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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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September 19, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo and Rob Tornoe, STAFF WRITERS
SEASIDE PARK, N.J. - Police and federal authorities blocked boardwalk and beach access Saturday after a pipe bomb blew up in a plastic garbage can - just minutes before thousands of runners were to pass by in the Seaside Semper Five charity 5k race to benefit U.S. Marines and sailors. No one was injured. The race was canceled and homes were evacuated. The discovery of an unattended backpack just before the race began caused a delay in the competition that may have saved many runners from harm.
BUSINESS
September 4, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
WILDWOOD - When the boardwalk and the beach feel like hot coals underfoot, do we avoid even going for ice cream? Apparently so. Foot traffic along the boardwalk was light under the blaring afternoon sun for much of this summer season's final week, an ice cream vendor said. "Look at it, it's dead," said Danny Ferrazzano Jr., whose family runs Hershey's Ice Cream, as the thermometer threatened 94 degrees just before noon Monday. There was barely a soul on the boardwalk at 4 p.m. The beach, about a quarter-mile from the shop, was also desolate.
NEWS
August 13, 2016 | By Zoë Miller, STAFF WRITER
This week, military aircraft, talented songsters, and even rubber duckies come to the Jersey Shore. ATLANTIC CITY | WED. 11 a.m.:   Keep your eyes on the sky: The 14th annual Atlantic City Airshow is soaring into - and above - town on Wed., Aug. 17. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the show will highlight various divisions of the U.S. military, such as the Air Force's Thunderbirds (air demonstration squadron) and the Army's Golden Knights Parachute Team. If you can't make the actual event, Tues., Aug. 16, is practice day. Before the aerial stunts occupy Shore-goers' attention, Atlantic City holds its sixth annual Armed Forces Parade at 6 p.m. Mon., Aug. 15, drawing participants from all military branches, veteran and civic organizations, and public safety departments.
NEWS
August 1, 2016
Hello there From the time Match.com introduced them in July 2013, Ben and Beth made each other laugh. "I would be at my desk at work, laughing at every text he sent," Beth remembers. Their phone calls often included stories about Beth's kids, Josie, who was then 5, and Michael, then 2. Like Beth, Ben had been previously married. He had no kids of his own, but he had spent a lot of time with his nephew when he, his sister, and her son all lived with Ben's parents in Upper Darby.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2016 | By Molly Eichel, Staff Writer
August is coming, and for the pessimists among us, that means summer is about to wind down. But there are still so many ways to keep that summer tan going for as long as possible. Here are the five events you need to know about in August. Allen Iverson Celebrity Basketball Game 7:30 p.m. next Friday, Liacouras Center , 1776 N. Broad St., $15-$100, 215-204-2400. We talking 'bout charity? A.I. hosts producer Jahlil Beats, rapper Pusha T, and boxer Danny "Swift" Garcia in a celeb b-ball game.
NEWS
July 10, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
ON THE VENTNOR-ATLANTIC CITY BORDER - The days when 10 a.m. was the bicycle witching hour - the time when any illusion of One Boardwalk stretching from Ventnor's Margate border on through Atlantic City's inlet evaporated, when Ventnor's "until noon" bicycle hours collided head-on into Atlantic City's "until 10 a.m. " - are over. Not quite officially over, but almost, and very, very unofficially over. After some adjustment, police have accepted the city ordinance is changing, and have adopted a laissez-faire attitude.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2016 | By Alexandra Villarreal, Staff Writer
If you miss Budweiser frogs and Y2K, you're not alone. Apparently, everyone's got the '90s bug with parties, bands, and comedians coming to town who all have that throwback vibe. Here are just a few of your options: Saved by the '90s   8 p.m., Saturday, Trocadero Theatre , 1003 Arch St., $12, 215-922-6888. The boy bands are coming. Saved by the '90s zooms in for a night filled with nostalgia for a time when pagers were cool and Furbies were on millions of wish lists.
NEWS
May 29, 2016
LONG BEACH ISLAND FRI. 7-9 P.M. Dare to get dirty - and artsy - at Kerith Creo's "Time to Get Dirty" pottery class at the Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences (120 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach Twp.), 7-9 p.m. Creo will teach participants how to craft a few introductory projects. Original ideas are welcome, too. Ages 17 and older. $45. See lbifoundation.org or call 609-494-1241. ATLANTIC CITY SUN. 7:30 P.M. '80s musical icons Cyndi Lauper and Boy George stop at the Borgata (1 Borgata Way)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
After an intense day frolicking in the waves and sunning on the sands, it can be hard to make the transition from boardwalk-appropriate to bistro-chic. Unless, of course, you have the right cover-up. We aren't talking about that wrinkled sarong or tired T you've been using for way too long to hide your beach bod. Those ratty days are over. Look this summer for the fashion conscious to conceal love handles and camouflage bottoms in fit-for-a-dress silhouettes, ranging from embroidered maxis to color-blocked shifts.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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