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Showboat gets OK to close Aug 31; track slots eyed

8-19-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey regulators have given final approval for Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel to shut down on Aug. 31. The Gaming Enforcement Division's action comes as a state senator pushes a constitutional amendment to put ...

New Jersey senator wants slot machines at tracks

8-19-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey state senator wants to allow slot machines at the state's four horse racing tracks. Republican Joe Pennacchio's proposal would have a consortium of casinos run the new machines. Profits would be divided among that ...

Judge rejects suit over NJ’s primary system

8-19-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey can continue to use its primary system to pick political candidates. A federal judge turned down a lawsuit led by a group of independent voters who challenged rules that only allow registered voters of a particular ...

Christie to hold town hall event in Long Branch

8-19-14
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is headed back to the Jersey shore for his latest in a series of summer town hall events. The governor will speak to voters in Long Branch on Tuesday as part of his "No Pain, No Gain" tour ...

New Jersey residents split on Christie gun veto

8-19-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey residents are split on Gov. Chris Christie's decision to veto legislation that would have reduced the number of bullets gun magazines can hold. A new Rutgers-Eagleton poll out Tuesday finds 49 percent of Garden State ...
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NJ Police Departments Get Military Vehicles

8-18-14
Police in Middletown and Bergen County are getting MRAPs, mine resistant armor protected vehicles. Officials say they will be used mainly for water rescues.
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Critics Say Cami Anderson’s School Reforms Will Lead to Chaos

8-18-14
With about three weeks to go before the start of the school year, critics of the One Newark plan say its implementation will cause confusion and chaos within the district.

Court: New Jersey must reconsider windmill plan

8-18-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A company that wants to build a windmill power project off the coast of Atlantic City has won a victory in court. A New Jersey appeals ruled in favor of Fishermen's Energy in a dispute over the company's plan. The state ...
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Sen. Weinberg: Essex County Judge Posts are Better Filled Than Vacant

8-18-14
Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D) says that it's better that the Senate approved the Essex County judge nominations than keeping open seats.

Christie comes to Perry’s defense after indictment

8-18-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is coming to Rick Perry's defense. The chair of the Republican Governors Association released a statement Monday defending his Texas counterpart, who was slapped with two felony counts of abuse of ...