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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

January 1, 2019

Good afternoon! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Jersey. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the AP_New Jersey bureau at 609-392-3622. News editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 609-392-3622 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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TOP STORIES:

ATLANTIC CITY 2019

ATLANTIC CITY _ The new year holds promise and peril for Atlantic City, with new benefits facing off against old problems. Sports betting is generating new revenue, and development projects including a new university campus, rental housing and the conversion of some former casino hotel rooms into apartments are bringing more people to the city. But big questions include whether the resort can support nine casinos — up from the seven it recently had — and what, if anything, will result from an FBI raid on the mayor’s home in December. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 810 words, photos.

MEMBER EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-SHORE TOWNS-ISLAND FLOODING

OCEAN CITY _ As New Jersey shore towns grapple with how to mitigate flooding, some are turning their attention away from building hard, concrete structures, such as seawalls, and toward restoring more natural barriers. Officials say some of these natural barriers, which have been slowly disappearing for years, can be rebuilt as a buffer against storm surges. The small, bayside islands, or islets, dot larger barrier islands across Atlantic and Cape May counties. By Avalon Zoppo of The Press of Atlantic City

AROUND THE STATE:

_ BODY FOUND IN RIVER _ Authorities say a man found dead in a waterway in western Pennsylvania has been identified as a New Jersey man.

_ SAME MAN WOUNDED TWICE _ Authorities say a southern New Jersey man was shot and wounded in separate incidents that occurred on consecutive days in the same city, but he wasn’t seriously injured in either shooting.

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