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Christie makes stop before U.S. Chamber of Commerce group on busy travel day

northjersey.com — Governor Christie mixed his ambition to be president with his current duties as head of a national party group trying to elect Republicans to be governors of other states as he spoke before a U.S. Chamber of Commerce group in Washington on Tuesday.
Oct 21, 2014

Christie makes stop before U.S. Chamber of Commerce group on busy travel day, reports @record_dc shar.es/1mQ7cY

Oct 21, 2014

In DC speech to biz group, @GovChristie says Repub govs will count votes the right way in 2016 owl.li/D7hQ7

After watchjing first five games, Larsson excited to make season debut tonight for Devils

fireandice.northjersey.com — As expected, defenseman Adam Larsson will make his season debut for the Devils tonight when they take on the Rangers at Prudential Center. Larsson was a healthy scratch for the first five games of the season. Eric Gelinas will sit in his place.
Oct 21, 2014

Fire & Ice blog: After watching first five games, Adam Larsson excited to make season debut for Devils tonight: fireandice.northjersey.com/fire-ice-1.174…

Yankees' CC Sabathia ready for a heavy workload in 2015

northjersey.com — NEW YORK - As the World Series plays on, CC Sabathia's October baseball consists of twice-weekly throwing sessions at Yankee Stadium and unlimited thoughts of 2015. Three months after his season-ending right knee surgery, Sabathia feels "pretty much back to 100 percent'' and ready to resume a 32-start, 200-inning workload in next year's Yankees rotation.

New Jerseyans across the spectrum reject idea of allowing booze drinking on Atlantic City Boardwalk, Rutgers poll says

blog.northjersey.com — Of all the Rutgers-Eagleton Atlantic City-related poll results announced today, the one that surprises me most is the answers to this one: "Some have suggested that allowing Atlantic City [should] be more like Las Vegas, for example by allowing open alcoholic drinks to be carried outside between casinos and the boardwalk.
Oct 21, 2014

Rutgers poll: 0 of 28 demographic groups support booze carry on AC Boardwalk. even 20-somethings, no 50-48 ow.ly/D7csw

NJ Attorney General arrests 3 on charges of gambling charges re offshore “wire room”

blog.northjersey.com — Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that seven alleged members and associates of the New York-based Genovese organized crime family were arrested today, and one more is being sought on an arrest warrant on first-degree racketeering charges for allegedly reaping millions of dollars in criminal profits in New Jersey through loansharking, unlicensed check cashing, gambling and money laundering, including laundering of proceeds from narcotics trafficking.
Oct 21, 2014

illegal sports betting, "The Sopranos" reference & real Mafia, too in NJ racketeering ring bust today ow.ly/D81fO

Oct 21, 2014

3 arrests today re NJ sports gambling ring w $1.7M "illegal sports gambling enterprise" ow.ly/D7chr #genovese #costarica

No skate for Devils, but still looks like Larsson, Havlat will play tonight; Girardi in for Rangers

fireandice.northjersey.com — The Devils did not hold a morning skate again today prior to tonight's game against the Rangers, but four players did skate. The media was not permitted in Prudential Center during that skate, so I can't tell you definitively who it was.
Oct 21, 2014

Fire & Ice blog: No skate for Devils, but it appears Larsson, Havlat will play tonight; Girardi in for Rangers: fireandice.northjersey.com/fire-ice-1.174…

Sports betting would be boon for Atlantic City, per Rutgers poll

blog.northjersey.com — The Rutgers-Eagleton poll released today includes the question, "There is talk about allowing betting on sporting events in Atlantic City casinos and at racetracks statewide. Do you think sports betting would be good or bad for Atlantic City, or would it make no difference?"
Oct 21, 2014

Rutgers poll finds NJers say sports betting would be boon for AC, but Dems, seniors, poor less enthused ow.ly/D6LXz

Rutgers poll finds increased support for expansion of casino gaming beyond Atlantic City

blog.northjersey.com — In 1999, a Rutgers-Eagleton poll found that New Jersey residents opposed an expansion of gambling beyond Atlantic City by a 54-35 percent margin. Today's Rutgers poll finds support for ending the monopoly by a 47-43 margin (in both cases 3 percent chose "have no casinos at all" even though it wasn't offered as a potential response).
Oct 21, 2014

Rutgers poll: increased support for casinos beyond AC since '99. Dems and seniors like idea least ow.ly/D5YI8 #DoAC

Giants staying upbeat during bye week

northjersey.com — EAST RUTHERFORD - A three-game division deficit and consecutive defeats to Philadelphia and Dallas have not squashed Jason Pierre-Paul's confidence in the Giants. "There's a lot more football to be played," the defensive end said Monday as the Giants began their bye week. "Don't give up on us yet.
Oct 21, 2014

From Record teammate @MattEhalt: JPP says "Don't count us out yet" as hopeful Giants head into bye week at 3-4 shar.es/1mQn1J

NHL: Stempniak making himself at home with Rangers

northjersey.com — Several times, repeatedly actually this summer, newly-signed Ranger Tanner Glass asked his former teammate both at Dartmouth and last season with the Penguins, Lee Stempniak, how his free-agent search was going. "He wouldn't tell me," Glass said, laughing at the memory, his stall adjacent to Stempniak's at the Rangers' practice facility.
Oct 21, 2014

Today's other column in The Record: Stempniak quietly fitting in with #NYR but, hey, that's how he does things bit.ly/1opSePz