Bald Eagles, CRDA and Sports Gambling – Wednesday’s Roundup

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Bald Eagles
Starting off with a feel-good story – 15 new bald eagle pairs were spotted this nesting season in New Jersey, 12 of them in South Jersey. More than half the state’s nests were in Cumberland, Salem and Cape May counties, according to an observers project run by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. You can read their report here and the NJ Advance Media story on the findings here.

The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority held its first meeting yesterday with new executive director, fresh-faced 32-year-old Chris Howard. The Press of Atlantic City covered the meeting and the challenges ahead of the Authority, which has seen almost a third of its budget redirected to the city itself. Howard will have the unenviable task of appeasing the vying political factions on the CRDA board, as well as trying to figure out how to make the Authority a useful entity with a more limited budget.

Sports Gambling
New Jersey’s challenge to a federal law that restricts sports gambling to Nevada and three other states met another delay on Tuesday, after the U.S. Supreme Court delayed a decision on whether to hear the challenge. The Associated Press has the details of the ins and outs of the case, along with the lengthy legal history of the sports gambling effort in New Jersey.

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The rest of the headlines from the last 24 hours cover the weather outlook, a sock-themed social event, a Pastor’s plan for Atlantic City and more – see below:

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