construction alone in New Jersey through 2015, according to a report by Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. The aid, meanwhile, will help get Jersey Shore merchants open ...

American declares himself favourite to replace Ahmadinejad as Iran's president
Source: The National, April 8
"My chances are better than all of them," Hooshang Amirahmadi said emphatically ... Mr Amirahmadi, a professor of public policy at Rutgers University in New ...

Beyond the Fundraiser: Rutgers Students Redefine Philanthropy
Source: News from Rutgers, April 7
Elizabeth Amaya-Fernandez, an adjunct instructor for the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, is faculty adviser to the students organizing the symposium and a health educator at Rutgers Health Services –Health Outreach, Promotion …

Rutgers academics speak up for scandal-embattled president
Source: Reuters, April 6
"This is not a job for the faint hearted," said Stamato, who is also co-director of the Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Rutgers. "First he hit the ...

Rutgers Academic Pays Tribute to his Fellow South African, Nelson Mandela
Source: News from Rutgers, April 4
Ramsamy received a Ph.D. in urban policy and public planning from Rutgers as well as a master's in city and regional planning from the Edward J. Bloustein ...

For college grads, recovering economy still offers diminished job expectations, fierce competition
Source: NorthJersey.com; April 4
... during the recession, meaning today's college graduates are still competing against a larger pool of applicants for lower-level positions than their peers did before the market crash, said Carl Van Horn, the director of the John J. Heldrich Center ...

Letters: Rutgers, drones and the Ironbound
Source: NJ.com, April 4
Health in All Policies should have the public's interest and support. Linda Stamato, director, Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, ...

What 'Stapling a Green Card' Portends for STEM
Source: ScienceCareers.org, April 4
"The incentives are all aligned to create massive downward pressures on the labor market" should "stapling" become a reality, says Hal Salzman of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Economic Growth Gears Hit Snag (video)
Source: NASDAQ, April 3
William Rodgers is Chief Economist at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, says we need stronger job growth: Enter up to 25 ...

Opinion: Revitalizing NJ for Its Newest Generation of Knowledge Workers
Source: NJ Spotlight, April 2
James Hughes and Joseph Seneca recently published a fascinating document, "Rutgers Regional Report: Reinventing the New Jersey Economy," which tells the story of the rise and current decline of New Jersey's suburban office parks.

Unemployment Emerging as Major Issue in Governor's Race
Source: NJ Spotlight, April 1
Carl E. Van Horn, founding director of Rutgers' John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development…With New Jersey’s governor’s race already in general-election mode, last week’s 0.2 percent dip in the state unemployment rate to 9.3 percent drew immediate partisan responses.

Report finding minimal impact of NJ business incentives draws fire from critics
Source: NJBIZ, April 1
"The competitive environment in the post-recession period has really intensified," particularly when considered alongside lower-tax states like Pennsylvania, said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at ...

From Princeton to Persia (subscription required)
Source: Foreign Policy, April 1
Hooshang Amirahmadi is not your typical candidate for the Iranian presidency. A tenured professor of public policy at Rutgers University in New Jersey and a decidedly snazzy dresser, Amirahmadi is literally worlds away from the man he hopes to succeed: ...


March
Construction on new Burlington Coat Factory headquarters to begin soon
Source: The Times of Trenton - NJ.com, March 31
But Jim Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, said Burlington Coat Factory's discount prices helped keep the company going.

Robbinsville residential property taxes make up 76 percent of township's revenue, despite commercial growth
SoSource: The Times of Trenton - NJ.com, March 31
You're going to have some in Town Center, maybe, but that's relatively small potatoes,” said James Hughes, dean of the Edward Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. “Their stock-and-trade for big potential nonresidential ...

Rutgers study ranks N.J. hospitals that prevent avoidable admissions
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, March 31
When these rates are really high, the community providers are not doing an adequate job of keeping people out of the hospital and healthy," said Joel Cantor, director of the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, which authored the report. The ...

Gun control and the US Congress: What do the people want?
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices) March 30
How do we know what the American people want? Is it crowds or is it voices that matter in public debates? More to the point, do we really need a show of bodies in a given place--City Hall in New York City, for example, or Hartford, Connecticut or Trenton, New  …

Two new shops signal that interest in cycling is on the rise
Source: Tampabay.com, March 30‎           
"There are plenty of people with potbellies who cycle," said John Pucher, professor of urban planning and transportation at Rutgers University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "These are not super athletes," he said. "These are ...

Starting A Second Career At Age 60
Source: AOL Jobs, March 29           
Half of unemployed workers have avoided social situations with friends and acquaintances, according to a survey by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. Forty-four percent said they'd lost contact with close friends.

Hooshang Amirahmadi: Hooshang Amirahmadi: Iran's Next President Or Another Reformer To Be Stifled By The Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei And Iranian Clerics?
International Business Times, March 29
Hooshang Amirahmadi, the man who would be Iran's reformer President. ... said Amirahmadi, who has been teaching at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein ...

Hooshang Amirahmadi: Iran's Next President Or Another Reformer To Be Stifled By The Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei And Iranian Clerics?
Source: International Business Times, March 29
For a man who comes from a country where most people have to exploit loopholes to get around the strict censorship of the Internet, Hooshang Amirahmadi is remarkably Web-savvy.

NJ Public Health panel looks into Obamacare
RU Daily Targum, March 27
David Henry, a part-time lecturer in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said the act is controversial because it lacks a public option. “A public safety net is [needed] for the people. [Another issue] is how much is insurance ...

Sea Bright aims to be open for business by summer
Source: Red Bank Hub, March 27
In addition, each person who attended the meeting received a survey packet, which will be used by a Sandy Recovery Studio class from the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University to assess the needs and desires of residents ...

Rutgers Report Reveals Different Patterns of Hospital Use Among Poorer Communities
Source: NJ Spotlight, March 27
The reason that this information is so valuable, according to coauthor Joel Cantor, director of the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, is that it opens up the possibility that communities that rely heavily on hospitals for primary care can learn ...

Berger sees Sandy as a chance to redevelop Shore the right way (subscription required)
Source: NJBIZ.com, March 27
... Burma Road from Rangoon to Mandalay. The company was global long before that word was an economics cliché, said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

Tax credits will help 610000 New Jerseyans buy health coverage, study says
Source: NJ.com, March 27
... $250,000, imposing new taxes on medical devices and insurance policies, and collecting fines from people or businesses who choose not to follow the insurance mandate, said Joel Cantor, director of the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers ...

Rutgers Policy Expert Hopes to Become Iran’s Next President
NJToday/njtvonline.org, March 27
As Iran prepares for elections in June, one American professor hopes to make it onto the ballot. Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi, a policy professor at Rutgers University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, has been traveling overseas to raise funds for his campaign. NJ Today Managing Editor Mike Schneider had a chance to speak with Amirahmadi about his candidacy and Iran’s nuclear threat.

Rutgers professor running for president of Iran
Source: Washington Post. Mar. 26
A Rutgers University professor wants to be president of Iran. Hooshang Amirahmadi declared his intentions last year and is hopscotching the globe to bolster his name recognition and raise money.

Rutgers professor running for President of Iran
USA TODAY, March 26
Rutgers professor running for President of Iran. A Rutgers University professor wants to be president of Iran. Hooshang Amirahmadi declared his intentions last year and is hopscotching the globe to bolster his name recognition and raise money.
http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/2013/03/26/2020225/

Rutgers Professor Runs For President Of Iran [VIDEO]
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, March 26           
Rutgers professor Hooshang Amirahmadi (YouTube). Hooshang Amirahmadi (HOO'-shahn ahk-meer-ah-MAH'-dee) has been a professor at Rutgers University for nearly 30 years. Amirahmadi declared his intentions last year and is hopscotching the globe to ...
http://nj1015.com/rutgers-professor-runs-for-president-of-iran-video/

Rutgers professor's quixotic quest to be Iran president
MyCentralJersey.com, March 26
NEW BRUNSWICK — An Iranian-American who has lived in the United States for 40 years wants to be the next president of Iran. Hooshang Amirahmadi has been a professor at Rutgers University for nearly 30 years. Amirahmadi declared his intentions last ...
http://www.mycentraljersey.com/viewart/20130326/NJNEWS10/303260016/Rutgers-professor-s-quixotic-quest-Iran-president

NJ professor's quixotic quest to be Iran president
The Associated Press, March 26
Hooshang Amirahmadi (HOO'-shahn ahk-meer-ah-MAH'-dee) has been a professor at Rutgers University for nearly 30 years. Amirahmadi declared his intentions ...

US professor on quixotic quest to be Iran's next president
The Times of Israel, March 26
Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi poses for The Associated Press in New Brunswick, NJ. Amirahmadi, a professor at Rutgers ...
http://www.timesofisrael.com/us-professors-quixotic-quest-to-be-iran-president/
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Rutgers Professor Running for President of Iran
The Associated Press, March 26
Statistics Report. Published on Mar 25, 2013. A Rutgers University professor wants to be president of Iran. Hooshang Amirahmadi declared his intentions last year and is hopscotching the globe to bolster his name recognition and raise money. (March 26) ...

Back to the Buffalo Commons
Source: JC Shepard(dot)com, March 25
After years of outmigration, people are moving back to the Great Plains, the vast dry expanse of prairie once discounted as the Great American Desert.

Jump in Land Assessments Shocks Newark Business Owners
Source: New York Times, March 25
... scores of residential property owners filed lawsuits claiming their assessments were too high, a parallel to what some business owners are threatening now, said James W. Hughes, dean of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers.

Rutgers Workforce Expert Carl Van Horn to Analyze Plight of American Workers, Their Potential for Comeback at Signing Session for New Book, Working Scared (Or Not At All)
Source: News from Rutgers; March 25           
His publishing credits include more than 90 articles and 14 books and he has presented before numerous national and regional conferences.

Union County Residents Invited To Help Plan Sustainable Future
Source: NJ TODAY, March 25           
In New Jersey, these funds are administered by the North Jersey Sustainable Communities Consortium and the Rutgers University Bloustein School. The goal is to help cities, suburbs and rural areas improve the quality of life and sustain economic growth ...

The housing drag on recovery: AQ & A on foreclosures
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog), March 24
Star-Ledger editorial writer Linda Ocasio spoke with Kathe Newman, ... W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement at Rutgers-New Brunswick, ...

Majority of Americans have no confidence in political parties' abilities to address unemployment crisis
Source: Newstrack India, March 24‎           
The survey results are similar to earlier findings by researchers at the Rutgers University John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, who found in 2010 that 56 percent of Americans had either lost a job or had a family member who lost their ...


Pennsylvania Study Finds Halfway Houses Don't Reduce Recidivism
Source: New York Times, March 24
Nancy Wolff, director of the Center for Behavioral Health Services and Criminal Justice Research at Rutgers University, who testified last year at ...

What's in a name?
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), March 24
How do we identify ourselves? By our names, of course. But if we discover that our names are not our “real” names? What then? We wonder who we are, don’t we? In that simple …

Despite Yahoo, Bergen firms increasingly embrace telecommuting
Source: NorthJersey.com, March 23           
The very act of telecommuting became most feasible by 2007, the age of Pentium computer chips, iPhones, iPads and high-speed Internet service, said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers ...

Older workers suffer from long-term unemployment more than any age group
Source: Plain Dealer, March 23
"There is really no demographic age group that has as much difficulty getting back in the job market if they lose a job," said Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University in New Jersey. "We ...

Unemployment Affects Most Americans; Few Have Faith In Political Parties
Source: Huffington Post, March 23
The survey results are similar to earlier findings by researchers at the Rutgers University John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, who found in 2010 that 56 percent of Americans had either lost a job or had a family member who lost their job.

Working In Retirement: How To Make A Soft Landing From Your Career
Source: Investor's Business Daily, March 22           
"Based on hundreds of interviews with older workers, I would say they should try to prepare a glide path to retirement as opposed to getting to the cliff and jumping," said Carl Van Horn, professor of public policy and director of the John J. Heldrich ...

More Homes Becoming Multi-Generational
Source: CBS Local, March 21
Earlier this year a survey by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University found that nearly every American household has ...

Experts explore new life for North Jersey's old office parks
Source: NorthJersey.com, March 21           
Re-imagining New Jersey's Suburban Office Spaces," with James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, leading off the discussion.

Rutgers dean bursts baby boomers' bubble
Source: NorthJersey.com, March 20
Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, was a speaker at a panel held Tuesday night by NAIOP New ...

The soda wars continue
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), March 20‎           
The soda wars continue. Linda Stamato/NJ Voices By Linda Stamato/NJ Voices The Star-Ledger on March 20, 2013 at 7:47 PM, updated March 20, 2013 at 9:54 PM.

Iran's Future President?
FOX News Radio, March 19
Iran's Future President? Hooshang. A Professor of public policy at Rutgers University declared his candidacy for the Iranian Presidency. After fundraising from ... Hooshang Amirahmadi has lived in America for 40 years. It's where he met his wife and ...

NJ addded 66400 jobs in 2012
Source: NorthJersey.com, March 18           
“We knew 2012 was much better than 2011,” said James Hughes, an economist and dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers. “Now we know that it's more than double what was achieved in 2011.” Continue reading this ...

NJ's 2012 job growth was strongest in a dozen years, despite Sandy
Source: Asbury Park Press, March 18
“It turns out that 2012 was a much better year than we had originally thought,” said James W. Hughes, an economist and dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. For some, the year ended with a mad ...

Facing Age Bias? Don't Let It Hold You Back
Source: AOL Jobs, March 18
I posed that question to Carl Van Horn, the director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, and the author of a new book called Working Scared (Or Not at All).

Regional planning effort takes unprecedented look at northern NJ, officials say
Source: Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com, March 17
... said Jon Carnegie, project director for Together New Jersey and executive director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers ...

Retraining Program Helps Former Employees of Big Pharma Get Back to Work
Source: NJ Spotlight, March 17
“There's so little job training here, in general, that almost anything is better than nothing,” says Norman Glickman, an economist and an urban ...

Murray v. Ryan on the budget: It is not about how much money but about where it comes from and who gets it
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), March 17‎           
A budget plan--from the Senate Democrats—has been introduced by Senator Patty Murray (Washington) that raises new revenue over a decade by ending tax loopholes such as those that give favorable rates to hedge-fund managers and permit corporations …

Ideas sought from Hunterdon and Somerset counties adjoining Route 202
Source: NJ.com, March 15
The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is the administrative and fiscal agent for Together North Jersey.

Census: NJ population shifting back north
Source: phillyBurbs.com, March 15
James Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Public Policy and Planning, said the shift in population growth from the south back to the north reflected changes to the state's economy and demographics.

Planning expert: Raleigh not suited for light rail
Source: WRAL.com, March 15          
"The commuter rail plan and the light rail plan just don't make sense to me," said John Pucher, a professor in the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He is a visiting professor this semester at the ...

Ideas sought from Hunterdon and Somerset counties adjoining Route 202
Source: NJ.com/Messenger Gazette, March 15
The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is the administrative and fiscal agent for Together North Jersey.

What Puts Union City's Public Schools in a Class of Their Own?
Source: NJ Spotlight, March 15‎           
Kirp also plans to speak in New Jersey later this month at Rutgers' Bloustein School (March 25) and Union City Performing Arts Center (March 26).

Rebuild vs. Retreat: Christie and Cuomo offer contrasting plans in wake of Sandy
Source: NorthJersey.com, March 15
Judd Schechtman, a lecturer and doctoral candidate at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said buyouts are an option that New Jersey “should have on the table now.

Why Rutgers Professor Hooshang Amirahmadi is Running for President of Iran
PRI's The World,  March 15
This year's Iranian presidential election may be headed for a town near you, courtesy of Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi. The 65-year-old Iranian-American is a ...

Rutgers student looks to shake up New Brunswick schools by running for board seat
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, March 14
Rivera already has supporters within the Rutgers community. Julia Sass Rubin, an associate professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and ...

Monmouth population drops, census reports
Source: Asbury Park Press, March 13
James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, said that job loss may be one reason why U.S. …

Hard-hit Sun Belt starting to bounce back
Source: News10.net, March 13
Rutgers University planning professor Frank Popper and his wife, geographer Deborah Popper, are renowned for their Buffalo Commons ...

Flood victims urged to come to workshop Saturday
Source: Packet Online, ‎March 13
'Saturday's program, “Best Practices to Reduce Hazard and Mitigation Flood Conditions Now,” is organized in conjunction with the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

RVCC to host conference in Branchburg on building real estate on on parking lots near public transit
Source: NJ.com-March 13
Speakers will include Anton Nelessen, Undergraduate Program Director and Associate Professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and ...

New Jersey will help pay for grants to hire former pharma workers
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, March 13
Michael Lahr, a research professor at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy who has studied the ...

Morris Museum in Morristown presents lively economic discussion on March 14
Source: Independent Press - NJ.com, March 13‎           
Panelists include Joseph Seneca, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, who will comment on housing and the State's economy.

Critics cite slow pace on N.J. halfway-house overhaul
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, March 11
Nancy Wolff, a Rutgers professor who has worked with corrections officials in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, asked while testifying over the ...

Iranian presidential candidate gives speech on campus
Daily Californian, March 10
Amirahmadi, a professor in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy atRutgers University, is running in the 2013 Iranian presidential …

The Iran Lobby Buys a Friendly Face for Despotism
American Thinker, March 10
Alavi's support for the 2007 Rutgers event at which Hagel spoke offers a profile of its academic outreach. Hooshang Amirahmadi, currently a professor of development and international relations at Rutgers, was director of the CMES in 2007. He is also ...

Reasons to be happy about the economy
Source: Deseret News, March 8
Another Washington Post story from last month goes over a survey by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University that says Americans are not so very optimistic.

Economist pleased by 'very strong' jobs report
Source: NJBIZ, March 8
James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, called the numbers “a very strong report,” noting that in 2011 and 2012, 2.3 million jobs were added annually on average.

Slow and Steady: New Jersey's Small Businesses Making a Comeback
Source: newjerseynewsroom.com, March 8
Joseph J. Seneca, professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, says that after seeing what New Jersey had to endure in the aftermath of the storm, both physically and financially, it is encouraging to ...

Spring ahead this weekend? You'd never know it in Morristown
Source: Morristown Green, March 8
... grill quite yet. Old Man Winter isn't through with us, as this photo by MG contributor Linda Stamato illustrates: SPRING AHEAD?

Iranian Presidential Hopeful Speaks at Cal
KQED, March 8
This June Iranians will vote for president -- and a professor from Rutgers University in New Jersey is throwing his hat in the ring. Hooshang Amirahmadi is speaking at UC Berkeley at 6:30 p.m. Friday (March 8) to talk about U.S.-Iran relations and ...

February revenue collections ahead of forecast for third straight month
Source: NJBIZ, March 7
James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said the increased revenue is likely the result of a better job market.

State's Unique Place in Jobs Picture
Source: Wall Street Journal, March 7 (subscription required)
in the top five states of rates of recovery," said Rutgers University economist Joseph Seneca, the co-author of a report on state-by-state job growth.

Is The Economy Finally Turning Corner In NJ? [AUDIO]
Source: NJ101.5 News, March 11
... Hughes says while Jersey is lagging behind the nation's recovery somewhat, ... “ However,” says Hughes, “The dark cloud on the horizon is the ...

Foreclosures Paint a Bleak NJ Picture
Source: Patch.com, March 7
... South Jersey communities top the list for a number of unfortunate housing market trends, according to Kathe Newman of Rutgers University.

President Obama faces deadline to find gatekeeper for new regulations
The Hill, March 6
Now that Burwell has been nominated, she could consult on choosing an OIRA administrator, said Rutgers public policy professor Stuart Shapiro, a former staffer at the agency. The White House also faces pressure to act from outside groups that are looking for clues about the administration's regulatory plans. "This is one that the interest groups ...

Why America's middle class is losing ground
Source: CNN Money, March 5‎           
Fewer than one-third believe that economic conditions will improve next year, and an equal number think they will get worse, according to the Rutgers survey, conducted by the university's Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. Only 19% believe that ...

Inside the Teacher's Studio - Briavel Holcomb
Source: YouTube, March 5
Inside the Teacher's Studio is a program featuring teachers from around Rutgers University ...

Historic Tax Credit Impact Numbers Speak to the Continued Need for the HTC
Source: Novogradac Company LLP, March 5
David Listokin, professor and co-director of the Rutgers Center for Urban Policy Research said, “As a generator of jobs and GDP, HTC-related investment is ...

Foreclosure Numbers Paint Bleak Picture of Garden State
Source: NJSpotlight, March 5
... South Jersey communities top the list for a number of unfortunate housing market trends, according to Kathe Newman of Rutgers University.

Monroe County workers are driven — in a bad way
Source: Pocono Record, March 5
"It's probably slowed with the bursting of the housing bubble and the sharp increase in gasoline prices," said Jim Hughes, dean of Rutgers' Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. "To some degree, it's yesterday's story." Hughes specializes in ...

Christie Plugging Transportation Trust Fund Hole With Bond Premiums One-Shot
Source: NJ Spotlight, March 4
Martin E. Robins, director emeritus of Rutgers University's Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, sharply criticized the Christie administration's premium ...

Report: NJ small business job growth slow, but encouraging
Source: NJBIZ            , March 4
"It's encouraging that New Jersey is positive at all given the negative impact that Hurricane Sandy had on small businesses in the shore counties," said Joseph J. Seneca, professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at ...

Chris Christie says number of private-sector jobs growing in New Jersey
Source: PolitiFact, March 3
... in New Jersey is 79,500 jobs (33,400 in 2011 and 46,100 in 2012), according to data from the BLS and Joseph P. Seneca, an economics professor with the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

Institute: Oklahoma part of country defying national growth trends
Source: NewsOK.com, March 1
... be turned into “the ultimate national park” and restored as a “buffalo commons.” The area was depopulating so rapidly, argued Frank and Deborah Popper, ...

A new push to make some Oklahoma offices appointive
Source: NewsOK.com
03/03/2013 BUFFALO Commons, won't you come out tonight? No? Too busy making a living? In the late 1980s, a Rutgers University professor and his wife ...

Older workers without jobs face uphill climb
Source: Austin American-Statesman; March 1
In short, companies expect to get a higher return on their investment with younger workers, particularly when the work requires extensive on-the-job training, said Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center at Rutgers. Given that employers and ...



February
Post-Work Economy: A Discussion with Carl Van Horn
Huff Post Live, February 28
Whether you work from home or in an office, part-time or full-time, the 9 to 5 dynamic has evolved. Is an economic future with fewer jobs & fewer work hours inevitable?

Age not helping those over 50 find new employment
Source: KTAR.com, February 28
Work ethic doesn't seem to be the reason for this glaring discrepancy, as a a recent survey by the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University found that nearly two-thirds of unemployed workers age 55 and older say they have been ...

Turner Reintroduces Tax Credit for Historic Preservation
Source: RealEstateRama, February 27
According to a recent study by the Rutgers University Center for Urban Policy Research, the HTC has helped create 2.2 million jobs, incentivized nearly $100 ...

Avoid Becoming a 'New Unemployable'
Source: Investorplace.com, February 27
Two-thirds of unemployed workers 55 and older have been searching for a job for more than a year, according to a survey by the Heldrich Center for Workforce Developement at Rutgers University. 23,000 age discrimination complaints were filed with the ...

University Professor Wants to be the Next President of Iran
University Herald, February 27
Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi, a professor of public policy at New Jersey's Rutgers University, wishes to contest Iran's presidential elections this June.

Older workers have harder time getting jobs
Source: WTVR, February 26
Nearly two-thirds of unemployed workers age 55 and older say they have been actively searching for a job for more than one year, compared to just one-third of younger workers, a recent survey by the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers ...

The Professor Who Would Be King
Daily Beast, Feb. 26
by Shirin Sadeghi Feb 26, 2013 12:43 PM EST Rutgers scholar Hooshang Amirahmadi wants to be Iran's next president—even though he's lived abroad for nearly …

Rutgers prof aims to replace Ahmadinejad
New Jersey Jewish News, February 25
He previously declared himself a candidate in the Iranian presidential election in June 2005, but, according to his biography at Rutgers' Bloustein School …

Health care industry awaits announcement on 'navigators' for exchange
Source: NJBIZ, February 25           
Joel Cantor, director of the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers University, was among those predicting navigators will face a daunting task.

Governors Pushed To Implement Jobs Programs For People With Disabilities
Source: Huffington Post, February 24           
Carl Van Horn, the director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University in New Jersey, told governors Sunday morning that people with disabilities have an unemployment rate at twice the national average and the rate is likely ...

Barbara Buono claims New Jersey has lost half its pharma jobs to other high tax states
Source: PolitiFact, February 24
James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, said New Jersey has lost life sceinces jobs largely because the industry has a new business model for a new type of research ...

Balancing the budget and tax cuts too? Seriously?
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), February 24
Anticipating Governor Christie’s budget message, and knowing nothing of what it will contain (as he wishes to unveil it on Tuesday), I keep wondering about that income tax cut, meaning, is he, or anyone of either political …

North Brunswick, fair housing group spar over low-income units in ambitious development plan
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, February 23
A 2007 study by Rutgers University Center for Urban Policy Research co-director David Listokin indicated that the proposed transit village could increase ...

Immigration Reform and the American Worker
Source New Yorker (blog), February 22           
That's why, in a new work-trends survey released earlier this month, by the John Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, four in ten of those surveyed said that high unemployment is caused by “illegal immigrants taking jobs away from Americans.

Could Next Looming Financial Crisis Affect You? [AUDIO]
Source: NJ101.5 News, February 21
... “It is entirely possible that the economy could be pushed into recession by virtue of these cuts” said Rutgers economist James Hughes.

Rutgers leads partnership to build transit career network
NJBIZ, February 19           
The network will launch in 2015, courtesy of a $650,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration's Transit Workforce Development Program.

Chris Christie's decision on Health-benefits Exchange probably won’t change insurance policies
Newsworks.org, February 19
Joel Cantor, director of Rutgers University's Center for State Health Policy, said the state role in a federal exchange will still be important.

Rutgers, Partners to Build National 'Transit Virtual Career Network'
News from Rutgers, February 18
“For years, transit employers have been concerned about skilled worker ... under a $600000 FTA grant awarded to Rutgers' National Transit Institute in 2009.

Gallup survey: 72 percent dissatisfied with US direction
Press TV YouU.S. Desk, February 18           
Fifty-six percent of Americans surveyed by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University in August 2010 said they believed the Great Recession would permanently change the economy.

In the footsteps of Lincoln? Obama and public higher education
NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), February 18
Before the State of the Union message, there was speculation about what President Obama would emphasize, indeed, what priorities would take precedence in his second administration. It’s clear, now, that he is thinking big on …

Big mullah on campus
Power Line, February 18
Hooshang Amirahmadi, who led Rutgers' Center for Middle Eastern Studies when Hagel came to campus, is the founder and president of the American-Iranian ...

The Buffalo Commons Redefining how we think about place, politics, and policy
Resilience (blog), February 16
One of my working hypotheses has been that commons discourse has great power because it is able to function as an open platform.

Report shows deep impact of 'great recession' on workers
The Militant, February 16
These were the findings of a survey titled “Diminished Lives and Futures: A Portrait of America in the Great-Recession Era,” released in February by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. The survey does a better ...

M&T to cut 384 Hudson City jobs mostly in Paramus
NorthJersey.com, February 15           
For Hudson City employees who are let go, jobs may be hard to find, at least in financial services, said James Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Public Policy and Planning. "It would be nice if the skills of the people ...

Iranian presidential candidate campaigns with new-age tactics in old-school country
Cleveland Jewish News, February 15
He holds a PhD from Cornell University in international development and is currently a professor at Rutgers University in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. He has spent many years as an economist, including working to ...

Account of 2007 Speech Prompts Letter from Senators to Hagel
Washington Free Beacon, February 15           
Hooshang Amirahmadi, director of the Rutgers Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Iranian American Council, organized the Rutgers event and disagrees with Ajjan's account. Amirahmadi, who is currently in the UK as part of his campaign for ...

A rare pitch for mediation
gulfnews.com, February 14           
Academic Dr Hooshang Amirahmadi is all set to test the waters in the next presidential elections this June. He does not seem deterred by his last experience in active politics in 2005 when ... A professor of planning and public policy at Rutgers ...

Looking for love in all the right places in New Jersey
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, February 14
“Somerset has a pretty strong white collar job base,” said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

Interactive Map: Counties With More Low-Income Residents Would Gain Most from Expanded Medicaid
NJ Spotlight, February 14
Joel Cantor, director of Rutgers University's Center for State Health Policy, said it would be was beneficial for local officials to examine Medicaid ...

73% of Americans personally affected by Great Recession
Mother Nature Network (blog), February 14
A new study conducted by the Rutgers University John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development helps us put the recession into better perspective.

Lower Birth Rate Spurs Questions About the Future [AUDIO]
Source: NJ101.5 News, February 14
Dr. James Hughes, Dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said the struggling economy is ...

The Return to the Nest: A Few Words of Encouragement
Huffington Post (blog), February 13
In May of last year, Rutgers University's Heldrich Center revealed a study proving just how much you don't stick out.

But what if she donned one of those for church?
News Transcript, February 13
So far, the state Department of Transportation hasn't weighed in on this proposal, but Robert Noland, a professor of transportation at Rutgers ...

Interactive Map: Counties With More Low-Income Residents Would Gain Most From Expanded Medicaid
NJ Spotlight,  ‎Feb 13, 2013‎           
Joel Cantor, director of Rutgers University's Center for State Health Policy, said it would be was beneficial for local officials to examine Medicaid expansion's impact.

Annual Bike/Ped Summit to be Held at Rutgers' Bloustein School, Feb. 23
News from Rutgers, February 12
... Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University Organized by the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition, the annual Bike & Walk ...

Commentary: Americans still find little about the economy to cheer them up
Sacramento Bee, February 12           
In a survey released last week by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, a majority of Americans said they thought it would be at least six years before the economy was all the way back.

US Economy: "Recovery" Doesn't Fool Struggling Americans
Money Morning, February 12           
According to a new national survey conducted by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, many Americans continue to suffer from the impact of the Great Recession.

New job, less pay
CNNMoney, February 11           
But roughly an equal share of the unemployed who landed new jobs had to settle for pay cuts, according to the report by Rutgers' Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. Here are the details: graphic-new-job-wages_blog. Posted in: jobs, pay, salaries ...

Survey: Is the economy really on the mend?
Phoenix Business Journal (blog), February 11
Yahoo! reports the survey, conducted by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workplace Development at Rutgers University, found more than half of Americans believe the economy will not fully recover for another six years, while 29 percent believe it will ...

On the Stump
New Yorker, February 11
Talk story about Hooshang Amirahmadi, a sixty-five-year-old public policy professor at Rutgers who is running for President of Iran.

Rutgers Professor Running for President of Iran
National Review Online (blog), February 11
A Rutgers professor of planning and public policy is running for president of Iran. Hooshang Amirahmadi doesn't sound like the typical Iranian politician; his campaign's website focuses on economic development, fighting inflation, promoting women's ...

Mickelsonian reality has top earners weighing relocation
The News Journal, February 10
“The cumulative effect of multiple increases, summing up to be significant, should concern policy makers,” said Joseph Seneca, an economics professor at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in New Brunswick, New ...

Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and public health: What does race have to do with it?
NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices, February 9
Why become a surrogate combatant in the Coca-Cola and Pepsi wars? To make money, of course. Just ask Beyonce Knowles (Pepsi) and, more recently, Christina Aguilera (Coca-Cola). On behalf of both,…

Study: Recession's psychological aftermath persists
GoErie.com, February 9
"What this reflects is how wide and deep the whole shock was," said Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, one of the study's co-authors. The survey compares the attitudes of employed and unemployed ...

Sea Bright: A case study in Sandy recovery
Atlanticville, February 8
Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long speaks to students at Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy about priorities for post-storm rebuilding at Borough Hall on Jan. 31.

Study: Four Years on, Recession Still a Bummer
U.S. News & World Report, February 8
I think it reflects how devastating the recession was on some people," says Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center and one of the ...

Many Americans Believe Recession Is Permanent
BusinessNewsDaily, February 8
The research from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University found that five years after the country's economic downturn started, 60 percent of U.S. residents think the nation's economy has undergone a permanent change.

Mass Joblessness Is Still a Problem—Someone Tell Washington
… researchers Mark Szeltner, Carl Van Horn, and Cliff Zukin find that “nearly one-quarter (23%) of all survey respondents report being laid off from either a full-time or part-time job.” There's a stark racial divide, 31 percent of blacks and Hispanics report losing a job, versus 22 percent of whites, and a large gender ...

Iran's next president may be a Redditor
The Age, February 8
Hooshang Amirahmadi, a candidate for president of Iran, held a Reddit "Ask Me ... of Dallas and Cornell University and now works at Rutgers University as a ...
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/irans-next-president-may-be-a-redditor-20130208-2e2fp.html

Rutgers professor wants to be president of Iran
Asbury Park Press, February 8
He said he is in the best position to thaw U.S.-Iranian relations. Amirahmadi was hired by Rutgers in 1983. He is the former director of the Rutgers Center for Middle Eastern Studies and is a professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and ...

When Will the Economy Recover? Americans Not Hopeful: Poll
Millionaire Corner, February 8
Six in ten Americans believe that the nation's economy has undergone “a permanent change," according to a new nationwide survey conducted by the Heldrich Center at Rutgers University. The study's title tells the grim story: “Diminished Lives and Futures: A Portrait …

Electric bills to drop 5 percent in June
MENAFN.COM, February 8
Frank Felder, the director of the Center for Energy, Economic & Environmental Policy at Rutgers University, expects natural gas prices to rise ...

Bystander-in-chief wedded to failure
Washington Times, February 8‎           
A revealing survey by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, released Thursday, finds Americans are deeply pessimistic about their economic future, and the vast majority believe things will not improve for “many ...

The recession's psychological aftermath persists
Philadelphia Inquirer, February 7
"What this reflects is how wide and deep the whole shock was," said Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, one of the study's coauthors. The survey, which is being released Thursday morning, compares ...

Bad Economy Is New Normal, More Americans Say
Huffington Post, February 7
"Five years of economic misery have profoundly diminished Americans' confidence in the economy and their outlook for the next generation," Rutgers professor and survey co-author Carl Van Horn said in a statement.

Study: 73 Percent Of Americans Personally Affected By Job Losses
CBS Local, February 7
Co-author of the study, Cliff Zukin, told the New York Times, “This to me is why the recession was so all-consuming and is likely to influence the American psyche,” he said. “Almost everyone, four out of five, were directly or one step removed from ...

Survey: Americans Remain Pessimistic on Economy
Moneynews, February 7
We have had many months straight of private-sector job growth. Yet people are stuck with this attitude and perception,” said Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center. “It speaks to how powerful, widespread …

Study Finds Vast Majority Of Americans Felt Great Recession Personally
NPR (blog), February 7
Cliff Zukin, co-author of the report, summed it up for The New York Times: "This to me is why the recession was so all-consuming and is likely to influence the American psyche," he said. "Almost everyone, four out of five, were directly or one step removed from unemployment and all that goes with ...

Economic Recovery Still Hasn't Begun for US Workers, Study Says
AOL Jobs, February 7
"There are just record numbers of people who have dropped out of the labor market, and who have exhausted unemployment insurance after giving up their search," said Carl Van Horn, the director of the Heldrich Center and a co-author of the report, in an ...

Many Americans think damaged economy is permanent, survey finds
Los Angeles Times, February 7‎
Six in 10 Americans now think that the economy has changed irrevocably, up from 56% in 2010 who thought so, according to a survey by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed say the ...

Many Still Reeling from the Recession
The Fiscal Times (blog), February 7
A new poll released by the John Heldrich Center at Rutgers University shows Americans are still hurting from the Great Recession.

Rings of Unemployment
New York Times (blog), February 7
In a January survey, the Heldrich Center asked Americans about their exposure to layoffs in the recession or its aftermath.

Rutgers’ Heldrich Center Study Finds Three in Four Americans Touched Personally by Great Recession
News from Rutgers, February 7
Among other findings of the survey conducted by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: The ...

Bad Economy Is New Normal, More Americans Say
Huffington Post, February 7
Fifty-six percent of Americans surveyed by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University in August 2010 said they believed the ...

Profound Weight of Layoffs Is Seen in Work Trends Survey
New York Times Business Day, February 7
... the last few years, according to new survey data to be released Thursday by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.

Week in review: Laurels and Darts
RU Daily Targum, February 7
But really, this prestigious professor from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy now has a pretty good shot at becoming the president of Iran.           

Poll: Americans expect economic pain to continue
Washington Post, February 6
The survey by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University paints a picture of a nation wounded by the recession in ways that ...

Professor pursues candidacy in Iranian presidential race
RU Daily Targum, February 6‎           
Hooshang Amirahmadi, a professor at the Bloustein School of Public Planning and Policy, said he is confident that is the best candidate for the Iranian presidency.

Legislation to ban jughandles advances
Phillyburbs.com, February 5
Robert Noland, a professor of transportation at Rutgers University, said that jughandles probably were overused by state planners as a way to control traffic flow and avoid left turns, but that doing away with them might not be the best policy …

Trip to New Orleans highlighted Super Bowl opportunities for business in 2014
NJBIZ, February 5
Joseph Seneca, the Rutgers University economist who supplied the data, said the fiscal 1995 data was especially significant because of the three quarterfinal and semifinal games played in July.

Rutgers professor hopes to run for Iranian presidency
Philadelphia Inquirer, February 5
Hooshang Amirahmadi, of Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in New Brunswick, says his candidacy is a serious attempt to build bridges between the Islamic republic and the United States, where he has spent four decades.

Americans Spending Less Time Unemployed [AUDIO]
Source: NJ101.5 News, February 4           
... but it's complicated,” said Joe Seneca, and economist at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

Clementine Reuben Hunter: An American Artist
NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), February 4
If we had an American Artist month, as we have a Black History and Women’s History month, Clementine Hunter would be at the top of the list of artists to celebrate. She is easily one of …

Behind the falling US birthrate: Too much student debt to afford kids?
MyFox Philadelphia, February 3
"This is new," says Carl Van Horn, coauthor of the Rutgers study and director of the university's Heldrich Center for Workforce Development.

Bloustein dean looks back at city's economic transformation
RU Daily Targum, February 3
David Listokin, co-director of the Center for Urban Policy Research, said Raritan Landing was lost in history for decades. “It almost was like ...

After Superstorm Sandy, Will The Jersey Shore Recover Sufficiently To Be Ready for the Summer Season?
International Business Times, February 2
It affected an estimated 185,000 businesses, resulting in about $11.7 billion in economic losses, according to a report from Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. But for many businesses along New Jersey's 127-mile strip of ...

In Hard Economy for All Ages, Older Isn't Better ... It's Brutal
New York Times, February 2
When older workers do find re-employment, the compensation is usually not up to the level of their previous jobs, according to data from the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. In a survey by the center of older workers who ...

Shore businesses, investors encouraged by stocks, economic reports
Asbury Park Press, February 1
Democrats and Republicans are gearing up for another brawl, this one over spending cuts due March 1. Those cuts could “slow the national economy, and, no, that's not going to help New Jersey,” said Joseph J. Seneca, a Rutgers University economist. Page ...

Bicycling Book Bolsters Britain's 'Get Cycling' Movement
Newswise (press release), February 1
... National Capital Region, and John Pucher, a professor in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

A public star wins a prize: Joachim Messing, molecular biologist and innovator at Rutgers, gets the Wolf
NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), February 1
Public universities, especially land grant public universities, are the nation’s treasures. Consider, for example, what Professor Joachim Messing has accomplished in genetic engineering, …

Halfhearted hiring not enough to keep jobless rate flat
NJBIZ, February 1           
... with expectations, and the gain of 166,000 private-sector jobs indicates that the weak fourth-quarter GDP numbers did not impact the labor markets going into 2013,” said Joseph Seneca, an economist at the Bloustein School of Public Policy at ...

Editorial: NJ retailers deserve even playing field on sales taxes with online merchants
NJ.com, February 1
The study by Nancy Mantell, director of the Rutgers Economic Advisory Services, and her colleagues included projected revenue from Amazon, ...


January
NJTIP Joins Rutgers Voorhees Transportation Center to Expand Travel, Transit Opportunities to Underserved Populations
News From Rutgers, January 31
The combined expertise of Rutgers' Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center and the New Jersey Travel Independence Program will help train the elderly and ...

Millennials Face Tough Financial Road [AUDIO]
Source: NJ101.5 News, January 31
... Rutgers economist James Hughes says twenty-somethings make up the ... Hughes says New Jersey millennials can seek employment in the ...

Deputy sought for NJ Transit chief
Asbury Park Press, January 31
... said Martin Robins, executive director emeritus of the Voorhees Transportation Institute at Rutgers and a former NJ Transit deputy executive ...

Voorhees Transportation Center and NJTIP Unite
NewJerseyNewsroom.com, January 31
The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC), a national leader in transportation research and education and the nucleus of transportation-related policy research, training and education at Rutgers’ Edward J. Bloustein …

MLS to Queens? Stop by Harrison, NJ first
Queens Chronicle, January 31           
The results have been positive on a macroeconomic level for New Jersey, according to James Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. The net benefit of any structure such as an arena ultimately depends on the ...

New Jersey Walking and Cycling Advocates to Convene in February
Mobilizing the Region (blog), January 31
... will be hosting the 4th Annual New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit on Saturday, February 23 at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. This year's summit is expected to be twice the size of the ...

Candidate for Iranian presidency visits NYU
NYU Washington Square News, January 30
... a candidate in the election, Professor Hooshang Amirahmadi came to discussed the ...Amirahmadi teaches at Rutgers University where he also serves as a ...

US scholar campaigning to be Iranian president
Jerusalem Post, January 30
By MICHAEL WILNER, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPODENT Rutgers professor aims to challenge the regime in ... Hooshang Amirahmadi is no outsider to Iranian politics.

Deals and Moves: Jan. 29
NJBIZ, January 29           
The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, in New Brunswick, announced Monday it has merged with the nonprofit New Jersey Travel Independence Program, in Livingston, ...

Rutgers Professor Eyes Iran Presidency
Patch.com, January 29
Rutgers University professor Hooshang Amirahmadi has aspirations for the Iranian presideny, according to a report on NJ.com. Citing an original story on ...

Rutgers University professor wants to run for president of Iran
Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com, January 29
Hooshang Amirahmadi's quest to be an official candidate was turned down by Iran's ... at Cornell University, according to his bio on Rutgers' website.

New Jersey Professor Wants To Be The "Deng Xiaoping Of Iran"
BuzzFeed, January 29
Hooshang Amirahmadi's American campaign for the presidency of the Islamic ... Amirahmadi, who directs the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers ...

Will The Economy Start To Rev Up Soon? [AUDIO]
Source: NJ101.5 News, January 28
... Rutgers economist James Hughes says, “This way well be an overly optimistic forecast ... Hughes adds fears about inflation seem over-blown.

Amazon.com warehouse in Robbinsville could bring $100 million to NJ in sales tax
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, January 27
The Amazon agreement alone could add an additional $100 million in annual sales tax revenue from residents, said Nancy Mantell, director of ...

Unemployment claims decrease in 2013: Are new jobs being created?
Examiner.com, January 26           
According to Boston College's Sloan Center on Aging & Work and the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.

Experts: Clean energy goals still a priority, post-Sandy
Source: NJBIZ, January 25
Frank Felder, director of the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy at Rutgers University, said the state must take a realistic ...

Food Alliance Announces Urban Agriculture Movie Night
Source: Patch.com, January 25
Hosted by the New Brunswick Community Food Alliance, the screening will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12 in the theater located on the first floor of the Edward J. Bloustein School, 33 Livingston Ave. Popcorn and refreshments will be served.

Mercer County looks to expand bus routes to include new Amazon warehouse stop
Source: The Times of Trenton - NJ.com, January 24           
Rutgers economist James Hughes, dean of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said Amazon's warehouse jobs would pay $55,000 on average, but McGough said the higher pay rate won't eliminate the need for public transportation.

Tough-talking, tea-drinking governor of Maine, Paul LePage, falls flat
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), January 24
Governor Paul R. LePage, the Tea Party darling who, 22 months ago, purged from the Labor Department Building evidence of its noble past and purpose, specifically the mural that seemed too “pro-labor” for his taste ...

Experts expound upon proposed development in Ridgewood
NorthJersey.com, January 24
To calculate the estimated number of children, Burgis utilized the 2006 Rutgers University's Center for Urban Policy Research and analyzed 31 existing ...

NJ's Suburban Office Parks Turning into Dinosaurs in Evolving Economy
Source: NJ Spotlight, January 23
“It's too early to say that this is the new state of the world, that the office parks of the '80s and '90s are white elephants,” says Joseph Seneca, a professor at the Bloustein School, “but there is the issue of how as a state we reinvent the ...

Raising the Medicare age could hurt young workers
Source: CNN Money, ‎January 23‎           
A similar scenario played out in the higher education arena after 1994 when universities were barred from instituting a mandatory retirement age of 70, said Carl Van Horn, director of Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.

NJ Child-Raising Costs Shoot Through The Roof [AUDIO]
Source: NJ101.5 News, January 23
... Rutgers economist James Hughes says, “This is not surprising, most things in New Jersey cost more than they do nationally -we have the ...

Deadline looming to apply for Sandy unemployment aid
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, January 22           
“This is the pattern that happens after a natural disaster,” said Rutgers University economist James W. Hughes. “Correcting the devastation generates a lot of positive economic output.” That momentum may only increase in 2013. New Jersey is in line to ...

Group to hold workshop on future of Route 202 corridor
Source: Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com, January 22
The lead agent is the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Those interested in attending the workshop should RSVP to Janani Shankaran at Janani@rpa.

Disasters shouldn't become windfalls
Source: Victorville Daily Press, January 22           
In fact, a study released this past week by the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University concluded that, with $25 billion in federal disaster relief headed New Jersey's way, the Garden State's economy will fare better in the ...

Gearing up to Celebrate 250 Years at Rutgers
News from Rutgers, January 22
Suggestions have ranged from the breeding of a 250th anniversary Rutgers tomato by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station to a conference on college and university campus planning at the Bloustein School. Barchi suggested the committee look ...

Experts To Speak About Environmental Quality's Effect On Economic Growth
Source: NJ Today, January 21
The event is being sponsored by the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Middlesex Water Company and the Sustainable Raritan River Business Roundtable and ...

Chris Christie says state's gained 75000 private-sector jobs since he took office
Source: PolitiFact, January 20           
Joseph P. Seneca, an economics professor with the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, said New Jersey's jobs losses from June through October 2012 was at odds with national job growth.

Property taxes still a factor when buyers decide where to move
NorthJersey.com, January 20
"We are a wealthy state, and wealthy states tend to demand a high level of public services," said Henry Coleman, a Rutgers professor who has ...

Why does NJ have higher jobless rate than neighbors?
Source: NorthJersey.com, January 19           
"When you look at the U6 rate - the rate of unemployment including anyone who works any sort of part time for economic reasons - we even out with the nation," said Joseph Seneca, a professor of economics at Rutgers University. Comparing rates as of ..

Uncertainty today is the new reality
Source: Dailyrecord.com, January 19‎           
“The problem for many is that the longer they remain out of work, the harder it is for them to get another job,” said Carl Van Horn, Rutgers University professor and author of the new book “Working Scared (Or Not at All).” “Employers often have an ...

Could Hurricane Sandy Have A Positive Impact On New Jersey Small Businesses?
Source: Small Business News from Gaebler.com, January 18
But in a recent report in The New York Business Journal, a study by Rutgers University economists highlights the potential positive impact the recovery effort may have on the state's small business economy.

Sandy spurs 30K job gain in NJ in December
Source: Asbury Park Press, January 17           
After losing 117,000 jobs in 2009, it added 10,200 jobs in 2010; 33,400 jobs in 2011; and 46,100 jobs in 2012, Rutgers University economist James W. Hughes said. Sandy's impact could be seen in December. The construction industry, for example, added ...

Planner: Proposed Ridgewood development would have minimal impact
Source: NorthJersey.com, January 17
Citing 2006 research by Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, the planner said roughly .02 new public school children were produced from a sample set of about 12 transit villages.

Sandy Aid is Big Win, But Don't Expect a Katrina-Sized Boom
Source: NJ Spotlight, January 16
“You really can't compare it to Katrina,” said Seneca, who coauthored the Rutgers Regional Report on "The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Hurricane Sandy in ...

Christie critical of dune opponents
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎January 15
Meanwhile, economists at Rutgers have estimated that Sandy will have a net positive effect on New Jersey's economy assuming the state pulls in at least $25 billion for recovery and reconstruction.

State economy will rebound from Sandy if $25 billion is spent, Rutgers study finds
Source: Shore News Today, January 15
exceeding the baseline forecast (ie, without the storm) for 2013–2015," the report ... professor at the Bloustein School's Center for Urban Policy Research; ...

New Jersey beaches: Open for business

Source: Burlington County Times, ‎January 15
Economists at Rutgers estimate that Sandy will have a net positive effect on the Garden State's economy assuming it gains at least $25 billion for recovery and reconstruction.

Meadowlands American Dream May Be Alive And Well [AUDIO]
Source: NJ101.5 News, January 15
... Rutgers economist James Hughes says if the project does rev up again, “It's going to ... Hughes adds, if state officials ever give the go-ahead for ...

Rutgers sees net economic gain for NJ from Sandy
Source: San Antonio Express, January 14
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (AP) — Economists at Rutgers University are estimating that ... A report out Monday from the Bloustein School of Planning and Public ...

Rutgers sees net economic gain for N.J. from Sandy
Source: NorthJersey.com, January 14
The report, issued by Rutgers University, measured $11.7 billion in economic ... These damages will echo for years,” said Joseph Seneca, a professor of ...

Rutgers Professor: Sandy Could Have Beneficial Effect On New Jersey
Source: CBS 2 New York, January 14
That's the expert opinion from the Bloustein School of Public Policy and Planning at ... will create,” Professor Joseph Seneca told WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot.

Rutgers sees modest economic gain from Sandy
Source: The Trentonian, ‎January 14
A report out Monday from the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy concludes the state economy should perform modestly better through 2015 than it would have if the storm hadn't hit.

Superstorm Sandy will have net positive impact on NJ economy, Rutgers study says
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, January 14
A report out today from the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy concludes the state economy should perform modestly better through 2015 than it ...

New Rutgers Report Examines Economic, Fiscal Impacts of Hurricane Sandy
Source: News from Rutgers, January 14
ATTENTION BUSINESS, ASSIGNMENT EDITORS, Professor Joseph J. Seneca can be contacted ... NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A new Rutgers Regional Report, “The Economic and ...

Experts to Address Environmental Quality and Impacts on Economic Stability and Growth at Jan.29 Program at Middlesex Water Company
Source: Marketwire, ‎January 14
The event is being sponsored by the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Middlesex Water Company and the Sustainable Raritan River Business Roundtable and ...

NJ Sandy Recovery Hinges On Federal Funds, Report Says [AUDIO]
Source: NJ101.5 News, January 14
That's according to a new report by Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. “This is just one aspect of ...

Boost is Seen in New Jersey from U.S. Aid
Source: Wall Street Journal, January 14
The storm won't entirely erase the losses in spending and damage to infrastructure from Sandy, but new expenditures on construction and the replacement of lost items will provide stimulus to the economy in the next three years, the analysis by three Rutgers University economists found.

Opinion: Rediscovering NJ's Tradition of Healthcare Innovation
Source: Patch.com, January 13
Joel C. Cantor is the director of the Center for State Health Policy and professor of public policy at Rutgers University.

American Dream may be closer to reality as work on Meadowlands project expected to resume
Source: NorthJersey.com - ‎January 12
A resumption of construction at the site in the Meadowlands Sports Complex would be a significant boost to the economy of the state, according to James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

NJ Leads The Nation In Residents Moving Out [AUDIO]
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, January 10‎           
Rutgers economist James Hughes says, “People are leaving because New Jersey is a very expensive place to live. We have high taxes and we have high housing costs per se - you can cash out on your very expensive house in New Jersey and move to a ...

Amazon's prime location: Business experts say distribution hub in Mercer is ideal
Source: The Times of Trenton - NJ.com, January 9
‎... the third-largest warehouse distributor in the country, with about 850 million square feet of warehouse space linked to about 10 percent of the state's jobs, said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at ...

Hiring Climbs Despite 'Cliff'
Source: HispanicBusiness.com, January 7
"Despite the gridlock in Washington and seeming inability to get anything done, the private sector kept on hiring," said James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning at Rutgers University. Hughes expects the lawmakers' compromise ...

This Could Be Your Year For Employment [AUDIO]
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, January 7
The outlook is positive because the economy seems to be rebounding, according to Carl Van Horn, the Director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce ...

Toms River 'medical home' may be future of NJ health care
Source: NJ.com, January 7
Joel Cantor, director for the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, said the medical home is an electronic repository of patients' health care ...

Fate of New Jersey Economy in 2013 Hinges on Congress
Source: NJ Spotlight, January 6
"We're looking at a 2 percent to 6 percent hit on disposable income in an economy that has been slowed for three years," said Joseph J. Seneca, University Professor at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

US adds 155000 jobs despite fiscal cliff drama
Source: NorthJersey.com, January 4
"Despite the gridlock in Washington and seeming inability to get anything done, the private sector kept on hiring," said James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning at Rutgers University. Hughes expects the lawmakers' compromise ...

What's Next For Economy? [AUDIO]
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, January 3
Rutgers economist James Hughes says, “The pace of economic recovery will continue through 2013- some short-term uncertainty has been eliminated, we now have a permanent tax structure in effect - however there are other looming issues going forward ...

Linus Bike, Producer of City Bikes, Applauds the New Book Entitled “City Cycling”
Source: Melodika.net, January 3
... city bikes manufacturer Linus Bike comments on an article published by The Atlantic Cities which highlights authors John Pucher and Ralph ...

NJ's Suburban Office Market Fading Fast [AUDIO]
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, January 2
... and 1990s to a knowledge-based, information-age economy proceeded in lockstep with the emergence of powerful suburban growth corridors," said James Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and ...

Superstorm aftermath lifts businesses
Source: San Francisco Chronicle, January 1
Construction workers Sandy has probably increased the demand for ... at Rutgers University's Center for Urban Policy Research in New Brunswick, NJ Yet, ...

2013 Year of Transition for NJ Healthcare Consumers, Providers
Source: NJ Spotlight, January 1
... healthcare providers -- including hospitals -- could be huge,” said Joel Cantor, director of Rutgers University's Center for State Health Policy.