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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.
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.
NEWS
August 6, 2004
As an adult, I find the expression trite now. But as a child, I thought it a truly magical destination. It was the boardwalk in Wildwood - the only place I ever wanted to be. Its path was infinite, impossible to conquer in a single night from Sportland to Fun Pier. To this day, I can still smell the creosote that permeated the air on a humid August night. I can recall walking with my parents, wondering where all those rides, lights and arcades had come from. Who put them there, and why?
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May 21, 2016 | By Robert Strauss, Contributor
HARVEY CEDARS July 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Craft Day by the Bay (Sunset Park) More than 60 booths. Look for the stained glass. SURF CITY June 16 "Simply Bassing" Surf Bass Tournament  (Surf City Bait & Tackle) The premier bass-fishing contest of the summer on Long Beach Island. SHIP BOTTOM June 11, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.  Memories by the Bay Classic Car Show (Ship Bottom Waterfront Park) More than 100 antique and vintage cars with a back-bay backdrop.
NEWS
May 18, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
Despite all the news about Atlantic City's do-or-die financial predicament, a new idea every once in a while bubbles to the surface. Taking an alcoholic beverage from one bar to another on the Boardwalk legally - as opposed to how it happens during the St. Paddy's Day and Miss America Parades - is one of them. Atlantic City wants to bring the time-honored but furtive Boardwalk pub-crawl out in the open. On Wednesday, the city council will consider a trial period for a law that would permit anyone over age 21 to take one plastic container of beer, wine, or another alcoholic drink, marked with the logo of the establishment that served it, onto the Boardwalk between Albany and Metropolitan Avenues.
NEWS
April 23, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Something is actually happening at the former Revel Casino Hotel. Owner Glenn Straub, whose stated plans for the massive property have veered erratically from mud slides to academic think tanks or refugee camps, has settled on at least one activity: a family-friendly adventure ropes course. Thursday, there was actual construction equipment stationed in the porte-cochère of Revel, where Straub said he would install a massive ropes course, similar to the ones at Jordan's Furniture Store in New Haven, Conn.
NEWS
April 18, 2016 | By Jan Hefler, Staff Writer
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - Hundreds of basset hounds waddled down the boardwalk here Saturday as a thousand or so spectators gathered to watch the Doo Dah Parade, a springtime tradition. Some of the hounds were stuffed into pink tutus, while others wore polka dots, stripes, silvery capes, and assorted straw hats. Still others were au naturel , looking adorable enough with their pensive eyes and dangling ears on a warm, sunny day that had lured visitors to the Shore way ahead of the season.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2016
Special Events     Art & Architecture Tour Tour focusing on the Center's architecture & the artwork on display. Sat. 10:30 am. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999.     Among the Unburied Installations & videos about ghosts in other cultures. Haverford College - Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford.     Lecture: Chinese Propaganda Posters from the Collection Talk by the library's specialist in Asian culture. Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2016
Casinos Borgata Hotel & Casino 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; 609-317-1000. www.theborgata.com . Rob Thomas. $95-$120. 1/15. Resorts Atlantic City 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-344-6000. www.resortsac.com/ . Clint Holmes. 1/16. 9 pm. Tropicana Casino & Resort S. Brighton Ave., Atlantic City; 609-340-4000. www.tropicana.net . Bacon Week. Vary. 1/17. Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-449-1000. www.trumptaj.com . Martina McBride.
SPORTS
December 31, 2015 | By Trevor Newcomb, Staff Writer
Cherokee led for only four seconds on Tuesday. Then the buzzer sounded. The Chiefs completed a 10-point comeback that began in the middle of the third quarter with a basket from Zach Lowe with four ticks remaining to defeat W.T. Woodson (Va.), 62-59, in the championship game of the William "Chickie" Ludman Memorial Bracket at the Boardwalk Classic. Rowe (13 points) led his team in points in the Wildwood Convention Center, but he recorded only one bucket-the winning one- in the final quarter.
SPORTS
December 30, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Staff Writer
Izaiah Brockington was not Archbishop Ryan's leading scorer on Monday night. But more important, the guy he covered was not the leading scorer for Monsignor Farrell (N.Y.). Brockington held Farrell star Nick Corbett to seven points as Archbishop Ryan won the Boardwalk Classic Frank McAlarnen Bracket title with a 55-39 victory at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Brockington finished with 14 points and seven rebounds. Austin Chabot led the Raiders with 19 points and went 6 for 8 from the line.
NEWS
December 30, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Staff Writer
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - Every trip to the bathroom bolsters Earl Paul's resolve, with a mantra above his toilet compelling him to grab a boogie board and a wild pair of sunglasses and head east toward happiness: There is no bad day at the beach . If it's snowing out, he grabs a shovel, and he has duck boots for whatever act of God is churning up waves off the coast. If thoughts of his late wife and all she missed at their Ocean City getaway bear down on him, he lets them wash over him like a wave, and moves on past the boardwalk, zen-like toward the sand.
SPORTS
December 29, 2015
Boys' Basketball BOARDWALK CLASSIC - DAVE LEWIS MEMORIAL BRACKET Atlantic Christian 59, Buena 54 (OT) Montclaire 52, Oakcrest 38 BOARDWALK CLASSIC - ERNIE TROIANO SR BRACKET Glasgow (Del.) 64, King's Christian 36 BOARDWALK CLASSIC - FRANK MCALARNEN BRACKET Wildwood Cath. 61, Williamstown 57 (2 OT) BUTCH MCLEAN INVITATIONAL Delran 61, Seneca 53 Schalick 64, Pennsauken 63 Gloucester Catholic 44, Triton 40 Haddonfield 59, Camden Catholic 53 Rancocas Valley 78, Delsea 71 COUGAR HOLIDAY CLASSIC Bridgewater-Raritan 79, Medford Tech 72 CUMBERLAND COUNTY TOURNAMENT Cumberland 58, Millville 54 KSA HOLIDAY CLASSIC Baldwin (Pittsburgh)
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