Afternoon Break

  • Sears closing means Ocean County Mall needs overhaul

    The Ocean County Mall, the linchpin for the region’s retail scene for more than 40 years, needs an overhaul to survive in the digital age. The future for regional malls is bleak, and Sears’ closing could be a canary in the coal mine, government and business leaders said. It has prompted them to meet with […]

  • Philly developer Blatstein takes step toward N.J. casino license two years after buying Showboat

    Showboat Atlantic City hotel owner Bart Blatstein has asked New Jersey regulators to declare him eligible to operate a casino in the state, a possible first step toward bringing slots and table games back to the failed boardwalk gambling venue. The Philadelphia-based developer petitioned the state Division of Gaming Enforcement for a “statement of compliance” […]

  • Atlantic County to receive $5 million in DOT funding

    Assemblymen Vince Mazzeo and John Armato, both D-Atlantic, announced almost $5 million in Department of Transportation Municipal Aid Program funding for various projects in Atlantic County. Sixteen projects will be funded, including parking enhancements to Maine Avenue in Atlantic City and an Ansley Boulevard beautification project in Pleasantville. “We are glad to see so many […]

  • How some towns are working together to save the planet – and their budgets

    Looking for ways to conserve water and save taxpayer money on bills, Camden city officials will meet next month with counterparts from a handful of cities, including Atlanta, Detroit, and Cleveland. Philadelphia looked to Seattle, New York, and Washington in crafting an energy-saving program for the city’s largest buildings. In an ultra-tough economic climate for […]

  • 4 Salem County boroughs receive $80k for health and wellness programs

    The Salem Health and Wellness Foundation and the Community Foundation of New Jersey announced today four grants awarded to local municipalities totaling $80,000 through the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network. Projects funded by the Foundation in Salem County will work to create or extend current walking paths, improve healthy options at concession stands, conduct walk/bike/food […]

  • Vineland to upgrade cameras on Landis Avenue

    The city is finalizing a $518,000 purchase to bring security upgrades to Landis Avenue and surrounding downtown areas to help deter crime and aid in investigations. The deal will deliver Vineland 23 new Avigilon brand cameras and replace the current system installed in 2010. In addition to the new cameras, Vineland spokesman Michael Tofanelli said […]

  • Expansion coming to Moorestown health care facility?

    An existing 68-bed specialty care health care facility may soon be expanded to accommodate 70 additional beds. Perla Development, LLC has applied to the Moorestown Zoning Board for amended preliminary and final site plan approval, as well as conditional use approval to expand at CareOne Harmony Village at Moorestown. As a result of the construction […]

  • PSE&G, BMW offer discount on electric cars

    Public Service Electric & Gas, New Jersey’s largest utility, has entered into a joint promotion with BMW North America to offer PSE&G customers $10,000 off of the BMW i3, an electric vehicle carrying an MSRP of $44,445. The promotion is open from Feb. 15 to April 30, and is part of PSE&G’s campaign to promote […]

  • Olive Garden could open in June; ALDI approved for new site

    The long-awaited Olive Garden could open this summer after municipal approvals on both sides of the Millville–Vineland border for a proposed redevelopment of a commercial property near the Delsea Drive and Route 55. The Millville Planning Board unanimously approved a site plan for the portion of the project falling inside Millville. The approval came with […]

  • Camden wants a bite of Apple for its new campus

    When Apple CEO Tim Cook announced in January the tech giant would invest millions in its U.S. operations and open a second headquarters, Camden officials wasted no time in letting him know the city wanted a bite. Mayor Frank Moran quickly sent Cook Camden’s proposal, touting the city as “an unbelievable site, strategically connected, with […]

  • How communities can reduce energy use, costs

    Businesses and communities can save money as they reduce their carbon footprints, according to organizers of a Feb. 21 workshop at New Jersey Manufacturer’s campus in Hammonton. “Sharing Positive Energy,” put on by the Sustainable Jersey Atlantic-Cape May Green Teams Hub, will tell people about incentive programs and rebates to save money on equipment upgrades […]