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March 13, 2015 | By Ed Barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
THE SOUL will play its May 30 home game in Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, the Daily News has learned from a source close to the situation. Philadelphia will play the Las Vegas Outlaws at 6 p.m. on the Saturday after Memorial Day weekend. The game is being billed as the "Brawl at the Hall" and is the initial sporting event for the Atlantic City Sports Commission, a group trying to revitalize the city. The fantasy sports website DraftKings.com is the lead sponsor. Ticket sales will open at noon tomorrow and will be available at www.PhiladelphiaSoul.com or by calling 888-879-SOUL.
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.
BUSINESS
October 22, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
A $253 million bond offering planned for this week by the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority includes $60 million that will be paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. for a settlement linked to a renovation of Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall that started in 1998. New Jersey and Pitney Bowes, of Stamford, Conn., formed a partnership in 2000 to take advantage of federal historic building rehabilitation tax credits in connection with the project at the Boardwalk complex that hosts the Miss America pageant.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Charlie Wilson, known as "Uncle Charlie" to his hip-hop collaborators, such as Snoop Dogg and Kanye West, has just released Forever Charlie , another of his tough but romantic R&B albums. It's fitting he'll be at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City for Valentine's Day. "I'll always miss my brothers," says Wilson. He's referring to Robert and Ronnie Wilson, his brothers and bandmates in the Gap Band, with whom he made hits like "Outstanding" and "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" before going solo in 2000.
NEWS
March 18, 2003 | By Amy S. Rosenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There he was, Bruce Springsteen, high priest of Jersey cool, finally bestowing his blessing on Atlantic City, but also - unexpectedly - on newly restored Boardwalk Hall. "It's nice to see these old buildings refurbished and brought back to life," Springsteen told the crowd of 12,500 earlier this month - the historic building's fourth sellout show in 30 days. "There's a soulfulness. They always remain a little bit on the funky side, but it's hard to come by. " For Atlantic City officials, who have insisted to the skeptical that $90 million would turn the crumbling, cavernous home of the Miss America Pageant into a magnet for top entertainment, this was a true showstopper.
NEWS
December 16, 2003 | By Adam Fifield INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Atlantic County Prosecutor Jeffrey S. Blitz is asking for help from anyone who may have witnessed a fatal stabbing during a boxing event at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City early Sunday. Keith J. Butler, 32, of Fort Washington, Md., was stabbed seven times in a crowded corridor as he was leaving. A plumber's apprentice and the father of a 5-year-old boy, Butler died from a wound that punctured his heart. Blitz asked spectators at the event, particularly those in the corridors near Sections 210 and 211, to call the Atlantic County Major Crime Unit.
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.
SPORTS
May 6, 2012 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. - NJSIAA executive director Steve Timko knows that Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City is a popular venue for the state wrestling championships. But Timko said Thursday that the NJSIAA would consider moving the event to another site, starting in March 2013. The organization is planning to issue a "Request for Proposals" by the end of the school year to see if another facility in the state might make for a more profitable site, Timko said. "We can't keep losing money on wrestling," Timko said.
NEWS
May 6, 2012 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. - NJSIAA executive director Steve Timko knows that Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City is a popular venue for the state wrestling championships. But Timko said on Thursday that the NJSIAA will consider moving the event to another site, starting in March 2013. The organization is planning to issue a "Request for Proposals" by the end of the school year to see if another facility in the state might make for a more profitable site, Timko said. "We can't keep losing money on wrestling," Timko said.
SPORTS
November 6, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
The two push-button house phones outside the main entrance of the vacant Trump Plaza hotel in Atlantic City remain. A sign outlining access rules concludes with "Trespassers will be prosecuted. " They may as well also take down the "Valet Only" sign. Nobody's allowed in the driveway. There's a big fight next door at Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, Bernard Hopkins against Sergey Kovalev for the light-heavyweight title. There will be a strong crowd. It just won't be quite like the old days, certainly not next door.
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NEWS
July 28, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
Emma Sanders was late to the Mississippi delegation's breakfast Tuesday, almost skipped it altogether, the exhausting first night of the Democratic National Convention having taken its toll on the great-grandmother. But when she finally arrived, she was in fine spirits, ready to talk about the momentous time in Atlantic City, when she was a Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party delegate. It has been 52 years. The 1964 convention in Boardwalk Hall was the last time the Democratic Party held its national gathering in the area, and the bad reviews that came out of Atlantic City were a punch to the gut for the resort.
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.
NEWS
July 8, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, STAFF WRITER
ATLANTIC CITY - Hillary Clinton wanted Missouri and Pacific Avenues, in front of the blank white tower of the now-shuttered Trump Plaza, where you can still make out the impressions left by the letters T-R-U-M-P. But in a town where casinos still hold sway, despite four closing in 2014, that idea was nixed because it would have cut off traffic and business into neighboring Caesars. Instead, Clinton settled in to take aim at her rival on the Boardwalk that helped build his brand, her podium set up on a diagonal so that another Trump remnant, a rubbed-out "TRUMP PLAZA," where lit-up marquee letters had been, was visible behind her. Donald Trump himself had sued to get his name removed in 2014 while the Plaza was in its death throes.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2016
KIDS Through Jan. 1, Academy of Natural Sciences , 19th and the Parkway. $17.95; $14.95 seniors; $13.95 ages 3 to 12; under 3 admitted free. 215-299-1000. Breaking news: A Tyrannosaurus rex will be roaming the vicinity of the Ben Franklin Parkway for the rest of the year. Also, a stegosaurus, gigantoraptor, bronto, and more. (We know, can't be any more of an inconvenience than the cattle-chute road construction that's been there since the late Paleozoic). This exhibit features more than a dozen life-sized, realistic, animatronic dinosaurs, plus skeletons, fossils, a dig site for young paleontologists, and, of course, dino poop (scientists call it coprolite, but we don't have to)
NEWS
June 19, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - The Miss New Jersey pageant is like a mini-me, the kid sister from another boardwalk allowed to tag along with Miss America in September. State pageants, the qualifiers for Miss America, bring pageantry back to their basics, a journey deep to the heart of a Miss Seashore Line labyrinth. Here you really see how the whole enterprise is rooted not in cookie-cutter perfection but in something more akin to, hey, why not me? But also, why? A Miss New Jersey has not been crowned Miss America on pageant night since 1937.
NEWS
June 12, 2016 | Michael Harrington, Staff Writer
Summer is a great time for kids to play in the sand, climb trees, investigate tide pools, and lift rocks in the creek to see what's underneath. There's also plenty else for them to do, from children's concerts and theater to animatronic dinos. Kidchella (June 17, July 15, and Aug. 19, Smith Playground) Wee ones get a chance to break out the tie-dye and dance at the third annual children's festival, now a three-concert affair on Friday evenings. On tap: Jazz-folkie Lucy Kalantari and kindie-rocker Joanie Leeds (June 17)
NEWS
May 11, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - With a Trump casino carcass next door and a local union in a protracted war with billionaire Carl Icahn, Atlantic City provided Bernie Sanders with plenty of material Monday. "I don't have to tell you too much about Donald Trump," the Democratic presidential candidate told a crowd inside Boardwalk Hall, which is next to the closed and stripped-of-all-branding Trump Plaza casino hotel. "You know more about him than most Americans. " Sanders took sharp aim at both Trump and Icahn at the impassioned morning rally.
SPORTS
March 5, 2016
Here is the schedule for the wrestling state championships: At Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City Friday Preliminary round, 5 p.m. Pre-quarterfinals to follow Saturday Wrestleback No. 1, 10 a.m. Quarterfinals and wrestleback No. 2 to follow Semifinals and wrestleback No. 3, 5 p.m. Wrestleback No. 4 to follow Sunday Wrestleback No. 5, 10 a.m. Third-place finals to follow Championship finals, 3...
NEWS
December 17, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Glenn Straub has a broken bone that's just not fitting into his schedule. It's an odd lump on the 69-year-old Florida billionaire's shoulder, some cracked something from a few months back that he never got checked out and probably won't. He figures that it's healing on its own or that he'll probably break it again, the same way he did before, playing full-contact polo atop 1,000-pound thoroughbreds with other wealthy men in tony ZIP codes. "Yeah, I fell off a horse for like the 47th time or something and broke something, but I don't have time to get it fixed," he says, a West Virginia drawl still deep in his voice.
NEWS
October 1, 2015 | Jenny DeHuff, Daily News Staff Writer
THE THIRD SEASON of the NBC police drama "Chicago PD" starts tonight, and Jesse Lee Soffer , who plays Detective Jay Halstead, sat down with me yesterday to offer a sneak peek of what to expect. Soffer, who's been acting since he was 6 years old, had a smaller role in "Chicago Fire," playing an ambiguously dirty policeman. It's when producers on the show decided to make a spin-off based on the police department's perspective that they cast Soffer as a cop in the intelligence unit whose moral and ethical boundaries are a little muddled.
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