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  • Rowan College approves 4-year strategic plan

    Rowan College at Burlington County’s four-year road map was released last week highlighting its planned path to provide affordable education and expand services that will set students up for future success. In the next four years, college officials hope to recruit students to stop the trend of declining enrollment in higher education, maintain a low […]

  • Utilities board OKs another Pinelands pipeline

    The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities on Friday approved another natural gas pipeline through the Pinelands, despite objections by environmentalists. The 5-0 approval exempts the project from municipal land-use laws and possible rejection by affected towns. At least two towns had objected to the project. The 30-mile project, proposed by New Jersey Natural Gas, […]

  • Live Nation re-ups for Atlantic City beach concerts

    Six more beach concerts or other major events are set for Atlantic City this summer and the next two. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority on Tuesday approved a three-year, $6 million agreement with Live Nation to bring concerts or events that draw at least 30,000 people. Live Nation will put on six concerts during each […]

  • $18M Vineland downtown residential-retail project underway

    Demolition began this week to make room for what Vineland City officials said is one the biggest downtown development projects in recent years. The estimated $18 million Landis Square residential-retail complex also marks the second – and possibly last – of the Four Corners development projects originally planned to be built at the intersection of […]

  • County shows off new $16M emergency communications system

    Gloucester County’s new 700 MHz public safety communications system is officially up and running and county officials gathered Wednesday to showcase the project. With the advent of digital TV broadcasts in the early 2000s, public safety entities around South Jersey began experiencing interference on the 500 MHz band. In response to these kinds of issues, the Federal […]

  • N.J. college, town to study police overlap, collaboration

    Rowan University and the Borough of Glassboro maintain their own police departments and responsibilities often overlap between the two in this growing college town, where population swells from 19,000 to 35,000 when fall and spring classes are in session. Given the close relationship between police agencies, borough and university officials want to find out if […]

  • Atlantic City puts historic airport site up for sale again

    Bader Field has been closed for nearly a decade as the city’s fortunes crashed. Now, the cash-starved gambling resort is looking to the former airport to help save it by putting it back on the market – at what could be a 90-percent-off sale. Atlantic City put the 143-acre site up for sale in 2008, […]

  • President Obama Issues Disaster Declaration For Parts of New Jersey

    President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration to help parts of New Jersey recover costs stemming from the blizzard that dumped nearly three feet of snow in January. The White House says federal funding is available to state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and […]

  • ACIA approves bonds for Stockton portion of Gateway project

    The Atlantic County Improvement Authority has voted to issue as much as $145 million in bonds for the Stockton University portion of the Atlantic City Gateway Project, with a maximum of $60 million guaranteed by county government. Stockton will guarantee up to another $85 million, said ACIA Director John Lamey after the authority took public […]

  • Waterfront complex not just buildings

    A proposed $830 million development will bring more than office towers and a hotel to the city’s Waterfront. A master plan approved by a state agency Friday notes the project calls for a downtown shuttle bus, major changes to the street system and the creation of a riverfront park. The developer, Liberty Property Trust, even […]