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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

May 5, 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’s New Jersey bureau at 609-392-3622. News editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 609-392-3622 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

OCEAN CASINO RESORT

ATLANTIC CITY _ A perennially challenged Atlantic City casino says it will finally turn a profit after months in the red. The Ocean Casino Resort says it has greatly reduced its debt and will return to profitability in May. By Wayne Parry. SENT: About 940 words.

HOMELESS PREVENTION-NEW JERSEY

TRENTON _ Gov. Phil Murphy signed two bills aimed at preventing homelessness in New Jersey. Combined, the measures commit nearly $30 million in taxpayer funds to the issue. By Mike Catalini. SENT: About 630 words.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-STUDENTS LEARN ENGINEERING

ATLANTIC CITY — The northern portion of the city’s iconic boardwalk is peaceful and rarely makes headlines. Except when it did in late 2012. Newspapers and television stations broadcast the images of waves crashing through and ripping to shreds the Boardwalk here as Superstorm Sandy slammed New Jersey’s coast. Now, the boardwalk here has been rebuilt and reinforced to withstand the next 100 years, Keith Watson from the US Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, told about 50 students from the Attales Middle School in Absecon Thursday. By Claire Lowe, The Press of Atlantic City. SENT: About 610 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

HOCKEY COACH-SEXUAL ASSAULTS _ A former youth ice hockey coach from Pennsylvania has now been sentenced to prison terms in two other states in sex abuse cases.

SPORTS:

HKW--WOMEN’S HOCKEY-WAITING GAME

For Kimberly Sass, the decision to risk missing a season of hockey in a bid for a better professional women’s league came down to simple choice. Dollars and cents matter more than ice time and stopping pucks. By Teresa M. Walker. SENT: About 940 words.

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