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News Minute: Here is the latest New Jersey news from The Associated Press

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Hundreds of workers who will lose their jobs at three Atlantic City casinos scheduled to close in the next few weeks are looking for some divine intervention. Employees of Revel, the Showboat and Trump Plaza will hold a rally tonight followed by a prayer service at a nearby church.

CARLSTADT, N.J. (AP) - Casinos, hotels, a convention center and a monorail could be on the horizon at the Meadowlands. Business leaders laid out a plan yesterday to transform the area into a multi-venue entertainment district. The head of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce says the goal isn't to build a new Atlantic City.

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) - Governor Chris Christie says it's too soon to draw conclusions about the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, and criticized other politicians who have weighed in. Christie was asked at a town hall meeting in Long Branch yesterday about the militarization of police in New Jersey in light of protests in Missouri following the shooting death of an unarmed teen.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The mother and brother of an 18-year-old Rutgers University student who committed suicide days after his roommate publicized details of his relationship with another man have received a gay pride award. NJ.com reports Jane and James Clementi received the Pride Award yesterday from Essex County as part of its LGBTQ Pride Month celebration.

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