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Rough night for Marek Zidlicky, but Devils don't blame him for turnover on second Canucks' goal

fireandice.northjersey.com — It was one of those nights for Marek Zidlicky. The Devils defenseman was front and center on both Vancouver Canucks' goals in tonight's 2-0 loss at Rogers Arena. Zidlicky allowed Alex Burrows to get behind him and drive to the left post for a redirection of Kevin Bieksa's right point shot to open the scoring 1:14 into the second period.
Nov 26, 2014

Fire & Ice blog: Rough night for Marek Zidlicky, but Devils don't blame him for turnover on Canucks' second goal: fireandice.northjersey.com/fire-ice-1.174…

Disappointing end to road trip as Devils' effort "not good enough" in 2-0 loss in Vancouver

fireandice.northjersey.com — Devils coach Pete DeBoer thought it was "a pretty even game" after the first 10 minutes tonight. The reality was, if it wasn't for goaltender Cory Schneider, this would have been a lopsided, embarrassing loss. With Schneider making 34 saves, including 17 in the first period, the Devils still lost 2-0 the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena.
Nov 26, 2014

Fire & Ice blog: Disappointing end to road trip as Devils' effort "not good enough": in 2-0 loss in Vancouver: fireandice.northjersey.com/fire-ice-1.174…

Protests held in Paterson, Englewood after Ferguson decision; Newark officials urge calm

northjersey.com — Impromptu protests are popping up around the state, including two in North Jersey, in response to the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who shot an unarmed black teen in Missouri. In Newark, officials and clergy members urged calm at planned demonstrations.

NJ online gaming turns a year old; on taxes, Caesars, and online poker

blog.northjersey.com — Caesars Interactive is marking the one-year anniversary of online gaming in New Jersey with some numbers: Players: 57,609 total players 37 average age in years old 21-101 age range of players (I want to meet the 101-yar-old(s)!)
Nov 25, 2014

NJ online gaming turns 1 tomorrow, but you'll be busy, so here's look at taxes, Caesars, etc ow.ly/ETQa4 #onlinepoker

New Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco talks Meadowlands with Chamber

blog.northjersey.com — Incoming Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, in his first speech before a business group since his recent election, on Tuesday told the Meadowlands Regional Chamber that he supports a specific plan for bringing expanded gambling to the Sports Complex.
Nov 25, 2014

New Bergen County Exec Tedesco backs Meadowlands conv center/casino combo, hints ok w Jersey City plan ow.ly/ETLXV

Are Devils asking too much of rookie D Damon Severson? He's "responded to the challenges" so far

fireandice.northjersey.com — At first, Damon Severson made it look so easy. The Devils 20-year-old rookie defenseman burst onto the NHL scene and, made the team in the process, with a strong training camp and then got off to a fast start with four goals and four assists in his first 11 games.
Nov 25, 2014

Fire & Ice blog: Are Devils asking too much of rookie D Damon Severson?; He's "responded to the challenges" so far: fireandice.northjersey.com/fire-ice-1.174…

Borgata spending December on $13M upgrade

blog.northjersey.com — If you are Borgata, and four of your 11 Atlantic City casino rivals have closed this year and a fifth - Trump Taj Mahal - could close as soon as next month, you are in a relatively strong position as market leader.
Nov 25, 2014

AC Borgata $13M upgrade plan includes $2M on buffet space, $6M on suites, new employee rest rooms ow.ly/ETdkU

More oil to travel on N.J. railroads

northjersey.com — As debate rages in Washington over the environmental risks of allowing Canadian tar sands oil to be pumped across the U.S. in the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the Christie administration has quietly approved a permit that essentially opens New Jersey's rail lines to carry that kind of oil through densely populated towns, past thousands of homes and businesses.
Nov 25, 2014

Christie admin quietly OKs rail shipments of Canadian tar sands oil to NJ terminal shar.es/1Xw4Wf via @scottfallon2

Nov 25, 2014

RT @johnreitmeyer: Christie administration quietly decides to allow more oil to come through NJ via rail, reports @ScottFallon2 shar.es/1XZLtR

Nov 25, 2014

RT @johnreitmeyer: Christie administration quietly decides to allow more oil to come through NJ via rail, reports @ScottFallon2 shar.es/1XZLtR

Nov 25, 2014

Christie administration quietly decides to allow more oil to come through NJ via rail, reports @ScottFallon2 shar.es/1XZLtR

Hiker took photos of bear ahead of deadly West Milford attack

northjersey.com — A hiker who was mauled to death by a black bear in September took five photos of the bear before the fatal attack, West Milford police said. The police department on Tuesday released a total of six pictures, five of them shot by Darsh Patel, the Rutgers student who was killed in the deadly bear encounter.

Gelinas still looks like odd man out on Devils' defense tonight; Canucks keeping Horvat in NHL

fireandice.northjersey.com — The Devils are on the ice at Rogers Arena for their morning skate in preparation for tonight's game against the Vancouver Canucks. It will be the final game of the Devils' four-game road trip through Western Canada. They are 1-1-1 so far on the trip and coming off a 5-4 shootout loss in Calgary Saturday night.
Nov 25, 2014

Fire & Ice blog: Gelinas still looks like odd man out on Devils' D tonight; Canucks keeping Horvat in NHL: fireandice.northjersey.com/fire-ice-1.174…

Monmouth Park opposes sports league “refund” in bond battle over sports betting

blog.northjersey.com — From Monmouth Park attorney Ron Riccio: "Dear Judge Shipp: We represent Defendant New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, Inc. ("NJTHA") in the above-referenced action. This letter is in response to the letter filed by Plaintiffs (D.E. 69) requesting that Your Honor enter an order discharging the bond previously ordered by the Court (the "Bond") in connection with Plaintiffs' application for a temporary restraining order.
Nov 25, 2014

Monmouth Park objects to leagues seeking $3.4M bond "refund" in sports betting case ow.ly/ESGvk #sportsbiz

Ex-CFO of Englewood-based firm accused of embezzling over $6 million

northjersey.com — A Franklin Lakes man was charged Tuesday morning with embezzling more than $6 million from an Englewood business in which he served as chief financial officer, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Gomidas Garabed Hartounian, 50, was arrested at his home and will appear before a federal judge Tuesday afternoon.
Nov 25, 2014

Ex-CFO of #Englewood-based firm accused of embezzling over $6 million shar.es/1XwVZQ via @ksudol

Devils to host annual Toys for Tots drive during Friday's home game vs. Detroit

fireandice.northjersey.com — The Devils and Prudential Center will hold their annual toy drive to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program before and during Friday's home game against the Detroit Red Wings. The toys and cash donations will be collected at locations around the building by Devils players' wives and representatives from the USMC, Company G 2/25, Picatinny Arsenal based in Dover.

Forbes ranks Devils 21st in NHL team valuations; Listed at $330 million

fireandice.northjersey.com — Forbes Magazine released today its annual NHL team valuations. The Devils ranked 21st with a value of $330 million. That's a drop of one spot in the rankings, but up $10 million, or roughly 3 percent from a year ago, in value.
Nov 25, 2014

Fire & Ice blog: Forbes Magazine ranks Devils 21st in annual team valuations; Value listed at $330 million: fireandice.northjersey.com/fire-ice-1.174…

North Bergen police searching for driver they believe critically injured two brothers

northjersey.com — NORTH BERGEN - Authorities are on a multi-agency manhunt for the person they believe fled the scene after striking and critically injuring two brothers on Kennedy Boulevard earlier this month. Rogelio Chavix-Tacen is described as 36 to 38 years old, 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-7, with brown eyes and black hair.
Nov 25, 2014

#NorthBergen police searching for driver they believe critically injured two brothers - shar.es/1XwQOM via @Linh_Tat

Where does OBJ fit in rookie OROY race?

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New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

northjersey.com — WASHINGTON (AP) - Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of popcorn at the movie theater.
Nov 25, 2014

"The idea is that people may pass on that bacon double cheeseburger if they know it has hundreds of calories." shar.es/1Xw4UF

Kean University's $219,000 table the center of attention

northjersey.com — It costs more than $44,000 in tuition to attend Kean University for four years, and many of the school's students struggle to pay the bill. But the taxpayer-supported school in the township of Union spent $219,000 for a custom-made, circular conference table that seats 23 and features data ports, microphones and an illuminated map of the world in a glass panel at its center.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @arthomason: When asked why his college bought a table for $219,000, a president replied, “Why not? Why not? Why not?” northjersey.com/news/kean-univ…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @arthomason: When asked why his college bought a table for $219,000, a president replied, “Why not? Why not? Why not?” northjersey.com/news/kean-univ…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @matthewhaag: Public university in NJ wants to buy $270k conference table. School president: “It is small-minded” to focus on cost northjersey.com/news/kean-univ…

Nov 24, 2014

Public university in NJ wants to buy $270k conference table. School president: “It is small-minded” to focus on cost northjersey.com/news/kean-univ…

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Giants' Beckham created far-reaching buzz

northjersey.com — EAST RUTHERFORD - When the postgame interviews had ended just before 1 a.m. Monday, Odell Beckham Jr. still had little idea of the phenomenon he helped create. He grabbed his cellphone and started scrolling through text messages, many only beginning to reveal just how far-reaching an impact the Giants' rookie wide receiver made with a remarkable play Sunday night against Dallas, albeit in a losing effort.
Nov 25, 2014

From Lebron to Brady, they were all talking about Beckham. Great next-day buzz story from @art_stapleton shar.es/1XZPFu