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January 18, 2016 | Inquirer Editorial Board
Gov. Christie and the Legislature are about to pull the plug on what's left of Atlantic City's economy, but they lack the decency to say so. They're touting tax benefits for all as they ask voters to approve casinos in North Jersey, which would further drain an Atlantic City economy struggling to recover from the recent loss of four of its 12 casinos. "The additional competition will likely cause more casinos to close" in Atlantic City, Moody's Investors Service declared. The legislation to allow the northern casinos, sponsored by State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester)
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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
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
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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February 4, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney told the Inquirer Editorial Board on Tuesday that he now wants Atlantic County to buy Atlantic City's much-coveted water utility, and to use its good credit to help the cash-strapped city pay off $160 million in tax refunds owed the Borgata Hotel & Casino. Sweeney noted that unlike downgraded Atlantic City and the State of New Jersey, the county's credit rating is solid. "They have access to markets," he said. "The county could do all that stuff," Sweeney said during a one-hour meeting, part of a tour of newspaper editorial boards to promote his plans for North Jersey casinos and Atlantic City intervention.
NEWS
February 4, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
A man who allegedly killed a 2-year-old boy in North Carolina last year was arrested Monday in Atlantic City and charged with murder, authorities said. U.S. marshals captured Jagger Thomas Jost, 21, without incident about 1:45 p.m. in the 500 block of Absecon Boulevard. Jost is from Atlantic City and was staying there with someone he knew, authorities said. Jost killed Vernon Gaylord Sylver Jr. - his fiancée's son from a previous relationship - on May 16, 2015, in Greensboro, said Dennis O'Brien, supervisory inspector for the Atlantic City division of the U.S. Marshals' New York-New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force.
NEWS
February 2, 2016 | Inquirer Editorial Board
The charges that former city elections official Renee Tartaglione engaged in an especially low form of corruption - stealing government funds entrusted to a nonprofit clinic for the poor and mentally ill - suggest a familiar pattern. The Tartagliones once ran the city elections office like a family business, using the public agency to serve their personal and political agendas. Former City Commissioners Chairwoman Marge Tartaglione hired daughter Renee as her chief deputy. When Renee's husband, Carlos Matos, got out of prison, he was put on the Democratic Party payroll.
NEWS
February 1, 2016 | Inquirer Editorial Board
Atlantic City's hardships and perhaps its tenuous hopes revolve around tourism. So it's fitting that Trenton's perplexing response to the resort's crisis can be credited to none other than New Jersey's tourist in chief, Chris Christie. Christie is not only the Garden State's governor but also, since he began running for president, a sometime visitor. You may have caught the recent whistle-stop during which he declared Atlantic City subject to a state . . . something. "You can call it what you want to call it," Christie said.
NEWS
January 29, 2016
The Atlantic City International Airport was evacuated for about an hour Wednesday afternoon after a suspicious package was found. According to Sergeant First Class Gregory Williams of the New Jersey State Police, the suspicious package was reported at 3:40 p.m at the airport in Egg Harbor Township. It was not yet known where the package was found or who discovered it. Williams said the airport was immediately evacuated and the state police arson and bomb unit was sent to investigate.
NEWS
January 29, 2016 | BY JASON NARK, Staff Writer
GROUNDHOG DAY came early for Michael "Danger" Castro when he was arrested again Wednesday for the murder of a 77-year-old man. Castro, 34, of Pemberton Township, Burlington County, had been arrested in 2013 for the Feb. 5, 2012, shooting death of John Kingsbury in rural Mullica Township, Atlantic County. Authorities contended that Castro, a Muay Thai kickboxer, had planned to rob Kingsbury's residence, which belonged to Castro's business partner, Glenn Kingsbury, the victim's son. Castro, authorities said, encountered the older man and put two bullets in John Kingsbury's head.
NEWS
January 29, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
From the outside, the unremarkable building at 2637 N. Fifth St. - Juniata Community Mental Health Clinic's headquarters - looks no different from dozens of other drab structures that line the roads in the city's poverty-stricken Fairhill neighborhood. But, federal authorities say, the building lies at the heart of a fraud worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and one that could leave yet another blemish on the reputation of a Philadelphia political dynasty. On Wednesday, prosecutors accused Renee Tartaglione - the building's owner and daughter of former city elections chief Margaret "Marge" Tartaglione, sister of State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D., Phila.)
SPORTS
January 28, 2016
Boys' Basketball BURLINGTON COUNTY LEAGUE Bordentown 70, Burlington Township 44 CAPE-ATLANTIC LEAGUE Mainland 50, Cedar Creek 43 Atlantic City 79, Lower Cape May 40 Wildwood Catholic 85, St. Joseph 76 FRIENDS SCHOOLS LEAGUE Moorestown Friends 42, Friends Select 35 PENN-JERSEY LEAGUE New Foundations 76, Doane Academy 71 TRI-COUNTY CONFERENCE DIAMOND Woodstown 59, Schalick 54 NONLEAGUE LEAP Academy 78,...
NEWS
January 28, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Maddie Hanna and Amy S. Rosenberg, STAFF WRITERS
TRENTON - Back from the campaign trail, Gov. Christie announced a plan Tuesday for the state to take control of Atlantic City's finances. Christie, flanked by Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) and Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian at a Statehouse news conference, said "all three of us up here agree" that greater state involvement is needed in Atlantic City, which has been rocked by casino closures. Guardian's presence in Trenton alongside Christie and Sweeney represented a détente in a high-stakes standoff that had state officials threatening a hostile takeover while city officials considered bankruptcy.
NEWS
January 26, 2016 | By JULIA TERRUSO & VALERIE RUSS, Staff Writers
SOME PEOPLE depend on the kindness of strangers. In this case, the stranger was Kindness. As cars struggled and swerved, stranded along treacherous Chestnut Hill side streets, Tony Kindness, 40, shoveled the middle of Evergreen Avenue to clear a path for a marooned Jetta. "Normally, they do a pretty good job, but for whatever reason, not today," said Kindness. "Right now, we're just trying to get this Jetta out. " As the piles of snow - nearly two feet or more in many areas - began to thaw Sunday morning, residents such as Kindness emerged to deal with the mess, digging out buried cars and hacking away at frozen sidewalks.
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