CollectionsAtlantic City
IN THE NEWS

Atlantic City

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
October 1, 2012 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - It seems a monumental task: Shrug off 34 years of marketing this place as Las Vegas with a boardwalk and rebrand it as world-class destination with a sudden emphasis on arts and culture. And do it fast, because the gambling thing - with tens of billions of dollars in casino infrastructure - doesn't cut it anymore. Say hello to John Palmieri and Liza Cartmell. He's the executive director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA), and she's the head of the Atlantic City Alliance.
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.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
December 13, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - A city tax lien sale brought faltering Atlantic City some pre-Christmas cheer Thursday - a $22 million tax bill from bankrupt Trump Plaza and Taj Mahal will be paid - but also some coal: Nobody bid on a $32.5 million unpaid tax bill from Revel. "I'm concerned," said the city's revenue director, Michael Stinson, after the four-hour sale, with a total of nearly $59 million in owed taxes on 1,000 properties, yielded at most half of that. Stinson said the tax sale plus an imminent $40 million note sale should be enough to get the city over the immediate 2014 budgetary crisis.
BUSINESS
December 12, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Another inflection point in the agonizing process of trying to find a new owner for Atlantic City's $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel could come Friday. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Gloria M. Burns on Wednesday scheduled a hearing for that morning to consider Revel AC Inc.'s motion to terminate its agreement to sell its property to a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. for $110 million. Revel also asked the judge to schedule a hearing to approve the sale of Revel to the backup bidder, Glenn Straub, for $94.4 million.
BUSINESS
December 11, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
The full extent of Atlantic City's economic turmoil showed up in October's metropolitan-area employment report, released Tuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Atlantic County, which is home to Atlantic City, lost 9,900 jobs in the 12 months ended Oct. 31, as four of the city's dozen casinos closed. A fifth, the Trump Taj Mahal, could close Dec. 20. The next-biggest job loss nationally - 2,200 - was recorded in Davenport, Iowa, and two cities just across the Mississippi River in Illinois.
BUSINESS
December 7, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City is likely to remain open until Dec. 20, as its parent company continues to negotiate for financial aid from the city or the State of New Jersey, the bankrupt Trump Entertainment Resorts said Friday. However, some employees already started working fewer hours this week, Kathleen McSweeney, senior vice president of market operations for Trump Entertainment, said in a statement. The Taj Mahal closed one of its hotel towers Monday, and at that point still planned to close the casino next Friday, according to a Nov. 26 petition on its closing plans filed with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.
NEWS
December 6, 2014 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian canceled plans to testify before a legislative panel here Thursday. He was expected to address the challenges facing the gaming industry and his city, which has experienced four casino closings and thousands of job losses recently. Chris Filiciello, Guardian's chief of staff, said the mayor did not appear because of personal reasons. He plans to reschedule at a time to be decided later. Gov. Christie has formed a commission to determine how to boost the flagging resort town's fortunes, and legislators have proposed allowing casinos to make payments in lieu of taxes to stabilize the city's finances.
NEWS
December 5, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
This week, Camden Mayor Dana Redd told a crowd at a public event that more big news was on the horizon for the city's economic development. Officials won't say more publicly, but two people with knowledge of the project said Wednesday that Subaru of America will soon announce its move from Cherry Hill to Camden. Michael McHale, a spokesman for Subaru, said the company has been scouting possible sites for some time, including property in Philadelphia, but declined to say whether a decision had been made.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2014 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Talk about a ring-a-ding-dinging endorsement. Frank Sinatra - his recorded voice, that is - introduced Tony Bennett at the Borgata Event Center in Atlantic City on Friday. "Tony's going to come out now and he's going to tear the seats out of the place for you," said The Voice from beyond the grave. "He's my man, this cat. . . . He's the greatest singer in the world today, this man, Mr. Tony Bennett!" Sinatra's admiration stood Bennett in good stead while Ol' Blue Eyes was alive, and since the Chairman's death in 1998, the singer born Anthony Benedetto has had Great American Songbook elder-statesman status to himself.
NEWS
November 30, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
An Atlantic City firefighter fell through the floor of an abandoned rowhouse, and two others were injured, as they rescued a woman from a two-alarm blaze less than an hour after their Thanksgiving meal Thursday. The blaze ignited around 6:55 p.m. on a block of abandoned rowhouses, the windows and doors covered with plywood, along Lighthouse Court. Investigators are calling the blaze suspicious - there was no working electricity or heat in the home that could have caused it. When firefighters arrived at the home, they had to rip off plywood and cut it with a saw, Atlantic City Fire Chief Dennis J. Brooks said Friday.
BUSINESS
November 27, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Municipal bondholders owed $118.9 million are at the center of a dispute that is threatening the sale of Atlantic City's bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel. But two New Jersey companies, whose joint venture built and operates Revel's utility plant and owes the $118.9 million, could suffer significant collateral damage if efforts this week to salvage the sale are unsuccessful. The two partners each have $20 million in equity at stake in ACR Energy Partners L.L.C., the plant that chills water for Revel's air-conditioning, provides hot water, and distributes electricity to the 47-story tower.
NEWS
November 25, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - This town has always had its bosses. Its political Nuckys, Haps, and Sonnys, its corporate Steves and Donalds, its gangster Nickys and Joeys. But is the Boardwalk Empire ready for a new emperor? One with unilateral power to sideline the city's Republican mayor and Democratic council, throw out municipal labor contracts, sell off assets, slash spending, and privatize city departments? Jon F. Hanson, powerful two-time author of how-to-save-Atlantic-City reports delivered to Gov. Christie, is proposing exactly that - an emergency manager with "extraordinary supervisory powers" to stabilize a cratering city where casinos have closed and debt and taxes have skyrocketed.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|