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February 22, 2008 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Jeffrey Barton moved to the Shore from Redondo Beach, Calif., a year ago to cash in on an unprecedented building boom here. "I'm here for one thing," said Barton, 44, who makes $31.97 an hour as a tile finisher. "The work. " There are plans over the next four years for $20 billion worth of casino, hotel, restaurant and retail construction and renovation projects, many of which began in 2003. And in a slowing national economy, all that development is attracting construction workers from around the country.
NEWS
September 14, 1987 | Special to the Daily News by Mary D'Anella
The women have arrived in Atlantic City for the Miss America Pageant, and they're hard at work. Miss Nevada, Stacie James, works out on a Nautilus machine; Miss Texas, Jo Thompson, gives an interview. They're all hoping to be named Miss America 1988 on Saturday night.
NEWS
September 14, 1987 | Special to the Daily News by Mary D'Anella
Miss American Pageant contestants Showing off in swimsuits in Atlantic City are (jumping) Susan Campbell, Miss North Dakota, and (from left) Katherine Ann Killen, Miss Minnesota; Nancy Humphries, Miss South Carolina; Cindy Hodgkins, Miss Illinois; and Patricia Brant, Miss Louisiana.
NEWS
August 15, 1986
A national television audience, including viewers in localities where casino-gambling proposals are under consideration, got a grim look at the realities in Bill Moyers' CBS special Wednesday night: Big Gamble in Atlantic City. The tragic neglect of poor neighborhoods and inhabitants - hardly more than a dice-throw from the glitter of gaming halls - was accurate and perhaps even understated. There were some flaws in the show and it might have been better balanced, as Inquirer staff writer Lee Winfrey noted in a preview.
NEWS
February 12, 1988 | By ROBERT STRAUSS, Daily News Staff Writer
It's been 11 years now since mild-mannered former New Jersey Gov. Brendan Byrne, looking forward to the opening of Atlantic City's first casino 12 months later, put out his most virulent warning: "Organized crime, get your hands out of Atlantic City. Keep the hell out of our state. " By the time the Resorts International Hotel-Casino opened in 1978, many in New Jersey thought Atlantic City itself was Hell on Earth. The hotels were vacant, stores were being abandoned and the only thing moving more quickly than the pickpockets' fingers were the residents moving to the mainland.
SPORTS
September 26, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Atlantic City Surf closed out the Atlantic League regular season yesterday by edging the Bridgeport Bluefish, 7-6. Jason Law's two-run double highlighted a four-run rally in the eighth for the Surf, who finished 80-60 overall and won the second-half South Division title with a 48-22 record. At 6:35 tomorrow night in Atlantic City, the Surf will begin the best-of-three first-round playoffs against Somerset. Camden 7, Somerset 4 L.J. Biernbaum hit an RBI double for the Riversharks, who ended the Atlantic League season with a win over the Patriots at Campbell's Field.
NEWS
May 22, 1990 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Staff Writer
"Growing up in Atlantic City was like growing up in Disney World," says one longtime resident. "It was like having a carnival going all year long," says another. In Search of Atlantic City, a half-hour produced by WHYY-TV and airing at 9 tonight on Channel 12, looks lovingly back at the queen of resorts through the eyes of some of its sons and daughters. It's the TV-show equivalent of Burt Lancaster, in that famous line from Atlantic City - the movie - looking out at the waves and saying that it used to be some ocean.
NEWS
January 6, 1986
Atlantic City's 11 casinos reached a milestone in 1985: the $2 billion mark in winnings from gamblers. Preliminary figures indicate the casinos racked up a total of $2.13 billion, an increase of 9.6 percent over 1984. The city's first casino opened in 1978 and the 11th last June. Yet much of Atlantic City has a bombed-out look. Wrecking balls and bulldozers have leveled much of the South Inlet where low-income residents were forced out by land speculators. Surviving residential areas of the Inlet are a mix of vacant buildings and dilapidated housing occupied by forgotten people who are still poor.
SPORTS
February 26, 1995 | By Bob Hoffman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Pleasantville ran its winning streak to 25 games yesterday with a convincing 67-54 victory over host Atlantic City in the Cape-Atlantic League championship boys' basketball game. The Greyhounds, ranked No. 2 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, used a 28-16 burst in the fourth quarter to beat the Vikings, who had won the first three league title games. Pleasantville led the defense-dominated game by 39-38 entering the last quarter but exploded with a 10-0 burst. Pat Davenport started it with a jumper from the lane, and Clifton Jones followed with an open three-pointer from the wing.
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August 23, 2015 | By Dan McQuade, For The Inquirer
Bob Rose said he had tried but figured there was no shot. He and a partner book shows each summer on the Ocean City Music Pier. Before each season, he talks with city officials and residents about which acts they'd like to see. This year, someone suggested the Beach Boys. "I'm thinking, 'Yeah, right,' " Rose said. "So I talked to my partner, and he decided to pursue it, and, lo and behold, [the Beach Boys] liked the idea of playing in Ocean City. When you're pitching 'America's Greatest Family Resort,' you can't think of a better band than the Beach Boys.
NEWS
August 17, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Out on the Boardwalk, across from the Donald Trump-branded-but-no-longer-owned Taj Mahal, regulars have a unique view on the 2016 Republican presidential race. "They're fake," Tony Johnson, on a familiar family jaunt from North Carolina, said as he sat face-to-face with a big TRUMP sign. He was talking about the candidates, not the faux-Taj spires. "I came here because I hate Chris Christie," said Cinnaminson teacher Jackie Wilson, explaining her choice of the Taj, in effect voting with room nights.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
When Rascal Flatts comes to Atlantic City this week, the band won't be the only act to hit the beach. Nick Jonas and his abs, along with the gentlemen pop stars of Maroon 5, play that sandy A.C. spot Sunday. But Rascal Flatts - singing cousins Gary LeVox and Jay Demarcus, vocalist/guitarist Joe Don Rooney - will bring big-time country-crossover music to the Jersey Shore. "We love playing Atlantic City, whether it's the casinos or on the sand," says Rooney. "It's a good time anytime we're in Jersey.
NEWS
August 14, 2015
THE THIRD annual iteration of "The Burlesque Show" at Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa is by far the best version to date. AyCee-based producer Allen Valentine obviously has a bigger budget than in the past, which translates to a larger cast and more accomplished, visually interesting staging. But he doesn't allow this to overwhelm the show's basic premise: The re-creation of classic, mid-20th-century burlesque, the kind that was titillating and naughty, but never infused with the kind of out-and-out coarseness that is part-and-parcel of so much of today's entertainment scene (and life in general)
NEWS
August 12, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stockton University is free to sell the troubled Showboat casino hotel property in Atlantic City to whomever it wants, a judge ruled Monday, freeing the school from a sales agreement with Florida developer Glenn Straub. Stockton president Harvey Kesselman said Monday that the university had "interested buyers. " "The bottom line is that Stockton University is now free to market and sell the Showboat property, with no further restrictions or involvement" from Straub's company, KK Ventures, Kesselman said in a statement.
NEWS
August 12, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Catherine Theodoris Frangos, 86, of Atlantic City, a former elementary schoolteacher in Camden and Haddonfield, died of colon cancer on Saturday, Aug. 1, at a relative's home in Moorestown. Born in Camden, Mrs. Frangos graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School there in 1946 and earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education at what is now Rowan University in 1982, a son, Theodore, said. After raising three children, Mrs. Frangos taught fifth and sixth grade classes at Christ the King Regional School in Haddonfield in the mid-1980s and then the same grades at a Camden elementary school from the late 1980s into the early 1990s.
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August 10, 2015 | By Madeline R. Conway, Inquirer Staff Writer
In an apparent hiccup at Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein's newly opened entertainment and dining venue in Atlantic City, several concerts scheduled there were canceled. 39N, a concert site at Blatstein's new venture the Playground, was to host two of the live music events Friday and Saturday. But on Ticketmaster on Saturday, both a Splintered Sunlight show that night and a show by the Rebirth Brass Band on Aug. 14 were listed as "canceled. " An earlier show by Splintered Sunlight, a Grateful Dead tribute act, scheduled for Friday also was canceled, according to the Press of Atlantic City.
NEWS
August 9, 2015 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
You've arrived. You've gone to the beach. You've pondered the majesty of the ocean. And now, you just want to get out there. But you don't have a boat. How can you find yourself upon the high seas or the back bays? Where can you go to embark on a relaxing evening cruise or a big day of fishing? Or just have a little paddle around to look at the flora and fauna of the Jersey Shore? Surprisingly, there are a lot of options up and down the coast that don't require a huge investment in time or money.
NEWS
August 7, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
Daniel P. Jorgensen, a former musician with the band Owl City, has been indicted in Atlantic County on charges that he tried to lure a 14-year-old to his hotel room and engaged in criminal sexual contact with the girl on the Atlantic City beach while on tour with the band two years ago, Prosecutor James P. McClain said Wednesday. Jorgensen, 30, of Minneapolis, faces penalties of up to 10 years in prison on the child-luring charge and up to 18 months in prison on the fourth-degree sexual-contact charge.
NEWS
August 2, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - His day job is spokesman for the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, an agency that, as you may have heard, has four fewer casinos to control than it used to. But Dan Heneghan, 62, has an alter ego: Mr. Lighthouse. For nearly three years, Heneghan has made climbing to the top of Absecon Lighthouse his personal quest. Again and again, 228 steps each time, 77 times last year, more than 40 already this year. He's taken a novel way to commit to an exercise regimen and made it a kind of ambassadorship for the lighthouse, enlisting friends to sponsor him with $1 a climb, or, better yet, to join him. Built in 1857, the country's third-tallest lighthouse, at Rhode Island and Pacific Avenues, now has two closed casinos, Showboat and Revel, as its neighbors.
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