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News roundup: N.J. minimum wage, Camden Children’s Garden, liquor license, more

A look at news in and around Barrington that might have an impact on your life:

NJ gov rejects minimum wage bill, offers alternate

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Chris Christie on Monday vetoed a bill that would have raised New Jersey’s minimum wage by $1.25 per hour, while suggesting a scaled back $1 per hour wage increase if Democrats agree to phase it in over three years.

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie (image from

Democrats, meanwhile, appeared ready to move ahead with an alternate plan to put the wage hike question to voters in November.

Read the full story here.

Cherry Hill considers relaxing a restriction in its liquor ordinance

Cherry Hill is considering lifting a restriction that prevents grocery stores from selling alcohol as it prepares to auction off a rare liquor license.

Township officials say they are weighing whether to amend a rule that requires liquor-distribution licenses to be issued only to stand-alone stores after evaluating the policies of other towns that have no such restriction.

Read the full story here.

N.J. gives Camden Children’s Garden 2 months to clear out

The nonprofit Camden Children’s Garden has two months to vacate most of its state-owned property before the land is transferred to the Adventure Aquarium next door.

In a letter sent last week, the New Jersey Department of Treasury ordered Children’s Garden director Michael Devlin to remove all property – including the facility’s amusement rides, gazebo, and giant dinosaur – by March 31.

Read the full story here.

A.C. casino may lay off 1,729 workers

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in Atlantic City has filed notice that 1,729 employees may lose their jobs.

The company says the layoff notice is a formality as part of a pending sale to the world’s largest online poker website and no job cuts are planned.

Read the full story here.

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This entry was posted on January 29, 2013 by in Region.
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