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NJ Transit to conduct top-to-bottom safety review

4-8-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is taking a hard look at safety, in the wake of the recent crash of a commuter train in New York City. The agency on Tuesday approved spending just under a half-million dollars on an outside consultant to ...

After scandal, poker tourney gets high-tech chips

4-8-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A cheating scandal at a New Jersey casino poker tournament has led to new security measures, including high-tech chips. The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City tells The Associated Press it is using new chips for ...

NTSB: Captain’s error led to 2013 NYC ferry crash

4-8-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal investigators say a captain's error led to a ferry crash that injured 80 people last year in Lower Manhattan. National Transportation Safety Board investigators released the findings of the Jan. 9, 2013, crash on Tuesday. ...
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Barnegat Bay Has Big Impact on NJ Economy

4-7-14
The waters of Barnegat Bay generate as much as $6 billion per year for New Jersey in activities such as fishing, crabbing and boating.

$12.5M price tag for former Claridge casino sale

4-7-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bally's Atlantic City has revealed how much a buyer paid for the former Claridge casino hotel in Atlantic City. In a filing with state casino regulators made public Monday, Bally's says TJM Properties paid $12.5 million ...

Opposition briefs filed in LG tower height case

4-7-14
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Several conservation groups have filed legal briefs in the fight over a planned electronics company building along the Palisades by the Hudson River. The New Jersey Conservation Foundation says about a dozen environmental and ...

Atlantic City casino earnings fell 35 pct in 2013

4-7-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casinos saw their earnings decline by nearly 35 percent last year, despite a late boost from Internet gambling revenue. The 12 casinos that operated in 2013 (the Atlantic Club shut down in January of 2014) ...

Rutgers AD bashes struggling newspaper

4-7-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University's athletic director has told a class that it would be "great" if New Jersey's largest newspaper went out of business. The university says Julie Hermann's remarks to a media ethics and law class in ...

Mohegan Tribe protects benefits with casino empire

4-6-14
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A gambling slump is eating into the profits of Mohegan Sun, but the 2,000 tribal members who draw benefits from the massive casino aren't feeling the pinch. Under a strategy that began before the downturn hit Connecticut's ...

As Rutgers transforms, philosophy gets a boost

4-6-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University is getting $3 million for a new professor of philosophy. The position will become the first humanities faculty job to be funded with a $27 million pledge made three years ago to create named faculty ...