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Panel mulls dire prognosis on N.J. transportation fund

If New Jersey continues to rely on borrowing to finance transportation projects at its current level, the state would owe an additional $15 billion by 2050, the Legislature’s top budget analyst told lawmakers Thursday. That’s on top of the $28 … Continue reading

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Economic task force seeks answers for South Jersey

A legislative task force convened Thursday at Atlantic Cape Community College to find out why South Jersey’s economy continues to struggle seven years after the national recession. Cape May and Cumberland counties for a generation have ranked among the state’s … Continue reading

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New Jersey voters approve dedicated funding for open space, pass bail reform

Voters yesterday approved two ballot questions — one to replenish a virtually bankrupt open-space preservation program and the other to make fundamental changes to who is eligible for bail and who is not in New Jersey. Dedicated funding for open … Continue reading

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Wenonah says ‘no’ to Glassboro-Camden light rail line stop

Voters in Wenonah shot down the prospect of hosting a train station for the proposed Glassboro-Camden line on Tuesday. The question failed with 514 votes against the station and 371 in favor. Wenonah was one of the towns originally slated … Continue reading

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Cape wineries, oystermen ponder a partnership

Two of Cape May County‘s gourmet industries are considering a partnership to expand their reach to customers across America. The county’s wineries are so distinctive they’re pursuing their own regional brand called the Cape May Peninsula. Meanwhile, Cape May Salts … Continue reading

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$2.3 Million Improvement Project Coming to Haddon Avenue Corridor

Infrastructure on a stretch of Haddon Avenue in Camden City is being modernized around and the area of the city around Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center is being enhanced as part of a $2.3 million project announced by Camden … Continue reading

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112 new working-class apartments going up in Cape May County

A Medford construction company is building 112 new apartments in a Rio Grande development called Meadow Lark Run. The development is designed to offer more housing options to Cape May County‘s working families. Gary F. Gardner Inc. expects the apartment … Continue reading

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Employers juggle rising health costs, but few seek to drop coverage

New Jersey employers saw a sharp increase in health costs over the past year, but few plan to drop coverage for their workers. Instead, they’re using a variety of strategies to offset the higher costs, including asking employees to pay … Continue reading

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NJ transportation leader: Lawmakers will find funds for projects

Gov. Christie’s transportation commissioner on Friday continued to drum up support for replenishing New Jersey’s near-empty fund for transit projects, suggesting to South Jersey business leaders that key players in Trenton are committed to finding new revenue. “The discussion already … Continue reading

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Vineland OKs tax discount deals worth $6.4 million

The City of Vineland has approved almost $6.4 million worth of property tax abatements for a half-dozen construction projects of wide-ranging sizes and costs. The payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreements or PILOTS take effect for 2015. For owners, it means paying no property … Continue reading

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