The Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, N.J. closed this week. The casino that was opened by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, but is now owned by Carl Icahn, was the fifth Atlantic City casino to go out of business since 2014. A bill making its way through the New Jersey legislature would prevent Icahn from retaining the Taj Mahal’s casino license now that it is closed.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation annually complies a list to identify “important examples of the nation’s architectural and cultural heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage.” The designation can help galvanize grassroots and political support for protecting sites, but isn’t always welcomed by locals. Here are looks at eight from this year’s cohort, many of which are in urban areas.
Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan, was arrested Monday in connection to weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey. He was charged with five counts of attempted murder of police officers in connection with a shootout in which he was wounded; federal prosecutors said they were still weighing charges over the bombings. More →
They’ve been unable to return to their home in New Jersey since Superstorm Sandy damaged it three years ago. And a single mother of three, who needs a kidney transplant, is still rebuilding after years of fighting with insurers, contractors and state aid programs. But she’s not even sure she’ll be able to move in to the new home rising 15 feet higher than her old one.
A fast-moving fire that started in a custard shop raged through several blocks of boardwalk and businesses on Thursday in Seaside Park, New Jersey, a shore town that was still rebuilding from damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.
Construction workers have begun dismantling the Jet Star roller coaster in Seaside Heights, NJ. A symbol of Superstorm Sandy, the roller coaster has sat in the Atlantic Ocean for several months after the Casino Pier it sat on collapsed when Sandy hit.
Sifting through Sandy’s aftermath continues in New Jersey and New York, Hindus celebrate Diwali, the annual festival of lights, China’s People Liberation Army puts on an air show, Justin Bieber dons a pair of dj/rockstar angel wings and more in today’s daily brief.
A nor’easter added a wet blanket of snow to areas of New York and New Jersey still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.