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  • Atlantic City Electric more reliable last year

    Atlantic City Electric customers experienced the lowest average number of electric outages in the company’s history last year, as well as the fastest restoration times ever. The average number of outages decreased from the previous low, set in 2015, by 17 percent. The average customer experienced .86 outages last year compared to 1.03 outages in […]

  • Octopus picks Super Bowl winner at aquarium’s pep rally for Eagles

    A decidedly partisan pep rally was held at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden ahead of this weekend’s Super Bowl. Little blue penguins hosted a party on Little Blue Beach. Three enormous sea turtles bobbed for green, football-shaped ice blocks in the Ocean Realm exhibit as dozens of other sea creatures, including a hammerhead shark zipped […]

  • New Jersey ordered to rev up recruitment of offshore wind providers

    Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to fully implement a law enacted eight years ago to encourage development of offshore wind projects. Regulations to implement the Offshore Wind Economic Development Act and provide financial aid and tax credits to attract windmill developers stalled during the Christie administration. Senate President […]

  • Rowan seeks new heights with satellite launch

    Rowan University’s new engineering hall does not just boast small class sizes and state-of-the-art facilities – in it are professors and students working to make New Jersey history. A group of professors, graduate, and undergraduate students are in the final stages of creating their very own nanosatellite, built as a part of NASA’s CubeSat Launch […]

  • Thousands of lost Atlantic City casino jobs are coming back

    Thousands of Atlantic City casino jobs lost during a brutal three-year stretch when five casinos shut down are coming back. Since 2014, casino closings eliminated 11,000 jobs and devastated the economy of the Atlantic City region. But for many laid-off workers, the first step on the road to recovery started when the shuttered former Trump […]

  • BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse coming to Ocean County Mall

    BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse plans to bring a restaurant to the Ocean County Mall in Toms River, its first location at the Jersey Shore. Construction of a 9,947-square-foot restaurant with a patio recently was approved by Toms River Planning Board. A formal resolution is up for adoption at the board’s February 8th meeting. Based in […]

  • Stockton expands Manahawkin campus with health science programs

    Stockton University expanded not only its physical footprint at its Manahawkin campus over the winter break, but also added more health science opportunities for students. The college absorbed an adjacent building, the former site of Rothman Institute Orthopaedics, at its 712 East Bay Ave. location to give nursing students more room for hands-on learning experiences […]

  • Restaurants, nursing facility planned for Moorestown lot

    A developer has plans to construct two retail/restaurant buildings and a nursing facility on a vacant lot of land on the southeast corner of East Main Street and Marter Avenue. Cedar Properties, LLC of Mount Laurel applied to the Moorestown Zoning Board recently for a use variance to build a pair of retail/restaurant buildings at […]

  • Toms River could spend $4.8 million to buy downtown motel

    The Township Council took the first step toward acquiring a downtown motel Toms River has declared a “public nuisance,” when council members unanimously introduced an ordinance to purchase the property Tuesday. The ordinance to purchase the West Water Street inn was one of two measures the council introduced Tuesday related to the Red Carpet Inn. […]

  • Vineland breaks ground on new $20 million police headquarters

    Vineland Police are relocating to a new $20 million headquarters, funded through a groundbreaking financial agreement between the city and the Cumberland County Improvement Authority. They celebrated with a more conventional speeches-and-shovels groundbreaking at the edge of the newly cleared 3.6-acre East Plum Street site. The CCIA issued bonds on behalf of the City of […]

  • Design proposed for new Camden High School

    Camden School District officials are recommending a design for the new Camden High School that’s reminiscent of the historic Castle on the Hill. Camden High School, parts of which date to 1916, is currently being prepared for demolition; a new, $133 million state-of-the-art learning academy for as many as 1,200 students will be constructed in […]

  • Murphy wants ‘New Culture’ in Economic Development Agency, names new CEO

    Gov. Phil Murphy is bringing in an outsider to establish a “new culture” at the NJ¬†Economic Development Authority. Murphy announced that Tim Sullivan, who currently is deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, is his pick to lead the Trenton-based EDA as its chief executive officer. Sullivan said he was “eager […]