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September 30, 2012
OCTOBER 11   at Orlando 7 13   Brooklyn* 7 15   Boston 7 17   Cleveland 7 19   at Brooklyn 7 21   at Boston 7:30 22   New York** 7 * At the Atlantic City Convention Center ** At the Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y.
NEWS
August 30, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
With a wave of Atlantic City casino closings expected to put more than 6,000 people out of work, Gov. Christie announced Thursday that the state would join with union and business groups to open an employment resource center in the Shore resort. The Atlantic City Convention Center will play host to the facility, which opens at 9 a.m. Wednesday. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, according to Unite Here Local 54, which represents many casino workers. The state will deploy 35 staffers to the center, where workers from the soon-to-close Showboat, Revel, and Trump Plaza will be able to learn about programs and services available to them, including unemployment benefits.
BUSINESS
November 23, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
A New Jersey state senator plans to introduce a bill next month that would allow Internet-gambling companies to access international markets from New Jersey. The draft bill is designed to attract companies to New Jersey that are now located in places like Gibraltar and the Isle of Man, Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D., Union) said Thursday during a news conference at the Atlantic City Convention Center. "This will allow gaming operators who are located throughout the world to set up business in New Jersey and access the international market," Lesniak said.
BUSINESS
October 22, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
A $253 million bond offering planned for this week by the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority includes $60 million that will be paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. for a settlement linked to a renovation of Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall that started in 1998. New Jersey and Pitney Bowes, of Stamford, Conn., formed a partnership in 2000 to take advantage of federal historic building rehabilitation tax credits in connection with the project at the Boardwalk complex that hosts the Miss America pageant.
BUSINESS
December 7, 2002 | By Marcia Gelbart INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After 66 years, the Philadelphia Boat Show has finally sunk. The group that produces the annual show said it no longer will hold the event at the Convention Center. Instead, it will turn its energies toward improving a competing boat show that it also produces in Atlantic City. "We decided, what better way to serve the region than out of the Atlantic City Convention Center, because it has room for expansion? And it is well-received by that community," said Michael Duffy, show manager of the Atlantic City International Power Boat Show.
BUSINESS
April 11, 2013 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The main problem keeping more big shows from the Pennsylvania Convention Center is that too many customers don't feel they are getting value for all they pay under its current labor arrangements, consultant Public Financial Management Inc. (PFM) wrote in a recent report to the center's board, echoing earlier reports. If labor is the issue, why is the center's board recruiting private firms to replace its management? PFM credits the managers for bringing in more money and spending less than the center's budget.
NEWS
July 30, 2016 | By Zoë Miller, STAFF WRITER
This week down the Shore, fun activities abound: Ride a tall ship and meet some reptiles, or watch queens, human and crustacean, get crowned. ATLANTIC CITY| THURS. through AUG. 11:  Ahoy! New Jersey's official tall ship, the A.J. Meerwald, sails into Atlantic City's Historic Gardner's Basin (800 N. New Hampshire Ave.) from Thurs., Aug. 4, through Thurs., Aug. 11. The vessel, a restored oyster dredging schooner, was launched in 1928 and was among hundreds of similar ships built along South Jersey's bay shore prior to the Great Depression.
NEWS
February 26, 2009 | By Jeffrey Vasser
Reading this newspaper's recent coverage might lead one to think that Atlantic City faces unique difficulties that should lead it to give up on its tourism industry. That could not be further from the truth. The economic struggles we face are global, and they are hurting the entire travel industry, not just Atlantic City's. And while there is no doubt that the downturn will continue to have an impact on travel, Atlantic City is in a relatively good position to meet the challenge.
SPORTS
March 17, 1997 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Atlantic City High, on the verge of the first state boys' basketball championship in its history, lost a 10-point lead in the last chaotic minutes yesterday and dropped a 61-50 decision to Union in the Group 4 final. With 3,000 fans watching at the Atlantic City Convention Center, Union outscored the Vikings, 28-7, in the final 6 1/2 minutes to capture its first state title. Atlantic City, which also lost state finals in 1929, 1948 and 1973, finished with a 22-8 record. Two technical fouls against Atlantic City coach Morris Griffin aided Union's surge.
NEWS
April 15, 1993 | Associated Press Daily News staff writer Maria Gallagher contributed to this report
The Jacksons - possibly joined by brother Michael - will reconvene for the first time in nine years in December, when they are scheduled to perform a charity concert at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The male members of the singing family, first launched as the "Jackson 5," are to appear at "The Jackson Family Invitational Music Benefit and Awards," said Thomas D. Carver, president of the Casino Association of New Jersey. Carver and association chairman Nicholas L. Ribis said the show's proceeds would benefit several major charities, which they did not specify.
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NEWS
July 30, 2016 | By Zoë Miller, STAFF WRITER
This week down the Shore, fun activities abound: Ride a tall ship and meet some reptiles, or watch queens, human and crustacean, get crowned. ATLANTIC CITY| THURS. through AUG. 11:  Ahoy! New Jersey's official tall ship, the A.J. Meerwald, sails into Atlantic City's Historic Gardner's Basin (800 N. New Hampshire Ave.) from Thurs., Aug. 4, through Thurs., Aug. 11. The vessel, a restored oyster dredging schooner, was launched in 1928 and was among hundreds of similar ships built along South Jersey's bay shore prior to the Great Depression.
NEWS
June 5, 2016 | By Zoe Miller
LONG BEACH ISLAND | THURS. to SUN. The Lighthouse International Film Festival starts Thurs. at 7 p.m. with Kirsten Johnson's ( Citizenfour, The Invisible War ) personal documentary Cameraperson , a meditation on what it means to film others. On Fri. at 6 p.m., catch the narrative centerpiece, Women Who Kill , which IndieWire has dubbed a "lesbian horror-comedy. " Also of note: The Last Laugh (screening 4 p.m. Sun.), a doc that examines the relationship between humor and the Holocaust, featuring interviews with survivors and the kings and queens of comedy (Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman)
NEWS
April 4, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - With this gambling town just six days away from running out of money to pay its employees and operate nonessential services, a group of residents, community leaders, and local officials gathered in the rain Saturday morning to protest a state plan to take over the city's finances. Organizers blamed the foul weather for holding down the crowd from what was planned as an antitakeover march from City Hall to the Atlantic City Convention Center. Instead, only about 20 people showed up, and they settled for listening to some remarks beneath an entryway to City Hall.
NEWS
April 17, 2015 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Gov. Christie ran a bit late from his Wednesday appearance in New Hampshire to cut the new store's ribbon, but that didn't discourage the massive crowd that wanted to be among the first to enter the new Bass Pro Shops Outpost, the latest element in this city's revitalization efforts. As Christie finally hit the stage 20 minutes late, at 6:20 p.m., he endured loud boos from Eagles fans because of his affinity for the Dallas Cowboys. To appease them, he called former Eagles running back Brian Westbrook - standing behind him onstage, along with Miss New Jersey 2014, the current Miss America, and NASCAR driver Tony Stewart - to come forward.
BUSINESS
January 16, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Glenn Straub has yet to complete his acquisition of the former Revel Casino Hotel for $94.5 million, but Mayor Don Guardian said Wednesday that he likes what he hears from the Florida investor. "He wants to bring in new businesses, bring in new jobs, and pay taxes. Not too many people talk to me about those subjects these days," Guardian said after a panel discussion organized by the Urban Land Institute at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Beyond Straub's still-forming plans for Revel, panelists depicted a city that is bubbling with ideas, including, Guardian said, the possibility of an Atlantic City medical school under consideration by AtlantiCare, which is in the process of merging with Geisinger Health System.
BUSINESS
October 22, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
A $253 million bond offering planned for this week by the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority includes $60 million that will be paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. for a settlement linked to a renovation of Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall that started in 1998. New Jersey and Pitney Bowes, of Stamford, Conn., formed a partnership in 2000 to take advantage of federal historic building rehabilitation tax credits in connection with the project at the Boardwalk complex that hosts the Miss America pageant.
NEWS
September 12, 2014 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - This is what unemployment looks like in a shrinking casino town. The line stretched from one end of the Atlantic City Convention Center to the other as more than 1,000 job seekers - many recently laid-off casino workers - waited to register for an opportunity to chat and drop off resumés with 53 regional employers Wednesday. Combined, the employers were offering 1,200 mostly non-gaming jobs - a dent in what will be needed for the mass casino layoffs that will have claimed more than 8,000 jobs this year after Trump Plaza closes next week.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2014
NOT ONLY was Cierra Kaler-Jones born and raised in Galloway Township, N.J., but both of her parents work at Atlantic City casinos. Miss New Jersey did, too, for a summer, as a Total Rewards coordinator at Caesars. So, perhaps more than many contestants in this year's Miss America Pageant, Kaler-Jones is aware of what's behind all the glitz and glamour going on in A.C. right now: * Showboat Casino closed Aug. 31. * After two bankruptcies and just two years of operation, Revel shut down several days later.
BUSINESS
September 5, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
  ATLANTIC CITY - Onegdu Gomez was among the 850 newly out-of-work casino workers who came Wednesday morning to the opening of the Atlantic City Unite Here Center at the Atlantic City Convention Center. She left as pleased as she could be, given that she had lost her job three days ago. "They fixed everything," Gomez, who lives in Pleasantville, said of her experience signing up for unemployment benefits. She worked as a housekeeper at Showboat for eight years and said she intended to look for another job in the same field.
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