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Revel to become Ocean Resort Casino in $200 million deal

A $200 million deal for the Revel was finalized during last week’s blizzard, the Associated Press reported. Colorado developer Bruce Deifik plans to open the formerly failed casino as the Ocean Resort Casino this summer, around the same time the former Trump Taj Mahal casino will reopen nearby under the Hard Rock brand. The new casino would bring with it 2,500 to 3,000 jobs. “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood,” said Mayor Frank Gilliam,
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State attorney general warns of transactions involving cryptocurrency like Bitcoins

Investors should be cautious about transactions involving cryptocurrency, state Attorney General Christopher Porrino warns. “Cryptocurrencies may be the new rage when it comes to investments, but there are significant risks associated with transactions involving these predominantly unregulated currencies,” Porrino said. “Investors should fully understand the types of currency and transactions being pitched to them before agreeing to invest.” Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, are a medium of exchange created and stored electronically in the
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State DOT assisting in clearing Atlantic City’s still-snowed-in streets

Still snowed in from the blizzard, Atlantic City? Mayor Frank Gilliam and the state have a plan. Without enough equipment or manpower to completely clear the city’s streets, the state Department of Transportation is lending help — and about 40 vehicles. “We plan on working 24 hours a day even in these temperatures,” said Andrew Tunnard, assistant commission of operations for the DOT. Gilliam held a press conference outside the Surf Stadium as the fleet
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Former Miss Americas taking the helm after leaked email debacle

The Miss America Organization tapped into its past titleholders to find its new leadership. After CEO Sam Haskell and stepped down after a Huffington Post story shed light on emails with sexist and vulgar remarks about winners, the pageant is starting anew. Miss America 1989 and former Fox news anchor Gretchen Carlson will be the new chairman of the Board of Directors. The board also added Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler Fleiss, Miss America 2000
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BreakingAC merges with Business Leaders Edge

BreakingAC recently merged with Business Leaders Edge in a move that will help expand the Atlantic County-based online news site. The support from Business Leader’s Edge, a South Jersey-based company, will allow BreakingAC.com to continue serving the community with local news. “This merger will also help us expand our sources and timely delivery of important and accurate news occurring in Atlantic County,” said BreakingAC founder Lynda Cohen. “The plan is to grow the website to become the place
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CRDA may look to split with Miss America after leaked emails exposed

The CRDA is looking to possibly get out of its Miss America contract in light of emails leaked to the Huffington Post that include fat- and slut-shaming of women who have worn the crown. In early 2016, the CRDA agreed to a three-year, $11.9 million deal for Miss America, which ends next year. But lawyers are reportedly looking to get out of the contract now after the story by Yashar Ali. In one email Miss
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Absecon man dies of injuries sustained working on car in Walmart lot

An Absecon man injured while working on his car in a Walmart parking lot has died. Joseph McGowan, 44, was trying to fix his car at about 3:40 p.m. Tuesday while in the Egg Harbor Township lot when the car rolled of the jack and onto him. People in the area got him out from under the car before police arrived. He was treated at the scene by members of the Egg Harbor Township Ambulance Squad
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Police find drugs, guns during Egg Harbor City car stop

Two Pleasantville men were arrested Monday, after two semi-automatic handguns and 90 grams of marijuana were found during a car stop in Egg Harbor City. An investigation by Egg Harbor City officers and a Galloway Township K-9 officer led to the stop of Wilberto Feliciano Jr., 22, and Stanley Jean-Mary, 21, police said. Police found the guns and marijuana, along with $770 in cash and a various boxes of handgun ammunition, according to the report. At least
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Atlantic City man indicted in human-trafficking case sparked by drug overdose

An Atlantic City man who allegedly beat women he forced to sell their bodies on the street has been indicted on charges of human trafficking and promoting prostitution. Tahir Gregory, 38, has been jailed since his arrest in September, when he was accused of forcing two women to engage in prostitution by using threats of bodily harm and drugs. One of the women also had her identification documents taken by Gregory. At a detention hearing
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Woman uses keys to fend off attacker at Birch Grove Park

A woman was able to fend off an attack at Birch Grove Park by using her keys, police said. The 26-year-old woman told police she was walking the trails at the Northfield park at about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, when she passed a man, who then started following her, Capt. Steve Steinecke said. He caught up to her and grabbed her from behind in a bear hug, then reached around and grabbed her crotch, according to
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