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The last hand of blackjack at Atlantic City's Showboat

app.com — "Last hand," the pit boss called out at the lone blackjack table still taking action at the Showboat Casino and Hotel, which closed Sunday afternoon after 27 years. Bets were placed, the dealer flipped over the jack of hearts to the chagrin of all at the table.

Asante, Santangelo pick up Big South weekly honors

app.com — When the Monmouth University football team was independent last season, weekly recognition was hard to come by given the lack of conference affiliation. The Hawks are now an associate member of the Big South and after the very first game of the season, that problem has been rectified.
Sep 01, 2014

ICYMI: Asante, Santangelo pick up Big South weekly honors on.app.com/1pAy0C4

Sep 01, 2014

RT @Joshua_Newman: There wasn't much weekly recognition when Monmouth was independent in 2013. Times have changed after only Week 1. on.app.com/1pAy0C4

Sep 01, 2014

There wasn't much weekly recognition when Monmouth was independent in 2013. Times have changed after only Week 1. on.app.com/1pAy0C4

Brick cops looking for gas station stabber

app.com — Police are investigating a daylight stabbing at the K and D Gulf station on Burnt Tavern Road that was reported at 12:34 p.m., said Sgt. Henry Drew. One stabbing victim was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. The Gulf is just east of the Garden State Parkway northbound entrance and is across the street from a 7-Eleven.
Sep 01, 2014

Manhunt ongoing now for armed guy in Brick who stabbed someone at a gas station on.app.com/1u9FKu7 via @AsburyParkPress

Rutgers’ Aiken treats B1G award as Christmas morning

app.com — The holiday season is just under four months away, but Johnathan Aiken seemed to think he was in the middle of it on Monday morning. The senior free safety was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Monday morning after a strong showing in Rutgers' season-opening, come-from-behind 41-38 victory over Washington St.
Sep 01, 2014

.@RFootball's Johnathan Aiken felt like it was Christmas when he was named B!G Defensive Player of the Week. Love it. on.app.com/1pAMMsB

Amtrak: New tunnels needed after Sandy damage

app.com — Amtrak's chief planner for Northeast Corridor talks tunnels- how the old Hudson River rail tunnels were flooded with 13 million gallons of water and will need to be closed for a complete rebuild- which makes building the 2 new Gateway tunnels critical.

5 growing jobs that don't need a college degree

app.com — When she was in high school, Kelly Everhard watched older students march off to college, take out thousands of dollars in loans and then graduate into an economy where jobs were scarce. ¶ For Everhard, it didn't make sense. So she skipped college, went to trade school, and learned to repair cars.
Sep 01, 2014

Happy Labor Day-Beginning of School: 5 growing jobs that don't need college degree on.app.com/1pAgWMx via @AsburyParkPress @inBLOOMbuzz

Dye the Ocean Green event marks summer's end

app.com — Allenhurst Beach Club dyes the ocean green, Sunday, August 31, 2014, to mark the end of summer in Allenhurst, NJ. Photo by Jason Towlen

Sandy homeowners in and out of rental home market

app.com — Margaret Quinn responded to 32 online ads, spoke with 14 real estate agents, went to 10 open houses, called four apartment complexes, asked FEMA for a trailer and sought advice from Gov. Chris Christie on how she could find a short-term rental for her family when it came time for her rebuilt house to be elevated.
Sep 01, 2014

RT @RussZimmer: Also from the weekend>>> How #Sandy continues to complicate an already complicated rental housing market in #NewJersy http:…

Sep 01, 2014

Also from the weekend>>> How #Sandy continues to complicate an already complicated rental housing market in #NewJersy on.app.com/1pvtvbU