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Fire in bathroom at Atlantic City’s Tropicana

4-17-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — No one was injured in a fire on the 57th floor of Atlantic City's Tropicana Casino and Resort. Firefighters tracked the fire to a bathroom just after 10 a.m. Thursday. Fire Chief Dennis Brooks tells The Press of ...

NJ unemployment rate inches up to 7.2 percent

4-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Preliminary data show New Jersey's unemployment rate inched up to 7.2 in March from 7.1 the previous month as the state lost 1,300 jobs. The report released Thursday by the state Labor Department shows private sector employment ...

Former NJ drug execs sentenced in stock scheme

4-16-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two former pharmaceutical and medical technology firm executives have been sentenced for their involvement in an insider trading scheme. New Jersey's U.S. attorney's office says Mark Cupo and 44-year-old Mark Foldy, both of ...
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Seaside Heights Mayor: Increased Staff Would Speed Up Sandy Recovery

4-16-14
Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers says he thinks staffing should be increased to speed up the Sandy recovery process because it would make the turnaround process quicker.

Traffic scandal firm donated to Christie-led group

4-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The law firm that concluded New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had no involvement in shutting down traffic lanes for political retribution has given $10,000 to a national political group where he is chairman. Gibson, Dunn & ...

Millstone goat farmer admits improper care

4-16-14
MILLSTONE, N.J. (AP) — The Monmouth County man who owns a goat farm has been told to thin the herd after he admitted improperly caring for animals. Authorities cited 45-year-old Christopher Vaccaro in February after they said they found nearly 200 ...

Wawa convenience stores mark 50th anniversary

4-16-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wawa convenience stores are celebrating the company's 50th anniversary, but customers will be getting the gifts. The chain is offering free cups of coffee on Wednesday to mark a half-century since the first shop opened in ...
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NJ Set E-Filing Record for Filing Tax Returns

4-15-14
According to the IRS, 3.1 million tax returns out of 3.5 million were filed electronically in New Jersey.

FDA OKs Merck tablet to reduce grass allergies

4-15-14
WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — Merck & Co. says the Food and Drug Administration has approved its new tablet for grass allergies, Grastek, for patients five to 65 years old. Meant as an alternative to weekly allergy shots, the tablet dissolves ...

NJ taxpayers paying bridge investigation lawyers

4-15-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey taxpayers are paying five law firms to represent state employees as lawmakers and prosecutors investigate lane closures near the George Washington Bridge. The state Attorney General's Office said in a statement that ...