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  • 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 […]

  • Rowan Boulevard nearly complete as more buildings open

    Barnes and Noble was once an island on Rowan Boulevard. The book store – selling Rowan University textbooks and swag – was the first to go up less than a decade ago. Wednesday, five more buildings opened on Rowan Boulevard, a public-private partnership between the borough and Rowan University. A 935-space parking garage on Mick […]

  • Is $220 million A.C. Stockton Gateway project ready for fall 2018 opening?

    In just four months, several empty lots lining Albany Avenue have been transformed into the outline of what will become Stockton University‘s Atlantic City campus and a six-story South Jersey Gas office.   “We’re on schedule and we’re moving right along,” Stockton University Project Manager Mark Ciccotelli said during a tour of the $220 million […]

  • Delaware River and Bay Authority buys remote-controlled mower

    The Delaware River and Bay Authority purchased a remote-controlled lawnmower for $46,000 to cut grass on steep slopes, the agency announced Tuesday. The Spider ILD02 allows the operator to stay at a safe distance while the vehicle works on the inclined area. An official from the DRBA, which oversees the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, said the […]

  • Construction nearly complete on Lidl grocery store in Vineland

    While Lidl officials haven’t announced opening dates for its first New Jersey grocery stores, work is well underway on the Landis Avenue location. Lidl is developing stores in at least six New Jersey counties, including Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester and Monmouth. It has announced job openings for store supervisor and store associate in Vineland. […]

  • South Jersey hospitals among best in state, U.S. News report shows

    Twenty-four New Jersey hospitals were ranked with high standards in U.S. News and World Report’s annual best national and regional hospital ratings. AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center tied with Valley Hospital, of Ridgewood, Bergen County, for one of the top spots in this year’s hospital rankings, based on its high performance in several procedures and conditions. […]