Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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ATLANTIC CITY - As ominous clouds continue to swirl over this seaside resort's finances and its 37-year monopoly on gaming in the state under direct threat, developer Bart Blatstein on Monday unveiled the entertainment, food, and beverage providers supporting the Playground, the ambitious shopping, dining, and music emporium set to open July 4.
A Cape May County couple, seriously injured during a November 2013 propane explosion that destroyed their house, has reached a $2 million settlement after suing the propane company and the contractor that failed to properly disconnect the propane lines, attorneys for the couple announced Monday.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A lawyer for a Florida woman charged with killing her 5-year-old son more than 20 years ago in New Jersey intends to file a motion to have the indictment thrown out.
UNION TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A 73-year-old woman has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of her 80-year-old husband.
Imagine if Haddon Township's venerable Champion School had been torn down to make way for a 7-Eleven. That awful idea never got anywhere, thanks to Alfred Litwak and people who rallied behind him to save and restore the one-room schoolhouse.
The 20-pound bust is of an older man, his hair combed back and parted sharply, sideburns pronounced, brow furrowed. But police in Ventnor, N.J., don't know whom the bust depicts and to whom it belongs.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie's response to a Cub Scout's question could lead a judge to order the governor's office to release details about the cost of his security detail.
An associate of the notorious organized crime family that inspired “The Sopranos” pleaded guilty today to distributing cocaine, federal officials said.
TRENTON - New Jersey lawmakers introduced legislation Monday that would ask voters to amend the constitution to allow the state to expand gaming to North Jersey.
HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) - Three juvenile beluga whales have surfaced in two rivers along the New Jersey shore.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A quiet primary season is about wrap up as New Jersey voters head to the ballots on Tuesday to pick Democratic and Republican candidates for November's Assembly election.
SEWELL Exploring Gloucester County can be as easy as riding a bike. Especially on Saturday. The Gloucester County Special Services Education Foundation will host "The RIDE" - an annual cycling event in its fifth year - beginning at 8 a.m. at Rowan College of Gloucester County in Sewell.
CAMDEN Free lunchtime musical acts will again be presented on Rutgers-Camden's campus this summer. Events in the Mallery Concert Series will be held...
A Florida developer wants to bring a vertical roller coaster to Atlantic City's Boardwalk. Joshua Wallack has set his eyes on the former Sands Casino for the project, according to news reports.
CAMDEN A second-year student at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, whose academic and career focus is using research to better provide care to underserved populations, has won a prize from the American Medical Association's philanthropic organization.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, fighting to have his corruption case moved to Washington, on Tuesday cited arguments that the government made to keep former Alaska U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens' 2008 corruption trial in Washington.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Flags at all state buildings in New Jersey will be lowered to half-staff on Thursday to honor a state trooper who was killed when his cruiser struck a deer last weekend.
BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. (AP) - A plan to help the world's coastal regions protect themselves against killer weather like Superstorm Sandy is pitting a group of scientists against an array of environmentalists and politicians, who fear that it could harm dolphins, turtles and other marine life.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A lawyer for a Florida woman charged with killing her 5-year-old son more than 20 years ago in New Jersey intends to file a motion to have the indictment thrown out.
UNION TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A 73-year-old woman has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of her 80-year-old husband.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The owner of Triple Crown contender American Pharoah is facing more legal troubles.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former insurance broker who stole $10 million from Aetna Inc. by failing to submit health insurance premiums paid by a New Jersey university has pleaded guilty to fraud.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Three gamblers from China including a woman known as the "Queen of Sorts" for her card-monitoring skills have lost a legal challenge to reclaim nearly $3 million in winnings and deposits they say were kept by Foxwoods Resort Casino based on false cheating allegations.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A man who admitted running an eight-year illegal scheme to get natives of India into the United States has been sentenced to prison.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Two Connecticut doctors with a joint practice in New York are headed to prison for getting thousands of dollars in a long-running bribes-for-test referrals scheme involving a New Jersey lab company.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A northern New Jersey man has been sentenced to five years in prison for downloading hundreds of child sex abuse images.
John Hynes has been hired as coach of the New Jersey Devils, becoming the youngest coach in the NHL.
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - A southern New Jersey man has pleaded guilty in the hit-and-run death of an 84-year-old pedestrian.
That photo is an illusion, but tsunamis have hit the East Coast in the past.