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Hard Rock partners with Malta-based online gambling operator

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is poised to become the latest entertainment venue to offer online sports betting.

Crunch gym to open new Moorestown location

A new 26,000-square-foot Crunch gym will open Nov. 1 in Moorestown’s Eastgate...

Coming Spring 2020: Pendry Natirar

Pendry Hotels will redevelop Peapack-Gladstone’s Natirar to become Pendry Natirar and Pendry Residences Natirar for spring 2020.

Scripps Howard Foundation supports Strand Theater

The Scripps Howard Foundation has awarded $1,250 to Lakewood’s Strand Ventures and historic Strand Theater.

Legal sports betting garners $40.7M in first full month

New Jersey sports books took in $40.7 million in July, the first full month of legalized wagering in the state, according to newly released data.

Travel Channel: Callahan's one of the best pig out spots in US

Too hungry for normal portions and need to pig out instead? The Travel Channel has tapped Callahan’s of Norwood as one of the best pig out...

DraftKings, Resorts unveil NJ's first online, mobile sports betting

DraftKings and the Resorts Casino Hotel Atlantic City went live on Monday with the state’s first-ever legal online sports betting operation.

Resorts inks 2nd online sports betting deal

Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino Hotel on Thursday announced its second deal in 24 hours for online sports betting.

'Cake Boss' closes second NJ shop

Two New Jersey locations of Carlo’s Bakery – made popular by Buddy Valastro of TV’s “Cake Boss” – have closed in...

Meadowlands hotel tax expands today

A 3 percent hotel tax already being collected in some parts of New Jersey’s Meadowlands region will be expanded beginning today as a result of...

Caesars unveils sports betting for its 2 Atlantic City casinos

Caesars Entertainment Corp. will be rolling out sports betting at its two Atlantic City casinos this week, making it the latest in New Jersey to...

Arts funding goes sideways for 9th straight year

New governor, same story: the New Jersey State Council on the Arts is being funded at roughly the same level as in the prior year – yet again.

NJBIZ names 40 Under 40 Awards winners for 2018

The NJBIZ 40 Under 40 awards honor young professionals, as you may have guessed, under the age of 40 making moves in the Garden State. Some names you...

NEC, Franklin Group extend partnership

The Northeast Conference, the NCAA Division I athletic organization based in Somerset, has renewed its partnership deal with Franklin Group in which...

Murphy signs bill, says 'get butts off beach'

That was the message Gov. Phil Murphy got across Friday at a bill-signing at the Long Branch boardwalk outlawing smoking on public beaches in the...

NY Red Bulls debut app

The New York Red Bulls are looking to score with the launch of the Major League Soccer club’s first mobile app.

Rowan hires veteran coach to lead new center

Rowan University has hired John Giannini to lead the new Center for Sports...

$16M bet in first 2 weeks of NJ sports wagering

In just 17 days, sports betting generated over $16 million in wagers, $3.5 million in revenue and $294,000 in taxes for New Jersey, according to...

NJ film business 'going to explode,' insiders predict

The newly signed Garden State Film and Digital Media Jobs Act enacted means dozens of film and digital media companies can take advantage of new tax...

New Jersey to offer millions in tax credits to draw in TV, film producers

Gov. Phil Murphy signed a much-anticipated bill that would provide upward of $85 million in film tax credits a year, in an effort to bolster the...

Smashing debut for Atlantic City Hard Rock

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City opened its doors Thursday with a guitar smash that would have made Pete Townshend proud.

Ocean Resort Casino opening brings new hope for AC

Everyone is betting on Ocean Resort Casino as it kicked off its official opening on the Atlantic City boardwalk Thursday, with hotel executives expressing high hopes for the property’s future.

'American Pickers' to pick through NJ in August

Antique collectors, rejoice: History Channel’s “American Pickers” is coming to pick through your garages and sheds.

Day 1 bonanza for NJ sports bettors

As Day One unfolded, hundreds of patrons, sports bettors and curious onlookers packed into Monmouth Park Racetrack to place their bets; a sizable chunk inside the sports bar and many more in the adjacent grandstand.

World Cup at Meadowlands bodes major boon for the area

With the news that MetLife Stadium has been proposed as the venue for final match of the 2026 FIFA World Cup, the economic impact of hosting the game is expected to be significant.

Monmouth Park sports bet set for Thursday

All systems are a “go” for sports betting to kick off Thursday at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport.

Baseball agency with Yankee pedigree inks deal with IPZ

A full-service professional baseball agency created by offspring of local legends with deep connections to the New York Yankees has formed a strategic link with Warren-based strategic agency IPZ, the companies announced Tuesday.

For touring musicians, creature comforts at bargain price of a few Instagram posts

When Jessica Resler and Ruthie Schulder were looking to open Basecamp, their haven for touring musicians, Jersey City just made sense. It was close enough to New York for quick access to major music venues but far enough to offer breathing room and a stake in the renaissance of Jersey’s second-biggest city.

Report: Sports betting may be delayed pending Murphy approval

The New Jersey Racing Commission reportedly issued a memo late Thursday that racetracks still have to hold off on accepting sports wagers until Gov. Phil Murphy signs newly passed legislation legalizing sports betting, NJ Advance Media reported.

Goya becomes NJPAC sponsor

Goya Foods is now the official sponsor of Latin Programming and Education at Newark’s New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

New Zealand pro hoops team books IPZ, Zito Partners

The New Zealand Breakers, a professional basketball team in Australia’s National Basketball League, have chosen Warren-based allies IPZ and Zito Partners for the team’s branding and marketing.

Business support reason to believe in miracles

The most successful semester of The Miracle Project at Mayo Performing Arts Center may be coming to an end, but our work has just begun.

Poll: NJ residents view cities as unsafe

A Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll, released June 1, surveyed New Jersey adults on their perceptions of safety in a collection of major tri state cities, and New Jersey came up short.

Soccer for Success aims to help Newark students in life and sports

The New York Red Bulls, Newark Public Schools and the U.S. Soccer Foundation unveiled a new mini soccer field Wednesday at Rafael Hernandez School as part of Soccer for Success.

Sale of historic Princeton site finalized

Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study and the American Battlefield Trust have closed on the Trust’s $4 million purchase of 14.85 acres associated with the 1777 Battle of Princeton.

Report: Borgata top state taxpayer

A Commercial Cafe study shows Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa paid $20.4 million in property taxes last year, making it the top taxpaying property in New Jersey and the eighth highest-paying U.S. property outside New York.

USGA opens headquarters in Liberty Corner

The United States Golf Association has moved into a 30,000-square-foot headquarters in Liberty Corner.

NJ anxious to cash in on legal sports betting

It didn’t take long for Dennis Drazin to set a date for sports wagering to go live at Monmouth Park Racetrack.