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Ivan Pelaez, right watches his wife, Jenna Pelaez, of Belleville, N.J., left, react as friends and loved ones sing

Memorial Day picnic plans? Keep it to 25 people, Murphy says

May. 22, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — People can gather outdoors in groups of as many as 25, instead of 10, and Memorial Day cookouts can go forward if people keep their distance from one another, Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday. Public and private campgrounds may also reopen, the Democrat said during a news conference in...

This June 20, 2019 photo shows gamblers playing slot machines at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. On May 22, 2020, New Jersey gambling regulators released figures showing that Atlantic City's nine casinos posted a collective gross operating profit of $29.6 million in the first three months of this year, down 65% from the same period a year ago due to casino closures during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Virus closures send Atlantic City casino profits down 65%

May. 22, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casinos saw their gross operating profits fall by more than 65% in the first quarter of this year, according to figures released Friday. The statistics cover only the first two weeks of casino closures due to the coronavirus outbreak; second-quarter earnings are...

A police officer issues Atilis Gym co-owners Ian Smith, left, and Frank Trumbetti summons outside outside their gym in Bellmawr, N.J., Monday, May 18, 2020. The gym in New Jersey reopened for business early Monday, defying a state order that shut down nonessential businesses to help stem the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Murphy sketches 3-stage restart, announces more openings

May. 18, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday unveiled what he called a three-stage blueprint to reopening the economy from the COVID-19 shutdown, saying he was signing an order letting batting cages, golf driving ranges and some other businesses open up. The approach goes from more...

This July 11, 2014 aerial photo shows the shoreline in Atlantic City, N.J. The city's voters will decide on May 12, 2020, whether to eliminate an elected mayor in favor of an appointed city manager. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Atlantic City casinos shatter revenue-drop record -- again

May. 13, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — April was the cruelest month — ever — for Atlantic City casinos, as state earnings figures released Wednesday shattered a record in revenue declines that had been set just a month ago. The coronavirus outbreak pushed revenue at the seaside resort's nine casinos down...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020 file photo, Mayor Marty Small speaks at a church in Atlantic City N.J. during a press conference to rally opposition to a proposed change of government that would eliminate an elected mayor. The all-mail vote is taking place Tuesday May 12, 2020 but results might not be known for several days afterward. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, file)

Atlantic City voters keep their government amid pandemic

May. 13, 2020 9:34 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City will fight its way through the coronavirus pandemic and attempt to rebuild its devastated casino-based economy under its current form of government. Although it could be next week before all the votes are counted, Atlantic City’s mayor declared victory...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020 file photo, Mayor Marty Small speaks at a church in Atlantic City N.J. during a press conference to rally opposition to a proposed change of government that would eliminate an elected mayor. The all-mail vote is taking place Tuesday May 12, 2020 but results might not be known for several days afterward. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, file)

Atlantic City voters appear to reject a change of government

May. 12, 2020 10:16 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The “Boardwalk Empire” may have struck back. It could be next week before all the votes are counted, but Atlantic City's mayor declared victory Tuesday night in a special election in which early returns showed voters strongly rejecting a proposal to eliminate a...

Cemetery workers wearing hazmat suits bury the coffin containing the remains of 71-year-old Neide Rodrigues Rosa, who died from the new coronavirus according to her son Sergio Rodrigues, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, May 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

The Latest: Pakistan lifts lockdown amid jump in virus cases

May. 9, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Pakistan begins lifting weeks-long lockdown despite another...

This May 15, 2019 photo, shows the exterior of the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, New Jersey gambling regulators gave New York hedge fund Luxor Capital Group final approval to own the casino after hearing evidence of the once-troubled casino's financial turnaround. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Atlantic City casinos' profits increase by 5.8% in 2019

May. 7, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casinos saw their operating profits rise by 5.8% in 2019 compared with a year earlier, according to earnings reports released Thursday. But part of that was due to big increases in profitability in the online operations of Caesars Entertainment and Resorts. Only...

This May 15, 2019 photo, shows the exterior of the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, New Jersey gambling regulators gave New York hedge fund Luxor Capital Group final approval to own the casino after hearing evidence of the once-troubled casino's financial turnaround. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Its finances improved, Ocean Casino's owners OK'd by NJ

May. 6, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Beginning its life as the star-crossed Revel, the Atlantic City casino now known as the Ocean Casino Resort had known little other than debt, bankruptcy and failure, which ultimately led to its closure. But since a New York hedge fund took over last year, Ocean Resort has turned...

In a  June 20, 2019 photo, a dealer conducts a card game at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City N.J. On Tuesday, May 5, 2020 unions and casino workers in four states called for casinos to provide protective equipment and adopt strict cleaning and health measures before casinos reopen in the U.S. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Workers want virus protections before casinos reopen

May. 5, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Casino workers across the country want their employers to provide them with protective equipment and adopt tough new cleaning and social distancing policies before the gambling halls reopen during the coronavirus outbreak. Union leaders and workers from casinos in Las Vegas,...