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Christie to Mexico on trade mission, 2016 politics

9-2-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading for Mexico, officially on a trade mission for his state. But the trip has political benefits, too, helping him buff up his foreign policy credentials should he run for president in 2016. ...

$1M Powerball ticket sold in NJ set to expire

9-2-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State lottery officials say a Powerball ticket worth $1 million that was sold at a northern New Jersey convenience store last year will soon expire. The ticket for the Sept. 18, 2013 drawing was bought at the Convenience ...

New Jersey OKs Trump Plaza shutdown Sept. 16

9-2-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey casino regulators have given final approval to Trump Plaza's plan to shut down in two weeks. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement issued a closing notice Tuesday to Trump Plaza, which will cease operations ...

$2.4B Revel casino shuts down after just 2 years

9-2-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Revel Casino Hotel closed its doors Tuesday morning, a little more than two years after opening with high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market. The 5:25 a.m. casino shutdown followed the ...
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No One Wins as Revel Folds

9-1-14
Revel's hotel has closed and bystanders watch as the Revel sign was removed.
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Author Says Atlantic City Has Always Served As A Resort

9-1-14
Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and the Corruption of Atlantic City author Nelson Johnson says that Atlantic City has had a purpose and that it has always served as a resort.

Sandy-hit towns wrestle with eminent-domain choice

9-1-14
ASHAROKEN, N.Y. (AP) — The Long Island village of Asharoken (ASH'-uh-roh-kehn) faces a dilemma as it seeks to protect itself from erosion and other problems in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. It can accept federal aid to build a dune and create ...

Revel Casino Hotel starts closing in Atlantic City

9-1-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's newest casino and its costliest failure has begun its two-day shutdown. The $2.4 billion Revel Casino resort closed its hotel at 11 a.m. Monday. The casino will close at 6 a.m. Tuesday. Revel is one of ...

Showboat closes after 27 years in Atlantic City

8-31-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Mardi Gras-themed casino shut down at 4 p.m. Sunday after 27 years on the Boardwalk. Owner Caesars Entertainment closed the still-profitable ...

AAA Mid-Atlantic: NJ gas prices still falling

8-30-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists continue to see lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the state on Friday was $3.25, down 2 cents from last week. That's also lower than ...