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Somerset Patriots owner Steve Kalafer at TD Bank ballpark. - AARON HOUSTON

Fields of dreams – or nightmares? (access required)

Setting up a sports team can be expensive, so some municipalities have chipped in to build a stadium for a local club. New Jersey has a mixed record in this regard, since at least three minor-league baseball clubs — the Camden Riversharks, the Newark Bears, and the Atlantic City Surf —struck out after blowing through tens of millions of taxpayer dollars. But some other teams haven’t.

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Governor floats expanding state’s film tax credit program

The Murphy administration is floating the prospect of expanding New Jersey’s film tax credit program so that it could last much longer and projects can win larger grants, reasoning that the state stands to benefit from the typically longer-lasting television productions that otherwise might not have as much use for the incentive. Gov. Phil Murphy ...

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Developers join Newark arts to transform empty storefronts into art exhibits

Newark Arts has cultivated partnerships with real estate developers to convert seven vacant downtown spaces into temporary art exhibits. The Newark Arts Festival will showcase local arts and culture and is expected to attract more than 12,000 visitors. “Through partnerships with some of today’s most exciting artists, developers have an opportunity to showcase their spaces ...

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