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Workshop offers tourism help to Somerset County businesses

Somerset County may not compete with Atlantic City for tourist attractions, but local experts are joining forces to highlight the hidden gems of the area to attract new visitors. Tourism industry leaders will join together Thursday for the Somerset County Business Partnership’s workshop on packaging area travel products intended to promote hotels, restaurants and events. ...

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N.J.’s fight for sports gaming moving to Washington

The effort to legalize sports betting in New Jersey could get much-needed attention on Capitol Hill, as two Garden State congressmen prepare bills that would lift the federal government’s ban on the practice. One of the lawmakers, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-Long Branch), was scheduled today to announce legislation that would exclude New Jersey ...

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N.J. camera company headed to Hollywood to accept Oscar

With an Emmy Award already under its belt, Vision Research Inc. is sending a 28-person delegation to Hollywood next month to watch four of its engineers and designers receive an Academy Award. The Wayne-based company develops high-speed cameras for the movie industry — as well as engineering, defense, science and medical research, and manufacturing — ...

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Lawmakers blast NJTV for airing cartoons during DeCroce tribute

Assemblymen Patrick Diegnan Jr. (D-Middlesex) and John Burzichelli (D-West Deptford) took aim at NJTV today, blasting the public broadcasting station’s decision to air a children’s program Tuesday instead of live coverage of the legislative opening session and the tribute to Assemblyman Alex DeCroce, who died Monday. Diegnan said the station was “asleep behind the wheel” ...

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Urgency in overdrive as online gaming bill goes on hold

When Tom McCormick visited the International Casino Expo in London in early 2011, he came away impressed with the range of companies involved with online gaming. “I had never been exposed to how broad the market is over in Europe until we went,” said McCormick, executive vice president and general counsel for Pleasantville-based slot machine ...

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CRDA opens ears on Atlantic City master plan

The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority is reaching out to the public to help put together its vision for the revitalization of Atlantic City. CRDA last week launched a new website designed to gather input on the master plan currently being developed for the city. The website,, asks visitors to fill out a survey regarding ...

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