June 1, 2016 |
OCEAN CITY - Two picture perfect beach days at the New Jersey Shore this Memorial Day weekend, followed by a rainy, foggy close to the unofficial start of the summer season on Monday, drove home the point for Anna Palmieri: For beach town businesses such as hers, which depend on the brief tourist season to be in the black for the year, it's all about the weather. Palmieri has for 22 years owned Litterers, an Ocean City boardwalk institution that's been around since 1918 selling fruit juices, salads, and pizza.
May 30, 2016
Two people were taken to a hospital after the vehicle they were in overturned early Saturday on the Atlantic City Expressway in Camden County, authorities said. The accident happened about 3:15 a.m. in a westbound lane near Exit 38 in Winslow Township. One vehicle overturned into the woods, a county dispatcher said. The New Jersey State Police, which is investigating, said two people were taken to a local hospital. No information was immediately available on the extent of their injuries.
September 9, 2015 |
ISN'T IT always the way? The best Shore weekend of the year is the one when you gotta say goodbye. Friday and Saturday, the sun shone brightly, even if light winds caused beachgoers to turn their backs to blowing sand, and swimmers and surfers to brave choppy waves. But Sunday and yesterday saw gentle breezes, occasional clouds and peaceful, 76-degree waters - near-perfect conditions. You could practically read the regret on the faces of folks packing up their cars. On the other hand, the whole summer was pretty darn nice.
August 18, 2015 |
STRATHMERE - When Dawn Robinson paddled across the finish line, she finished next to last. As the sun set, the crowd of onlookers on the beach who waited eagerly for her arrival cheered and clapped and shed tears of joy with her. She was a winner. Robinson, 33, a paraplegic, recently completed her first race - nearly five miles prone on a paddle board. She trained for only four weeks and until then previously had paddled only about three miles at a time. "It was definitely challenging, but it was amazing," she said.
May 16, 2015 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Yes, they were literally rolling up the welcome mat to Atlantic City this week. As if the beleaguered city did not have enough problems, the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) said it discovered that a landmark sign hanging over the Atlantic City Expressway - a courtesy spot where a version of a "welcome to Atlantic City" sign has hung for decades - did not have a permit. And so a crew was sent out to literally roll up the sign - In one mile, you'll be a million miles away / Do AC - even as Memorial Day approaches and the marketing dollars shrink.
October 7, 2014 |
PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. - This down-on-its-luck stepsister town to neighboring Atlantic City has struggled economically for decades, languishing without a redevelopment plan or the ability to attract private investment. But a $38 million project that includes two apartment buildings and retail space on a vacant Main Street block is expected to set the cornerstone for economic growth and expanded development in the Atlantic County city, according to Jacqueline Amado-Belton, economic development director for the City of Pleasantville.
September 26, 2014 |
After a review by the state attorney general, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office announced Wednesday that it would allow a Philadelphia woman charged last year with illegally bringing into New Jersey a gun that was legally registered in Pennsylvania to enter a pretrial-intervention program and avoid jail time. The prosecutor's previous stance in the case involving Shaneen Allen, 27, was to make the case a "deterrent," either forcing a plea or bringing it to trial. The mother of two could have faced up to five years in prison.
September 4, 2014 |
When Trump Plaza closes in two weeks, Atlantic City casinos will have 17,413 slot machines, fewer than half the total when Atlantic City's gambling revenue peaked at $5.2 billion in 2006. The 52 percent decline - from 36,620 in 2006 - in slot machines tops the overall 48 percent decline in slots revenue since 2006, based on results for the year ended July 31. So does that mean there's been enough bloodshed and no more Atlantic City casinos have to close? It's impossible to say if there will be enough business for the eight casinos that will remain when Trump Plaza closes after 30 years, putting its 1,020 employees out of work, according to one expert.
June 22, 2014 |
Six people were injured - two fatally - when they were thrown from a pickup truck that struck a guardrail on the Atlantic City Expressway and rolled over Friday morning, state police said. One of the dead was a 4-year-old boy. The crash occurred shortly after 7 in the westbound lanes in Hamilton Township, Atlantic County. No other vehicles were involved. James Dennis, 35, a passenger inside the truck, was killed. The driver, Roselyn Kornegay, 45, and the 4-year-old were also inside and were taken to Cooper University Hospital, where the boy died about 3:30 p.m. Kornegay was in critical condition.
March 29, 2014 |
ATLANTIC CITY - One person was confirmed dead Thursday after a high-speed car chase through four Jersey Shore towns that ended in a shootout with police at the foot of the Atlantic City Expressway, near an outlet mall crowded with shoppers and tourists. Police apparently began the pursuit in Pleasantville about 12:30 p.m. The chase headed east along the Black Horse Pike (Route 322) into Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic City, and then south into Ventnor, before turning north and heading back into Atlantic City.