TRUMP'S TRANSPORTATION PLAN AND ITS IMPACT ON NEW JERSEY
What does a $1.94 billion capital plan buy in road and bridge construction? The New Jersey Department of Transportation has several massive ongoing projects under way to build new bridges, rehabilitate existing spans and to uncomplicate some complicated interchanges between major highways.
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AMERICAN WATER BUILDING UNDERWAY IN CAMDEN
Construction has begun on the future site of American Water Co. headquarters along the Delaware River.
Nearly 700 employees will call the five-story, 220,000-square-foot building home when it opens late next year.
The American Water building and other development on the waterfront have been hailed as significant steps toward the rebirth of the city.
Christine D'Agostino, Vice President of Operations for the Carpenter Contractor Trust was recognized by NJ BIZ as one of 2017's Best 50 Women in Business.
New York American Water announced it has named Carmen Tierno its new President, effective March 1, 2017.
George Pallas has been named Managing Partner of Cohen, Seglias, Pallas, Greenhall & Furman
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SOUTH JERSEY PIPELINE WINS APPROVAL FROM PINELANDS COMMISSION
The New Jersey Pinelands Commission has approved a construction of the B.L. England natural gas pipeline from Millville to an energy plant in Upper Township in Cape May. The 9-5 vote, with one abstention, came as environmental protesters held signs and called on commissioners to vote no.
The 22-mile pipeline will run mostly under existing Routes 49 and 50 from Estell Manor to Beesleys Point, with about 15 miles traveling through the Pinelands and requiring the commission's approval.
South Jersey Gas says the pipeline is needed to reinforce the supply system for 142,000 customers in South Jersey. Right now, only one natural gas pipeline services those customers.
"Our recommendation carefully balances the energy demands of 142,000 customers in Cape May and Atlantic counties, and protects and creates jobs while operating responsibly within the Pinelands," said Jeff DuBois, South Jersey Industry's executive vice president and COO, in a Jan. 23 press release.
SJI said the project will also help the electric-generating facility B.L. England convert from coal and oil to cleaner-burning natural gas. DuBois said the project would make the facility one of the cleanest power plants in the state.
TAJ MAHAL TO REOPEN AS HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO
Carl Icahn, Owner of the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City announced that a group of investors, led by Hard Rock International, have agreed to buy the property.
The deal could bring 3,000 temporary and permanent jobs to the city.
The property will be known as Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.
Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International, said the company will invest $300 million in the property