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NJ’s Atlantic Club Casino Hotel closes

1-12-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — After struggling for years against newer and bigger casinos, the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel has closed. The 33-year-old casino closed its doors at 12:01 a.m. Monday, a victim of the casino saturation taking place in the ...

AAA Mid-Atlantic: NJ gas prices down slightly

1-11-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are seeing slightly 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 $3.32, down 2 cents from last week. That's also nearly ...
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Pinelands Commissioners Reject Gas Pipeline Proposal

1-10-14
The proposed natural gas pipeline through the Pinelands did not get the required seven votes from commissioners to go forward.

Panel rejects NJ Pinelands natural gas pipeline

1-10-14
PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Officials have rejected a plan to build a natural gas pipeline through New Jersey's Pinelands, and the company behind the project isn't sure what its next move will be. South Jersey Gas wants to build a 22-mile ...

Sixers-Devils boss not worried about poker deal

1-9-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The chief executive of the New Jersey Devils of the NHL and the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA doesn't believe the professional teams will be cast in a bad light by agreeing to a multiyear sponsorship deal with one of the world's ...

NJ makes buyout offers to 272 homes in Middlesex

1-9-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has offered to buy 272 homes in flood-prone zones of Sayreville and South River. So far, 125 owners have accepted the offer, and 22 sales have been closed. The state's Blue Acres program uses federal and ...

Ohio man admits scamming NJ-based air charter firm

1-9-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say an Ohio man has admitted posing as a high-level executive with a financial firm to improperly obtain charter jet flights and limo rides. Christopher Henderson pleaded guilty Thursday to a ...

Vikings owner appeals $100M NJ court ruling

1-9-14
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf is moving to invalidate a court decision that demands his family pay $100 million in damages and legal fees over a broken business deal. The Wilfs formally appealed a ruling that found the ...

NJ Transit looks to shelter trains

1-9-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is looking to better protect its rail cars from storms. The agency on Wednesday awarded a $7.6 million contract to a company to perform engineering and design work to transform a rail yard near New Brunswick ...

Fire damages store in Long Branch

1-9-14
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — No one was injured in a fire at a building housing a furniture refinishing and upholstery shop in Long Branch. Firefighters faced flames coming from a first-floor window when they arrived on the scene on Third Avenue at 4 ...