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Caesars Entertainment promised Stockton University it could resolve a 1988 legal restriction on the former Showboat casino property the school wanted for an Atlantic City campus even as Caesars knew that was unlikely, Stockton contended in court filings last weekend.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - The casino at Atlantic City's former Revel resort won't reopen this summer, the property's new owner said Tuesday, and it's doubtful whether any of the non-gambling attractions can be reopened by Labor Day.
TRENTON - New Jersey is considering divesting public workers' pension funds from a private-equity fund that owns a payday lending firm that was fined $10 million last year by a federal agency for using illegal debt collection tactics.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The state committee that oversees New Jersey's almost $80 billion public pension fund is considering divesting in a firm that owns a payday lending firm.
MANVILLE, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday more than 300 homes have now been acquired by the state under a post-Superstorm Sandy buyout program, as he blasted other homeowners for refusing to give the state the right to build protective dunes on their properties.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Rutgers University is getting the job of analyzing how the tax incentives being used to attract and keep businesses in New Jersey are working.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Federal prosecutors are opposed to moving U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez's corruption case from New Jersey to Washington.
Twenty people are facing charges in a sexting case involving South Jersey high school and middle school students. The Cape May County Prosecutor's Office said 19 juveniles and one adult have been charged with invasion of privacy in the sexting probe.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - The men's lacrosse coach at a southern New Jersey university has filed a sex discrimination lawsuit against the school.
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) - Authorities have charged 19 juveniles and an adult following a sexting investigation that centered on two schools in southern New Jersey.
A man described by officials as a stock trader has been charged with murder after he allegedly stabbed his 70-year-old father to death in Gloucester County on Memorial Day.
As Camden County seeks to expand its police force beyond the city of Camden, the only place it patrols now, a hurdle has emerged: Most of the county's 36 other municipalities want no part of it.
The holiday weekend seemed to be a harbinger of better days in the battered and bruised resort.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Hard Rock International and the Meadowlands Racetrack are proposing a casino just outside New York City that experts say could be one of the most successful in the country but that Atlantic City fears could put it out of business.
NEW YORK (AP) - Hormel Foods is paying $775 million to add natural and organic meats producer Applegate Farms to its roster of food brands that include Spam canned ham, Dinty Moore stew and Jennie-O turkey.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Justin Pugh originally had his mind set on moving from his right tackle spot of the last two years to right guard, where he would team with first-round tackle Ereck Flowers to transform the Giants into an efficient power-running team.
NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer to break Lou Gehrig's American League record for RBIs, and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Wednesday to finish a three-game sweep.
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) - Police have alerted residents of a New Jersey township that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will not be performing at a small pick-your-own strawberry farm.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets will have a quarterback competition, after all. Well, sort of.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The state committee that oversees New Jersey's almost $80 billion public pension fund is considering divesting in a firm that owns a payday lending firm.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Tracy Morgan, Wal-Mart settle suit after New Jersey highway crash that hurt him, killed friend.
MANVILLE, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday more than 300 homes have now been acquired by the state under a post-Superstorm Sandy buyout program, as he blasted other homeowners for refusing to give the state the right to build protective dunes on their properties.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Rutgers University is getting the job of analyzing how the tax incentives being used to attract and keep businesses in New Jersey are working.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey Devils have signed forwards Ryan Kujawinski and Blake Pietila to entry-level contracts.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey faces the risk of powerful thunderstorms.
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - Former Providence forward Tyler Harris has enrolled at Auburn as a graduate transfer.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Police do not have any suspects in a shooting that left a Newark man dead.
A SWAT team in Monmouth County shot and killed a man who they say had a knife and was holding his infant son hostage, authorities said.