September 5, 2016
ISSUE | ATLANTIC CITY Simple fix: Convert hotel rooms to condos There's a simple way to get Atlantic City rolling again ("Financial fixer," Monday). It might cost a few dollars and need some marketing, but the system works, and has worked for years. AC is a few hours' drive of nearly one-third of the nation's population and 20 percent of the country's business addresses, according to marketers who work with the Atlantic City Convention Center. Start converting hotel rooms to one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom condos.
July 30, 2016 |
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.
June 5, 2016 |
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)
April 4, 2016 |
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.
April 17, 2015 |
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.
January 16, 2015 |
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.
October 22, 2014 |
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.
September 12, 2014 |
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.
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.