Stockton Aviation Project, “Awful People”, New Rowan Business Building – Thursday’s Roundup

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Stockton Aviation Project
The Stockton Aviation Research and Technology Park, being built in Egg Harbor Township on Federal Aviation Administration land just outside the Atlantic City Airport, is proceeding – but the engineering consultants AECOM have asked Atlantic County to cough up more money. This is actually the second time they have asked for an increase in funding for work they say was not included in the original contract. The cost of their agreement is now up 9 percent and actual construction work has not yet started. Route 40 has the story.

“Awful People”
Governor Chris Christie, presumably tired after a few days of good behavior on his (politically calculated?) solo crusade to save the state from the drug abuse crisis, had a relapse last night and returned to a favorite topic – how terrible Eagles fans are. This time, on a CBS Sports Network show, he called them, “Generally, generally…angry, awful people.” So now you know.

New Rowan Business Building
Rowan University has opened a new multi-million dollar building for business education – the William G. Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University, to be precise. SNJ Today reports that the building is one of two expansion projects the University plans to unveil this semester. We’re usually pretty cynical about the education industrial complex around here, but since becoming small business owners ourselves and spending an increasing amount of time talking to other small business owners in the area, Rowan does seem to have spotted a need. Here’s to hoping they will offer lots of conveniently-timed and located classes at reasonable prices…

For 17 seconds of relaxation, check out our video of the sunrise from Ventnor Pier this morning.

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The rest of today’s local and state headlines include news on the latest area efforts to fight the ACA repeal, a Northfield home invasion (the homeowner was 91), the most recent state tangle with Atlantic City and an anticipated Big Announcement by Assemblyman Brown:

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