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Vacant casino worries, racetrack tragedy and more: First News with Podcast

New Jersey’s First News, hosted by Eric Scott, written and produced by Matthew White and Patrick Lavery. Full podcast available below. Digital support, with additional links, by Dan Alexander.

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Cutting to the bone – The fund that pays for transportation projects in New Jersey is going broke and must be replenished by the end of fiscal year 2016. Counties are already getting far less than they need in funding and there’s a real concern about what would happen if state aid is cut even more.

Demonstrators hold up a ‘don’t shoot’ sign during a protest at the killing of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Unrest in Ferguson – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) has ordered the National Guard to Ferguson to “help restore peace and order.” A curfew is in effect until 5 a.m. local time in Ferguson, Missouri, where Sunday night was another night of clashes between police and some people protesting the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer. The clashes erupted three hours before the midnight curfew was to begin, when police starting clearing the area early. And there is new autopsy information about that shooting victim. We’ll have more to say about that coming up.

Early Closing Denied – If the owners of Revel casino had their way, the $2.4 billion resort would be shut down today. Revel Entertainment had asked casino regulators for permission to close today, but the state Division of Gaming Enforcement denied the request, eventually prevailing upon revel to remain open until Labor Day weekend.

Revel casino in Atlantic City
Revel casino in Atlantic City (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Ghost Town - Atlantic City officials looking for a way to avoid dark, empty shells on the Boardwalk. Analysts and entrepreneurs say a glitzy corporate headquarters, condos or timeshares, entertainment-related rentals or even student housing could be among the new uses for them.

Voting Away from Home – Summer homeowners at the shore would like to vote in those local elections. Right now, they only have a say in their hometown. But Governor Christie wouldn’t mind the change, as long as it’s handled properly.

Helping Cope with Asthma – Here is something New Jersey is doing right: our school policies in dealing with students who suffer from asthma and allergies get high marks from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Foundation Vice President Charlotte Collins says the school support includes allowing students with asthma and allergies to bring along their medications to classes.

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Amanda Gambacorto (Alpha Sigma Alpha – Zeta Lota Chapter)

Tragedy at the Racetrack – A Monmouth County woman is killed in a crash at wall stadium speedway over the weekend.

 

 

Developing Fort Monmouth – The group responsible for developming the former Fort Monmouth wants to buy up the remaining property from the U.S. Army.

Casino Job Fair - A Maryland casino is returning to Atlantic City to host a two-day job fair this week as thousands of workers in the city prepare to be laid off. It will be held at the Sheraton Atlantic City convention center Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Killer Freed - A confessed hit man who was one of two people paid to kill a Cherry Hill rabbi’s wife in 1994 is scheduled to be released from prison a day before the 20th anniversary of the victim’s death. Paul Michael Daniels, 40, is scheduled to be released by October 31 after spending more than 14 years in jail for the killing of Carol Neulander.

Meet FNA - What’s so great about the Garden State?  Each Monday, we are profiling some of the individuals and groups that make the garden state such a great place to live.  A non-profit is supporting a variety of causes around central Jersey


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