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Revel Casino to close in September

Revel Casino in Atlantic City will close next month.

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'I believe that God enables all things to work for the greater good'

Today is officially the ten-year anniversary of former Gov. James McGreevey's "Gay American" announcement, when he told the State of New Jersey he would resign from office.

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Governor files nominations

Governor Chris Christie today filed the following nominations with the State Senate...

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Sweeney in North Jersey again tomorrow

Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) will take a swing through North Jersey again tomorrow, this time allowing himself to get squired around by state Sen. Paul Sarlo (D-36) at Hackensack University Medical Center; and highlighting what Sweeney sees as the governor's failure to finance the Transportation Trust Fund in Lyndhurst.

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Revel: no 'qualified bidders'

A source familiar with Revel said the Atlantic City casino's board will vote today to have an expedited closing, and will announce that there are currently no qualified bidders to purchase the bankrupt business.

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PolitickerNJ's Bonamo to appear on weekend TV

PolitickerNJ reporter Mark Bonamo will appear on a weekend public interest television program. 

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The Death of Joan Bramhall

The Daily Record this afternoon issued a report on the shooting deaths of Joan and John Bramhall, which has more details than anything else written to this point.

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A View from the Bridge: Sokolich to fundraise for Tedesco

George Washington Bridge Mayor Mark Sokolich of Fort Lee on Monday will helm a fundraiser for Bergen County Executive candidate James Tedesco.

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Report: Christie returns Monday with statewide crime-fighting initiative

Two weeks after local mayors bound together to launch an anti-crime initiative, Gov. Chris Christie will follow suit with his own plan.

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Christie: Union City down, Mexico next

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey will journey to Mexico next month "to meet with the country’s new president, court its corporate titans and mingle with its cultural leaders," according to a report today in The New York Times.

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Christie invades South Carolina

On his first visit to South Carolina as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Gov. Chris Christie stayed in "moderate Charleston, in contrast to other potential GOP candidates who made early visits to conservatives elsewhere," according to an ABC News report.

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Legislation needed for publicly financed gubernatorial elections

By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor.  Not only is there no current legal... Read More >


(9-17-14) Viral Video Prompts Questionable NJ Municipal Ordinance -  Socrates said, “While I might disagree with what you say, I will defend to the death your right to say... more »
The Correct Foreign Policy – Neither Fortress America Nor Pax Americana      Last week marked the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War 2.  It started with the... more »
(Asbury Park, NJ) -- There's a word for someone who says one thing and does another: hypocrite.  There's no shortage of 'em in Trenton -- from ... more »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »

Quote of the Day

quote of the day

“Clearly there’s some resemblance with Theodore Roosevelt. That direct confrontational style of leadership.” - historian Doris Hearns Goodwin, referring to Gov. Chris Christie.

- The Times of Trenton


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