Afternoon Break

  • Middle Township designating large areas in need of rehab, planning teardowns of decrepit buildings

    Abandoned houses, storefronts and a boarded-up motel litter Route 9 and the back areas of the township. That could soon change, as township officials plan to tear down abandoned buildings, fix up old buildings and promote economic development throughout the area. In September, the township held a special meeting where several officials gave presentations about […]

  • Businesses and Higher Education Working Together in Gloucester County

    Gloucester County is coming together to create New Jersey’s first bundled education program centered around job training. “Not everyone is going to come out of high school and go to college,” said Les Vail, President and CEO of Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce. “They may go into a job, but they need training, they need […]

  • EDA awards $5.2M to five companies

    Five companies were awarded roughly $5.2 million in combined Grow New Jersey incentives from the state Economic Development Authority at its Thursday meeting, the EDA announced. Paterson-based based Kontos Foods received nearly $3 million in tax incentives annually over the next decade, which was the largest award, to encourage it to expand its operations and […]

  • Cumberland Co. authority looks to add to Vineland upgrades with $12M truck center purchase

    The Cumberland County Improvement Authority bought the site of a former truck and shipping center in downtown Vineland and intends to refurbish the property into a modern business center, officials announced Tuesday. CCIA officials said their purchase of the former National Freight Inc. facility at 71 Park Ave. includes a 270,000-square-foot warehouse and an office […]

  • State asked to nix massive warehousing zoning in Burlington County

    Burlington County and Florence officials have asked the state to reject proposed rezoning of rural land for millions of square feet of warehousing, citing traffic concerns. The Burlington County Bridge Commission, the county board of freeholders and Florence recently withdrew their earlier support of a plan to change the rural zoning to allow construction of […]

  • Plans Revealed for Seaport Pier

    Local, regional, and national draw compose the scope of BG Capital’s plan for the city’s Seaport Pier. Located on the Boardwalk at 22nd Avenue, Seaport Pier has been vacant, a phantom shape of wood and concrete amid Boardwalk spectacles; however, if the plan passes the city Planning Board, life will resurrect at Seaport, offering resort-style […]

  • Atlantic City offshore wind developer all-in on green energy

    The European energy company developing a wind farm 10 miles off Atlantic City is exiting the fossil-fuels business and going all-in on sustainable energy.   The Atlantic City project is on track to open between 2020 and 2025, said Thomas Brostrom, president of North American operations for the recently renamed Orsted company.   The name […]

  • Free light show Sunday at Battleship NJ

    A unique light show will be free to the public Sunday at the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial.   The Light Art Grand Tour USA will project huge images on the hull side of the battleship facing the Camden pier.   Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter and his daughter, Céline Hofstetter, of Hofstetter Inc. […]

  • Kennedy Health now Jefferson under hospital merger

    South Jersey’s Kennedy Health is no more.   Amid a buzzing crowd of employees and dignitaries gathered in the hospital’s soaring new atrium lobby, Kennedy’s former CEO Joseph W. Devine announced new names for the three hospitals, after merging weeks ago with Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health.   Kennedy Health hospitals will now be known as Jefferson […]

  • New funds key to Salem hospital’s future, lawmakers say

    Millions of dollars held by a local foundation need to be made available to ensure any new owner of The Memorial Hospital of Salem County can successfully operate the facility, state lawmakers say.   Third District lawmakers Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assemblymen John Burzichelli and Adam Taliaferro have scheduled a briefing for Tuesday to […]

  • Vineland eyes $1.5 million in upgrades at Burnt Mill Pond

    The city is moving forward on planned improvements at the Burnt Mill Pond site on North Delsea Drive.   Vineland City Council in August passed a bond ordinance appropriating $847,500 for various projects at the recreation area.   In July, Vineland was approved for a $560,000 grant and $187,000 loan from the state Department of […]