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July 2, 2016
Two Atlantic City firefighters were arrested last week after allegedly buying fake heroin from an undercover detective, authorities said. Eric Funk, 39, and Matthew Doherty, 33, would be suspended, said the Atlantic City Fire Chief Scott Evans, who said he was unaware of the arrest until Thursday. The state police got a tip the men were buying heroin near the fire station and set up a sting. Funk was in uniform when he allegedly paid $20 for the fake heroin. Doherty, who was not in uniform, allegedly exchanged a watch for the fake heroin because he did not have enough cash.
NEWS
June 30, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - In bracingly wonky detail, Mayor Don Guardian took a room full of his city's residents step by step Tuesday night through the city's work-in-progress plan to right its financial ship and stave off a threatened state takeover. In a related matter, Guardian said the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority had agreed to auction many of the 450 lots it owns and on which it does not pay taxes. Millions of dollars have been kept off the tax rolls for years by the state CRDA, contributing to Atlantic City's cash crisis.
NEWS
June 26, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
George D. "Bob" Pugh, 74, a former Camden police chief and director of public safety in Atlantic City, died at Fox Chase Cancer Center on Tuesday, June 21, of a heart attack following surgery. Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd said in a statement that the city and its residents "deeply mourn the loss of one of its own. " "Bobby Pugh was born in Camden, lived in the Parkside community, and led a long, distinguished policing career," she said. He became a Camden police officer in 1965, was named chief in 1988, and retired in 1996, Redd said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2016
KIDS Through Jan. 1, Academy of Natural Sciences , 19th and the Parkway. $17.95; $14.95 seniors; $13.95 ages 3 to 12; under 3 admitted free. 215-299-1000. Breaking news: A Tyrannosaurus rex will be roaming the vicinity of the Ben Franklin Parkway for the rest of the year. Also, a stegosaurus, gigantoraptor, bronto, and more. (We know, can't be any more of an inconvenience than the cattle-chute road construction that's been there since the late Paleozoic). This exhibit features more than a dozen life-sized, realistic, animatronic dinosaurs, plus skeletons, fossils, a dig site for young paleontologists, and, of course, dino poop (scientists call it coprolite, but we don't have to)
NEWS
June 23, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, STAFF WRITER
Richard Trumka, president of the national AFL-CIO, the nation's largest labor federation, spoke at the New Jersey AFL-CIO convention in Atlantic City Tuesday, praising Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and saying that GOP candidate Donald Trump "is profoundly unfit to be president. " At the convention, Charles Wowkanech and Laurel Brennan were re-elected president and secretary-treasurer by some 600 union leaders, all delegates attending the state AFL-CIO's convention.
NEWS
June 22, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Atlantic City, a city with a gay mayor and a storied gay community that has long knit itself into the traditions of its beloved seaside resort, officially mourned for Orlando on Monday evening. It was at the edge of the sea that the city's mourning took place, at Iowa Avenue near the Tropicana, in a ritual common among surfers and others with lives so tied to the ocean: a casting off of a wreath, brought out by Mayor Don Guardian and lifeguards Vince Granese and Mac Mancuso, who rowed the mayor out in a boat that first rocked over high waves.
NEWS
June 21, 2016 | By Wendy Rosenfield, For The Inquirer
There are many things that People's Light and Theatre's world premiere, The Harassment of Iris Malloy , by Zak Berkman, is not. It is not a Mamet-style tale of a woman cooking up a scheme to entrap a senator because women can be just as ruthless as men. It is not the story of a privileged man taking advantage of an underprivileged woman. It is not easy the same way life-changing decisions made in real time are not easy. Whenever it seems that Berkman has written himself into a much-used corner, somehow, he finds another door.
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
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 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.
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