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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…

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);…

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,…

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…

Osborn Family Health Center starts Prom Gown Drive

Prom night is not only one of the most important social events of the school year, it is also one of the most expensive. To ensure no girl goes without a dress for the prom, the Osborn Family Health Center, Brimm Medical Arts High School, is sponsoring a Prom Gown…

More Andrews trips in question

Rep. Rob Andrews used political contributions to make multiple trips to Los Angeles that coincided with recording sessions there for his teenaged daughter, campaign records show. A Washington-based watchdog group on Wednesday renewed its call for an independent audit of Andrews’ campaign spending. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW) said…

Lourdes School of Nursing Open House

Interested in a career in Nursing? Attend our Open House and Information Session on Sunday, February 12, 2012 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the School of Nursing, 1600 Haddon Avenue, Camden, NJ. Participants will have an opportunity to tour the area, meet with faculty and participate in an information…

Norovirus sickens 40 Rider University students

Two neighboring New Jersey universities are scrubbing bathrooms and other facilities after suspected outbreaks of Norovirus sickened more than 140 students in the last two weeks. Despite flare-ups at Princeton and Rider universities, the intermittent appearance of the highly contagious bug — often called "stomach flu" — is usual for…

Minimum-wage proposal in N.J. stirs debate, especially in farm sector

They'll start showing up next month on farms across New Jersey. Thousands of seasonal workers will plant fields and trim trees, then tend and harvest crops during the spring and summer. Up to 180 work at Joe Marino's Sun Valley Orchards in Swedesboro, Gloucester County, and many - including migrant…
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