South Jersey Gas: Latest A.C. ribbon-cutting is example of changing nature of casino city

Published On: November 14th, 2018


Tom Bergeron

South Jersey Gas cut the ribbon on its new state-of-the-art headquarters that is one of the co-anchors of the Atlantic City Gateway Project.

The building, by all opinions, is fabulous — and beautifully matches the dorms of Stockton University’s Atlantic City campus, its neighbor.

But, for the dignitaries in attendance — including Gov. Phil Murphy, Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam, Atlantic City Devco heads Jon Hanson and Chris Paladino, Stockton University President Harvey Kesselman and Jingoli & Son leader Joe Jingoli — the event was about more than just a new building.

It was about a new neighborhood. And the commitment that South Jersey Industries, the parent company of South Jersey Gas, made to help create that.

“Welcome home,” South Jersey Industries CEO and President Michael Renna said. “This is our home. Our origins are here.”

It hadn’t been, however, for decades.