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August 18, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
What explains Revel ? How could Wall Street banks, hedge funds, investment managers, and elected officials combine to burn $2.4 billion in other people's money on a hotel-casino no one wants? When New Jersey legalized Atlantic City casinos in the 1970s, the state set out to tame the historically small-time, cash-based, illegal gambling business and make it a safe place - not just for senior-citizen slots jockeys, but for the really big gamblers who bet with Americans' pension, hedge fund, and bank dollars.
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August 13, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Officials declined comment Monday on a report that there were no qualified bidders to buy the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. Revel's board of directors was reportedly meeting Monday, in advance of a bankruptcy auction that has been delayed until Thursday. Revel is in bankruptcy court for the second time in little more than a year. Executives say the $2.4 billion casino will close and shed its 3,200 employees if a buyer cannot be found. A report Monday by NBC10 said no acceptable bids had been received, citing an unidentified source.
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August 12, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bryan Eichen, 13, grew up watching his older brothers compete in JCC Maccabi Games soccer tournaments and is eager to play now that he's old enough. "I want to be a part of it," he said, eyes wide, as he and his parents, Lisa and Eduard of Voorhees waited in the cafeteria of Eastern Regional High School for three towering 16-year-old soccer players from California. The Eichens are a host family for the teens from Woodland Hills, Calif., who will be among 1,200 athletes participating in Cherry Hill, one of three host cities for the annual Olympic-style event for Jewish teens.
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August 18, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
A seminar that teaches attendees how to grow their own marijuana is coming next weekend to Atlantic City, a town that has broken ground before by dabbling in vices. The course offering will be a first on the East Coast, said Dale Sky Jones, chancellor of Oaksterdam University, an Oakland, Calif., marijuana school that has graduated 18,000 students since its 2007 opening. Never mind that planting your own weed is illegal in the Garden State. And that Gov. Christie has vowed that he will not allow New Jersey to "turn into California" and that he will not waver from the strict, dispensary-only medical-marijuana model.
NEWS
August 7, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - The words common sense were mentioned quite a bit during Shaneen Allen's hearing yesterday in Atlantic County Superior Court. Allen, 27, cried for a moment in the hallway with her son Naiare and his father after a judge denied her motion to dismiss weapons charges filed against her in October and refused to overturn a prosecutor's decision to deny her entry into a first-time-offender diversion program. So Allen walked back into court, turned down a plea deal that would have given her a 3 1/2-year sentence and decided to go to trial in October, hoping a jury would use some common sense and not send a working mother of two to prison for not knowing New Jersey's gun laws.
NEWS
August 11, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Too bad a sparkling blue train with a mighty engine isn't around to deliver thousands of tourists to Atlantic City. There once was. The Blue Comet had streaked across the length of New Jersey, bringing 367,000 passengers to America's Playground in a run that began a few months before the Great Depression hit in 1929 and that ended a dozen years later. So where is this iconic train now, at a time when the troubled seashore resort searches desperately for new ways to again be a destination?
NEWS
August 15, 2014
KNOW WHAT you need in August ahead of the heart of the gubernatorial race? Substantive jobs data showing that Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf both fudge numbers. And, yeah, it's shocking to think that pols use stats solely to their advantage. And I realize efforts to claw toward the truth of complex issues can lose readers. Plus there are lots of stats. But here goes. Let's talk job growth. And although top economists suggest that the best jobs measure is long-term net jobs, let's start with just private-sector growth.
NEWS
May 11, 2013 | By Katie Zezima, Associated Press
NEWARK, N.J. - The location of the trees that Joyce Kilmer wrote were more lovely than any poem has long been in dispute, with a handful of towns from Massachusetts to Indiana claiming to have inspired the verse. But a New Jersey historian said he now has irrefutable proof that Kilmer was stirred by the woods of the Ramapo Valley when he wrote the well-known words, "I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree. " Alex Michelini, founder of the Joyce Kilmer Society in Mahwah, said Friday that a letter written in 1929 by Kilmer's widow, Aline, to a graduate student shows that "Trees" was written on Feb. 2, 1913, at the couple's former home in Mahwah.
NEWS
November 8, 2012
Question 1 Do you approve an amendment to the New Jersey Constitution, as agreed to by the Legislature, to allow contributions set by law to be taken from the salaries of Supreme Court Justices and Superior Court Judges for their employee benefits? (93% of the vote) Yes . . . 1,274,618 No . . . 774,121 Question 2 Do you approve the "Building Our Future Bond Act"? This bond act authorizes the State to issue bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $750 million to provide matching grants to New Jersey's colleges and universities.
NEWS
January 19, 2006
In his inaugural, Gov. Corzine said he would "never settle for less than excellence. " What does that mean to you in terms of how the state operates? What should he do to ensure that fellow state leaders uphold that same standard? Share your ideas in essays of 250 words or fewer. E-mail us by Wednesday at sjvoices@phillynews.com, fax 856-779-3221, or write to The Inquirer, attn: Community Voices, 53 Haddonfield Rd., Suite 300, Cherry Hill, N.J. 08002. Please put "Corzine" in the subject line.
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August 19, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
PATCO commuters will face another reduction in service sooner than expected so that construction workers have more time to replace tracks and ties on the Ben Franklin Bridge. The new schedule, with fewer inconveniences for riders than the one that lasted from Memorial Day until Aug. 1, will start Friday. It is slated to last until Oct. 21. Previously, PATCO had said the new round of construction would require a 50-day reduced schedule, starting on Labor Day weekend. The new reductions in service will be caused by the closure of the track on the north side of the bridge for replacement of tracks, ties, signals, and other equipment.
NEWS
August 18, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
A seminar that teaches attendees how to grow their own marijuana is coming next weekend to Atlantic City, a town that has broken ground before by dabbling in vices. The course offering will be a first on the East Coast, said Dale Sky Jones, chancellor of Oaksterdam University, an Oakland, Calif., marijuana school that has graduated 18,000 students since its 2007 opening. Never mind that planting your own weed is illegal in the Garden State. And that Gov. Christie has vowed that he will not allow New Jersey to "turn into California" and that he will not waver from the strict, dispensary-only medical-marijuana model.
BUSINESS
August 18, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
What explains Revel ? How could Wall Street banks, hedge funds, investment managers, and elected officials combine to burn $2.4 billion in other people's money on a hotel-casino no one wants? When New Jersey legalized Atlantic City casinos in the 1970s, the state set out to tame the historically small-time, cash-based, illegal gambling business and make it a safe place - not just for senior-citizen slots jockeys, but for the really big gamblers who bet with Americans' pension, hedge fund, and bank dollars.
NEWS
August 15, 2014
KNOW WHAT you need in August ahead of the heart of the gubernatorial race? Substantive jobs data showing that Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf both fudge numbers. And, yeah, it's shocking to think that pols use stats solely to their advantage. And I realize efforts to claw toward the truth of complex issues can lose readers. Plus there are lots of stats. But here goes. Let's talk job growth. And although top economists suggest that the best jobs measure is long-term net jobs, let's start with just private-sector growth.
NEWS
August 13, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
As Gov. Christie travels the country to support Republicans running for governor, he also is charting a course that could bear on his ability to seek the party's nomination for president in 2016. Christie has traveled to 21 states as chairman of the Republican Governors Association - a tally that will grow to 26 by the end of the month, according to the RGA. The governor is due to head to Maine on Tuesday and Alabama and Mississippi on Wednesday. Among the states Christie has visited are several with early primaries and caucuses that will be key to the 2016 contest, including Iowa and New Hampshire - trips that drew wide media attention - and South Carolina, where Christie is expected to head in September.
BUSINESS
August 13, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Officials declined comment Monday on a report that there were no qualified bidders to buy the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. Revel's board of directors was reportedly meeting Monday, in advance of a bankruptcy auction that has been delayed until Thursday. Revel is in bankruptcy court for the second time in little more than a year. Executives say the $2.4 billion casino will close and shed its 3,200 employees if a buyer cannot be found. A report Monday by NBC10 said no acceptable bids had been received, citing an unidentified source.
NEWS
August 12, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bryan Eichen, 13, grew up watching his older brothers compete in JCC Maccabi Games soccer tournaments and is eager to play now that he's old enough. "I want to be a part of it," he said, eyes wide, as he and his parents, Lisa and Eduard of Voorhees waited in the cafeteria of Eastern Regional High School for three towering 16-year-old soccer players from California. The Eichens are a host family for the teens from Woodland Hills, Calif., who will be among 1,200 athletes participating in Cherry Hill, one of three host cities for the annual Olympic-style event for Jewish teens.
NEWS
August 11, 2014
ISSUE | TEACHING Urban classrooms can be places of joy Urban teachers do have resources for success: quality induction programs, mentoring, workshops, professional development on a large number of topics, best-practices sessions, online courses, and advice from experts such as administrators, union leaders, school police, and more ("Sink-or-swim model for teachers needs reform," July 31). In my 17 years in the School District, I experienced many joys working in five different schools; four of them, unquestionably, with difficult environments.
NEWS
August 11, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Too bad a sparkling blue train with a mighty engine isn't around to deliver thousands of tourists to Atlantic City. There once was. The Blue Comet had streaked across the length of New Jersey, bringing 367,000 passengers to America's Playground in a run that began a few months before the Great Depression hit in 1929 and that ended a dozen years later. So where is this iconic train now, at a time when the troubled seashore resort searches desperately for new ways to again be a destination?
NEWS
August 10, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
LINWOOD - Here in deep South Jersey, they do not need any fancy-pants TV weather forecasters, with their Doppler radar, team coverage, and complicated love lives. They've got big, lanky, cerebral, nice guy Dan Skeldon, the Jimmy Stewart of meteorologists, working for NBC40, based just outside Atlantic City, soon to lose its NBC affiliation (thanks, Comcast), still vowing to keep broadcasting, out of the converted Frito-Lay warehouse on Route 9. For locals, Skeldon, 38, a Cornell University graduate, was the face of Hurricane Irene, the derecho of June 2012, and the big one, Hurricane Sandy.
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