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Update on Efforts to Allow Sports Betting in New Jersey

Update on Efforts to Allow Sports Betting in New Jersey
BY ERIC GUNDERSEN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Senator Raymond Lesniak, the leading legislative proponent of sports betting in New Jersey, issued the following statement on Monday in response to the Attorney General’s directive and the legal motion filed in federal court by the Christie Administration to allow casinos and racetracks in the state to operate sports pools:

“This is what we’ve been working to achieve: to allow sports betting in New Jersey that is legally sanctioned and beneficial to the casinos, racetracks and the state’s economy. It comes at a key time for the casino industry in Atlantic City. Sports betting will help restore lost jobs and position New Jersey as a leader in a business with national and international appeal.

 

White House’s Tuition Challenge Being Met in New Jersey

White House’s Tuition Challenge Being Met in New Jersey
BY MICHAEL W. KLEIN, JD, PhD
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
In his weekly radio address on August 16, President Obama challenged colleges “to do their part to bring down costs” and lighten the tuition...

N.J. Teacher Contract Settlement Rates Average 2.42 Percent for 2014-2015

N.J. Teacher Contract Settlement Rates Average 2.42 Percent for 2014-2015
BY ANN MARIE SMITH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON - The average public school teacher in New Jersey will receive a 2.42 percent raise in the 2014-2015 school year, the New Jersey School Boards...

UPDATE: New Jersey Church Up in Flames

UPDATE: New Jersey Church Up in Flames
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Paterson church that caught fire on Wednesday was completely decimated, but thankfully there were no casualties.

About 80 firefighters battled heat and humidity alon...

Sometimes Road Rage Follows Chris Christie

Sometimes Road Rage Follows Chris Christie
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Very often there is rage expressed at a Chris Christie town hall meeting: Either by someone in attendance, or by the New Jersey governor himself.

On Monday, it was Chris...

Saga of an Atlantic County Hotel and Price Gouging

Saga of an Atlantic County Hotel and Price Gouging
BY ERIC GUNDERSEN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

NEWARK – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today announced that Amy Hotels, LLC, d/b/a “Econo Lodge” (“Amy H...

Dead Body Found in Fairfield

Dead Body Found in Fairfield
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

In Fairfield Township, a suspicious death has local authorities investigating.

A body was discovered late Sunday afternoon.

According to The Press of Atlantic City, a woma...

Chris Christie Pushed to Drop Bruce Springsteen

Chris Christie Pushed to Drop Bruce Springsteen
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Governor Chris Christie’s town hall meetings have often led to heated exchanges.

A woman who attended a town hall affair in Long Branch this week got into some dangerous...

6 Reasons Chris Christie Against Open Space for NJ

6 Reasons Chris Christie Against Open Space for NJ
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

There will be a question coming up on your November election ballot about whether New Jersey should use more money on open space policies.

State voters usually pass ball...

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