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LEGISLATIVE ROUNDUP: Bill to allow sports betting at casinos OK’d

Legislation that paves the way for sports betting at casinos and racetracks received final approval by the Assembly and Senate Thursday.

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Dietz & Watson moving out of Delanco

DELANCO — After months of waiting and public speculation, Dietz & Watson has announced it will not rebuild the Coopertown Road distribution center it lost to a massive fire last September and will instead move to the Tacony section of Philadelphia.

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Men's health fair in Mt. Laurel set for Friday

MOUNT LAUREL — A men’s health fair will be held at the Title Resource Group on Leadenhall Road from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday.

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Tight-lipped Dietz & Watson frustrating local officials

DELANCO — As the rubble piles up where the former Dietz & Watson distribution center stood, local officials are feeling the rub.

They are frustrated that Dietz & Watson has not decided where it will rebuild its refrigerated distribution center, despite New Jersey offering more than $30 million in incentives for the center to be rebuilt at the Coopertown Road site, where its former 260,000-square-foot building stood before it was destroyed in a lingering fire in September.

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Singleton: Lawmakers face tough choices with budget crisis

WILLINGBORO — Assemblyman Troy Singleton says Democrats in the New Jersey Legislature are reviewing a “menu of bad choices” to try to balance the state budget while also making promised payments to the state pension system.

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Hundreds of Military Veterans Fill Room at GI Go Fund’s South Jersey Veterans Job Fair

Event included 65 employers, colleges, and health care services that met with the hundreds of veterans in attendance; NJ Adj. Gen. Michael Cunniff, NJ Assemblyman Troy Singleton, and Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard also on hand to meet and speak with veterans.

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Legislators begin discussing moving fire district elections to November

TRENTON — New Jersey lawmakers are considering substantial changes to the state’s low-turnout fire district elections, including moving the election date to November and eliminating the annual vote for budgets within the state’s 2 percent tax cap.

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Salt water taffy takes step toward being NJ state candy

With a push from a hundred little lobbyists, New Jersey took a first step Thursday toward designating salt water taffy as its official state candy.

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Bill would let NJ residents sign up for no-gambling list without admitting problem

TRENTON — Those who want to stop themselves from being allowed to gamble in New Jersey would be able to without admit a gambling problem under legislation advanced by a Senate panel today.

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Lisa’s Law idled by Christie administration inaction

Gov. Chris Christie’s administration blew a deadline to complete a study on electronic monitoring of domestic violence offenders as part of the state’s proposed Lisa’s Law sponsored by Assemblyman Ronald Dancer, R-Ocean.

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