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New Jersey

One of the Final Sandy Damaged Boardwalks Open

by Associated Press
Atlantic City Boardwalk.

Doug Kerr, Flickr 

One of New Jersey's last boardwalks destroyed by Superstorm Sandy has reopened.

   Gov. Chris Christie was on hand Thursday, saying the Ocean Grove boardwalk marks the close of another chapter in the Jersey shore's recovery.

   The religious association in the Ocean Grove section of Neptune Township got turned down twice by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for repair money before prevailing on the third try.

Wi-Fi Planned for Metro Airports

by Associated Press
LaGuardia Airport.

Patrick Nouhailler, Flickr

Free Wi-Fi is closer to coming to the New York City area's major airports.

   The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is set to vote Wednesday on a plan to offer free access at Newark, Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, to a point. The proposal cleared a committee on Wednesday morning.

   Wi-Fi would be free for 30 minutes, then travelers would have to pay $7.95 for the day.

   It currently costs passengers $4.95 an hour or $7.95 for 24 hours to access the Internet at the airports.

Cell Phones May Increase Online Gambling in New Jersey

by Associated Press
Cell Phone.

JonJon2K8, Flickr 

Internet gambling is growing slowly in New Jersey, less than three months after it started.

   But casino executives and industry analysts say the increased use of cellphones to place bets, which is starting to happen, could accelerate the growth of the nascent industry in New Jersey.

   The casinos won $7.4 million over the Internet in December. January's $9.5 million represented a 28 percent increase.

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