Business & Economy

NJ tax preparer sentenced to 18 months for scam

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey tax preparer is headed to prison for filing false returns. Kellar Covington Jr. was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months by a federal judge in Newark. He had pleaded guilty in February to assisting in the ...

Man pleads guilty in fraudulent investment scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man has admitted that he fraudulently obtained $500,000 by promising investors favorable returns on funds that would be used to finance educational television programming for teenagers. Federal prosecutors ...

Caesars says it will consider offers for Showboat

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The parent company of Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel says that it would consider selling the property to another casino operator if it made a reasonable offer and could be licensed. Caesars Entertainment spokesman ...

New Jersey nuke plant goes offline for repair work

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The nation's oldest operating nuclear plant has been taken offline temporarily so crews can replace a piece of equipment. The Oyster Creek plant in Lacey Township was shut down at 8 p.m. Monday. Plant officials say the ...

NJ Transit trains face delays

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit trains are rolling again, but passengers are facing delays. Amtrak had a power supply problem Tuesday, forcing NJ Transit to temporarily suspend Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line service. Those ...

PSE&G to upgrade Hoboken’s gas lines

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Hoboken is getting new gas lines as part of PSE&G's Energy Strong program to help shield the city from storm damage. Work will begin later this month to upgrade 60 percent of the city's gas lines in flood prone areas with high ...

Storms cause power outages in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Utility crews are busy and some commuters are facing delays after severe thunderstorms rolled through New Jersey, downing trees and knocking out power. About 5,500 homes and businesses were without electricity early Wednesday ...

Some Lawmakers Push for Casino Gaming Expansion

Sen. Ray Lesniak and and Assemblyman Ralph Caputo are working to get a referendum on the ballot for voters to decide if casino gambling will be allowed outside Atlantic City.

Law Allows Small NJ Wineries to Directly Ship Product, Sell at BYOB Restaurants

Legislation signed into law in 2012 allows New Jersey wineries producing less than 250,000 gallons per year to directly ship up to 12 cases and sell in up to 15 other state outlets.

Prosecutors: Accountant stole nearly $1M

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a southern New Jersey accountant stole nearly $1 million from her clients' tax refunds and social security benefits Doreen Gentile of Toms River was arrested Monday and charged with 14 counts of mail ...