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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...

Reality shows to be included in revised film tax credit bill

The state Legislature is expected to vote on a revised version of the film and television tax credits bill on June 7.

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...

Murphy's conditional veto could lead to tax credits for reality shows

Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday a conditional veto of legislation that if enacted would restore tax credits for New Jersey-based film and...

Ambien maker responds to Barr: “Racism not known side effect”

After a controversial tweet that got her sitcom cancelled, Roseanne Barr chalked her actions up to “Ambien tweeting.”

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...

Poll: Two-thirds of residents support NJ sports betting

Two-thirds of New Jersey residents surveyed support the U.S. Supreme Court decision to eliminate federal barriers to sports betting.

Sweeney slams NFL call for integrity fees

One of the state's top lawmakers is rallying opposition to the National Football League's call for a so-called integrity fee on sports betting.

USGA opens headquarters in Liberty Corner

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

Bill looks to keep state parks open if government shut downs

With the possibility of budget impasse triggering a government shutdown just before the July 4 weekend, a piece of legislation might put to rest any...

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.

Reality is not everyone may get film tax credits

As film and TV producers await the potential return of film tax credits to New Jersey, attention has turned to one area of production omitted from...

Poll: Half of Americans 'celebrating' legalized sports betting

Half of Americans told pollsters they were excited about the prospect of sports betting after a U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday to legalize the...

Sports betting in NJ not likely until June, officials say

Anyone looking to start betting on sporting events in New Jersey this Memorial Day Weekend may have rain on their parade.

Golden Nugget AC, Churchill Downs pact for sports wagering

Earlier this week, sports betting was legalized across the entire United States, and now the Atlantic City casinos are jumping onboard.

Monmouth Park to offer sports betting May 28

The CEO of the company that operates Monmouth Park confirmed Tuesday the racetrack will begin taking bets on sporting events Memorial Day Weekend.

Plainfield to host bike event

The city of Plainfield has been chosen to host the New Jersey State Bicycle Championships, sponsored by Liberty Cycle.

How NJ is looking to cash in on sports betting

With the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday having struck down a law that bans sports betting and gambling, New Jersey's gaming and tourism industry is...

Senate leadership unveils tax rates for sports betting revenue

Hours after a court decision set the stage for legalized sports betting in the Garden State, elected officials were ironing out how to cash in on the...

Supreme Court: Sports betting now legal in NJ

In a victory for New Jersey and the local casino industry, the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a federal law banning sports gambling.

State Theatre New Jersey names Bartlo-Chaplin President & CEO

Sarah Bartlo-Chaplin, currently executive director of National Theatre Corp. in Washington, D.C., has been appointed president and CEO of State Theatre New Jersey, effective August 6.

Ocean Resort to open June 28

Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City has set its grand opening for June 28.

Jets, M&T pitch opportunity to regional small businesses

The New York Jets are accepting submissions to receive a $100,000 sponsorship with the team for the 2018 football season as part of its premier New York Jets Small Business Showcase, presented by M&T Bank.

DeVito homecoming helps festival help kids

There wasn’t any arm-twisting needed to get Danny DeVito to return to his native Asbury Park for the music and film festival that took over the town from April 27-29. Much like the organizers of the event, the actor-director whose film and TV career spans more than five decades was there for the city’s youth.

Asbury Park Music and Film Festival announces awards

Justin Kreutzmann’s documentary, “Break On Thru: A Celebration of Ray Manzarek and The Doors,” took home the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival’s best film feature award on Sunday in a ceremony hosted by radio host Shelli Sonstein at the Asbury Hotel.

‘The Pearl’ signs with IPZ

Basketball Hall of Famer and former New York Knicks star Earl “The Pearl” Monroe has signed for representation with IPZ, the management, representation and consulting company aligned with Warren-based public relations and marketing communications Zito Partners, the company announced.

Ballantyne chairs first meeting at NJSEA

The executive secretary-treasurer of one of the largest trade unions on the East Coast has been named as the new chairman of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City slated for summer opening

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is set to open on June 28 on the iconic Atlantic City boardwalk.

Hyatt gets Unbound access to AC Ocean Walk

Hyatt Hotels Corp.’s The Unbound Collection by Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement to bring the AC Ocean Walk hotel in Atlantic City under its umbrella.

Englewood Hospital, Kaplen JCC team on wellness program

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center has partnered with Kaplen Jewish Community Center on the Palisades to form a health and wellness education and services to program for the Englewood community.

Red Bulls move to 100 percent renewable energy

The New York Red Bulls are charging toward 100 percent renewable energy at their Harrison Red Bull Arena with Covanta, announced today as the team’s official energy sponsor.

Prieto wants new casino, master plan for Meadowlands

A new casino and Meadowlands regional master plan are at the top of the wish list for Vincent Prieto, the new president of the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority.

First AC casino launches IGT electronic gaming tables

The future is now at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City as the hotel unveils IGT Dynasty Electronic Table Games.

The 2018 NJBIZ Power 100

Our top pick this year doesn’t reside in New Jersey, but he and his company have a substantial impact on the state — and it may just be the beginning.

Supreme Court to set odds on legalized sports betting

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship is the epitome of a money machine. The annual extravaganza known as March Madness, which tipped off at arenas across the U.S. on March 15, generates billions upon billions of dollars from myriad revenue streams including corporate sponsorships, television rights, fees and travel, and hospitality, to name but a few.

Princeton art company acquired by Pacon Corp.

Princeton Artist Brush Co., a 25-year-old paint brush maker, has agreed to be acquired by Wisconsin-based Pacon Corp. on unspecified terms.

Provident inks marketing pact with Red Bulls

Jersey City-based Provident Bank has entered into a marketing agreement with Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls.

Prieto named president, CEO of NJ Sports and Exposition Authority

Vincent Prieto is resigning his seat in the New Jersey General Assembly to become president and CEO of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.

Second New Jersey Dave & Buster's location opens in Wayne

Entertainment-focused restaurant Dave & Buster’s opened its second New Jersey location this week, only two months after the opening of its first.