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New Jersey Business Leaders Lay Out Plans to Transform the Meadowlands

by Associated Press

Rudi Reit, flickr

  CARLSTADT, N.J. (AP) - Casinos, hotels, a convention center and a monorail at New Jersey's Meadowlands?
   That's the plan business leaders laid out Tuesday to transform the area into a multi-venue entertainment district.
   Jim Kirkos, head of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce, says the goal isn't to build a new Atlantic City.

Staten Island DA Asks for Extra Grand Jury in Eric Garner Case

by Associated Press

Jay Miller, flickr

   Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan announced Tuesday that an extra grand jury will be impaneled to hear evidence next month in the July 17 death of Eric Garner.
   Amateur video shows the 43-year-old gasping "I can't breathe" as an officer places him in a chokehold.
   Donovan says his decision is based on his office's investigation and the medical examiner's ruling the death was homicide.

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