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Philly developer buying shops in A.C. for a fraction of building costs

A Philadelphia developer says he’s ready to take a gamble on a major Atlantic City property, but it is not a casino. Bart Blatstein is competing for a casino license in Philadelphia, but says his purchase of the Pier Shops … Continue reading

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N.J. Senate OKs tax-incentive bill aimed at helping Atlantic City

The latest update of New Jersey’s corporate tax incentive programs includes a bid to get more help to Atlantic City, which has been hit hard by the recent closure of several boardwalk casinos. Governor Christie rejected legislation aimed at boosting … Continue reading

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Construction begins on $5.8M low-income housing project in Vineland

A low-income housing project in the works for more than a decade is now under construction. Melrose Court will have 17 single-family homes available for rent when it is completed, which should be in about a year, according to officials … Continue reading

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Pleasantville celebrates start of $38 million downtown redevelopment project

Dubbed City Center, the development includes two apartment buildings with a total of 135 units and 18,000 square feet of retail space fronting Main Street. Completion is scheduled for next summer. “This project will not just set the tone for … Continue reading

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Rowan University medical school unveils new geriatrics department

Rowan University officials on Tuesday celebrated the creation of a new geriatric department within its School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM). The school also appointed Dr. Anita Chopra as the department’s first chair and acknowledged a $1 million endowment from the … Continue reading

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In South Jersey, growing need for food assistance

A survey released in August by Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, found one in seven Americans – 46.5 million people – received food from a Feeding America food bank. A report in 2010 found one in eight people, … Continue reading

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Analysis: Merger of Cash-Starved NJDOT with Turnpike Authority ‘Cash Cow’ eyed

State officials looking for solutions to the state’s transportation funding crisis are increasingly considering merging the cash-starved state Department of Transportation and New Jersey Transit with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority to enable $400 million in excess Turnpike and Garden … Continue reading

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Main Street N.J. launches pop-up stores to celebrate state’s 350th anniversary

The state-run Main Street New Jersey program has created a first-of-its-kind local pop-up store – “New Jersey 350″ – to celebrate and engage the public in the statewide 350th anniversary celebration. Each store features New Jersey memorabilia supplied by the … Continue reading

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Shore tourism officials say they’re not affected by Atlantic City casino closings

Ocean and Cape May County officials and tourism experts say casino closings in Atlantic City are not going to adversely affect the tourism industry at the Jersey Shore. Vicki Clark, president of the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce, said … Continue reading

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Bristol-Myers announces plans for 650,000 sq. ft. Lawrenceville building

Pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb announced Tuesday that it plans to build a 650,000-square-foot office building in Lawrenceville near the intersection of Interstate 295 and the Princeton Pike on company-owned property acquired back in 2001. The new campus, which the company … Continue reading

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