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Showboat casino workers protest planned closing

7-24-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of workers at Atlantic City's Showboat casino are staging a rally to protest its planned Aug. 31 shutdown. The workers are chanting and waving signs in an attempt to help swing public opinion against the casino ...
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Charities Help Fill Gaps for Sandy Victims

7-23-14
Those with homes that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy are getting help from charity groups when government programs haven't provided enough monetary help.
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Palisades Parkway Gets Repaved

7-23-14
An $11 million project to repave 11 miles of the Palisades Parkway is underway.

5 things Atlantic City is doing to reverse slide

7-20-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Even before a slew of casino closings hit Atlantic City, gambling operators, government officials and regulators had been working to improve the resort's prospects. Here's a look at five things they're doing: ___ BETTER ...

As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

7-20-14
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt. The once-thriving New England gray seal population ...

American in Ukraine crash had lived in New Jersey

7-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The only American identified as a victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine lived in New Jersey as a child and returned to the Netherlands when he was 5. Nineteen-year-old Quinn Lucas Schansman had duel ...
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Ice Cream Festival, Wine Barrel Trail in NJ This Week

7-18-14
The weekend is here and if you’re looking for a fun activity this weekend or during the upcoming week, here is a list of events happening July 18 to 24.

NJ teacher sentenced for sex talk with students

7-18-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A teacher and former councilman in Camden County who admitted he engaged in inappropriate sexual communications with 17 male students is going to prison. A judge on Friday sentenced Charles Reilly to 15 years behind bars. He had ...

Stanley Cup spends some time at the beach

7-17-14
SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Stanley Cup is spending some time at the Jersey shore. The Press of Atlantic City reports (http://bit.ly/1l9uzv4 ) that Los Angeles Kings assistant coach John Stevens spent his day with the trophy in Sea Isle City. ...

Seal at New Jersey’s Jenkinson’s Aquarium dies

7-17-14
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — One of the harbor seals that has entertained visitors for more than two decades at New Jersey's Jenkinson's Aquarium has died. Coral was 23 years old. Coral had a bloody nose on Saturday, which isn't uncommon ...