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ALLIANCE FOR ACTION HIGHER EDUCATION
CONFERENCE SET FOR JUNE 11TH
The Alliance's annual "Building Our Future - Higher
Education Conference" is set for June 11th at the Edison
Hotel and Conference Center. University and College leaders will
outline their capital plans and projects at this exclusive event.
Each year, approximately 250 higher education, government, business, labor
and press leaders turn out for the conference.
Jersey Institute of Technology President Joel Bloom
Jersey City University President Sue Henderson
County Community College President Steven Rose
University VP for Facilities & Operations Donald Moore
The State University Senior VP for Administration Bruce Fehn
Peter's University President Eugene Cornacchia
Hall University Associate VP Matthew Borowick
MIDDLESEX ALLIANCE TO REVIEW COUNTY/LOCAL
Economic progress in the county and localities will be on the
agenda for a meeting on Tuesday, May 19 of the Middlesex County Alliance
for Action. The meeting will be held at the NJ Carpenters Funds
Conference Center, Raritan Plaza II, 91 Fieldcrest Avenue, Edison with
registration at 8:15 a.m. and the program at 9:00 a.m.
Speakers will include:
Paladino, President of New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO)
Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz
Township Mayor John McCormac
Lucchaski, Regional Manager for PSE&G
DOT Project Manager John Campi, Jr.
Middlesex Co-chairs are Freeholder Ronald Rios; Anthony
Coscia, Head Partner, Windels, Marx, Lane & Mittendorf LLP and Kevin
Duncan, President, Middlesex County Building & Construction Trades
GROUND BROKEN FOR $45 MILLION DEPTFORD
Ground was broken in Deptford for a $45 million outpatient
facility by the Nemours Children's Health System. The
65,000-square-foot facility -- Nemours DePont Pediatrics --- is scheduled
to open in the summer of 2016 with a same-day ambulatory surgery center,
including two operating rooms.
Nemours, which has children's hospitals in Wilmington,
Delaware and Orlando, Florida, has provided pediatric health care for more
than a decade to New Jersey through a partnership with Inspire Health
Network in Vineland, Voorhees, and Woodbury. Nemours said the new
Deptford facility will have a staff of between 75 and 100 and offer
pediatric care in 25 specialties, with on-site imaging including MRI.
GROUND BROKEN FOR 44-STORY JERSEY CITY
Ground was broken for a 44-story luxury rental building in
Jersey City's Liberty Harper Forth District.
The 448-Unit building at 33 Park Avenue is expected to be
completed by spring 2017. It will be the first of two high-rises at
the waterfront site, including development of a 217-room Marriott Hotel.
Fischer, based in Purchase, NY, said the entire project would generate
nearly 1,000 construction jobs and 200 permanent jobs.
CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY FOR HOBOKEN
Advance Realty reported that vertical construction is underway
for a new 140-unit luxury apartment building in Northern Hoboken. The
site is the corner of 14th Street and Willow Avenue, called Willow 14. It
will sit atop of a four-story underground parking garage and will include 20,000
square feet of retail space.
Michael Sommer, Managing Director of Advance Realty, said the
project was designed for a prime location at a gateway entrance to Hoboken
about a mile from the Lincoln Tunnel entrance.
WORK BEGINS ON NEW METLIFE GLOBAL
Construction began on MetLife Investments' new global
headquarters in Hanover.
The 185,000-square-foot, built-to-suit office building will
move some 850 employees from Morristown, where MetLife has been for 15
years to meet growth needs. The four-story complex on Whippany Road
is expected to be completed by summer 2016.
The Met Life building will mark the second phase of the
redevelopment of the former Alcatel-Lucent campus which began with the East
Coast headquarters for Bayer HealthCare.
MOVES BEING MADE TO DEVELOP INDUSTRIAL
SITE IN PERTH AMBOY
Movement has begun to transform a long-vacant 70-acre site in
Perth Amboy into a new waterfront industrial complex minutes from the New
Jersey Turnpike. A group including Jeff Milinaik of Bridge
Development Partners LLC and St. Louis-based Commercial Development Co.,
Inc., joined city officials to kick off demolition of 13 structures on
State Street to make way for the project
The work calls for remediating and rejuvenating a site once
home to the American Smelting and Refining Co. which closed its doors in
1978. Commercial Development, which acquired the site in a 2009 bankruptcy
sale, is preparing to complete a cleanup. That will provide Bridge
Development Partners with a site ready for a two building,
one-million-square foot industrial complex.
KENNEDY HOSPITAL LAUNCHES $200 MILLION
EXPANSION IN CHERRY HILL
Kennedy University Hospital marked a major milestone recently
as it broke ground on a two-phase, $200 million expansion project to its
hospital on Chapel Avenue.
The first phase of the project, which includes an enclosed 700-space
parking garage and a brand new 102,000 square-foot "medical mall"
for outpatient services at a cost of $65 million.
Citing the resurgence of the Cherry Hill Mall as well as the success of the
Garden State Plaza on Haddonfield Road, President and CEO of Kennedy Health
System Joseph Devine said Kennedy felt strongly it was time for them to
make a big investment and a long-term commitment to stay in Cherry Hill.
VICTORY ROAD PRESENTS THREE TOP
Three outstanding speakers will feature the June 2 Victory
Road Leadership Speaker Series at Collins Arena, Brookdale Community
College. They are: Navy Captain Tom Chaby, former Commanding Officer
of Seal Team Five; Eric Kapitulik, Founder and CEO of The Program, a
team-building and leadership development company; and Merril Hoge, former
NFL professional football star and Chairman of the Board of the Highmark