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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 ...

MetLife Stadium honored for ‘green’ food operation

1-9-14
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Just in time for the Super Bowl, MetLife Stadium is being recognized for its environmentally friendly food operations. The stadium has been honored with the title "Certified Green Restaurant" stadium by the Green ...

Loehmann’s to begin liquidation

1-8-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Loehmann's, a discount retailer which traces its roots back more than 90 years, will soon begin liquidating its inventory. The New York-based retailer filed for bankruptcy protection in December due to limited access to capital and ...

Cape May to raise price of some beach tags

1-8-14
CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — Cape May has approved higher prices for some beach tags to offset costs. The three-day tag will cost $12 instead of $10. Pre-season seasonal tags will cost $20, up from $15. The cost of the weekly tag will increase from $15 ...

Lawyers say 2 in NJ financial case not in mob

1-8-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers for the two lead defendants in a racketeering and financial fraud case say their clients are not mobsters but legitimate businessmen being wrongfully targeted by prosecutors. Michael Riley says the government went after ...

North NJ district banning private lunch deliveries

1-7-14
RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey school district says it will no longer allow private businesses to deliver lunches to students. The Record (http://bit.ly/19QPp2M) reports that Ridgewood Superintendent Daniel Fishbein announced the ...

Rivals picking at soon-to-close Atlantic Club

1-7-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Competitors are already picking at the soon-to-be-closed Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, trying to lure customers and employees to their own casinos. The Atlantic Club will close next Monday. At least eight Atlantic City ...

Amtrak trains held in NYC moving again

1-7-14
NEW YORK (AP) — All westbound and southbound Amtrak trains has resumed from New York's Penn Station. The trains were suspended earlier Tuesday due to electrical system issues in the Trenton, N.J. area. Passengers should expect residual delays.

Rosie O’Donnell buys home in NJ

1-7-14
SADDLE RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Rosie O'Donnell can call New Jersey home. The entertainer has purchased a home in Saddle River for $6.375 million through the Roseann O'Donnell Living Trust. The Record newspaper (http://bit.ly/1bNjIBw ) reports the ...