Afternoon Break

  • Atlantic City begins converting 9,000 streetlights to LED lights

    The city is expected to become brighter in the next few weeks as more than 8,000 city streetlights are converted to LED lighting. About 5,638 streetlights owned by Atlantic City Electric will be replaced with the light-emitting diode bulbs, followed by another 3,000 Atlantic City-owned streetlights during the next few months. The switch to LED […]

  • Norcross Announces $3.25 Million Grant for Affordable Housing Units

    On Friday, December 8th, Donald Norcross (D-NJ 1st) announced affordable-housing units will be built in both Cherry Hill and Gibbsboro thanks to a grant. The grant, totaling $3.25 million, comes through the Affordable Housing Program and provides funds to build 150 low-income homes. The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey will receive $1.58 million to […]

  • Lakewood committee approves ‘bible for development’

    A master plan that sets rules for the township’s rapid growth has been approved, but don’t expect to see its impact anytime soon. Three members of the Township Committee Thursday signed off on the plan that has been debated for months, drawing dozens of people to public meetings to speak for and against it. The […]

  • Rutgers board approves plan to raze Campbell’s Field, redevelop site

    Campbell’s Field struck out for the final time Thursday as the Rutgers University Board of Governors approved a resolution to raze the former home of the Camden Riversharks minor league baseball team to make way for new athletic facilities. The field, now owned by the Camden County Improvement Authority and vacant since the Riversharks left […]

  • Hard Rock plans gas station for Atlantic City property

    As part of redevelopment of the closed Trump Taj Mahal, Hard Rock International is planning to open a gas station at the corner of Pacific and Virginia avenues, according to plans filed with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. The proposed complex, Rockstop Gas & Wash, will feature a convenience store, gas pumps and a car […]

  • Federal Grant To Go To EV Charging Stations, Reducing Diesel Emissions

    The state is using part of a $9.5 million federal grant to accelerate the installation of electric-vehicle charging stations at workplaces across New Jersey. The U.S. Department of Transportation funding also is expected to provide money to reduce diesel emissions from refrigerated trucks unloading and loading shipments, as well as emissions from passenger ferries. The […]

  • Casino leaders see great promise, challenge in Atlantic City’s future

    Touting the investments at casinos and throughout the city, a panel of gambling executives say the city’s future is promising. But to achieve that promise, the resort’s leaders have to work together, take advantage of opportunities such as e-sports and sports betting, and make the resort a true destination, the panelists said. The casino leaders […]

  • Parking lot planned for Camden monastery site

    A walled-off complex that housed cloistered nuns for more than a century could be getting a more public role. Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center is seeking city approval to build a 226-space parking lot on the former property of the Dominican Sisters of the Perpetual Rosary. The 7.7-acre complex, acquired by Lourdes for $4 […]

  • Bill to spur development around Atlantic City International Airport passes committee

    A bill that would provide tax incentives to businesses in areas designated as Garden State Growth Zones, including Atlantic City International Airport, was released Thursday to the state Assembly for a full vote. The bill is intended to strengthen Atlantic County‘s economy and start a local aviation industry. “Creating a growth zone around the airport, […]

  • Margate Parkway fountains get a makeover before being shut down for winter

    The four fountains that grace the Margate’s Parkway section received a makeover this fall so they will be ready to flow come spring. The ornate fountains, which feature mermaids, fish and frogs, were installed in the 1920s or early 1930s as part of the Parkway section’s original design. Some structural damage that had accrued over […]

  • 4 South Jersey Counties Get $4M Boost for Re-Entry Programs

    New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney, Deputy Speaker John J. Burzichelli and Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro announced Thursday morning, November 30th, that Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, Inc., will receive a $4 million award from the Re-Entry Services program. The funding is part of the FY18 Democratic Budget priorities that will provide funds to operate […]