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Poll: Most in N.J. oppose merger of Rowan and Rutgers-Camden

More than half of New Jersey’s registered voters disapprove of a proposed merger of Rutgers-Camden with Rowan University, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released Tuesday. According to the poll, 57 percent of 914 adults interviewed by phone between Feb. 9 and 11 oppose the plan. Twenty-two percent support a merger…

Garden State Company Converts Biomass into 'Green Gasoline'

Primus Green Energy hopes to break ground next year on commercial plant. It may only amount to a drop in the bucket for a nation as thirsty for oil as the United States, but a Hillsborough company is betting it can convert wood pellets and other biomass into a renewable…

Parents encouraged to come to Visitation Day

In celebration of "Take Your Family To School Week", MES is hosting a Parent Visitation Day during the school day on Thursday, February 16th. Come see the great things that happen every day at Merchantville School. The following class periods have been selected for parents to visit: 2nd period from…

N.J. Senate passes same-sex marriage bill

Legislation that would let gay couples marry in New Jersey was passed Monday by the state Senate but would need to add three supporters to overcome Gov. Chris Christie’s promised veto. The Senate passed the bill, 24-16, adding 10 supporters since the bill failed 14-20 in January 2010. If the…

New Jersey DOE descends on Camden Tuesday

A team of 28 specialists in various fields, including curriculum and instruction and finance, will be conducting an “in-depth analysis” of the district. In the latest Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) performance review, the district received failing grades in four of the five categories — instruction and program (7 percent);…

Classic Towns photo contest

Love is in the air. So what better way to show your love than the “I Love Classic Towns” Photo Contest? Enter the “I Love Classic Towns” photo contest. Prizes worth up to $1,500 plus the opportunity to be part of a traveling exhibition. This year we’re inviting professional and…

Camden Catholic wins its ninth straight state title

The wrestlers change with each new season, and the coaches come and go, but the state wrestling championships keep coming for Camden Catholic High School. The Fighting Irish annexed their third straight Non-Public B championship Sunday, and their ninth straight title overall (the others coming in Non-Public A), with a…

Wired MD: NJ Plugs Into Funding to Digitize Patient Records

New Jersey announced a milestone Thursday in the long journey to convert the state’s hospitals and physicians to electronic medical records: Nearly $40 million in federal incentive funds is flowing this week from Medicaid to the first 70 healthcare providers in New Jersey to go digital. Over the next decade,…

Two possible bid for Philadelphia newspapers

A wealthy real estate developer said Tuesday he and four partners plan to make an offer to buy the city’s two largest newspapers, whose downtown offices he already owns. The partnership, calling itself Philly Hometown Media LLC, plans to make a cash offer for the newspapers, Blatstein said. Last week,…

You're Invited to Sunday Tea at L'Arche!

Join our community and guests from neighboring L'Arche communities as we share stories of daily life and the practices that make L'Arche unique. It is our hope that our guests will gain a greater understanding of the lived reality of community life by hearing the experiences of core members and…

Visitors to Camden's high-crime areas to be put on notice

During the last four weeks, Big Brother in Camden has taken note of 624 vehicles whose occupants did something suspicious near one of the city's busiest open-air drug markets, Sixth and York Streets. The owners of these vehicles will receive letters next week warning them that their vehicles were seen…
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