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$50M in tax breaks approved for Rowan Blvd. projects

The state Economic Development Authority has approved more than $50 million in tax credits for two phases of the ongoing Rowan Boulevard project. The authority gave its blessing Tuesday morning to $30.1 millions in tax breaks for one project, dubbed … Continue reading

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Obama budget proposal includes funds to finish Delaware River dredging project

A project to deepen the Delaware River’s navigable channel is now full steam ahead, according to Senator Bob Casey. Sen. Casey’s office announced today that the large, multiyear project is set to receive the $55 million needed to finish deepening … Continue reading

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Landfill-to-solar site in Burlington County is now hooked up to grid

If you live in Eastampton, Lumberton and Mount Holly, solar energy could now be bringing power to your home, and it’s coming straight from the grid. The power switch to the Public Service Electric & Gas Co.’s largest landfill-to-solar field in … Continue reading

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Economic development often pairs big dreams, mixed results

One of the latest proposals in the region involves the planned redevelopment of a 10-block section of Millville’s Center City neighborhood under an umbrella organization called the Millville Neighborhood Alliance. Kim Ayres is a member of the governing board of … Continue reading

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Cherry Hill to redevelop area near Cooper River

With vigor, Cherry Hill has begun using redevelopment – a state-sanctioned combination of tax incentives, spot zoning, negotiated purchases, and the implicit threat of eminent domain – to start replacing vacant or shabby properties. When a property becomes an eyesore … Continue reading

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Rutgers plan would transform A.C.’s ‘Snake Alley’ into ‘Downtown Loop’

In an eight-block stretch along the Boardwalk, nearly half the land is either vacant or surface parking. That “dead zone” bound by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, South Carolina Avenue, Pacific Avenue and the Boardwalk could be much more, … Continue reading

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Credit and forget it: How some N.J. towns use discount cards to cut residents’ taxes

You’ve heard this one before: New Jerseyans pay the highest property taxes in the country. But some municipalities are trying to reduce the property tax burden on their residents through a  discount card program, and data shows the idea is picking … Continue reading

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Parkway span completion expected by October

The new Garden State Parkway bridge over Great Egg Harbor Bay will offer pedestrian access, wider lanes and an estimated century-long lifespan when it is finished in October. The taller, wider span will replace one of two bridges crossing the … Continue reading

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6 SJ places to watch the Super Bowl

The big game, which happens to turn 50 this year, is coming. What do you mean, what “big game”? You know what I mean. Whether or not you actually like football, the Super Bowl has essentially become a national holiday … Continue reading

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BPU hosts electricity auction on Friday

Atlantic City Electric customers, along with the three other large New Jersey electric companies’ customers, will soon know how much they will be paying for power through the rest of the year. The Board of Public Utilities will hold its … Continue reading

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