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Mercer County Sees Chronic Homeless Rate Drop

6-27-14
Officials attribute the drop in the number of chronic homeless in Mercer County to its programs that offer services quickly when people become homeless.

Nestle recalls ice cream due to packaging error

6-27-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Nestle USA is recalling 10,000 cartons of Haagen-Dazs chocolate peanut butter ice cream because the packages are mislabeled. The company says the lids of the ice cream are labeled correctly, but the list of ingredients describes ...

PATH weekend closures continue

6-27-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — PATH service between Jersey City's Exchange Place and World Trade Center stations is closed this weekend while the agency makes repairs and upgrades the rail lines to install a new safety system. The agency says the ...

Time running out for winning NJ Lottery ticket

6-27-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Time is running out for a person to claim a New Jersey Lottery Powerball ticket worth $1 million, before taxes. The ticket is due to expire on July 13. The ticket was purchased for the July 13, 2013 drawing at Country farms ...

Showboat Casino Hotel at-a-glance

6-27-14
SHOWBOAT CASINO HOTEL Opened: Mar.30, 1987 Theme: Mardi Gras-New Orleans French Quarter Hotel rooms: 1,331 Employees: 2,112 as of June 1, 2014 Financial performance: 2014 Q1 gross operating profit of nearly $2 million, down from nearly $8.5 million ...

AP: Caesars says it will close Showboat Aug. 31

6-27-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The parent company of Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel says the casino will shut down on Aug. 31. Caesars Entertainment told The Associated Press Friday morning the company will shutter the poorest-performing of its ...

Bill limits NJ employers on crime records

6-27-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Employers in New Jersey might be limited from asking job applicants about their criminal records. The state Senate and Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would prevent employers from asking applicants to check a box ...

Showboat workers to get warning casino could close

6-27-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A union says notices will go out Friday to workers at Atlantic City's Showboat casino warning them that the gambling hall may shut down in 60 days. Bob McDevitt, president of local 54 of the Unite-HERE union, says a top ...

Union: New Jersey casino warns of possible closure

6-26-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A union official says employees of The Showboat Casino Hotel will receive notices on Friday warning that the casino may close in two months. Bob McDevitt, president of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union, says a Caesars ...

NJ Senate pushes to replenish open space fund

6-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate is backing a measure that would fund open space preservation in the state over the next 30 years. The Senate voted 35-1 on Thursday to support a constitutional amendment that would allocate a larger chunk ...