Courtesy of Vineland Ramada
Vineland Ramada debuts new solar project
ThE VINeLaNd Ramada last week hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new 500-kilowatt ground-
mounted solar installation. The hotel, located at 2216 W. Landis Ave., in the Cumberland County city, said
it will be the first Wyndham Hotel property in New Jersey to use solar energy.
The system, which consists of 2,300 solar photovoltaic panels, will produce 620,620 kilowatt-hours
of electricity — enough energy to power 50 homes — per year, according to the hotel. The solar array,
which was installed by Paterson-based Pfister energy, also will prevent 863,220 pounds of carbon, 4,717
pounds of sulfur and 1,552 pounds of nitrogen emissions annually, the hotel said. – Evelyn Lee The 500-kilowatt ground-mounted solar
installation at Vineland Ramada is slated
to become the first Wyndham Hotel prop-
erty in New Jersey to use solar energy.
Legislators weigh future add video lottery terminals at Mead-
owlands Racetrack. – Andrew Kitchenman
computer systems in a $25 million
ticket scheme surrendered to federal Deals around the state
of N.J. sports authority authorities in Newark last week, said
n Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., in Morristown, said it acquired the domestic
U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman.
The New Jersey Sports & Exposition
Claim refund for 2006 Los Angeles residents Kenneth rights to bioadhesive progesterone gel products from Columbia Laborato-
Authority continues to be the sub- returns or IRS will snag it Lowson, 40; Kristofer Kirsch, 37; and ries Inc., in Livingston, for $47 million plus royalties, as well as milestone pay-
ject of debate in Trenton, after the Joel Stevenson, 37, of Alameda, Calif., ments up to $45.5 million.
Senate Legislative Oversight Com- Every year around this time, the Inter- arrived at the Newark offices of the
n L-3 Command & Control Systems and Software, in Eatontown, a division
mittee held a meeting on its mission nal Revenue Service reminds taxpay- Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fish-
and future. ers that they could claim refunds on man said last week. Los Angeles resi- of L-3 Communications, said it was awarded a contract worth up to $187.4
Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Edi- returns they may not have filed for the dent Faisal Nahdi, 36, who was also million if all options are exercised by the U.S. Navy. The company will provide
son) questioned period going back three years. About charged, was out of the country, but is systems engineering and technical-support services to the Navy.
whether the au- $43 million in refunds for 2006 awaits expected to turn himself in,.
thority’s current 39,000 New Jerseyans, but they have The men and their company, nCurtiss-Wright Corp., in Parsippany, said it received a contract worth $25
model is still vi- to file their returns for that year by Wiseguy Tickets Inc., allegedly used million from Northrop Grumman Corp. Curtiss-Wright will provide ad-
able in light of April 15, 2010, or the U.S. Treasury will fraudulent techniques to obtain and vanced mission management systems for unmanned aircraft for the U.S.
its debt and a pocket it, said Gregg Semanick, an IRS resell “millions of dollars worth of Navy.– João-Pierre S. Ruth
request for a $30 spokesman based in Mountainside. premium tickets to the most sought
million subsidy. “In New Jersey, the IRS esti- after concerts, shows, and sporting
Buono said Barbara Buono mates that half of those who could events,” according to an announce- Franklin Township into a multi- pandable to 330,000 square feet, and
after the meeting she would discuss claim refunds for tax year 2006 would ment released last week by Fishman. tenant data center. ultimately can accommodate 160,000
the matter with Gov. Chris Christie’s receive more than $666,” Semanick Kirsch’s attorney, John P. Mc- New York-based Sentinel square feet of net computer room
commission on the future of sports said. The IRS makes its calculations Donald, a partner in the Somerville