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  • Steel Pier $14 million Observation Wheel open Tuesday

    On Tuesday, the new $14 million, 227-foot high Observation Wheel at Steel Pier opened after months of delay. Inspectors for the state Division of Community Affairs deemed the attraction safe Thursday, clearing the way for the ride to open, said Anthony Catanoso, president of Steel Pier. The ride opened at noon and continues through Sunday, […]

  • Food Bank of South Jersey finding new ways to fight hunger

    Valerie Brown Traor√© likes to dream a lot – “big, hairy, audacious dreams,” as she calls it. Since she began leading the Food Bank of South Jersey 11 years ago, the Baltimore native has dreamed about doing more than giving away bags of food and teaching people how to cook healthy meals. “What if we […]

  • Stockton University expanding EOF program to Atlantic City campus, targeting local students

    Stockton University‘s already popular Educational Opportunity Fund program will grow next year with a focus on Atlantic City, the college announced. At its Friday meeting at Rider University, the state Educational Opportunity Fund Board approved the new EOF program for 50 students to be housed on the new Atlantic City campus, expected to open in […]

  • CCIA Encourages Partners to Get On Board Fleet Maintenance Program

    The Cumberland County Improvement Authority (CCIA) Fleet Maintenance Services, which can offer fiscal advantages to more local governments in Cumberland County that choose this vehicle maintenance option, continue to grow, according to county officials. In a statement issued on Tuesday, December 19th, by the CCIA, the “expanded fleet maintenance partner list now includes Cumberland County, […]

  • State plans riverfront restoration in Camden

    A long-hidden vista here could be coming into view. The state Department of Environmental Protection is launching an ambitious project to restore the waterfront along the Delaware and Cooper rivers in the city’s Cramer Hill neighborhood. Workers also will cap the former Harrison Avenue landfill, allowing the long-blighted spot to be used for recreational purposes, […]

  • Rowan announces 300-acre Route 322 sports complex

    A massive sports complex could be the neighbor to Inspira‘s future hospital on Route 322.   Rowan University has preliminary plans to lease 300 acres to developers for an arena and dozens of sports fields. University trustees on Wednesday authorized the school to sign a letter of intent with Elite Development Program, a lead partner […]

  • Camden has a new development czar, and he feels the stars are finally aligning for the city

    Kris Kolluri, CEO-select of Camden’s most ambitious economic development organization, says he vividly recalls the first time we spoke. It was 2015 and a brand-new, locally owned restaurant called Newtown Kitchen was being forced to relocate due to an “eds and meds” project. Says Kolluri, who starts his Cooper’s Ferry Partnership job on Jan. 15: […]

  • Rebirth of East and Landis avenues intersection in Vineland continues

    As the redevelopment of the critical East and Landis avenues intersection continues, the first residents of the $17.9 million Landis Square East apartments are preparing to move into the senior development. Situated at the southeast corner of the intersection, the project has 75 units of housing as well as 9,000 square feet of retail, said […]

  • New 640 area code coming soon; here’s what you need to know

    Are you ready for the new 640 area code? The new area code goes into effect early next year and will overlay the existing geographic area that uses the 609 area code, which includes central and southeastern Jersey. The new code, approved by state regulators earlier this year, will ensure a continuing supply of available […]

  • Boraie to bring union apprenticeship program to Atlantic City in 2018

    The developer of an incoming housing project is partnering with a North Jersey-based organization to bring a union apprenticeship program to the city. Wasseem Boraie, Vice President of Boraie Development LLC, is the developer of the Beach at South Inlet, which is expected to bring 250 apartments and new housing to the city in the […]