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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

February 28, 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 RESORT CASINO

ATLANTIC CITY _ The man overseeing Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino until new owners take over says the property is re-stocked with cash and is already starting to turn around its performance. In his first interview since being appointed as the divestiture trustee for the struggling property, Eric Matejevich told The Associated Press that the property once again meets state-imposed requirements to have at least $36 million on hand at all times. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 692 words, photos.

CHRISTIE-TRAFFIC JAMS

NEWARK _ A onetime aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be resentenced next month for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. SENT: 216 words.

SUPER BOWL-FOOTBALL FLU

BURLINGTON CITY _ A southern New Jersey school employee has won a round in a dispute over using a sick day during last year’s Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl victory parade. The state Public Employment Relations Commission has ruled the worker’s union can challenge a decision to deny him sick leave. SENT: 356 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ ATLANTIC CITY OFFICIALS-CASINO FIGHT _ The mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey, has been cleared of criminal charges stemming from a fight outside a casino last year.

_ MAGA HAT-ASSAULT _ Authorities say a young man at a New Jersey supermarket assaulted an 81-year-old who was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.

_ HACKED SCHOOL GRADES _ A New Jersey school official says four students charged with illegally trying to change grades used keylogging software to hack into the school district’s computer system.

_ FISHERY SHUTDOWN _ Federal fishing regulators say they are slowing down the catch of a species of fish that has declined in harvest over the years.

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