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  • Comcast’s low-cost Internet now in 20,000 New Jersey homes

    Nearly 20,000 New Jersey families are now using Comcast’s low-cost internet service, the communications giant recently announced. Comcast offers Internet Essentials to low-income families to help bridge the digital divide. Many of the families that take advantage of the program have school-aged children who use the service to become and stay academically competitive. Comcast officials […]

  • Cooper acquiring three hospitals from Trinity Health

    Cooper University Health Care announced Thursday it has signed a letter of intent to acquire three hospitals that are part of the Trinity Health system in New Jersey. The Camden-based system’s acquisition includes Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, Lourdes Medical Center in Burlington and St. Francis Medical in Trenton. When the merger […]

  • EDA accepting applications for Jersey-based emerging technologies

    New Jersey’s Economic Development Authority has begun accepting applications for its New Jersey CoVest Fund, which is meant to provide financial support for early-stage technology companies seeking to expand commercial operations. The N.J. CoVest Fund was approved by the EDA board in April to fund between 12 and 30 companies over the next three years […]

  • Burlington County looks to buy next-gen 911 system

    The Burlington County Board of Freeholders is looking to complete another step in its public safety communications overhaul by installing a next-generation 911 system. Through the new system, dispatchers will be able to receive text messages, photos and videos from the caller, county Public Safety Director John Drinkard said. The digital component is new to […]

  • Shore town installs numerous flood sensors to improve storm resiliency

    A Cape May County municipality is enhancing its flood mitigation efforts through the placement of 15 small flood sensors, officials say. Avalon teamed up with the Atlantic Cape Coalition and Stockton University‘s Coastal Research Center to install the devices throughout the community that will calculate the amount of flooding and rainfall during coastal storms, according to […]

  • Hainesport purchases 28 acres near creek for future recreation purposes

    The municipality has purchased over 28 acres off Route 38 in hopes of one day providing the community with passive recreation along the Rancocas Creek. The Township Committee appropriated $630,000 for the acquisition and issued $598,500 in bonds at a meeting earlier this month. The locations consist mostly of woods, aside from a couple of […]

  • Mall firm buys Moorestown Macy’s site for new stores

    A mall operator that’s selling off unwanted properties has taken a different course here. Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, or PREIT, recently spent $8.9 million to buy the former Macy’s store at the Moorestown Mall. Heather Crowell, a spokeswoman for Philadelphia-based PREIT said the purchase will allow PREIT, which operates the Route 38 complex, to lease the […]

  • Christie Administration Announces Almost $400,000 in State Urban and Community Forestry Grants

    Commissioner Bob Martin announced that the Department of Environmental Protection is awarding almost $400,000 in grants to 18 municipalities in 10 counties across the state to promote robust stewardship of community trees and forests. “I’m pleased to have these grants going to the communities and locations that cherish our trees and do the hard work […]

  • Costco developer seeks OK to build at Cherry Hill complex

    A developer is seeking township approval for a plan that would bring a controversial warehouse store to the site of the former Garden State Park racetrack. The project would include a gas station that’s faced grass-roots opposition from neighbors and civic activists. Commerce Center at Cherry Hill LLC has requested the Planning Board’s OK to […]

  • AtlantiCare to eliminate sugary drinks from provider locations

    Patients, providers and visitors at all AtlantiCare locations won’t be able to buy regular sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages on the premises as experts opt for healthier products. Following the lead of other major cities and communities that have imposed taxes on sugary drinks in efforts to decrease consumption, AtlantiCare will eliminate the sale and […]