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  • Cook-Off on National Hot Sauce Day heats up support for students

    Fifteen fiery-food enthusiasts took part in a cooking contest near Rowan University’s main campus on National Hot Sauce Day to raise money for student scholarships. The contest, at Landmark Americana in Glassboro, pitched the cooks in heated battle over who would make the best dish containing Houshmand’s Hazardous Hot Sauce, a line of commercial sauces […]

  • Homes, restaurant planned for Somerdale church site

    A former Catholic parish complex here could soon undergo a conversion. Borough officials have unveiled a plan to create a mixed-use development at the one-time home of Our Lady of Grace Parish. The White Horse Pike complex, with a church, school and rectory, has been largely vacant for a decade due to restructuring by the […]

  • EPA touts N.J. Superfund site as ready for redevelopment

    One of the most polluted sites in South Jersey is cleaned up and ready for business, according to the federal government. The Environmental Protection Agency announced a list of Superfund sites that have the “greatest expected redevelopment and commercial potential.” The EPA’s list is made up of 31 sites around the nation, including the Roebling […]

  • PennEast pipeline gets federal approval hours before government shutdown

    Hours before a deadlocked U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal to avoid shutting down the federal government, another brewing controversy once again came to the forefront – in a 4-1 vote, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the PennEast Pipeline project. The 116-mile pipeline will pump natural gas into both Pennsylvania and New […]

  • Long-hidden jail will disappear forever

    It’s the ultimate prison break. Iron bars are being pried loose from rows of dark, dismal cells. Metal walls are being cut away, plumbing fixtures yanked out of place. The only thing missing for a truly great escape? Well, that would be the inmates. They disappeared about 30 years ago, when Camden County closed a […]

  • Oyster farms survive Delaware Bay icebergs

    Brian Harman, of the Cape May Salt Oyster Co., feels like his company has dodged a bullet – in this case, one made of ice. “Doesn’t look like we had much loss,” he said Tuesday as he examined racks of oysters of various sizes in the mud flats off a Delaware Bay beach in Middle […]

  • Economic development in A.C. made cheaper by city

    The city has grants available to reduce the cost of economic development in the resort. One grant is from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, and the other two programs are paid by for the state Economic Development Authority. Many development sites in the city have some form of petroleum or historic fill contamination problem. An […]

  • Marlton developer and mayor continue commercial and residential development

    When developer Mitchell Davis helps cut the ribbon on his newly developed apartment complex, Jackie’s Crossing, in the heart of Marlton-which is also known as Evesham Township-it will represent his ongoing commitment and successful relationship with the township. Davis is CEO of Marlton-based Davis Enterprises, and his Jackie’s Crossing is a 4-story 55-unit, market rate […]

  • PATCO Speedline Upgrades to Begin at Several South Jersey Stations

    New PATCO Hi-speedline ticket machines and fare collection gates will be installed or existing equipment will be relocated at four stations in Camden County. The Delaware River Port Authority, PATCO’s parent organization, approved a nearly $1.2 million contract Wednesday with Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., of San Diego to either fabricate and install new station gates […]

  • Cooper Foundation Receives $982K to Support Urban Health Institute

    A healthcare provider in Camden County has received new funding to support efforts to bring more health-care options to low-income communities. On Tuesday, January 16th, officials with the Cooper Foundation announced that it has received a $982,000 grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to support the work of Cooper University Health Care’s Urban Health Institute. […]

  • Surfside Park to Offer Something for All Ages

    With funding of nearly $2 million from the Cape May County Open Space Fund, Avalon is set to move ahead with the development of its Surfside Park adjacent to the Boardwalk at 30th Street. The area for the new park currently hosts an aging playground and skatepark that has deteriorated with age under the harsh […]

  • City Hustles ‘Walk Reconstruction; Engineering Phase to Begin

    The iconic “boards” of Wildwood are slated for total reconstruction, according to city commissioners. Business in Wildwood revolves around the Boardwalk, an attraction, and landmark since the early 1900s, providing entertainment for summer guests and income for the city. Due to time and weather events, the boardwalk stands in need of rebuilding. Mayor Ernie Troiano […]