Former New Jersey Gov. Brendan Byrne laughs at a comment by New Jersey Speaker of the House Sheila Oliver during an event to unveil a statue of Byrne at the Essex County Courthouse, Thursday, in Oct. 2013, in Newark, N.J.
The now-closed Trump Taj Mahal casino resort in Atlantic City, N.J., was repeatedly cited by federal officials for having inadequate money-laundering controls.
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Mayor Don Guardian examines an artist's rendering of a boardwalk reconstruction project in October. Without a cash infusion, Guardian says all nonessential city services will shut down on April 8.
In the 1990s, Trump wanted to acquire Vera Coking's three-story house in Atlantic City, N.J., to build a limousine parking lot. His allies at the state's casino reinvestment authority tried unsuccessfully to seize it.
A view of Atlantic City, N.J., in October. Two of the towering casinos in this photo, the Showboat (third tower from left) and the Revel (far right) closed last year.
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Paul Smith, a single father and a longtime cook at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City, is worried about losing his health benefits if the casino closes in December.
Atlantic City, N.J., has seen four casinos close this year, and a fifth may soon follow. Officials are trying to diversify the city's economy by weaning itself from gambling, its biggest industry.