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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed a bill legalizing online gambling, adding his John Hancock hours after the state legislature passed a revised version with certain changes he wanted implemented. Among the changes are a 10-year trial period for online betting, and a tax increase from 10 percent to 15 percent on online winnings from Atlantic City casinos. "This was a critical decision, and one that I did not make lightly," Christie said. "But with the proper regulatory framework and safeguards that I insisted on including in the bill, I am confident that we are offering a responsible... Read more...
Former rapper Will Smith had it completely wrong when he waxed poetic about how parents just don't understand. It's the principal who has it all backwards, or at least that's what you'll hear if you talk to the students of Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Ridgewood, New Jersey. So what is it that has students in an uproar? In an email to parents earlier this week, Anthony Orsini, the school principal, pleaded with parents to turn their children away from social networking and to more closely monitor their text messaging. Here's part of what he wrote: Please do the following: sit down with your... Read more...