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GWB scandal: Christie says he doesn't recall texts from top aide

northjersey.com — Governor Christie said he does not recall receiving a text from a top aide last year when Port Authority officials were testifying before a legislative panel about the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge. Christie was asked about the text message after a public event Friday.

Mets lose to Giants

blog.northjersey.com — NEW YORK - The Mets dropped their fourth straight game to the Giants this season as the fell, 5-1, on Friday. Jon Niese allowed five runs in eight-plus innings, while the Mets had just two hits off Ryan Vogelsong.

Fitch Ratings looks at effect on Borgata from North Jersey or Orange County, NY casino

blog.northjersey.com — Wonder what a credit rating and research firm would think of an impact on Atlantic City from the opening of a casino in North Jersey or in Orange County, NY - as well as those recent property tax adjustments? Fitch Ratings offered us some idea today.
Aug 01, 2014

Fitch Ratings analyzes how #Borgata would be impacted by North Jersey or Orange County, NY casino ow.ly/zRz1a

Harvey throws off mound for first time

blog.northjersey.com — NEW YORK - Roughly three and a half hours before the first pitch of Friday's game between the Mets and Giants, the Mets bullpen was full of activity. For the first time since he underwent Tommy John surgery in October, Mets ace Matt Harvey pitched off a mound under the watchful eye of pitching coach Dan Warthen.

Thoroughbred racing could take place at Meadowlands Racetrack on Breeders’ Cup weekend

blog.northjersey.com — Monmouth Park announced today that it has submitted a request to the New Jersey Racing Commission to move four all-turf days at the Meadowlands - currently scheduled in September - and run them on Oct. 24 & 25, as well as on Breeders' Cup Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov.
Aug 01, 2014

Live thoroughbred racing at the Meadowlands on Breeders' Cup weekend Oct 31-Nov 1? it's a possibility ow.ly/zRdsF

Programs cut at alternative school in Englewood coming back this fall

northjersey.com — ENGLEWOOD - Three classes not offered at the district's alternative school program since its move to St. Cecilia Interparochial School will resume this fall after workers finish electrical improvements to the building. Board of Education trustee George Garrison III expects workers to complete electrical improvements to the school in time for opening in September.
Aug 01, 2014

Silk-screening, embroidery & videography to return to #Englewood's E.A.G.L.E. program: bit.ly/1kqzWeX

Egypt sending PM to Gaza, denounces Israel assault

northjersey.com — CAIRO - Egypt's Islamist president vowed to work to stop Israel's campaign against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, calling it an "unacceptable aggression" and ordering his prime minister to travel to the territory in a show of support.
Aug 01, 2014

Flashback: #Egypt recalled its ambassador, thousands of activists and PM went to #Gaza agst "unacceptable aggression" northjersey.com/news/egypt-sen…

Borgata to judge: we did, too, report the Phil Ivey baccarat winnings issue to state regulators

blog.northjersey.com — Interesting, and I think unusual, followup in the Borgata v Phil Ivey case: Borgata's attorneys sent a filing to U.S. District Court Judge Noel Hillman dated Thursday.
Aug 01, 2014

Borgata to fed judge: @PhilIvey is wrong. we did, too, report alleged $10M card game fraud to NJ regulators ow.ly/zQHgx

PokerStars sale to Amaya now complete

blog.northjersey.com — Is this announcement today a precursor to approval of the PokerStars brand for online gaming in New Jersey? It could well be. Here it is: "("Amaya" or the "Corporation") announced today the completion of its previously announced acquisition of 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of privately held Oldford Group Limited ("Oldford Group"), the parent company of Isle of Man-headquartered Rational Group Ltd.
Aug 01, 2014

here's full release from Amaya re PokerStars purchase, which could lead way to NJ approval ow.ly/zQkhr h/t @OPreport

Leonia police search for suit-wearing suspect in home burglaries [video]

northjersey.com — LEONIA - Police are on the hunt for a suit-wearing, Spanish-speaking man they say broke into two homes last month and tried to break into a third Thursday afternoon. The man - who was caught on video during one of the burglaries - stole jewelry, cash and credit cards from homes on Cottage Place and Hillside Avenue on July 18, Capt.
Aug 01, 2014

Have you seen this man? #Leonia PD on hunt for suit-wearing, Spanish-speaking home burglar: bit.ly/1kqgtev

Klapisch: Baseball's big trade day deflating for Yankees, Mets

northjersey.com — The Jon Lester deal to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes was seen and raised by Detroit plucking David Price from the Rays. It's hard to imagine anyone else battling for the American League pennant at this point, not after general managers Billy Beane and Dave Dombrowski targeted each other at the deadline.
Aug 01, 2014

#Yankees modest upgrades will help, but not as much as the return of Tanaka and Pineda. (Don’t hold your breath) bit.ly/1xKphfF

Devils enter analytics age with Sunny Mehta heading new department

fireandice.northjersey.com — Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello finally confirmed this week what has been known since early June: the team has hired former professional poker player Sunny Mehta to head their new analytics department. Mehta, 36, has local roots. He grew up in Wyckoff and graduated from Ramapo High School.
Aug 01, 2014

Fire & Ice blog: Devils enter analytics age with Sunny Mehta heading new department: fireandice.northjersey.com/fire-ice-1.174…

Englewood names former principal as schools chief

northjersey.com — ENGLEWOOD - A familiar face will soon be roaming the halls as an administrator in the city's schools, after the school board on Thursday appointed the district's former middle school principal to lead the district.
Aug 01, 2014

Former #Englewood middle school principal returns as interim superintendent: bit.ly/1kqgIpN