News Room

  • Could Amazon headquarters be in Atlantic County?

    Atlantic County officials said they want Amazon to make the area home for its second headquarters, a move that could bring needed employment and property taxes to a region with one of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation. Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson said the county is prepared to offer an aggressive package, including […]

  • $22M complex will have apartments, service center for veterans

    Ground was broken Tuesday on Camp Salute, which will be a 76-bedroom apartment complex on Delsea Drive behind the Clayton Mews apartments. The buildings will feature 19 apartments set aside for veterans with disabilities, a community room, and the South Jersey Veteran Resources Center. There, staffers from the People for People Foundation will help veterans […]

  • Power in Sewage Sludge?

    The solid, odorous, human-generated material separated from wastewater at the county MUA’s Seven Mile Beach-Middle Treatment Facility may be the source of electricity in a microgrid for all county buildings in the Crest Haven Complex. With a $175,000 grant from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU), announced Sept. 8, the Cape May County […]

  • State’s utility board approves $2 million to study microgrid power plan

    The state’s Board of Public Utilities approved $2 million to fund 13 feasibility studies for a new micro-power grids that would power and connect Camden County’s wastewater treatment plant to the Covanta Camden Energy Recovery Center, a waste-to-energy facility. Among the areas that the study will be conducted for are Atlantic City, Camden County, Cape […]

  • Atlantic City Electric Crews Aid in Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts

    Atlantic City Electric has dispatched crews and support contractors to assist with restoring power in areas of the southeast U.S. damaged by Hurricane Irma. More than 128 Atlantic City Electric employees and contractors have been sent south as part of mutual assistance networks coordinating recovery efforts. Atlantic City Electric joins with its Exelon sister utilities-BGE, […]

  • Holtec opens new facility on Camden waterfront

    A more than 300-million dollar high tech manufacturing facility is up and officially open in Camden. It’s one of the more high-profile companies the state lured to the struggling city with tax breaks. Holtec International, which plans to build a new style of small nuclear reactors, opened its Camden manufacturing facility on the Delaware River […]

  • Camden small businesses to receive grants from EDA

    Camden is getting another economic development boost, this time from the state’s Economic Development Authority. The EDA has announced that it will give grants to small businesses to expand in or locate to selected areas of the city. The expansion zone is on Market Street, Cooper Street and Fifth Street in Cooper Grant, roughly 12 […]

  • Atlantic Electric Unveils Phase Two Plan For Stone Harbor Borough Council

    Phase two of the utility’s infrastructure project was the subject of a presentation by Atlantic City Electric representatives at the Sept. 5 Stone Harbor Borough Council meeting. The utility is preparing to upgrade the island’s distribution system, that portion of the electrical system that distributes power to homes and businesses. This time utility representatives have […]

  • Atlantic City microgrid project advances to power facilities in emergencies

    A plan to establish a local power grid to serve the city as a backup in emergencies took another step forward. The Board of Public Utilities formally announced $175,000 in funding for a feasibility study to bring the so-called “microgrid” energy system that would keep facilities operational in major storms. The local grid would be […]

  • Comcast’s low-cost Internet now in 20,000 New Jersey homes

    Nearly 20,000 New Jersey families are now using Comcast’s low-cost internet service, the communications giant recently announced. Comcast offers Internet Essentials to low-income families to help bridge the digital divide. Many of the families that take advantage of the program have school-aged children who use the service to become and stay academically competitive. Comcast officials […]