Concerns about an increase in warehouses in the region and the uptick of tractor-trailers traffic to service them have risen in recent years, sparking conversations about air and noise pollution and impacts on the environment.

Those topics were addressed as the United Green building center held a Sustainable Warehouse Forum at Lafayette College on Friday.

The expansion includes more than 300,000 square feet of space and artificial intelligence-enhanced robots.

Juan and Melanie Martinez this week will open an American eatery, Miss Jackson’s Kitchen.

The existing tax-abatement program aims to spur development; it expires at the end of 2022.

The breakfast and lunch spot is named in memory of Ruby Marrero, who died in 2017.


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