May 5, 2013
Albert M. Greenfield was one of the city's most successful Realtors and a man of great influence, earning him the nickname "Mr. Philadelphia. " Born in Russia in 1887, Greenfield immigrated to the United States at the age of 6, and he was largely educated in public schools. He launched a real estate firm, Albert M. Greenfield & Co., at the age of 17, and quickly built an outsize reputation as a deal-maker. AMG grew into one of the most lucrative businesses in Philadelphia and is today its oldest real estate company.
May 3, 2013 |
The deal that could have made Atlantic City's smallest casino the first U.S. brick-and-mortar gambling hall owned by an online-gambling company is no more. On Wednesday, Atlantic Club Casino Hotel announced that a purchase agreement with Rational Group US Holdings, the British company that owns the PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker websites, has been terminated. Michael Frawley, the casino's chief operating officer, said: "The Atlantic Club remains committed to the aggressive pursuit of the opportunities presented by online gaming.
April 30, 2013 |
By Michael Busler At a recent gaming conference, a well-respected market analyst commented on the number of casinos operating in Atlantic City and their declining revenue, which has fallen for six straight years. His view was that at least two of the casinos should close in order that the remaining 10 can be profitable. Is he right? The Atlantic City casino market has operated close to the way economists would expect. When the first casino opened in 1978, it was extremely profitable.
April 29, 2013
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - A tow boat that recently sank off the southern New Jersey coast has been raised, but the man who was piloting the boat remains missing. The Press of Atlantic City reports the 49-foot-long Cape Hatteras was raised yesterday, five days after it sank off Ocean City. The vessel was discovered upside down and partially buried in sand Thursday night. The boat's captain, David McAuliffe, was making a short trip from Atlantic City to Somers Point when the vessel sank Tuesday.
April 29, 2013 |
ATLANTIC CITY - "Who would leave that on the beach?" Hector Guerrero was disgusted by what he saw, the 11-year-old evidently recognizing the object. His mother, wearing gloves, picked it up and threw it in a trash bag. It was a condom. Aura Alejeria, 36, of Somers Point, wasn't surprised: "Condom" was listed on a sheet on which she catalogued all the trash she had found. She and Hector were searching for debris on a mile stretch of beach Saturday along with about 100 other volunteers.
April 26, 2013
PIFA 'If She Stood' Talk about leaning in. In the circa 1833 Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society, women of all backgrounds stood up publicly to speak against slavery and for education. This play explores the who and how. Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St., 8 p.m. today-tomorrow (and May 3-4), 3 p.m. Sunday (and May 5), $25-$30, 215-925-9914, paintedbride.org. Singing City . . . and the Singing City Children's Choir honor the 50th anniversary of the Children's March on Birmingham.
April 22, 2013 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Craig Snow of Hope Force International arrived in Atlantic City from Nashville two days after Sandy. "I was about to leave because I didn't think that Atlantic City got hit," said Snow, a tall, bald, neatly dressed out-of-towner, now ensconced in a fourth-floor office suite in a dreary building on New York Avenue. "Then I realized Atlantic City did not have the dramatic but did have the traumatic. " A veteran of rebuilding in Biloxi, Miss., and New Orleans, Snow's and other missionary groups dug in for the long haul in this casino town, setting up the Atlantic City Long Term Recovery Group and securing nearly $1 million in grants to help rebuild.
April 22, 2013 |
Before walking onto the floor at eXXXotica, which bills itself as "the largest event in the USA dedicated to love and sex," Mandy Ingram said a prayer. "I asked for the wisdom to respond to the people here with love," says the Mount Holly youth pastor, 25, straining to be heard above the thumping party tunes inside Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City on Friday. A cluster of ripped dudes and stripper-heeled babes breezes by Ingram's XXX Church booth. It's got a corner location, not far from the spanking seminar and a couple of aisles from "Weenis," the enormous mechanical penis ride.
April 21, 2013 |
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Atlantic City International Airport was evacuated for three hours Friday after a U.S. Transportation Security Administration employee discovered a suspicious item in a family restroom. The small package was determined by a New Jersey State Police bomb squad not to be a security threat, said Kevin Rehmann, a security and communications manager for the airport. Rehmann said the package was found shortly before noon, just after another unattended item was discovered near the Midlantic Jet Aviation terminal, a separate area adjacent to the airport's main terminal used for charter flights and private jets.
April 20, 2013 |
A Sunday night matchup between Paul VI and St. Anthony of Jersey City highlights the schedule for next February's Cherry Hill East Invitational basketball tournament. Paul VI is projected to return four starters from this year's 26-4 squad and likely will start the season as South Jersey's No. 1-ranked team. St. Anthony is perhaps the nation's most renowned high school program. The Paul VI-St. Anthony clash will be the finale of the 11-game showcase Feb. 15-16 that will feature most of the top teams in South Jersey.