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Democratic reps join Local 54 at Taj strike in Atlantic City Sunday

ATLANTIC CITY — The name “TRUMP” plastered above the Boardwalk entrance to the Taj Mahal casino provided the backdrop for the Local 54 strike Sunday as Democratic members of Congress joined pickets ahead of their party’s convention in Philadelphia.

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Jersey Shore Powder Puff League offers women real competition for good causes

Barbie Carney and a couple of friends were reminiscing about the annual Mainland Regional High School powder puff football game they played in as students when they had an idea.

Shore police keeping boardwalk conduct in line

SEA ISLE CITY — Police in shore towns are actively working to cut down on quality-of-life issues as the number of visitors swells in the summer.

It's Straub vs. Blatstein in the Battle of the South Inlet

ATLANTIC CITY — From Donald J. Trump vs. Merv Griffin to Trump vs. Steve Wynn, Atlantic City’s iconic rivalries have helped shape the resort.

Congress members to join striking Trump Taj Mahal workers on picket line

ATLANTIC CITY — Various Congressional members will be joining striking Unite Here Local 54 members on the picket line Sunday to urge Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort owner Carl Icahn to negotiate a fair contract.

Local 54 rallies outside Taj Mahal, other unions join

More than 1,000 union workers from around the country joined the striking Trump Taj Mahal employees on a march of solidarity Thursday night that culminated with a rally in front of the Taj.

State asks shore businesses to be mindful of terrorism

AVALON – Terror experts are asking South Jersey real estate agents and other businesses to report suspicious activity this summer.

Delaware Bay ferry resumes normal schedule after boat repairs

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Marge Farina, of Bethany Beach, Del., walked off the Cape May-Lewes Ferry on Wednesday and gave her friend Monica Schlussel a warm hug.

Local 54 parent union endorses Hillary Clinton

Unite-Here, a union representing 270,000 workers across North America, including more than 9,600 casino workers in Atlantic City, has endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House.

North Wildwood explores changing name to Anglesea

NORTH WILDWOOD – One of the four towns that make up the Wildwoods wants to drop Wildwood from its name to create a unique identity.

Steelworkers join Local 54 on picket line

ATLANTIC CITY — Unite-Here Local 54 was joined on the picket line Tuesday by approximately 300 members of the United Steelworkers union.

Local 54 rejects Icahn's offer as expected

ATLANTIC CITY —Taj Mahal Casino Resort’s contract ultimatum to Unite-Here Local 54 came and went Monday with little movement from either side as the impasse continues.

Wildwood considers more beach concerts in 2017

WILDWOOD — The city and its promoters say they have learned enough about what it takes to launch new music events to make them optimistic that beach concerts will become a regular part of summer in the Wildwoods.

Cape May's Rotary Park ready to strike up the band

CAPE MAY – The city will unveil the new Rotary Park on Friday with its first public concert since completing $1.8 million in renovations.

Delaware Bay ferry expects to resume full schedule Wednesday

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Cape May-Lewes Ferry expects to resume its normal summer schedule on Wednesday pending sea trials on one of its three ships.

Local 54 to temporarily suspend picketing

ATLANTIC CITY — Unite Here Local 54 will temporarily suspend picketing at the Trump Taj Mahal on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to give striking workers the opportunity to attend memorial services for 62-year-old fellow employee who died Thursday.

AC casinos most at-risk from gaming regulation changes

ATLANTIC CITY — Casinos in the resort are most at-risk in the near term from pending gaming regulations changes, including the possibility of more casino gaming in the region, according to a report from Fitch Ratings.

Strike wears on Taj Mahal casino workers as Icahn deadline nears

ATLANTIC CITY — For more than two weeks, the late-night silence in front of Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort has been interrupted by the sounds of drums and chants for a new contract.

How A.C. became a key talking point in the presidential race

The road to the White House runs through Atlantic City, apparently.

How much will bail reform cost N.J. taxpayers?

A law that will allow New Jersey judges the right to deny bail to high-risk defendants accused of first-degree crimes next year will cost counties — and likely taxpayers — millions of dollars to enforce, local county officials say.

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