The William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation recently donated $2 million to the Cooper Foundation to expand the cancer genetics program at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper University Health Care in Voorhees Township, N.J. Cooper will add genetic counseling and testing staff and expand molecular cancer testing and research.
A ShopRite store in N.J. is reaching out to gluten-free shoppers with a Gluten-Free Festival this weekend, which will feature educational materials and free consultations with the store's dietitian or a pediatric gastroenterologist who is from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and director of the Center for Celiac Disease. Samples of the chain's more than 60 gluten-free brands will also be available.
Development firm Waterfront Renaissance Associates plans to build a $700 million world trade center in Camden, N.J., on a 16-acre site that formerly housed a state prison. The proposed 2.3-million-square-foot Greater Philadelphia World Trade Center project, which would be the third-largest world trade center in North America, would be built in four phases and include a pedestrian promenade, housing and retail properties.
The New Jersey law creating the craft-distillery license was signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie. The new license affords distilleries the same manufacturing and distribution options that beer- and winemakers have, said Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, a co-sponsor of the legislation.
A 16,000-square-foot Fine Fare Supermarkets store will open in Camden, N.J. The FDA deemed the city a top-10 food desert in the nation, meaning residents do not have adequate access to fresh food. The store, catering mostly to Hispanic customers, will open in a former warehouse.