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Protest held in Atlantic City, handful of people arrested

Jul. 4, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Fourth of July protest against racial injustice in New Jersey ended following the arrest of seven demonstrators at the Atlantic City Expressway. The Press of Atlantic City reports that the protest began at 1 p.m. Saturday in front of Atlantic City's public safety building, one...

A large crowd fills the beach in Manasquan, N.J. on June 28, 2020. With large crowds expected at the Jersey Shore for the July Fourth weekend, some are worried that a failure to heed mask-wearing and social distancing protocols could accelerate the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Virus concerns grow — as do crowds flocking to Jersey Shore

Jul. 3, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — As coronavirus-related restrictions are eased and temperatures climb, people are flocking back to the Jersey Shore. And with the July Fourth holiday weekend upon us, that's making some people nervous, particularly given the large crowds that have surfaced at some popular shore spots...

The Latest: South Korea has 63 newly confirmed virus cases

Jul. 2, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 63 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 as health authorities scramble to mobilize public health tools to the southwestern city of Gwangju, where more than 50 people were found sickened over the past week. The figures announced by the Korea Centers for Disease Control...

Marita and Joe Dinnini wear masks and gloves while playing a slot machine at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, July 2, 2020. Eager to hit the slot machines and table games after a 108-day absence, gamblers wore face masks and did without smoking and drinking Thursday as Atlantic City's casinos reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic that has drastically changed things both inside and outside the casino walls. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Playgrounds, rides, libraries, museums reopen in New Jersey

Jul. 2, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's playgrounds, water and amusement parks, libraries and museums reopened Thursday after a monthslong pause because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Atlantic City's casinos also reopened, though without smoking, drinking and indoor dining. New Jersey continues to reopen businesses...

Jeorganna Barnes, a worker at Harrah's casino in Atlantic City, N.J., wipes slot machines with disinfectant Wednesday, July 1, 2020, as the casino prepared to reopen after 3 1/2 months of being shut down due to the coronavirus. Five of Atlantic City's casinos will reopen on Thursday, while three others, including Harrah's, will open Friday. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Alaska Airlines secures loans; casinos in NJ reopening

Jul. 2, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ TRANSPORTATION: Alaska Airlines has secured nearly $1.2 billion in...

Craps players and dealers are seperated by partitions at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, July 2, 2020. Eager to hit the slot machines and table games after a 108-day absence, gamblers wore face masks and did without smoking and drinking Thursday as Atlantic City's casinos reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic that has drastically changed things both inside and outside the casino walls. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Atlantic City casinos reopen in a changed pandemic world

Jul. 2, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eager to hit the slot machines and table games after a 108-day absence, gamblers wore face masks and did without smoking and drinking Thursday as Atlantic City's casinos reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic that has drastically changed things both inside and outside the casino...

Melonie Johnson, the new president of the Borgata casino poses outside the casino Monday, June 29, 2020, in Atlantic City N.J.  Johnson is making history as the first Black woman to hold the title of president of an Atlantic City casino, and she’s one of only a small handful of women with such a job nationwide.  (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Borgata president one of few Black women to run a US casino

Jul. 1, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Melonie Johnson is making history as the first Black woman to hold the title of president of an Atlantic City casino, and she's one of only a small handful of women with such a job nationwide. But right now, she's dealing with a different sort of history-making challenge:...

In this June 24, 2020 photo, Dean Loveland, a worker at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City N.J., installs plexiglass barriers between player positions at a card table at the casino a week before it was to reopen amid the coronavirus outbreak. Smoking, drinking and eating will all be prohibited when Atlantic City's casinos reopen after being shut for three months due to the coronavirus outbreak under rules imposed by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on June 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

No smoking, drinking or eating as Atlantic City casinos open

Jun. 30, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City tried Prohibition once before. It worked so well that Nucky Johnson, the legendary politician and racketeer, built a Boardwalk empire immortalized on HBO nearly a century later. It also tried banning smoking, too. That lasted for 20 days as smokers stayed away,...

Meghan Griffin stands at the entrance of a store offering masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer at Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J., Monday, June 29, 2020. New Jersey's indoor shopping malls reopened Monday from their COVID-19 closure. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy set the date earlier this month after he shuttered many sectors of the state's economy because of the outbreak. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NJ halts indoor dining restart, citing mask use, distancing

Jun. 29, 2020 10:48 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday postponed the resumption of indoor dining, and banned drinking and smoking at Atlantic City's casinos as they reopen this week, causing one casino to scrap plans to reopen anytime soon. Murphy said he acted because of a lack of compliance...

New Jersey gov: Smoking, drinking and eating will be banned in Atlantic City casinos when they reopen from shutdowns

Jun. 29, 2020 10:47 PM EDT
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gov: Smoking, drinking and eating will be banned in Atlantic City casinos when they reopen from shutdowns.