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August 2, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - His day job is spokesman for the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, an agency that, as you may have heard, has four fewer casinos to control than it used to. But Dan Heneghan, 62, has an alter ego: Mr. Lighthouse. For nearly three years, Heneghan has made climbing to the top of Absecon Lighthouse his personal quest. Again and again, 228 steps each time, 77 times last year, more than 40 already this year. He's taken a novel way to commit to an exercise regimen and made it a kind of ambassadorship for the lighthouse, enlisting friends to sponsor him with $1 a climb, or, better yet, to join him. Built in 1857, the country's third-tallest lighthouse, at Rhode Island and Pacific Avenues, now has two closed casinos, Showboat and Revel, as its neighbors.
BUSINESS
August 2, 2015 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - This seaside resort may have dodged a bullet when North Jersey lawmakers urging casinos for their region ran out of time legislatively to get the issue on the November ballot this year. But Atlantic City's problems are far from over. A controversial measure to allow the casinos to pay a lump sum to the city for the next 15 years instead of property taxes is still under review by Gov. Christie, more than a month after the Assembly and Senate passed it. The measure - allowing a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT)
NEWS
July 24, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
ROSEMARY McMunigal was a Delaware County lawyer who, while dedicated to her profession, indulged a passion for helping the less fortunate. "Blessed with a great head and a great heart, Rosemary used her intelligence, strength and compassion to help others," her family said. "Her faith led her to believe in the goodness of people and hope for a better world. " Rosemary Casey McMunigal, a partner in a Media law firm, an active volunteer with a nursing service in Chester, and devoted family matriarch, died July 16. She was 93 and lived in Media's Riddle Village.
NEWS
July 19, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - When last we saw these three, they were finishing off the late great departed HQ Nightclub and Beach Club at Revel Casino Hotel with one more party to remember. Wearing HQ Strong T-shirts, the crew from the highly successful nightclub inside the disastrously failed casino-hotel danced through the casino floor and into, well, suspended animation. Part of a core group kept on the HQ payroll for months, the marketing host team of Justin Jordan, 35, Zach Seidman, 33, and Ryan Featherman, 26, has reemerged post-Revel as independent marketers under the PopFeeder brand, focusing for now on a Daylife Saturday pool party at the Chelsea hotel, A Summer of Sundays DJ series at Golden Nugget's Haven, and looking for the next HQ to, as they say, float their champagne kayak girl.
NEWS
July 16, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Take my empty buildings and lots - please. This is the message Atlantic City is sending, by issuing requests for proposals for, well, pretty much the entire town. The properties available for reimagining range from a pier to a kiosk, from the Boardwalk to outer neighborhoods. In all, 14 vacant lots and buildings owned by the city or, in a few cases, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority are included in the RFPs. Planning director Elizabeth Terenik is to discuss the properties at a noon meeting Wednesday in City Hall.
NEWS
July 15, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stockton University can look for a buyer for the troubled Showboat casino property in Atlantic City, according to a temporary restraining order issued Monday. That order, by Superior Court Judge Julio L. Mendez, prevents Florida developer Glenn Straub from interfering with Stockton's right to sell the former casino hotel while a legal battle plays out. "This is excellent news for Stockton. We can now move forward with a sale of the Showboat," Harvey Kesselman, the university's acting president, said in a statement.
NEWS
July 12, 2015 | By Dan McQuade, For The Inquirer
What do 50 Cent, Pauly D, Paris Hilton, Brody Jenner, Lance Bass, and Dennis Haskins have in common? They're all regulars at Harrah's Atlantic City. Each has hosted multiple parties at Pool After Dark, the casino's nightclub. Other hip Atlantic City clubs, such as MIXX at The Borgata and Dusk at Caesars, are booking electronic dance music artists and well-known DJs this summer. Pool After Dark plays Top 40 hits; its party hosts are often celebrities closer to D-list than A-list. On Wednesday, 50 Cent hosted his 40th birthday party at the pool.
NEWS
July 12, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Annmarie Ruiz has been handed a third card. The Gloucester County health officer, who doubles as Salem County's, will now also report to Atlantic City. Ruiz - charged with enforcing health and sanitation policies and restaurant inspections, and coordinating responses to public health issues - will now split her time among the jurisdictions under a shared-services agreement approved this week by Gloucester County. Atlantic City will pay Gloucester County $2,470 a month until the end of the year - an amount that will increase 2 percent at the start of 2016.
NEWS
July 10, 2015 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
A project in Atlantic City could be awarded close to $33 million in tax credits when the New Jersey Economic Development Authority board meets Thursday. The EDA didn't give details Wednesday about the applicant, Atlantic City Contact Center L.L.C., or the project. A spokeswoman said she could not comment before Thursday's meeting. The meeting agenda says the tax credits - $3.27 million a year over 10 years - would encourage the applicant to "make a capital investment and locate in Atlantic City.
NEWS
July 10, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
There will be poetry at the Farmers Market in Atlantic City after all. After the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority scrapped a proposal to pay poets at the Farmers Market because politicians complained about the spending, area poets offered to read their work free in the financially beleaguered city. Poets can relate. They're usually scrapped for cash, too. Galloway Township poet Joel Ollander and Aubrey Gerhardt, the founder of SJPoets, recruited other poets after the authority (CRDA)
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