March 3, 2014 |
To accomplish the first-term agenda that would burnish his image as a pragmatic leader, Gov. Christie relied on an ally across the aisle: Senate President Stephen Sweeney. The Gloucester County Democrat backed the Republican governor on initiatives Christie would count among his key successes: requirements that public workers pay more toward their pensions, limits on police and fire salary increases reached through arbitration, and a property-tax cap. Now, their partnership appears to be hitting a rough patch: Christie wants more changes to the state pension system, while Sweeney says Christie is picking an unnecessary battle with public workers.
February 9, 2014 |
Since 2011, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Virtua, the biggest health system in South Jersey, have been partners in pediatric care. The partnership started with Children's doctors providing services at Virtua hospitals in Voorhees and Mount Holly. Children's opened a specialty care center in June 2012 next to the new Virtua hospital in Voorhees. In the year ended June 30, children had 33,133 encounters with Children's Hospital physicians - an average of 91 a day - at Virtua locations, Children's Hospital chief executive Steven M. Altschuler said Friday at a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey.
January 12, 2014 |
SEWELL With the stroke of a pen - four pens, actually - Gloucester County College disappeared Friday afternoon. The school's two top leaders signed an agreement and swapped it with their counterparts from Rowan University, officially renaming the community college Rowan College at Gloucester County. The partnership has two major components. Community college students will be offered "conditional acceptance" to Rowan for seamless transfer from associate's to bachelor's degree programs, and Rowan classes will be taught at the campus in Deptford Township.
January 11, 2014 |
NEWARK, N.J. In the first partnership of its kind to explore the new frontier of virtual gambling in New Jersey, the owner of the 76ers and the New Jersey Devils has partnered with the online gambling company partypoker to merge customers and expand their reach. While casinos have sponsored and have had advertisement deals with American sports teams for years, this was the first deal with an online-gambling company. On Nov. 26, New Jersey launched Internet gaming from servers housed at Atlantic City casinos, becoming the third state in the nation, with Nevada and Delaware, to offer it. "The best partnerships are when you connect with the best people," Scott O'Neil - chief executive officer of the NBA's 76ers, the NHL's Devils, and Prudential Center, home arena for the Devils - said of the multiyear, multimedia deal between the two sports franchises and Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment, which owns partypoker, a leading online-poker website.
January 8, 2014 |
TRENTON - A board created to oversee a new health sciences partnership between Rowan University and Rutgers-Camden would gain eminent domain powers under a bill that cleared the Senate budget committee Monday. The bill, sponsored by Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester), also would allow Rowan to enter into public-private partnerships, including for new construction. It would exempt the school - elevated to a state research institution as a result of the higher-education restructuring that took effect last year - from certain public bidding requirements, in line with existing law granting exemptions for state colleges.
January 5, 2014 |
The Inquirer could be sold for the fifth time in less than a decade, as the two rival groups of co-owners battling for control of the newspaper's parent company are now seeking to dissolve their troubled partnership. After weeks of silence in the feud, the two sides now agree, in court filings that emerged Friday, that their differences were irreconcilable. They disagree, however, on how a sale should proceed. New Jersey businessman and Democratic leader George E. Norcross III on Friday asked a Delaware court to order a private auction among the five partners of Interstate General Media, which owns The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com.
December 19, 2013 |
While most Rowan University students hunched over final exams Tuesday, a small group, caught in a volleyball net wrapped around them, pretended to be fish. Jostling one another, they waved their hands and tried to get free. They were rescued by the kind but scary-looking "Big Al," a Rowan student paired with a Kingsway Learning Center student in the role of the performance's hero. A few minutes later, to celebrate the story's happy ending, the "fish" - also college students paired with Kingsway students with special needs - were all dancing to "We're All in This Together," the High School Musical anthem.
November 15, 2013 |
AtlantiCare, the dominant health-care provider in Atlantic County, has signed a letter of intent to join Geisinger Health System, an integrated health system in rural Pennsylvania known nationally for high quality and low cost, the providers said Wednesday. AtlantiCare had significant talks with seven health systems to find a partner that would help accelerate its move toward a model emphasizing health management rather than getting paid for discrete episodes of illness, David P. Tilton, AtlantiCare's president and chief executive, said.
October 4, 2013 |
BLUE BELL Montgomery County Community College has forged its first international partnership, with a university in South Korea, making it easier for students to transfer there for a bachelor's degree. The "articulation agreement" between the college and Dongseo University in Busan may seem surprising, given a community college's traditionally local mission. College president Karen A. Stout said the partnership grew out of community interest and is part of a growing effort to expand the college's reach and global awareness.
September 25, 2013 |
With the Federal Reserve intent on keeping savings rates low, investors are looking for income among master limited partnerships, especially those focused in the energy field. We caught up with one such investor, Kenneth Kaszak, a registered investment adviser in the Pittsburgh area who oversees $25 million for clients mostly invested in MLPs. He operates in the backyard of the Marcellus Shale, Pennsylvania's homegrown natural gas boom. "Public pension funds are now getting into MLPs, which should give them an added boost," Kaszak said.