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NJ Senate pres takes over Philly ironworkers union

2-25-14
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — The embattled Philadelphia ironworkers union has a new administrator, and it's a name familiar on the other side of the Delaware River. New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney says he's taken over Ironworkers Local 401. ...

Park commission asks LG to reduce tower height

2-25-14
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — The Palisades Interstate Park Commission has voted to ask an electronics company to reduce the height of a planned building along the Hudson River. The commission unanimously approved a resolution Monday night that stated LG ...

NJ court declines to hear Hudson News lawsuit

2-25-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Billionaire Ron Perelman's suit against his late father-in-law won't be heard by New Jersey's Supreme Court. Perelman sued Robert Cohen, patriarch of the Hudson News chain, in 2008. Perelman claimed his ex-wife, Claudia ...

Delaware, Nevada eye online poker agreement

2-25-14
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Online poker players in Delaware may soon have a bigger pool of competitors to play against. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell planned to join Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval on Tuesday to sign an agreement establishing a legal ...

No new taxes in Christie $34.4B budget proposal

2-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is proposing a state budget that does not raise taxes or trim school aid, but offers no major new programs or initiatives. All but a small fraction of the growth in revenue will go toward pension ...
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Dems Say State Budget Must Include Full Pension Payment

2-24-14
Ahead of Gov. Christie's budget address, state Democrats say they won't accept a spending plan without a full payment to the pension system.

Former Fed chair Ben Bernanke working on book

2-24-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Bernanke, who stepped down last month after eight years as chairman of the Federal Reserve, is planning a memoir. Bernanke told The Associated Press on Monday that he will focus not just on the Fed's response to the 2008 ...

Claridge Hotel in AC sold, will run without casino

2-24-14
A deal to sell the former Claridge Casino Hotel in Atlantic City to a Florida real estate firm has been completed. TJM Atlantic City completed its purchase of the Claridge on Monday. It used to be its own casino but most recently was part of Bally's ...

Golden Nugget AC holding ‘emergency’ job fair

2-24-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casino industry may be struggling, but one casino is staging an "emergency" jobs fair this week for positions that start as soon as this weekend. The Golden Nugget is interviewing on Wednesday and Thursday ...

NJ debt highlighted on eve of Christie budget

2-24-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Assembly's budget committee is hearing from the Legislature's fiscal expert on the growing amount of state debt. But the panel will have to wait until Gov. Chris Christie gives his budget address on Tuesday to hear about ...