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May 23, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - When a renovation began months ago at Dock's Oyster House - a landmark restaurant that has been in business here since 1897 - and contractors found oyster shells in the original foundation of the old structure, the fourth-generation owners took it as a sign that their endeavor to triple the size of the place was the right thing to do. Even in the face of the fiscal crisis occurring here - where business closures and downsizing are...
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Staff Writer
Bad news for the casino business often means good news for music fans. That is, when the gambling industry is hit hard, the usual prescription for bringing bodies to town means beefing up entertainment options. This summer in Atlantic City is no different. The last two years each featured two mega-concerts on the beach, with the likes of Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum. This year, there will be six, with the two announced so far keeping it country with Toby Keith (see below) and Florida Georgia Line on Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2016 | Chuck Darrow, Contributor
A couple of noncasino attractions have been added to this year's A.C. menu: At Philly uber-developer Bart Blatstein's the Playground , the 2,000-capacity concert venue that opened last summer as 39N has been transformed into Wav, one of three state-of-the-art dance clubs new to Atlantic City this summer. WAV's 20,000 square feet of space includes a 6,000-square-foot outdoor terrace. Because new owner Glenn Straub has yet to be licensed, his Revel property - which is expected be rebranded in the near future - is technically not a casino.
BUSINESS
May 16, 2016 | By Joel Naroff
With Atlantic City on the edge of fiscal disaster, the Democrats are feuding with one another, the Republican governor is saying "my way or the bankruptcy way," and the Republican mayor is calling out almost everyone. Meanwhile, nothing is getting done to ease the city's financial crisis. Ultimately, a decision will be made and it could have a profound impact on New Jersey bond ratings as well as the sanctity of public-sector contracts. Forty years ago, New Jersey moved to save a dying resort by legalizing gaming.
NEWS
May 11, 2016 | Staff Report
Hillary Clinton will campaign in South Jersey this week. The former secretary of state is scheduled to appear at Camden County College's Joseph Papiano Gymnasium at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Doors open at 11 a.m., according to her campaign website. The venue is located at 200 College Drive in Blackwood. The presidential candidate is appearing in the region ahead of New Jersey's June 7 primary. Her opponent for the Democratic nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, campaigned at Rutgers University on Sunday and in Atlantic City on Monday.
NEWS
May 11, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
After Anna Castelli Peraino ended her career as a blackjack dealer in Atlantic City in 1999, she still enjoyed going to casinos closer to her home in Philadelphia. But she never played cards there. "She didn't think it was a winning proposition," daughter Agnes Peraino said. "She knew a lot of people who lost. " Instead, Agnes Peraino said, "she liked to play Quick Hits, a slot machine. " Rather than going to casinos to win, she said, "she went for the enjoyment. " On Thursday, May 5, Mrs. Peraino, 70, of Voorhees, died of lung cancer at Virtua Voorhees Hospital.
NEWS
May 11, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - New Jersey lawmakers on Monday appeared to make progress toward a deal to rescue cash-strapped Atlantic City, only to end the day accusing one another of subterfuge and naivete over the possibility that the iconic resort town might go bankrupt. "We're going to try to put something on paper today," Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D., Hudson) said early Monday afternoon after a private three-hour meeting of about 10 Assembly Democrats. "We're pushing to get this done," Assembly Majority Leader Louis D. Greenwald (D., Camden)
NEWS
May 11, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - With a Trump casino carcass next door and a local union in a protracted war with billionaire Carl Icahn, Atlantic City provided Bernie Sanders with plenty of material Monday. "I don't have to tell you too much about Donald Trump," the Democratic presidential candidate told a crowd inside Boardwalk Hall, which is next to the closed and stripped-of-all-branding Trump Plaza casino hotel. "You know more about him than most Americans. " Sanders took sharp aim at both Trump and Icahn at the impassioned morning rally.
NEWS
May 9, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
The harshest and most surprising attack yet in what is unfolding as an ugly North-South war within the New Jersey Democratic Party was launched last week when the mayor of Jersey City leveled an extraordinary public broadside against his party's top kingmaker, George E. Norcross III. Steve Fulop, who has gubernatorial ambitions, charged that Norcross, a "nonelected official" and "non-registered lobbyist," inappropriately wields power over elected...
NEWS
May 9, 2016
Instead of crafting a desperately needed plan to help Atlantic City, New Jersey's elected leaders are staging a vulgar north-south, bicameral rumble in the Statehouse. They spent last week promoting dueling bills and holding obnoxious, blame-trading press conferences to distract from their refusal to acknowledge the real problem: Atlantic City needs money. Two years ago, the city lost four of its 12 casinos as gambling proliferated in Pennsylvania and other nearby states. Now it is lurching toward bankruptcy and likely to run out of money this month or next.
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