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July 19, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - When last we saw these three, they were finishing off the late great departed HQ Nightclub and Beach Club at Revel Casino Hotel with one more party to remember. Wearing HQ Strong T-shirts, the crew from the highly successful nightclub inside the disastrously failed casino-hotel danced through the casino floor and into, well, suspended animation. Part of a core group kept on the HQ payroll for months, the marketing host team of Justin Jordan, 35, Zach Seidman, 33, and Ryan Featherman, 26, has reemerged post-Revel as independent marketers under the PopFeeder brand, focusing for now on a Daylife Saturday pool party at the Chelsea hotel, A Summer of Sundays DJ series at Golden Nugget's Haven, and looking for the next HQ to, as they say, float their champagne kayak girl.
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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.
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July 24, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
ROSEMARY McMunigal was a Delaware County lawyer who, while dedicated to her profession, indulged a passion for helping the less fortunate. "Blessed with a great head and a great heart, Rosemary used her intelligence, strength and compassion to help others," her family said. "Her faith led her to believe in the goodness of people and hope for a better world. " Rosemary Casey McMunigal, a partner in a Media law firm, an active volunteer with a nursing service in Chester, and devoted family matriarch, died July 16. She was 93 and lived in Media's Riddle Village.
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July 19, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - When last we saw these three, they were finishing off the late great departed HQ Nightclub and Beach Club at Revel Casino Hotel with one more party to remember. Wearing HQ Strong T-shirts, the crew from the highly successful nightclub inside the disastrously failed casino-hotel danced through the casino floor and into, well, suspended animation. Part of a core group kept on the HQ payroll for months, the marketing host team of Justin Jordan, 35, Zach Seidman, 33, and Ryan Featherman, 26, has reemerged post-Revel as independent marketers under the PopFeeder brand, focusing for now on a Daylife Saturday pool party at the Chelsea hotel, A Summer of Sundays DJ series at Golden Nugget's Haven, and looking for the next HQ to, as they say, float their champagne kayak girl.
NEWS
July 16, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Take my empty buildings and lots - please. This is the message Atlantic City is sending, by issuing requests for proposals for, well, pretty much the entire town. The properties available for reimagining range from a pier to a kiosk, from the Boardwalk to outer neighborhoods. In all, 14 vacant lots and buildings owned by the city or, in a few cases, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority are included in the RFPs. Planning director Elizabeth Terenik is to discuss the properties at a noon meeting Wednesday in City Hall.
NEWS
July 15, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stockton University can look for a buyer for the troubled Showboat casino property in Atlantic City, according to a temporary restraining order issued Monday. That order, by Superior Court Judge Julio L. Mendez, prevents Florida developer Glenn Straub from interfering with Stockton's right to sell the former casino hotel while a legal battle plays out. "This is excellent news for Stockton. We can now move forward with a sale of the Showboat," Harvey Kesselman, the university's acting president, said in a statement.
NEWS
July 12, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Annmarie Ruiz has been handed a third card. The Gloucester County health officer, who doubles as Salem County's, will now also report to Atlantic City. Ruiz - charged with enforcing health and sanitation policies and restaurant inspections, and coordinating responses to public health issues - will now split her time among the jurisdictions under a shared-services agreement approved this week by Gloucester County. Atlantic City will pay Gloucester County $2,470 a month until the end of the year - an amount that will increase 2 percent at the start of 2016.
NEWS
July 12, 2015 | By Dan McQuade, For The Inquirer
What do 50 Cent, Pauly D, Paris Hilton, Brody Jenner, Lance Bass, and Dennis Haskins have in common? They're all regulars at Harrah's Atlantic City. Each has hosted multiple parties at Pool After Dark, the casino's nightclub. Other hip Atlantic City clubs, such as MIXX at The Borgata and Dusk at Caesars, are booking electronic dance music artists and well-known DJs this summer. Pool After Dark plays Top 40 hits; its party hosts are often celebrities closer to D-list than A-list. On Wednesday, 50 Cent hosted his 40th birthday party at the pool.
NEWS
July 10, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
There will be poetry at the Farmers Market in Atlantic City after all. After the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority scrapped a proposal to pay poets at the Farmers Market because politicians complained about the spending, area poets offered to read their work free in the financially beleaguered city. Poets can relate. They're usually scrapped for cash, too. Galloway Township poet Joel Ollander and Aubrey Gerhardt, the founder of SJPoets, recruited other poets after the authority (CRDA)
NEWS
July 10, 2015 | Chuck Darrow, Daily News
If you are a Master-of-the-Universe developer like Philly's Bart Blatstein, it's nothing to embark on a spur-of-the-moment jaunt to Nashville and Austin, Texas, and return from the two-night westward excursion with a crystalized concept for a long-struggling Atlantic City property you recently acquired. That, in a nutshell, is the story of T Street, the first phase of The Playground, the ocean-straddling entertainment complex that Blatstein and his partner, acclaimed casino architect Paul Steelman, believe represents a crucial step forward in Atlantic City's post-casino-industry-collapse era. It's located on the site of what was most recently the failed Pier Shops at Caesars, a mostly high-end shopping mall that was a victim of, among other things, Atlantic City's devastation from legal gambling in neighboring states.
NEWS
July 10, 2015 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
A project in Atlantic City could be awarded close to $33 million in tax credits when the New Jersey Economic Development Authority board meets Thursday. The EDA didn't give details Wednesday about the applicant, Atlantic City Contact Center L.L.C., or the project. A spokeswoman said she could not comment before Thursday's meeting. The meeting agenda says the tax credits - $3.27 million a year over 10 years - would encourage the applicant to "make a capital investment and locate in Atlantic City.
NEWS
July 9, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
Atlantic City police fatally shot a man who stabbed another man to death inside a store Tuesday morning, authorities said. The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. at the Cedar Market at Adriatic and Pennsylvania Avenues when police responded to a 911 call. Officers found the suspect outside and shot him during a confrontation, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said. It declined to provide details of that confrontation, including how many officers fired and if any had been put on administrative duty pending an investigation.
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