A $290 million manufacturing complex is rising on a long-moribund expanse of land along the Delaware River in Camden. By next April, about 300 engineering and support staff employees of Holtec International, a company that designs and builds equipment for nuclear, solar, and conventional power plants worldwide, should be at work in new facilities just north of the Walt Whitman Bridge.
As David Mayer sees it, a mayor's office is a great place to catch a glimpse of the future. "Mayors can see things before others do, because of the developers who come in and express interest," says Mayer, 49, a Democrat and former New Jersey assemblyman who since 2010 has served as mayor of Gloucester Township.
A truce appears to be emerging in a bitter and long-running landlord-tenant dispute at a Haddon Township senior high-rise. The likelihood grew Wednesday after Municipal Court Judge Robert A. Gleaner dismissed harassment and simple assault charges stemming from a March 7 encounter between Rohrer Towers 1 manager Patricia Coyne and resident William Kiggins.
Kevin Riordan is the Inquirer's South Jersey columnist. He’s been a journalist for nearly 40 years.