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  • New Jersey beach owner sues over dune project Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J.— A major Jersey shore beach owner is suing the state, the federal government and the borough of Point Pleasant Beach over a project to establish protective sand dunes along the state's shoreline. The work is being carried out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of a beach replenishment project. John Buonocore Jr., a lawyer for the...

  • 102K signatures for man trying to save home Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 9:55 AM ET

    Charlie Birnbaum's Change.org petition targets the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority's plan to take the house in the shadow of the closed Revel Casino hotel, which overlooks a large swath of vacant land. Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez ruled last month that the state agency can use eminent domain to seize the house. Robert McNamara, an attorney...

  • INTERVIEW- Barney Frank on practically everything Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    Dec 16- Long a legislative lion for Democrats, Barney Frank retired from Congress two years ago. In Congress, he was the controversial Democratic leader on the House Financial Services Committee and was a co-sponsor of the eponymous 2010 Dodd-Frank act, which brought sweeping reform to the financial industry. REUTERS: What do you make of Congress last weekend...

  • Golden Nugget to sue over casino tax aid plan Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 8:36 PM ET

    The Golden Nugget said Thursday its calculations of the amount each casino would pay under a proposed payment in lieu of taxes drastically raises taxes for it, Resorts and Bally's— three of the city's smaller casinos— while giving huge tax breaks to big casinos owned or soon to be owned by billionaire Carl Icahn and gambling giant Caesars Entertainment.

  • Hotel owner: I'll open small Atlantic City casino Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Someone is interested in opening a new casino in Atlantic City after all. The new casino would be the first to open in Atlantic City since the ill-fated Revel debuted in April 2012, only to close less than two years later. It was approved by a state Senate committee Thursday, one of several measures state lawmakers are considering to help Atlantic...

  • Sweeney wants more money for local roads, bridges Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 1:27 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— Senate President Steve Sweeney is renewing calls for New Jersey to roughly double the share of money local governments receive for road and bridge projects. Sweeney detailed his plan during a news conference Thursday at the statehouse, speaking alongside members of the New Jersey Association of Counties, League of Municipalities and AAA.

  • NJ may lower requirements in 'boutique' casino law Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:56 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— New Jersey isn't giving up on its effort to attract small new casinos to Atlantic City. A bill to be debated Thursday by a state Senate committee would remove the requirements that they be new construction and that one of the projects eventually expands to 500 rooms. "This bill addresses a small-scale casino license, but it can help, so we should...

  • Mayor: Tax help bills should save Taj Mahal casino Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— A tax stabilization plan making its way through the state Legislature should keep Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino from closing, the city's mayor said. The casino's owner, Trump Entertainment Resorts, has set a Dec. 20 closing date for it. The plan approved Monday by the Senate budget committee lets the Trump Taj Mahal and Atlantic City's other...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. Among possible Republican candidates, Romney's 19 percent put him ahead of former Florida governor Jeb Bush with 11 percent, New...

  • Nov 25- New Jersey's retirement system for public employees is in worse shape than previously reported, thanks to recent accounting changes that are starting to be rolled out across the country. Under new pension accounting standards, issued by the Government Accounting Standards Board, the New Jersey system's overall funded level stands at 44 percent for...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- Soon after President Barack Obama announced his immigration plans on Thursday evening, Democrats and Republicans who might be angling for his job in 2016 weighed in on an issue that is almost certain to be at the center of their campaigns. Hillary Clinton, who lost the Democratic nomination to Obama in 2008 and is expected to make a run to be the...

  • Kudlow: Wait...Hillary lost to WHO? Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 11:58 PM ET

    Buried deep inside Tuesday's exit polls is a series of numbers on presidential contenders that will blow your mind, says Larry Kudlow.

  • Gov. Christie: Sit down and shut up!  Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:23 AM ET

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie responds to a heckler who interrupted his speech on the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 28- It's not often that a White House official gets mocked on both Saturday Night Live and a major daily newspaper before he makes his first public appearance. But Ron Klain's low-profile first week as President Barack Obama's behind-the-scenes Ebola "czar" has become another attack point for a White House struggling to show it's on top of the...

  • Obama criticizes states' Ebola quarantine rules Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 4:13 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking at the White House, October 28, 2014

    The U.S. must continue to be a leader in the fight against Ebola by supporting health workers traveling to—and from—West Africa, Obama says.

  • Christie's passionate Twitter defense of quarantine Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 11:42 AM ET
    Gov. Chris Christie arrives at the Delivering Alpha conference in New York, July 16,2014.

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie mounted an impassioned defense of the decision to quarantine a healthcare worker who had contact with Ebola patients.

  • Judge voids union contract with Trump Taj Mahal Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 3:07 PM ET
    The Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J.

    A federal bankruptcy court judge voided a union contract with Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort on Friday.

  • Take a train to NYC? Next year will be a nightmare Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    Sign for New Jersey Transit at Pennsylvania Station in New York.

    Amtrak said it will have to curtail use of the rail tunnels leading to NYC to repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, NYT reports.

  • Montclair, N.J., Sept 24- The New York City suburb of Montclair, New Jersey, may be picturesque, but its roads are a mess. Just paving them would cost $9 million, not including curbs and other features, Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson told state lawmakers on Wednesday.

  • 2016 may loom, but Jeb Bush is focused on business Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 9:53 AM ET

    While other Republicans are thinking about 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is busy tending to a personal business empire.