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by Staff
Advisory and accounting firm CLM Advisors made a charitable donation to the Washington Township Police K-9 Unit, which will offset the costs of purchasing, training and caring for additional dogs.
Camden Community Partnership recently received a $75,000 grant from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey through its Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, which will fund new and existing evidence-based health and fitness initiatives to promote healthy living in Camden. The Sixers Youth Foundation provided an additional six-figure donation to the partnership last month in support of its youth fitness programs. 
The American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey recently recognized the NJ TRANSIT infrastructure upgrades at Camden’s Newton Avenue bus garage with a 2024 Engineering Excellence Award.
Construction started last month on Rowan University’s Shreiber School of Veterinary Medicine, located on Rowan’s West Campus in Harrison Township. It will be the state’s first veterinary school, as well as the second in the nation to offer three veterinary degrees.
Late last month, the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) announced the strategic transition of its State-of-the-State of Manufacturing Summit to the New Jersey Business & Industry Association. The partnership is designed to elevate both advocacy and dialogue in New Jersey’s manufacturing industry.
On April 3, a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the introduction of new affordable senior housing in Camden’s Cramer Hill. The Harrison, developed by The Michaels Organization, is a $16.3 million development integrating 55 age-restricted apartments with an array of health, wellness and activity options. It is the second of four phases in the $165 million redevelopment of Ablett Village, Camden’s oldest public housing community, with an expected summer 2024 start on the final two development phases.
Cherry Hill's 309 miles of paved streets are about to undergo a significant overhaul, with the town preparing to spend an estimated $10 million on repairs this year, a sizable increase from 2023's $8.1 million in fixing its roadways and 2022's $3.4 million price tag.
Stockton University is continuing to test how viable a New Jersey maple-syrup industry could be. The college is now in its fourth year of using a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to tap syrup from the 300 acres of red maple trees around the school, each of which contain about half the sugar of a Vermont maple.
Law firm BorgerMatez, P.A., has joined the firm of Weir Greenblatt Pierce LLP (WGP). All five attorneys from BorgerMatez have joined WGP in its Haddonfield office and the combined firm will continue to operate as Weir Greenblatt Pierce LLP.
The Camden-based nonprofit Hopeworks expanded its mission helping young adults find long-term, living-wage careers with its inaugural H.O.P.E. Summit last month, showcasing impactful panel discussions, networking opportunities and interactive workshops that focused on critical skills like digital literacy, professional development and navigating AI.
The South Jersey Port Corporation, with ports in Paulsboro and Salem, is expecting a 25% increase in cargo volume as a result of the recent collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge.
DIGroup Architecture will once again work on a Camden school, as the local firm has been tasked with designing the city’s new Eastside High School. Eastside is planned for a 2029 opening, with construction beginning after the current high school is demolished in fall of 2025.
Rep. Andy Kim has secured more than a cumulative $11 million to support 14 community-based projects in the state’s 3rd Congressional District, which includes Burlington County. Those projects include a number of equipment and facility upgrades throughout the county, as well as $200,000 for accessibility improvements at the Gibson House Community Center in Marlton. w