December 5, 2016

Borgata Eyes Expansion, Casino License Bill Gets a Hearing – Monday’s Roundup

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The dark days of Atlantic City are behind it and Borgata could consider new developments, says the guy at the front of MGM, which runs the city’s most successful casino. Discussing the land that MGM owns around Borgata, Chief Executive Jim Murren said it could be developed. “We’re going to grow our business,” he said. Read more at

Meanwhile, a new bill designed to prevent casino owners from holding licenses after shutting down a casino – apparently in an effort to prevent the Taj Mahal from reopening with new labor contracts – will get a hearing today. NJ 101.5 has the story.

Route 40 took a trip to Richland Village in the Pinelands to see what the story was behind a centennarian oak tree’s death and a decision to turn the tree into a monument. We also profiled the doctors who have worked the sidelines of Holy Spirit High School football games for parts of five decades. (Mater Dei beat Holy Spirit 26-20 in the championship game on Saturday – you can see photos from the game here.)

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For the rest of today’s South Jersey headlines – including a new look at prescribing opioids to kids and a raw sewage problem in Atlantic City – see what we’re reading below:

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