Tag Archive: Atlantic City

Casinos: A Gamble Not Worth Taking

As the New Jersey Legislature rushed to push through constitutional amendments at the end of the last session, north Jersey casino gambling did not make the cut.  Political infighting over competing plans and between potential gubernatorial candidates took center stage….
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News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Summer shore season closes with sun, warm water. In Atlantic City it ended with packed casino pools, a full beach, and a busy boardwalk on a perfectly sunny day, but tough times are ahead for this city.

With the unofficial end of summer behind us, it is now:

BACK TO SCHOOL

Tom Moran interviews Dale Russakoff, author of new book on Newark school reform, with some interesting answers.

Unresolved labor issues loom large over Newark Schools: Talks on new teacher contract hang fire while administrators enter 6th year without new pact.

After winning their first game, Five Rutgers football players dismissed: but questions remain.

BACK TO WORK

Today riders on 55 bus routes, including 40 NJ Transit lines, will find their buses assigned to new gates as part of an effort to reduce delays at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Since 2000, New Jersey has lost more than 153,000 union workers. But the median annual wages for union workers in New Jersey was 27 percent higher than non-union employees in 2014.

BACK TO POLITICS

Assembly candidates will start to gin up their campaigns. All Assembly seats are up for election in November.

Christie’s attack on clean water: Star-ledger editorial.

Guns, privacy rights and public workers’ pensions are some of the key issues before the state Supreme Court as it begins a new term this month.

Patchwork of laws keep coastal development in check. NJ Spotlight: “The goal is to rein in too much construction, but critics say regulations don’t go far enough.”

Rep. Frank Pallone wields wide power, as the ranking Dem on the House Energy and Commerce Committee – important for New Jersey.