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April 11, 1986 | Special to the Daily News
For most families, a visit to Ocean City, Md., traditionally has included a stroll along the town's 2 1/2-mile-long wooden boardwalk. In the summer of 1986, the scenario will be much the same. It's the boardwalk that will have changed. It will sport a new, sturdier herringbone design from 5th Street to 27th Street. Ever since Hurricane Gloria destroyed more than half of the resort's boardwalk in late September 1985, Mayor Roland Powell and the City Council have been overseeing a $2-million reconstruction project slated for completion May 1. Even so, the boardwalk has been far from out of commission all winter long.
NEWS
March 19, 1986 | By Fen Montaigne, Inquirer Staff Writer
Six months after Hurricane Gloria badly damaged a large section of the Boardwalk, the city government still has not repaired the world-famous walkway, and some casinos and merchants are complaining that their business is suffering. Hurricane Gloria, which struck on Sept. 27, tore up and buckled several parts of the Boardwalk, including a five-block section in the heart of town near Convention Hall. That stretch of the walkway, which undulates badly and is partially closed, has blocked the passage of Boardwalk trams that normally carry passengers to two casino-hotels and some Boardwalk shops.
NEWS
August 23, 1987 | By Doreen Carvajal, Inquirer Staff Writer
With every wheeze and creak of Southern yellow pine nailed flat along this resort's fabled herringbone Boardwalk, there is a tale of the city and a tale of woe. Here in the sea wind, fighter Jack Dempsey thudded along the sun-bleached boards in training for a boxing match, automobile magnate Henry Ford rumbled by in a wicker rolling chair, and baseball great Joe DiMaggio strolled toward the lacy whitecaps of the Atlantic. The splintering planks creak with history, but they also groan with financial difficulties for Atlantic City, which is now mulling the once unthinkable for its wide, four-mile wooden walk.
NEWS
January 18, 2013 | By Wayne Parry, Associated Press
ATLANTIC CITY - First, the good news for this resort: Fewer people now erroneously believe the Boardwalk was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. The bad news? Twenty-five percent of respondents to an online survey still think it was. Tourism officials fear the misconception is discouraging some visitors. The Atlantic City Alliance, the new marketing arm of the casino resort, said the survey represents an improvement from a similar poll in November, in which 41 percent of respondents believed the entire Boardwalk was gone.
NEWS
February 22, 2013 | By Wayne Parry, Associated Press
AVON, N.J. - Many Jersey Shore towns pummeled by Hurricane Sandy have been racing to rebuild their beachfronts and boardwalks for the summer season. But things have not gone so smoothly in this Monmouth County town. Unlike its next-door neighbor, Belmar, which already has rebuilt nearly half its boardwalk, Avon is lagging, dogged by its on-again, off-again handling of a deal to rebuild a boardwalk restaurant, a court injunction over an eighth-of-an-inch difference in the size of boards between one company's bid and another's, and a protest by environmentalists over the town's plan to use rain-forest wood to rebuild the walkway.
NEWS
December 12, 1987 | By Michael B. Coakley, Inquirer Staff Writer
A fire that raged out of control for more than two hours last night destroyed a block of shops and eateries on Wildwood's boardwalk, fire officials said. At least 400 firefighters from nine volunteer fire companies battled the blaze, which broke out at 7:54 p.m. in the row of one-story wooden buildings lining the boardwalk between Spencer and Young Avenues, fire officials said. The fire was declared under control shortly after 10 p.m., but officials said firefighters would remain on the scene through the night.
NEWS
August 12, 1990 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / REBECCA BARGER
It's only the best for baby when Ocean City has its annual tiny tots parade on the boardwalk. There are marching bands and string bands and prizes for the cutest girls and boys. This year, there were little ones in antique prams and all sorts of creative get-ups, some helped along by their parents. Even some commercial floats joined in. About 266 children, all younger than 10, took part when the 81st annual show began at Sixth Street on Thursday. Almost two hours later, when the 38 judges - all female - had completed their task, they had more than 30 awards to give in different categories.
NEWS
July 1, 2013 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
WILDWOOD - There have been many odd incarnations for this Jersey Shore beach town. And nearly all of them seem to have set this place apart as a somewhat eccentric and perhaps even peculiar place compared with other Jersey resorts. This, after all, is where a city councilman once undertook a moonlit dismantlement of the boardwalk and where a collection of ticky-tacky 1950s motels has evolved into a treasured historical architectural style. Wildwood by one claim could be the birthplace of rock and roll.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 1995 | By Jack Lloyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Atlantic City may never reestablish itself as "America's Favorite Playground," even though we still hear the slogan in certain optimistic, gung-ho circles at the Shore. But don't tell that to the folks sponsoring Beach Fest '95 this weekend. Billed as one of the largest free family festivals on the Eastern Seaboard, the three-day event is being sponsored by the Atlantic City Offshore Racing Association (ACORA), which has dedicated itself to promoting the city. Although most of the entertainment these days is in the casino-hotel showrooms, the showroom in this case will be the Atlantic City beach and Boardwalk, from one end to the other.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 1986 | By BILL KENT, Special to the Daily News
What's in the mysterious crate on the Port Charles waterfront, marked "Atlantic City Tumble Dry"? And what will happen to renegade rookie policeman Frisco Jones and his new wife, Felicia, unjustly accused of filching $45,000 and a fur coat? Will they be done in by the sinister septuagenarian hit woman, Edna Hit? "As we say on the show, tune in next time," said Jerry Balme, coordinating producer of "General Hospital" (weekdays at 3 p.m. on Channel 6), the outrageous Los Angeles-based television soap opera, which taped a series of scenes on the Boardwalk here yesterday.
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April 22, 2014 | By Amelia Brust, Inquirer Staff Writer
With temperatures in the low 50s and winds at a brisk 14 m.p.h., it wasn't exactly prime beach weather. But families enthusiastically turned out Sunday afternoon on the boardwalk in Ocean City, N.J., for the annual Easter Fashion Promenade. There was tradition to uphold, after all - and prizes to win. Charlene Oldfield-Porreca, 60, a lifelong Ocean City resident, suggested the event wasn't quite what it used to be. Then again, the 1970s were a special time. That's when she modeled what she described on Sunday as her favorite Easter outfit: a purple velvet pantsuit with go-go boots.
NEWS
April 21, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
A directive to "watch the tram car, please" may have to be added as the Boardwalk grows more crowded in the coming months, but for now, a toot of the horn from the battery-powered Boardwalk Jitney will have to do. People strolling the boards during a trial run Friday may not have been used to vehicles beyond the usual rolling chairs. So as the grasshopper-green prototype made its way along the Boardwalk, some seemed reluctant to get out of the way. "They'll just have to get used to it," observed passenger Judy DeCaellis of Galloway as some of the walkers - after receiving several toots from the horn - moved to the side to let the vehicle pass.
NEWS
March 31, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - It is, as Boardwalk Hall staff organist Steven Ball puts it with the utmost affection, like the painting next to the Mona Lisa . Colossally overshadowed, yes, but an enigmatic entrancer nonetheless. This is Boardwalk Hall's other organ, its console situated in an upstairs balcony in the ballroom, an instrument installed in 1929 to accompany silent movies. Of all the things you knew about the monumental and still-pulsing Boardwalk Hall and its ballroom, this one may have slipped by. The ballroom, built for dancing and showing motion pictures, was equipped with the surround sound of the day: the pipe organ.
SPORTS
December 31, 2013 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Schalick controlled the paint and the game at Sunday's Boardwalk Classic, taking down Pleasantville, 87-61, in the Chickie Ludman Memorial boys' basketball showcase at Wildwoods Convention Center. The Cougars, who are ranked 12th in South Jersey by The Inquirer, outscored Pleasantville by 46-32 down low. UMass recruit Rashaan Holloway had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and his younger brother Mike Holloway added 19 rebounds. In the Big Al Bracket, Mainland outlasted Penns Grove, 81-77, in double overtime to win the consolation game.
NEWS
November 22, 2013 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
IT'S BEGINNING to look - and, especially, sound - a lot like Christmas in Atlantic City, with various venues planning seasonal musical productions over the next five weeks. Only one gaming hall, Tropicana Atlantic City, has an extended-run revue. Others are staging one- or two-nighters where big-name artists covering musical genres from country ( Kenny Rogers ) to jump-'n'-jive ( Brian Setzer Orchestra ) put their own spin on the season's sounds. 'Holiday Extravaganza': Seasonal revusical features a high-kicking ensemble and a sleigh-full of favorite holiday tunes, both pop and traditional.
NEWS
October 17, 2013 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Guarding stunning women didn't come cheap for this struggling resort. Making sure the 53 Miss America contestants were safe and sound cost more than a quarter of a million dollars just in police overtime during the nearly two weeks they were shuttled around town last month. The total overtime tab for police, fire, and emergency management security for the City of Atlantic City to put on Miss America, from the time the contestants arrived Sept. 3 to the lead-up to the big parade and pageant weekend on Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
FORMER 'NSYNC -ER Joey Fatone hit Atlantic City this weekend to check out the Boardwalk Rodeo for his show "My Family Recipe Rocks," on the Live Well Network. Thankfully, bucking broncos aren't on the menu. Instead, Fatone wanted to highlight Jersey in ways that it isn't known for, like judging the DO AC Smokin' Hot Atlantic City BBQ Championship. "There are other things besides boardwalks and casinos," Fatone said. The crazy part of his off-the-boardwalk-path exploration of N.J.?
NEWS
September 20, 2013 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
The fire that devastated four blocks of the boardwalk in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights last week, which officials say was caused by electrical wiring likely damaged by Hurricane Sandy, had other Shore towns concerned Wednesday. Atlantic City's top fire official said that while the city had inspected buildings along its boardwalk in the storm's immediate aftermath, "after this fire in Seaside, we're thinking of doing another round of those [public-service announcements]. " Chief Dennis J. Brooks said: "We went out and inspected most of the buildings because things like this can happen when electrical wires come in contact with salt water.
NEWS
September 20, 2013 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
EVEN KEVIN DURANT, one of the NBA's best free-throw shooters, would have a hard time winning his own Oklahoma City Thunder jersey by shooting hoops on the Wildwood boardwalk. The rims aren't exactly circular, the balls are overinflated and seagulls often block your line of vision. And if that's not bad enough, federal authorities say, shooters lucky enough to sink shots at games operated by two Atlantic County brothers have been rewarded with knock-off jerseys. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark, Brett Strothers, 32, of Egg Harbor Township, and Evan Strothers, 28, of Mays Landing, are accused of buying 16,700 counterfeit NBA and NFL jerseys from two men, Joseph Cuozzo, an American living in Thailand, and Haresh Aildasani, an Indian citizen living and manufacturing the fake jerseys in China.
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