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Philly area factories growing by most in 21 years

11-20-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Manufacturing in the Philadelphia region grew at the fastest pace in nearly 21 years, a sign that factory output may be picking up nationwide. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia says its index of regional factory activity ...

Future dim for Taj Mahal, former Revel casinos

11-20-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The prospects for Atlantic City's crumbling casino market are worsening. All sides scrambled to regroup from the collapse Wednesday of a deal to sell the former Revel Casino Hotel to a Canadian firm. About 3,000 jobs ...

Lawmakers call for more local traffic funding

11-20-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are calling for local governments to get a bigger share of funding from the state to address transportation issues in cities and counties. Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman John Wisniewski ...

Ruling expected Friday on New Jersey sports bets

11-20-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge says it will not take long for him to rule on whether New Jersey can partially lift its ban on sports gambling. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp says he expects to make a decision by sometime Friday. He heard ...

Firm cancels plan to buy closed Revel Hotel Casino

11-19-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Toronto-based company is abandoning its plan to buy the former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. Brookfield Asset Management said Wednesday in a brief statement that it had "terminated the Revel acquisition." The ...
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Casino Workers Demonstrate Over Taj Mahal Closure

11-19-14
About 1,000 demonstrators gathered in Atlantic City to protest billionaire Carl Icahn's assertion that he'll only keep the Taj Mahal open if Local 54 drops its lawsuit over ending benefits.

Pala tribe begins Internet gambling in New Jersey

11-19-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A California Indian tribe became the first to offer Internet gambling in New Jersey on Wednesday. The Pala Band of Mission Indians began a test of their PalaCasino.com site. The tribe's online gambling arm, Pala ...

New Jersey legislative leaders discuss agenda

11-19-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democratic and Republican legislative leaders may differ on some issues, but they all agree that they're not standing in Gov. Chris Christie's shadow. Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker ...

Atlantic City casino workers march against Icahn

11-19-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of Atlantic City casino workers are marching on the Boardwalk against the planned shutdown of the Trump Taj Mahal and billionaire investor Carl Icahn's role in the process. Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union ...
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Executive Director Discusses 99th League of Municipalities Convention in AC

11-18-14
New Jersey League of Municipalities Executive Director Bill Dressel says that the 99th annual convention in Atlantic City has been looking good and that the league has been impressed with city officials.