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New Jersey beefs up its iconic Jersey Shore boardwalks with $100M in repair or rebuilding funds

Feb. 23, 2024 17:30 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A wooden walkway next to Atlantic City casinos credited as being the first boardwalk in the United States and a similar coastal thoroughfare in the musical home of Bruce Springsteen are among Jersey Shore boardwalks that will share $100 million in repair and...

New Jersey gov's wife, a US Senate candidate, opposes power plant that he could kill

Feb. 20, 2024 17:55 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's First Lady Tammy Murphy, who is running for U.S. Senate, said Tuesday she opposes construction of a gas-fired backup power plant in a minority neighborhood already heavily burdened with pollution. But she did not say whether she has discussed her...

Bill would let Atlantic City casinos keep smoking with some more restrictions

Feb. 14, 2024 17:41 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City casinos would be able to continue to allow gamblers to smoke on the casino floor under a new bill that would impose additional restrictions on lighting up. New Jersey state Sen. John Burzichelli introduced a bill Monday giving the casinos...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Feb. 08, 2024 13:57 PM EST

Advance Media New York. February 4, 2024. Editorial: In NY, it’s best of times for sports gambling, worst of times for cannabis It’s looking more and more like New York got mobile sports betting right. Wish we could say the same for the rollout of recreational...

Bill to ban smoking in Atlantic City casinos moves forward on 4th try in New Jersey Legislature

Jan. 29, 2024 17:04 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A measure that would prohibit smoking in Atlantic City's casinos moved forward Monday after three years of going nowhere, heartening casino workers who say they are literally sick and tired of having smoke blown in their faces at work. The New Jersey Senate...

A Republican state senator who's critical of Trump enters race for New Jersey governor

Jan. 27, 2024 15:47 PM EST

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state Sen. Jon Bramnick, a longtime Republican lawmaker and a critic of Donald Trump, launched a campaign for governor on Saturday. The 2025 New Jersey governor's race is already taking shape with candidates in both parties jockeying to...

New Jersey firefighter dies, at least 3 others injured in a house fire in Plainfield

Jan. 27, 2024 15:06 PM EST

PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey firefighter died and at least three others were injured in a house fire in Plainfield, authorities said. Marques Hudson was among the firefighters called to the 8 a.m. Friday blaze in a home across the street from Emerson Elementary School,...

NJ Transit scraps plan for gas-fired backup power plant, heartening environmental justice advocates

Jan. 26, 2024 14:23 PM EST

New Jersey's public transit agency said Friday it is scrapping plans for a backup power plant that would have been fueled by natural gas, heartening environmental justice advocates who targeted it and several other power plants in largely minority areas. NJ Transit said it is...

New Jersey already protects abortion rights. Now Democrats want to cover out-of-pocket costs, too

Jan. 25, 2024 14:57 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Dawn Ericksen was struggling with an opioid addiction a dozen years ago when she got pregnant and realized she couldn’t keep herself safe, much less a baby. Working part-time, she couldn't afford the hundreds of dollars she would need for an abortion and had to turn to a...

New Jersey's governor mourns the death of a sheriff who had 40 years in law enforcement

Jan. 24, 2024 14:12 PM EST

TRENTON ,N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey sheriff who was in law enforcement for more than 40 years has died, but details of his death have not been officially revealed. Richard Berdnik, who served as Passaic County’s sheriff since 2014 and worked as a Clifton police officer before that,...