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Pa. casinos suffer revenue hit despite table games

1-16-14
Gamblers at Pennsylvania casinos continued to hit the tables in a big way last year, but all those hands of blackjack and spins of the roulette wheel still weren't enough to prevent the industry from suffering its first overall revenue decline since ...

Police chief defends response to NJ mall shooting

1-16-14
MILLBURN, N.J. (AP) — Police say a young lawyer received medical treatment within minutes after he was shot during a carjacking in a garage at an upscale New Jersey mall. Tapes of 911 calls released earlier this week suggested it may have taken an ...
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Christie’s Proposal to Lengthen School Day, Year Raises Questions

1-15-14
Education officials have several questions about Gov. Christie's plan to make school days and years longer, including how it will be paid for.
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Asm. Bramnick Says Budget Cuts Are About Math, Not Politics

1-15-14
Assemblyman Jon Bramnick says cuts to the state budget aren't political, but will be based on what expenses must be paid.
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GWB Controversy Continues as New Photos of Christie, Wildstein Surface

1-15-14
Images of Gov. Christie and David Wildstein have surfaced showing the pair together Sept. 11, amid the controversial GWB lane closures.
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Fallon, Springsteen Poke Fun at Christie in ‘Born To Run’ Parody

1-15-14
Jimmy Fallon and Bruce Springsteen addressed the GWB lane closure controversy in a parody of Springsteen's "Born To Run."

NJ Assembly names members of investigative group

1-15-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (pree-AY'-toh) has announced the members of a special committee to investigate last year's lane closures on an approach to the George Washington Bridge. One of the major questions is whether ...

Blagojevich prosecutor to lead NJ scandal inquiry

1-15-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The federal prosecutor who helped convict former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (bluh-GOY'-uh-vich) is being asked to investigate the apparent political payback scandal involving New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration. ...

$2 million settlement near in Hackensack cop suit

1-15-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Four police officers are poised to sign off on a $2 million settlement in a lawsuit they filed against Hackensack, its former police chief and other members of the police department. The officers claimed they were retaliated ...

NJ groups call for changes in Sandy aid

1-15-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Housing advocates and civil rights groups in New Jersey are calling for more help for renters and greater transparency for the state's next allocation of federal Sandy recovery funds. Fair Share Housing Center and other groups ...