News Room

  • $17 million contract award for first Stockton Aviation Research and Tech Park building

    The Atlantic County Improvement Authority approved a $17.2 million contract for construction of the first building at the 58-acre Stockton Aviation Research and Technology Park. The authority will build and own the three-story, 66,000-square-foot building. It will include high-speed connectivity to the Technical Center laboratories, classrooms and conference rooms, and a rooftop lounge. An FAA […]

  • Riverwinds Restaurant expanding with new banquet rooms, riverfront decks

    When partners Foti Farmakis, Helena Balis and Devrim Corut first opened The Riverwinds Restaurant in September 2009 they knew their waterfront restaurant was bound to be a hit, but the success has far excepted their original expectations. Flash-forward nearly a decade and the restaurant has expanded by an extra 1,900 square feet with three banquet […]

  • $400M Supplemental Transportation Aid Ok’d in Time for Pothole Season

    After starting the fiscal year last summer without any money for road, bridge, and mass-transit improvements, New Jersey is now on the verge of spending a record $2 billion. Lawmakers gave final approval late last week to a $400 million supplemental appropriation for spending on transportation projects, a sum that, once it receives Gov. Chris […]

  • Comcast offers video surveillance for small businesses

    Comcast is now offering small- and medium-sized businesses a video surveillance service. The new service, SmartOffice, records and stores high-definition video 24 hours a day and allows business owners to retrieve and share the footage and even view it live from a smartphone or mobile device. SmartOffice is available in select markets for now, but […]

  • Drone training facility coming to Millville Airport

    Millville’s airport is set to become the home of a drone training facility, officials say. The airport’s operator, the Delaware River and Bay Authority, has approved a one-year lease with Pentagon Performance, Inc., to use office space at the Millville Airport. An adjacent hangar is also available and could be rented by PPI on an […]

  • HonorScholars program would give college scholarships to more NJ students

    A proposed state scholarship program would revamp NJSTARS, increasing the number of eligible students and the money they would receive to attend college in New Jersey. The new NJ HonorScholars Program would cover tuition costs for high school graduates in the top 20 percent of their classes who attend a two-year community college. It also […]

  • Redevelopment plan would increase options around Polercoaster

    The¬†Casino Reinvestment Development Authority approved a redevelopment plan on Tuesday for the area surrounding Martin Luther King Boulevard to increase development options around the proposed Polercoaster roller coaster. The plan would allow for usages around the amusement including retail space, more amusements, hotels, bars, and casino hotels. The proposed Polercoaster is set to be built […]

  • Army breaks ground on $20M reserve center at N.J. base

    The U.S. Army Reserve broke ground on an 87,000-square-foot, $20 million facility to train and support soldiers. The building, scheduled to open in January 2019, will have the latest in training and administrative resources, from classrooms and a learning center, to a library and a weapons simulator, the Army said. It will be home to […]

  • Wildwoods tourism authority to unveil new marketing campaign

    Memorial Day is 68 days away, but this island’s tourism authority wants potential visitors to start thinking about summer. The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority will present its 2017 marketing and advertising campaign Wednesday afternoon. A presentation will be held at 3 p.m. at the Wildwoods Convention Center highlighting the new campaign, according […]

  • Atlantic County to promote tourism beyond Atlantic City

    Atlantic County officials are embarking on a countywide marketing campaign for the first time in decades, arguing the area can no longer rely on Atlantic City’s brand alone to bring tourists and businesses to the region. Earlier this month, the Atlantic County Economic Alliance voted unanimously to spend $40,000 on a one-year marketing campaign headed […]

  • 300 apartments proposed for Cherry Hill site

    A 2-year-old agreement that preserved Woodcrest Country Club could put a new neighborhood next to another golf course. The township’s planning board will consider a proposal to put 300 apartments in a redevelopment area across from Merchantville Country Club. The complex of two-, three- and four-story buildings would rise on 20 acres between Hampton Road […]

  • Long-awaited $128M Jersey Shore beach replenishment to start next month

    Beach replenishment for the northern Ocean County peninsula is set to start the middle of next month, with Ortley Beach as the first spot to get the sand. State environmental protection officials said Weeks Marine Inc., the Cranford-based contractor selected to perform the $128 million project, will spend two weeks beginning mid-April pumping sand onto […]