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Commission: Can’t force casinos to stay open 4 mos

8-11-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Casino Control Commission says it can't force the owners of two casinos threatened with closure to stay open another four months while new buyers are sought. Three Atlantic City-area state lawmakers last ...

Deal inked for World Trade Center Wi-Fi

8-11-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say commuters and visitors at the World Trade Center will be able to take advantage of free WiFi. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced an agreement with Boingo Wireless on Monday. In May, the board ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Aug. 11, 2014

8-11-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Lawmakers look to ban piercing, tattooing of pets

8-11-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are seeking to pass a bill that would ban the piercing and tattooing of pets. Three Hudson County Democrats on Monday introduced legislation that would make the practice animal cruelty. Assemblyman Carmelo ...

New Jersey hospital loses patient data

8-11-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City Medical Center has lost a computer disk that contained Medicaid patient information, including Social Security numbers. The disc was sent to a company used by the state to review payments and United Parcel ...

Coast Guard rescues 2 women near Brigantine

8-11-14
BRIGANTINE, N.J. (AP) — Two women are safe after the Coast Guard rescued them when their personal watercraft got stuck near Brigantine. The women became stranded in shallow marshlands on Sunday. A Coast Guard helicopter lowered a rescue swimmer who ...

Christie signs bail overhaul legislation

8-11-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation aimed at overhauling New Jersey's bail system. Christie joined local officials on the steps of Trenton City Hall on Monday afternoon to sign a bill that will allow judges to release ...

Philly history may hold Democratic convention edge

8-11-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Philadelphia's track record may give it an early edge over four other cities in its bid to hold the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The city has hosted the political gathering before and has the added bonus that possible ...

Philly history may hold Democratic convention edge

8-10-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Philadelphia's track record may give it an early edge over four other cities in its bid to hold the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The city has hosted the political gathering before and has the added bonus that possible ...

Verbatim: McGreevey’s ‘I am a gay American’ speech

8-10-14
Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey's resignation speech in its entirety, delivered Aug. 12, 2004: Throughout my life, I have grappled with my own identity, who I am. As a young child, I often felt ambivalent about myself, in fact, confused. By ...