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Evesham Plaza is Retail Dead Zone

8-7-14
The Tri-Towne Plaza along Route 70 in Evesham is a retail dead zone in need of redevelopment.

Chicago man gets 5 years for $1M phone thefts

8-7-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Chicago man who admitted he stole more than $1 million worth of iPhones and iPads from Verizon Wireless has been sentenced to more than five years in prison. A federal judge in Newark, New Jersey, sentenced Stephen Gunn on ...

New stats show consumer spending up in New Jersey

8-7-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's per-person consumer spending rose nearly 9 percent in the three years following the Great Recession — slightly less than the national average. New federal data released Thursday show the Garden State's per-capita ...

Christie plans trade-promoting trip to Mexico

8-7-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is planning to travel to Mexico next month to promote business links between that country and New Jersey. The trip with a delegation of business and higher education officials will be the second time he's ...

NRG to close Illinois coal plant in clean-air move

8-7-14
CHICAGO (AP) — An energy company has announced plans to close one Illinois coal-fired generating unit in Romeoville and convert a facility in Joliet to natural gas to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The company says the move will eliminate 250 ...

Atlantic City Council approves 29 percent tax hike

8-7-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's City Council has approved a budget that will boost property taxes by 29 percent. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1qYdsVl ) reports Mayor Don Guardian told the council on Wednesday the city needed ...

Revel casino bankruptcy auction postponed a week

8-6-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The bankruptcy auction of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel that was scheduled for Thursday has been postponed until next week. Lawyers for the casino said in a court filing Wednesday night that they received multiple ...
140806Brenda

For-Profit Colleges Draw Complaints

8-6-14
Anthem Institute in Jersey City, a for-profit college, is closing, leaving students with debt and without degrees.

New Jersey Assembly Speaker backs sick leave

8-6-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A key New Jersey lawmaker says a statewide paid sick leave requirement for employers is a priority for later this year. Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto says the Assembly will begin considering the issue in September. One bill ...

United flight makes emergency landing in Canada

8-6-14
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — A spokesman for the airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, says a United Airlines Boeing 777 airliner on its way to Brussels from the U.S. has made an emergency landing after a fire on the aircraft. Peter Spurway, the ...