News Room

  • Why developers don’t want the best waterfront real estate in North Camden

    State and local officials gathered last week to celebrate the successful completion of Cooper’s Poynt Waterfront Park, a five-acre green space on the Delaware River just north of the Ben Franklin Bridge. It’s a high-point for the years-long effort to put to use the former Riverfront State Prison site, bare since the prison was demolished […]

  • Hard Rock proposals offer preview of AC casino

    Poolside and restaurant gambling, skill-based slots, fantasy sports betting and hidden VIP gambling rooms are among Hard Rock International’s initial plans for its remake of the former Trump Taj Mahal casino. Hard Rock bought it in March for $50 million from billionaire investor Carl Icahn. That’s about 4 cents on the dollar from the $1.2 […]

  • Rowan University engineering program will receive $203K grant to build safety simulations

    An engineering program at Rowan University will be receiving a $203,000 federal grant from the National Science Foundation to help better prepare students for workplace safety. On Friday, Congressman Donald Norcross announced that Rowan University’s Collaborative Research: Experiential Process Safety Training for Chemical Engineers, a program that integrates computer-based simulations of digital environments to allow […]

  • Annual Construction Forecast Held at Rowan University

    Engineers, bankers, contractors, and many others met on Thursday, June 8th, at the Chamberlain Student Center at Rowan University for the Southern New Jersey Development Council‘s annual Construction Forecast. The event is presented each year to show off future projects that will take place over the following 12 to 18 months and discuss the next […]

  • Restoration Underway at Ortley Beach to Repair Sandy Damage

    Work is underway to replenish Ortley Beach, which was particularly hard hit by Superstorm Sandy. “Ortley is one of the most vulnerable sections of the coast right now,” said Bill Dixon, Director of Coastal Engineering with the state Department of Environmental Protection. “So we’re basically widening the beach. It’s basically providing a buffer.” Crews are […]

  • From prison to park: Camden’s Cooper’s Poynt opens

    Cooper’s Poynt Waterfront Park, a 5-acre green space with multi-use trails, a state-of-the-art playground, new lighting and stunning vistas of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Delaware River and Philadelphia Skyline, is “the beginning of something special here,” said Rod Sadler. Sadler, a co-founder of Save Our Waterfront, was front and center in 2009 when Riverfront was […]

  • Joint Base first to get new planes, construction

    Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst will get the newest refueling tankers in 2021 – two years before the other base also chosen to get them. For the Joint Base, that means $154 million in military construction sooner than originally expected and insurance of the economic viability of the base for decades to come, officials said. The 24 new KC-46A Pegasus […]

  • Microbreweries pop up all over N.J.

    A truck depot that was part of a bustling pinball machine distribution center in Oaklyn. A fitness gym located off a busy exit ramp in Pennsauken. A plant that manufactured caskets in Ocean Township. When these New Jersey businesses closed, microbreweries swooped in.  Never mind the unusual locations. Sparked by relaxed laws and the boom in the craft […]

  • Atlantic City casino industry pumps $2.3 billion into N.J. small businesses

    Four decades ago, casino gaming was billed as an economic engine that would redevelop the resort. While casino gaming failed to create small businesses in the city, it spawned an economy that sees casinos spend an average of $2.3 billion annually with more than 2,000 independent vendors operating in every county in the state. Casino […]

  • Wedgewood Pharmacy opens 14K sq.ft. customer service center

    Wedgewood Pharmacy, the nation’s largest animal-health compounding pharmacy, announced this week that it has opened a new customer service center at its Swedesboro headquarters. The company said in a news release that its 14,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art center expands its pharmacy, warehouse and office facility to 54,000 square feet in total. As a compounding pharmacy, Wedgewood specializes […]

  • Wawa plans store at Brooklawn diner site

    The Wawa chain wants to build a superstore at the site of a landmark diner in Brooklawn. Wawa has proposed demolishing the Metro Diner at Route 130 and West Browning Lane to make way for a 5,600-square-foot store with a fueling station. The project would rise just two-tenths of a mile from an older, smaller […]