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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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June 19, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - The Miss New Jersey pageant is like a mini-me, the kid sister from another boardwalk allowed to tag along with Miss America in September. State pageants, the qualifiers for Miss America, bring pageantry back to their basics, a journey deep to the heart of a Miss Seashore Line labyrinth. Here you really see how the whole enterprise is rooted not in cookie-cutter perfection but in something more akin to, hey, why not me? But also, why? A Miss New Jersey has not been crowned Miss America on pageant night since 1937.
NEWS
June 19, 2016 | By Zoë Miller, For The Inquirer
This Saturday and Sunday, about 20 mobile cuisine vendors from New Jersey, Philadelphia, and beyond will congregate at Atlantic City's Brighton Park for the inaugural Food Truck Festival. The vendors' stories are as varied as their menus, which span categories and continents. Wink Hall of Little Egg Harbor dishes out eccentric, potato-based eats from his 1 Potato Two truck. His signature Spudwich comprises a filling - lobster salad, steak and cheese, or chicken parm, to name a few - sandwiched between two large fried potato skins.
NEWS
June 19, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Brendan Turner, 26, drove "12 or 13 hours" in a Chevy Malibu from Indiana to New Jersey for the privilege of playing poker - on his laptop. But perhaps he should have driven an additional 15 minutes or so that first night, because Turner and his buddy Anthony Bos, 25, of Connecticut, ended up staying not in Atlantic City proper, but a few miles outside of town in a $60-a-night motel with a 1.5-star rating online. Poker players are nothing if not careful about their money.
NEWS
June 15, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
The young woman became a U.S. citizen 15 years ago. But her husband, the father of her two children, is undocumented. During a visit to the Mexican consulate in Philadelphia, the Delaware couple share their story with Jeffrey S. DeCristofaro and Evelyn Sabando, who are making a presentation about the services of the Camden Center for Law and Social Justice. At the center's downtown Camden office, meanwhile, Lisa M. Incollingo handles cases like those of a Gloucester Township senior citizen and a Camden mother of five, both of whom recently got protection from an abusive family member.
NEWS
June 14, 2016 | By Howard Gensler, STAFF WRITER
The last time nightclub entrepreneur Ivan Kane got Atlantic City dancing, it was with his Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub at Revel. But when Revel went under, it jammed up Royal Jelly. "It was a sad day when it closed," Kane said in a recent phone interview, "because we were incredibly successful there. "The silver lining is that it introduced me to the Atlantic City area, and I met Tony Rodio. " That meeting with the president and CEO of Tropicana Entertainment has paid off with Ivan Kane's Kiss Kiss a Go-Go, the new night spot opening Thursday at the Quarter at the Trop.
NEWS
June 13, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - Bob Rose was still in junior high school when he promoted his first music show. A few hometown Bridgeton bands were looking for gigs, and a school dance needed performers. Several years later, in 1974, Rose put together his first big outdoor concert - a five-act garage-band show at the now-defunct Palatine Race Track in Centerton, Cumberland County. Back then, social media didn't exist, so Rose had to rely on old-fashioned word of mouth and some concert posters.
NEWS
June 13, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Tick tock, tick tock. No, this was not part of some book read to third graders by Mayor Don Guardian during career day Thursday at Pennsylvania Avenue school - students there were more interested in peppering the mayor about World War II. This was Gov. Christie taunting his least favorite mayor since Fort Lee's Mark Sokolich just days after signing a rescue package that included tens of millions in redirected aid and gave...
NEWS
June 13, 2016 | By Molly Eichel, Staff Writer
Summer means the big names in comedy head to the Shore to entertain at the casinos. But there are also quite a few laughs to be had in Philly, from hometown hero Big Jay Oakerson, who in August will headline a four-night stand at Helium in Center City, to Punch Line Philly, the new Fishtown comedy club that opens July 8 with Last Comic Standing 's Russell Peters, who stays through the 10th. Ron White (June 17, Caesars) Tater Salad brings his down-home humor to Atlantic City.
NEWS
June 13, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Five days out from the reopening of the vaunted place formerly known as Revel, and you might imagine there would be a frenzy of activity around the multiblock, Boardwalk-front, glass-sheathed, 47-story edifice. Or perhaps a sign or two around the property - or a website - to at least disclose the new name or branding. But no one was scrubbing the exterior of the lavishly designed structure - which is meant to appear like a big glass wave rising up on the beach adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean - although the place looks as if it could certainly use a good power washing.
NEWS
June 10, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Don't take those red Solo cups out to the Boardwalk just yet. For the second time, the Atlantic City Council pulled off its agenda an ordinance that would permit open containers of alcohol on the Boardwalk. In a consolation prize of sorts, the council did agree Wednesday night to extend Boardwalk summer bicycle hours from the current 6 a.m.-until-10 a.m. to 6 a.m. to noon, consistent with neighboring Ventnor's hours. The open-container ordinance was first proposed last month, but was pulled by Council President Marty Small to allow further input.
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