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A.C. halls to get $100 million upgrades

Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center will receive more than $100 million in upgrades as part of a $253.3 million bond offering that will be sold today by the state agency that oversees the city’s tourism and redevelopment. … Continue reading

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Woodbine Mayor Announces Grant to Improve Borough

During its regularly scheduled council meeting, Mayor William Pikolycky announced that a Woodbine Borough application to the State Department of Transportation had been awarded for $377,000 for airport improvements. “The Borough was one of only six successful grant applications related … Continue reading

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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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