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.
November 23, 2013 |
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.
April 11, 2013 |
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.
August 17, 2013 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Hurricane Sandy victims told members of the New Jersey Legislature during a session here Thursday that they have grown weary of "Stronger Than the Storm" ads, and are exhausted by months of futile attempts to seek assistance in repairing and holding on to their storm-ravaged homes. "I haven't seen one billboard or ad that tells people exactly how they can be stronger than the storm. . . . So many people still don't know where to go for help," said Staci Berger, executive director of the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey.
December 7, 2002 |
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.
April 13, 2012 |
ATLANTIC CITY - This town's new slogan, "Do A.C.," aims not only to rebrand the seaside resort, battered by gambling competition in other states, but also to encourage visitors to enjoy the many attractions that do not involve slots or table games. Ads touting Atlantic City as a year-round destination for dining, entertainment, nightlife, the beach, and the famed Boardwalk - and not just a weekend getaway - were presented Thursday by the Atlantic City Alliance, the entity charged with marketing the resort's new state-run tourism district.
February 26, 2009 |
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.
March 17, 1997 |
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.
April 15, 1993 |
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.
November 15, 2012 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Atlantic City's poorest residents had next to nothing going into the storm, and they came out of it with even less. In the shadow of multibillion-dollar casinos that now boast of having come through Hurricane Sandy just fine, many of the seaside gambling resort's least fortunate endure hardship with quiet resignation - even gratitude for the help they're getting. Some lost heat, hot water, and electricity for days or weeks. They lost many of their meager possessions, their food, and most of their clothes.