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ATLANTIC CITY - Like the perennial salesman he is, Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian reminded anyone who would listen Friday on the Boardwalk that his resort city would bounce back.
Chants of "Hands up! Don't shoot!" went up in Camden Thursday, in apparent solidarity with residents of Ferguson, Mo. But the rally, organized by the local NAACP and a number of area union locals, itself sparked dissent.
ATLANTIC CITY - With gambling's decline, this financially ailing resort city is going after convention business big time. But there may be another wrinkle in its projected transformation into a nongaming mecca: room availability.
With a wave of Atlantic City casino closings expected to put more than 6,000 people out of work, Gov. Christie announced Thursday that the state would join with union and business groups to open an employment resource center in the Shore resort.
Hurricane Cristobal is churning up rip currents and waves, creating potentially dangerous conditions at beaches along the New Jersey coast, though the...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey lawmakers investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures have subpoenaed AT&T for phone records of a top aide to Gov. Chris Christie.
Raymond Wychowanec often talked about the medical issues that left his wife stooped and unable to stand straight, his neighbors in Gloucester Township said.
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) - A 39-year-old New Jersey man has been found guilty of animal cruelty for killing an Ulster County family's dog with a bow and arrow while he was deer hunting.
Ponzio's is still dark, but the coffee is on, and so is Joan Browning. "Doc sits here . . . and this is Coach," she says, gesturing at two of her counter's nine seats. It's 6 a.m. and all of them are empty, but the day's first regulars are on their way.
Two men were sentenced Thursday for their roles in the 2010 murder of an Egg Harbor City mother of two who had witnessed a shooting the year before.
The ICE investigators arrived at 6 on a Friday morning. Blanca Bautista was still in her pajamas, preparing to get her three oldest children ready for school. The fourth, 4-year-old Abril, was already awake and playing with toys.
JACKSON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure plans to build a new roller coaster for 2015.
An Atlantic City man who recently entered the world of professional boxing is facing murder charges in connection with a fatal shooting this past January.
If you think things are lousy in Atlantic City now, you should have been there 50 years ago this week.
Burlington City officials gathered in a gravel lot on the Delaware on Tuesday to cheer ambitious plans for a community rebirth they hoped would mirror that of Bethlehem, Pa., after the steel plant there closed - though without a casino.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - More than 470 of the 2,000-plus workers at Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel have found new jobs with other casinos owned by its parent company.
BERLIN (AP) - Werner Franz, believed to be the last surviving crew member of the Hindenburg airship disaster 77 years ago, has died.
MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - One of two horses that escaped a northern New Jersey property has been put down.
Good weather and greater awareness that the Jersey shore has made huge strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the second summer after the storm better than the first one, many shore merchants and elected officials say.
A Wall Street firm predicts much of the revenue generated by three Atlantic City casinos that are closing will remain in the city after they're gone.
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey State Police has gained 149 new state troopers.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Transit says regular service will resume on its Montclair-Boonton Line trains on Tuesday.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - It will be easier for those who ride mass transit in New Jersey to get an early start on the Labor Day holiday weekend.
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) - Ocean County authorities are awaiting an autopsy to determine the cause of death for a badly decomposed body found in a home in Lakewood.
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie will kick off Labor Day weekend at the beach.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) - Grand jurors have indicted a man on charges stemming from a drunken driving accident that seriously injured a Bergen County police officer.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Police say an argument over a lawnmower led to a stabbing in New Jersey's capital city.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Nice weather is predicted for the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend in New Jersey as people celebrate the final weekend of the summer tourism season.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The rip current risk is easing along the New Jersey coast as Hurricane Cristobal moves deeper into the North Atlantic after a week that saw the death of a swimmer.
A man has been indicted in the death of a woman whose body was found in a wooded part of Burlington County last year. A grand jury indicted 37-year-old...