Are the New Security Measures on the Hoboken Waterfront Enough?

Hoboken, while close to New York City, doesn’t experience much violent crime itself. Often, the biggest news surrounds Carlo’s Bakery (home of “The Cake Boss”). The city’s lack of violent crime only serves to highlight a surprising statistic for 2014: already, three people have died from drowning in Hudson County. This sudden upsurge hasn’t been […]


New York City Going Green Thanks to Investors

Steve Schleider is New York City’s only LEED-AP certified commercial real estate appraiser, and he and his Metropolitan Valuation Services company have been stressing the importance of great landscaping even in a concrete jungle. “I have long been both a proponent of green real estate best practices and in the forefront of valuing green real […]


Researchers Using New eDNA Technology to Test Buffalo Waters for Damaging NY Invasive Species

Can a quick test determine whether invasive species are hiding in the depths of Buffalo’s nearby lakes and rivers? Researchers from Central Michigan University are saying that their new “environmental DNA test” can determine whether species like the damaging Asian carp are present with a single, quick water test. The three researchers collected dozens of […]


Are DIY Home Improvement Projects Really a Smart Choice?

Do-it-yourself home repairs may seem like a great money saving option to many, and while some projects can be, they can also end up costing you more in the end. Unless you know what you’re doing, it is best to leave the big home improvement projects up to the professionals. Experts advise doing extensive research […]


North Dakota Hepatitis C Outbreak Spreads

The Hepatitis C outbreak that recently hit North Dakota has spread, bringing the total number of people infected to 47, according to state health officials. The Associated Press reported that the newest cases affected residents of an assisted living facility called Somerset Court in Minot, ND. All of the other cases took place at HCR […]


Platinum Dominates Runways and Wedding Aisles in Latest Trends

According to a recent publication by the Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch, platinum jewelry is becoming to the latest trend in designer jewelry, especially with the younger millenial generation. Research shows that millenials tend toward platinum jewelry because it reflects attributes that they want to display; compared to materials like gold and silver, platinum is […]


Misleading Labels, Marketing Result in Lawsuit Against Breyers Ice Cream

A Mount Laurel, N.J. man has recently filed a lawsuit against Unilever, the maker of Breyers ice cream, citing the latter’s labeling and advertising that claimed the ice cream was made from “all natural” ingredients in a “false, misleading, inaccurate and deceptive” manner. According to a July 25 NorthJersey.com article, Yosh Jefferson’s July 16 lawsuit […]


New Jersey Business Bankruptcies and Personal Bankruptcies on the Decline

Throughout the first six months of 2014, the number of people and businesses filing for bankruptcy in New Jersey has dropped significantly. According to a July 15 NorthJersey.com article, the number of businesses that filed for a bankruptcy declined by 15%, with personal bankruptcies such as Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies declining by about […]


Like Tesla, Honda Hopes to Start a Green Revolution by Opening Green Home Data to the Public

Like electric-only automaker and green technology pioneer Tesla before it, Honda has opened up the data for its green technology to the public. The Honda Smart Home, located in Davis, California, uses specialized building plans, custom green materials, eco-friendly furniture, and a number of other techniques to make it one of the most environmentally and […]


Rochester City School Football Program Gets A Boost From Former NFL Star

NFL star and East High School graduate Roland Williams is showing the city of Rochester what it really means to give back to one’s community. Williams, who also attended Syracuse University before continuing on to becoming a professional athlete, is determined to fix the Rochester City School District’s football program after completing an evaluation this […]