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July 16, 2014
The biggest gamble in Atlantic City these days is the gambling business. With Trump Plaza likely breathing its last gaudy gasps, politicians in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and other states should be hastening to abandon government-sanctioned casinos. But many are poised, like so many problem gamblers, to chase the loss. The probable closure of Trump Plaza, which cruelly left some 1,600 employees to learn they could be laid off from news reports, means Atlantic City stands to lose a third of its casinos in less than a year.
NEWS
July 16, 2014 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - With the Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino's expected closing, Donald Trump, whose name is emblazoned on the casino and who once owned three of the gambling palaces here, said he can't help but feel bad for the resort he helped build. In an interview Monday, Trump also predicted that an oversaturation of casinos would mean more closings in other places, including the Philadelphia area. Trump endured multiple bankruptcies as head of Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc., and he and his name will always be linked with Atlantic City even if his share of the casinos is now only about 10 percent.
NEWS
July 16, 2014 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - In the latest blow to Atlantic City, layoff notices were issued to Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino employees Monday, advising them that the casino will close in mid-September. That would make Trump Plaza the fourth casino to close or threaten to close in this resort by fall. It also leaves just one Trump-branded casino - the Trump Taj Mahal - from what used to be three. About 1,600 workers would be affected by this latest shutdown. Trump Plaza issued a statement just before noon Monday stating: "WARN notices were sent to the employees of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino today to advise them that the management and board of directors of Trump Plaza Associates L.L.C.
NEWS
July 14, 2014 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
ATLANTIC CITY - Behind doors so richly red they glow even amid the glittering casino, the Borgata Resort's Music Box theater on Sunday evening will welcome something it wasn't built for: the Bay-Atlantic Symphony playing the Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 with superstar pianist Yuja Wang. There are no obvious explanations. "It's an eclectic age," says Jed Gaylin, the 17-year music director of the Bay-Atlantic Symphony. "Classical music is no longer 'that stuff.' It's a change of pace.
NEWS
July 14, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Daniel Heneghan prepares to ascend the spiral of stairs inside the Absecon Lighthouse. Again. At least once a week, the former newspaperman climbs those 228 iron steps to stay fit - and raise a bit of money for a magnificent, if underappreciated, Atlantic City landmark. Standing about 170 feet, or 16 stories, Absecon Lighthouse is widely described as the tallest in New Jersey and the third-tallest in America. Heneghan, 61, has been climbing it regularly since early 2013. "The fastest I ever did was just under three minutes," he tells me before we start our journey Thursday - his 42d of the year, my first of a lifetime.
NEWS
July 14, 2014 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - While the amusement-park sound of slot machines filtered through Trump Plaza on Saturday, the men and women who staff the casino put on their brave faces. While they dealt cards, swept the gaming floor, or emptied trash bins as usual, the crisis in this battered resort had deepened the night before. Owners of Trump Plaza confirmed they plan to close the casino in mid-September and will issue formal layoff notices Monday to about 1,600 employees. "I'm not ready to believe it until I get that notice in my hands, telling me it's time to look for another job," said slot attendant Parimal Mehta, 57, of Egg Harbor Township, who has worked at Trump Plaza for 22 years.
NEWS
July 10, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
GARY McBRIDE clearly remembers the day his father, Ed McBride, took him on a boat ride along the Atlantic City shoreline. Ed had a vision. He could see a line of casino hotels along the Boardwalk, replacing the seedy arcades, popcorn stands and hotdog joints that were there then. Of course, Ed's vision eventually came to fruition, and he had a significant part in its creation. Edward A. McBride, longtime labor leader whose focus was always on the welfare of the working men and women in his unions, died July 1. He was 87 and had been born and raised in Kensington.
NEWS
July 10, 2014 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Caesars Entertainment Corp. is open to selling the Showboat to save the casino hotel from closure, the company confirmed Tuesday. "We're willing to sell if we receive a reasonable offer from a responsible buyer," spokesman Gary Thompson said. "We've received some expressions of interest from a number of groups and are reviewing them. " Caesars announced June 26 that the Mardi Gras-themed Showboat was seeing its last summer. Its 2,100 employees received notices the following day that the casino planned to close Aug. 31. Unite Here Local 54, the casino workers' union representing about 900 of Showboat's employees, will stage a protest Wednesday - starting at 5 p.m. at Brighton Park, just off the Boardwalk - over the planned closure.
NEWS
July 9, 2014 | By Andrew Seidman and Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writers
TRENTON - While proclaiming his staunch support for Atlantic City, State Senate President Stephen Sweeney said Monday that he is open to expanding casinos to North Jersey - as long as they generate a "sustainable amount of money for capital and infrastructure" for the struggling resort. Lawmakers could put a gaming question on the ballot as soon as November 2015, Sweeney said, giving residents a chance to end Atlantic City's 36-year exclusive right to casino gambling in New Jersey. The seaside city has been battered by regional competition from Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland.
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