November 14, 2013 |
Atlantic City casinos won $216.9 million from gamblers in October, a 3.6 percent gain over the same period a year ago, when casinos were ordered shut for a day because of Hurricane Sandy. During the first ten months of this year, the city's casinos won $2.4 billion, down 8.4 percent from the same period of 2012. Only three of the 12 casinos in Atlantic City have recorded year-to-date gains. Those are Borgata, Atlantic Club, and Revel, which began test operations on March 28, 2012.
November 13, 2013 |
MAYS LANDING, N.J. The Atlantic County Board of Elections will examine provisional ballots Tuesday afternoon after a weekend in which Democrats accused Republicans of improperly canvassing voters who filed those ballots. Republicans, meanwhile, launched allegations of their own Monday, with the county Republican chair asking the state attorney general to investigate Democrats he said had improperly signed up voters for mail-in ballots. Two races hang in the balance of the provisionals - the Atlantic City mayor's race, in which Republican Don Guardian holds a 247-vote lead over incumbent Democrat Lorenzo Langford, and the First District Assembly race, in which Republican incumbent John Amodeo holds a 287-vote lead over Democrat Vince Mazzeo, the Northfield mayor and owner of a fruit and vegetable store.
November 11, 2013 |
For developer Brad Haber, Neighborhoods of Cedar Creek in Egg Harbor City represents both a change from what he's used to and a chance to follow the advice that veteran builders gave him when he started 35 years ago. The change? Instead of being part of a big home-building company - he was, until 2007, a K. Hovnanian vice president for South Jersey - the Cherry Hill native is constructing pretty much on his own what will be 400 homes on 423 acres surrounding the three-year-old, 87-acre Cedar Creek High School complex.
November 9, 2013 |
ATLANTIC CITY Mayor Lorenzo Langford took to the airwaves Thursday to say he had not quite meant to fully concede the race to challenger and declared victor Don Guardian on Tuesday night. With unofficial results showing Guardian leading by 347 votes, Langford told Harry Hurley on talk radio WPG 1450 he would wait for 518 provisional votes to be examined. The Atlantic County Board of Elections initially said it would meet Friday to do just that, then abruptly canceled that meeting shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday "until further notice due to lack of a quorum," said Linda Gilmore, a spokewoman for the county.
November 8, 2013 |
YESTERDAY, Fox 29 news anchor Kerry Barrett shared her painful journey through four miscarriages with me before her evening news report. Turns out, she had some better news to share after the broadcast. Barrett is expecting baby No. 2 with husband John, a New Jersey Air National Guardsman. The new bundle of joy will join Avery , 3. "We don't know the gender. . . . We are simply happy to have a healthy baby! We obviously didn't get here the way we expected to, but we are here.
November 8, 2013 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Talk about shuffling the deck. In an unexpected outcome, voters replaced two-term incumbent and Gov. Christie foe Mayor Lorenzo Langford with an openly gay Republican who rides a bicycle to work and whose current job is with the state board that oversees the governor's Tourism District. "Atlantic City is amazing at how it reinvents itself," Mayor-elect Don Guardian said Wednesday in a bit of understatement to supporters and media at his Atlantic Avenue headquarters.
November 8, 2013 |
TRENTON Democrats retained control of the state Legislature following a landslide victory Tuesday by Gov. Christie, but just how large a majority they can claim is still being determined. While Democrats say they lost no seats in the Senate, keeping their 24-16 majority, results for Assembly seats in Districts 2 and 38 had not been finalized Wednesday. Provisional ballots are still being counted in the tight races. Democrats, who have a 48-32 majority in the Assembly, lost one Assembly seat in South Jersey's First Legislative District.
November 4, 2013 |
ATLANTIC CITY Train service on the Atlantic City Line should be increased to one train an hour, and a station near the Atlantic City airport would boost ridership, a study for NJ Transit says. The cost of operating 20 round-trips daily between Atlantic City and Philadelphia was estimated at $29.4 million a year, with passenger fares expected to cover 38 percent of the cost. Currently, there are 12 trains in each direction daily, with passengers required to wait as long as 21/2 hours between trains at midday.
October 29, 2013 |
Isaiah Baylor kept telling his teammates that things were going to get better. On Friday night, his prediction came true. Triton, which had lost four in a row in a schedule stretch that coach Pete Goetz compared to "playing in the SEC," busted loose with a 55-35 victory over Clearview. Baylor, a top linebacker who recently has become the Mustangs' quarterback, ran for 114 yards, while senior John Cook added 145 and senior Faheem Boyd set a school record with 319 on 23 carries.
October 29, 2013 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Bernard Hopkins apologized if listeners had heard the story before, but the 48-year-old champion said it was pertinent to the point he was making. When he walked out of Graterford Prison 26 years ago, Hopkins said, he promised himself "I'm not going back to nobody's jail cell. " And he never did. It was then that Hopkins realized he could do anything he set his mind to. "I'm going through that wall. That's how I think, that's how I operate," said Hopkins, who retained his IBF light-heavyweight title with an impressive unanimous decision over Karo Murat on Saturday night at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall.