January 6, 2013
Sidney A. Grossman, 87, a haberdasher from Northeast Philadelphia who became a card dealer at an Atlantic City casino, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, of heart failure at a nursing home in Northfield, N.J. Mr. Grossman was raised in Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion section and attended Simon Gratz High School. He served in the Army during World War II. He was stationed in Panama and earned the rank of corporal. Mr. Grossman was married to Barbara Grossman. The marriage ended in divorce.
October 21, 2012 |
Momentum is building to move three social-service providers away from Atlantic City's tourism district, where authorities say the homeless and drug-addicted populations they attract contradict the family-friendly image the resort is promoting. Prospective locations in the city have been identified for Sister Jean's Soup Kitchen and the John Brooks Recovery Center, a treatment facility and methadone clinic, officials said. The moves have been discussed for years, but a January deadline for a progress report to Gov. Christie has created new urgency, say those involved.
June 8, 2012
Casinos Bally's Atlantic City Park Place & The Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-340-2000. www.ballysac.com . Legends in Concert. $32.50. 6/8. Karaoke Night. 6/14. Borgata Hotel & Casino 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; 609-317-1000. www.theborgata.com . Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons. $55-$65. 6/8. Sting. $96-$196. 6/9. 8 pm. Harrah's Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack 777 Harrah's Blvd., Chester; 484-490-1800. www.harrahschester.com . Drop Dead Sexy.
May 23, 2012 |
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - "Both?" Double murder suspect Antoinette Pelzer expressed surprise and swallowed hard in a court appearance Tuesday afternoon after learning that both the Canadian women she allegedly stabbed with a 12-inch butcher knife in an attack Monday in the tourism district of Atlantic City had died. According to charges read by Superior Court Judge Michael Donio, who set bail at $1.5 million for Pelzer, the older of the two victims, an 80-year-old, intervened as Pelzer attacked the younger, who was 47 and believed to be the older woman's daughter.
February 15, 2012 |
ATLANTIC CITY - A major New Jersey police union is asking its members not to patronize the Tropicana Casino & Resort when the group holds its convention at a different casino in the city next month. The New Jersey Policemen's Benevolent Association is holding its convention at Bally's Atlantic City in March. President Anthony Wieners wants cops to stay away from the Trop because it has declared an impasse in negotiations with its unionized workers and intends to end their pension plan.
September 27, 2011 |
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - A Camden man accused in the fatal carjacking of a Middlesex County man from an Atlantic City casino parking garage told a judge Monday that he understood the serious charges he faces. Raheem Simmons, 18, was arrested Friday in Camden. On Monday, during his first court appearance, he told the Superior Court Judge Michael Donio that he would have a lawyer. "I don't know who it is yet, but I know my dad hired one," he said. Simmons and Camden residents Eric Darden and Phillip Byrd, both 20, are charged with murder, carjacking, and other offenses.
September 21, 2011 |
A UTHORITIES filed murder charges yesterday against three Camden men accused of carjacking two people in the parking lot of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort and shooting both, killing one. Phillip Byrd and Eric Darden, both 20, and Raheem Simmons, 18, were being sought in the weekend shooting death of Sunil Rattu, 28, of Old Bridge, N.J., and the wounding of his friend, Radha Ghetia, 24, of Sayreville, who is recovering in a hospital, Atlantic County...
July 17, 2011
ATLANTIC CITY - Atlantic City police say a professional boxer from Philadelphia and five other men face charges after they brawled with police and security guards at a casino where the fighter had won a bout hours earlier. The brawl began at Bally's Atlantic City around 3:15 a.m. Saturday, when the men became disorderly and were asked to leave the casino, Sgt. Monica McMenamin said. She said they had threatened a police officer, who called for backup. Moments later, junior middleweight "King" Gabriel Rosado, 25, allegedly punched the officer in the face, splitting his lip. Rosado was charged with aggravated assault on police and making terroristic threats, and his bail was set at $200,000.