KRISTEN ZADROGA-HARTDemocratic Candidate for Assembly To the Editor:My name is Kristen Zadroga-Hart, and I’m a Democrat running to represent Bayonne and Jersey City in the NJ State Assembly. Whether your family has been here for generations or just recently settled in our community, every single hardworking family throughout the district deserves a representative that will fight for them.I come from a strong union household, and I’m the youngest daughter of a Jersey City educator and a Teamster. I’m also the proud wife of a Jersey City Fire Captain. As a mother to three kids, I’m running for Assembly to bring new ideas and a fresh approach to the problems of our district and to represent real Democratic values in Trenton.We need Assembly representatives who are in touch with the district and the issues affecting our neighborhoods. I work as a teacher and, through my work in the community, I see firsthand the real-life issues that need to be addressed. The 31st District Assembly members have been absent on major issues, and yet available for every photo opportunity.If I know one thing about elections, it’s that they are won in the streets talking to voters, which is why my campaign is built around people, fueled by their ideas and strong Democratic principles.If elected, I’ll get right to work addressing property taxes, reforming the Port Authority, fighting to alleviate traffic on our highways and bridges, fully funding our public schools, protecting our environment, balancing our budget, and improving healthcare affordability.These are the issues that the public cares about. As Assemblywoman, I want to be a champion to ensure every taxpayer’s voice is heard in Trenton.Today, the very Democratic values we hold dear are under assault by Donald Trump and the Republican Party. As a result, we’re seeing unprecedented conflicts of interest, threats to defund and privatize our schools, attempts to dismantle healthcare for millions, and a rise in hate crimes against our neighbors based solely on their religion, race, or sexual orientation. It is imperative to have state representatives who will defend the residents of Bayonne and Jersey City against Chris Christie, Donald Trump, and the Republican Party.I look forward to standing alongside Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy in the fight against conservative extremism, and I hope to earn your support in the Democratic Primary on June 6.
MGM China CEO and Executive Director Grant Bowie has revealed that the launch of junket operations at its recently opened Macau integrated resort MGM Cotai will be delayed until August or September.Bowie provided the update during MGM Resorts’ 1Q18 earnings call on Friday, having previously announced a target of around June or July for the property’s first junket operators to be up and running. Five Macau junkets are already confirmed for MGM Cotai. “On the timing, we will have the junkets ready by the next Golden Week,” Bowie said, pointing to China’s October National Day holiday.“We’re aiming for August to September, that’s our target. Mansions will come on after that, but the critical point is to get the junkets up and running.”MGM Cotai opened in February with around 500 of its 1,390 rooms and suites open to customers. Among those still to come are the 27 villas, ranging in size from 215 to 570 square feet each, that will form luxury enclave The Mansion – modelled on the renowned VIP accommodation of the same name at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.MGM Cotai will also offer 99 suites (87 to 94 square meters each) and 16 Skylofts (128 square meters each) by the time junkets are operational.Despite the delay in junkets, Bowie said that MGM Cotai had already attracted some of its high-end customers back to the company via its premium direct program.“There have been some really fascinating and positive things that have happened from our existing customer base, without seeing any diminution in value of customer spend in Macau,” he said.“We’ve seen increased spend from most customers in Cotai and at the same time we’re actually seeing significant reactivation of customers that we hadn’t seen for some time.“It appears that they went to Cotai and as soon as we put a property into Cotai, they came back to play with us. That has been a real positive.” Wynn Resorts to undergo internal restructure as part of refinancing plan RelatedPosts Pansy Ho becomes first Macau casino boss to speak out for Hong Kong government on protests Load More Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team