April 15, 2016 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, who has encouraged the expansion of casino gaming into his North Jersey city, took a long look Wednesday at Atlantic City and said he might have to reconsider. "This has been really helpful," Fulop said after meeting with City Council members and community leaders at Kelsey's, the landmark Pacific Avenue restaurant and jazz club, before a personal jitney tour with Council President Marty Small. "This has been eye-opening. " Fulop heard from residents about broken promises, and saw two of four closed casinos up close.
April 9, 2016
Casinos Borgata Hotel & Casino 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; 609-317-1000. www.theborgata.com . Frankie Valli. $69-$85. 4/8. Caesars Atlantic City Casino Hotel 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City; 609-348-4411. www.caesarsac.com . Jay Leno. $65-$125 plus Ticketmaster fees. 4/11. 9 pm. Harrah's Atlantic City 777 Harrah's Blvd., Atlantic City; 800-342-7724. www.harrahsresort.com . Citizen Cope. $26-$46 plus Ticketmaster fees. 4/9. 9 pm. Harrah's Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack 777 Harrah's Blvd., Chester; 484-490-1800.
April 2, 2016 |
TRENTON - Gov. Christie on Thursday said he would personally campaign against a proposed constitutional amendment to expand casino gambling to North Jersey if the Assembly does not pass legislation authorizing a state takeover of Atlantic City's finances. The Senate has already passed the takeover bill, but Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto has refused to hold a vote, saying it would trample unions' collective bargaining rights. Christie's threat - and argument that voters would not approve the amendment if Atlantic City's finances continue to crater - opened a new phase in a weeks-long battle with Prieto (D., Hudson)
March 31, 2016 |
In a surprising twist, Stadium L.L.C.'s application to operate a casino hotel in South Philadelphia was sent back to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Tuesday by the state Supreme Court, which said the board must take a closer look at the company's ownership structure. The Gaming Control Board's approval of Stadium's application was appealed by casino operator SugarHouse HSP Gaming L.L.P. and by Market East Associates, which had sought the license to operate a casino in Center City.
March 26, 2016
Two 16-year-old boys were shot late Thursday inside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, police said Friday. The shooting happened on the 47th floor of the hotel about 11:15 p.m. Police responding to the scene did not find the victims there, but later determined that two teens who showed up at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center were the ones shot, Atlantic City Police Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Their injuries were not life threatening, he said. Fair said police are searching for three known juveniles, whose names are not being released because they are minors.
March 16, 2016 |
TRENTON - In what may be a watershed day for the future of Atlantic City, the Legislature voted Monday in favor of a proposed constitutional amendment to expand gaming to North Jersey, while the Senate also passed controversial legislation to take control of the resort town's finances. Some lawmakers, as well as local officials, called the proposals destructive and vowed to fight them. Voters will get the final say on the amendment in November, amid what is expected to be a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign waged by supporters and opponents of casino expansion.
March 14, 2016 |
ATLANTIC CITY — Stockton University isn't starting with a shuttered shell of a casino this time. Instead, it has a parking lot and two empty fields at the southern end of the city, near homes, small shops, and the beach. There, at the intersection of Atlantic, Albany, and Pacific Avenues, Stockton plans to finally create its long-discussed Atlantic City campus by putting up three buildings: a housing and student center on the Boardwalk for 500 or so students, a parking garage with 850 spaces topped by new offices for South Jersey Gas, and an academic building for up to 1,800 students.