Approximate amount awarded to Lockheed Martin by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to develop and construct a “long-range radar system” in order to protect the country from ballistic missile attacks.
Number of employees cheated out of minimum wage and overtime pay by Swedesboro-based national distributor, J&J Snack Foods Corps. The conglomerate was ordered by the U.S. Department of Labor to pay $2.1 million in back pay.
Amount Sahara Sam’s Oasis in West Berlin is spending on a 10,000-square-foot expansion of their existing 7,000-squarefoot water park. The new addition will feature two waterslides and a family leisure pool. The expansion is expected to take two years to complete.
Number of the different kind of craft beers offered at the new Pennsauken brewery, Double Nickel Brewing Company. The facility officially opened its doors (and tasting room) in late October, offering their core four: an IPA, lager, pale ale and pilsner. Come winter, Double Nickel will offer both stout and strong ale aged in bourbon barrels.
The percentage increase of a premium for a mid-level plan provided by the Federal Government’s health insurance exchange in New Jersey come 2016.
Cost Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly reportedly dished out for his new Haddonfield home, which is close to quarterback Sam Bradford’s current place of residence.
Number of wheelchairs Kennedy Health donated to Camden and Gloucester County veterans who are ill or injured. They are available to veterans on loan.
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Delran-native soccer star, Carli Lloyd, and her fellow U.S. Women’s National teammates were honored by President Obama for their win during the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
A baby humpback whale was spotted along the coast of several Jersey shorelines including Point Pleasant Beach, Ocean City and Island Beach State Park. The mammal is protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act and can only be viewed from distance.
After area parents voiced their frustration with the Cherry Hill Mall for charging for access to its “Adventure to Santa” attraction, the mall waived the required pre-purchase of a minimum $35 photo package.
The Camden Riversharks shut down operations after 15 years of playing ball at Campbell’s Field. The decision came after the club was unable to agree on their ballpark’s lease terms with the Camden County Improvement Authority.
Cherry Hill is among the 101 school districts in New Jersey with the highest rate of crime and discipline issues including violence, vandalism, drug use, weapons and bullying, according to the N.J. Department of Education’s 2014-2015 Violence and Vandalism Report.
A 62-year-old man killed his 85-year-old mother and himself at her home in the Genesis HealthCare assisted-living facility in Voorhees.
Run or cheer for a good cause during Burlington Township Food Pantry’s Race for the Hungry Holiday 5K at Green Acres Park. Registration is from 7-8:45 a.m. and race starts at 9 a.m.—rain or shine—with the award ceremony following at 10 a.m. Old York Road, Burlington, BTFoodPantry.org; $20 or $25 on race day
Join Frosty and the gang as the Broadway Theatre of Pitman performs a production of Frosty the Snowman. Dec. 5-11 at 10 a.m. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman, TheBroadwayTheatre.org, $7-9
Worth the drive
Experience the magical story of The Nutcracker with the Atlantic City Ballet as Clara, the Nutcracker and others dance through the Kingdom of Snow and Land of Sweets. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Dec. 18-20; The Claridge Hotel-Celebrity Theater, Atlantic City, ACBallet.org, $20-50
Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 9 (December, 2015).
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