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Atlantic City casino smoking ban bill to get Feb. 13 hearing

Feb. 01, 2023 18:19 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers will soon discuss a proposed law that would ban smoking in Atlantic City's casinos, the first action in nearly three years on an emotional issue that is dividing casino patrons and sickening some workers. The state Senate Health,...

Feds: Offshore wind not to blame for East Coast whale deaths

Jan. 18, 2023 17:28 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Federal environmental and energy officials moved Wednesday to quell a growing controversy over whether work done by the offshore wind power industry is killing whales in the northeastern U.S., saying there is no evidence this is happening. In a hastily...

Orsted to take full ownership of first NJ offshore wind farm

Jan. 18, 2023 11:52 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Orsted, the Danish wind energy developer, will become the sole owner of the first offshore wind farm planned for New Jersey. The company said Wednesday that it has signed an agreement to buy the remaining 25% ownership stake in Ocean Wind 1 from New...

NJ gambling revenue matches all-time high, with online help

Jan. 17, 2023 17:39 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's gambling revenue matched its all-time high of $5.2 billion in 2022, but only half that amount was won by casinos from in-person gamblers. Figures released Tuesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the casinos, the horse...

Groups: 'No evidence' offshore wind killing whales in NJ-NY

Jan. 17, 2023 14:29 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Environmental and fishing groups said Tuesday there is “no evidence” that site preparation work for offshore wind farms in New Jersey and New York is responsible for a spate of whale deaths in the two states. Many of New Jersey's leading environmental...

Coast Guard rescues tug boat crew off coast of Maryland

Jan. 16, 2023 17:17 PM EST

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — The Coast Guard says seven people were rescued offshore in Ocean City, Maryland, over the weekend. WTOP-FM reports that at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, a crew member on the tug Legacy notified the Maryland-National Capital Region of the Coast Guard that a 1,000-foot...

Kimberly Palmer: How to tackle holiday debt in January

Jan. 16, 2023 07:02 AM EST

After years of being in debt, Rachel Kramer Bussel came to a realization: “If I don’t become proactive about it, I will be in debt for the rest of my life.” For Bussel, a freelance writer near Atlantic City, New Jersey, that meant scaling back spending and putting any available money toward...

Groups seek probe of NY-NJ whale deaths amid wind power prep

Jan. 09, 2023 18:08 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As the stench of a dead whale hung in the air, environmentalists and opponents of offshore wind stood on a beach where the marine mammal lay buried Monday and called for a federal probe into a spate of whale deaths in New Jersey and New York. Groups from...

New president to lead Atlantic City's Hard Rock casino

Jan. 03, 2023 22:46 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's Hard Rock casino on Tuesday hired a new management team as the property pushes for an even greater share of the market. George Goldhoff was named president of the casino and Mike Sampson was named general manager. Both men are expected to...

Atlantic City betting it can put COVID behind it in 2023

Dec. 30, 2022 09:26 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — How well Atlantic City's nine casinos do in clawing their way back to where they were when the COVID pandemic hit nearly three years ago will go a long way toward determining what kind of year 2023 will be for the New Jersey resort town. It will feature...