May 21, 1990 |
Torrential rains lashed central Arkansas, flooding the downtown area of Hot Springs with up to six feet of water and driving at least 200 families from their homes, authorities said yesterday. They said 12.9 inches of rain fell from 7 a.m. Saturday until 7 a.m. yesterday in Garland County, which includes the resort city of Hot Springs. The new floods brought misery to a different part of a region already suffering from flood damage. The rampaging Arkansas, Trinity and Red Rivers have caused hundreds of millions of dollars in losses and killed 14 people in the last three weeks in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.
August 16, 1991 |
Joyce Gould wants to raid her neighbor to the south and grab some of the real estate. The new mayor of this resort town is casting covetous eyes on Diamond Beach, a two-mile patch of land at the southern tip of the island that is home to the four Wildwoods. "We're working on the idea of annexing it," she said. The present owner of the land and its 700 upscale homes is Lower Township, most of which is across the bridge on the mainland. "Lower Township is not crazy about the idea," Gould said.
October 2, 2011 |
ASBURY PARK, N.J. - Summer may be over, but this Jersey Shore resort is enjoying what promises to be its hottest fall season in decades with an impressive array of events. Off-season hotel and bed and breakfast rates, which are 20 to 30 percent lower, are now in effect. The landmark, 300-room oceanfront Berkeley Carteret Hotel, headquarters for a three-day, 30-band music festival engulfing the city Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, was sold out. "We've had an amazing summer, our best yet despite a $30 room rate increase during this recession year," said Berkeley manager Michael Fanning.
August 1, 1993 |
Only 28 precious miles of Delaware meet the Atlantic, and the state guards them like jewels. The wide, opalescent beaches have been kept pristine and underbuilt compared to what has happened in much of neighboring New Jersey and Maryland. Delaware's most popular resort, Rehoboth, was founded by Methodists as a campground a century ago. For most of its life, this was a tiny town trapped in time, as removed from much of the Jersey Shore as Iowa. The name Rehoboth, from the Bible, means Room Enough For All. But for many of this resort's 100 years, that was not so. The restaurants in the nearby towns of Millsboro and Selbyville didn't serve blacks until 1963.
February 21, 2013 |
A city on the Pacific Coast is reaching out to a Jersey Shore town with a similar name. Seaside, Ore., plans several fund-raising events to help finance a new town entrance for Seaside Heights, N.J., heavily damaged during Hurricane Sandy. Don Larson, the mayor of Seaside, told New Jersey 101.5 that he saw a lot of similarities with the New Jersey borough. Both are coastal towns with tourism-driven economies, Larson said, and both are acutely aware of the damage natural disasters mean for them.
May 23, 2012 |
ATLANTIC CITY — The stabbing deaths of two Canadian tourists outside a casino hotel left tourism officials stunned and dismayed Monday, casting a shadow over the formal opening on Memorial Day weekend of the newest gambling palace and tripping up a $30 million-a-year campaign to rebrand and revive the sagging resort town. The two victims, women ages 80 and 47, were stabbed and killed during a robbery Monday morning outside Bally's Atlantic City casino hotel, just steps from where a police officer was sitting in a patrol car. Police declined to provide the names of the victims, or precisely where they were from, pending notification of family.
May 15, 2012 |
EACH SPRING, Louise Clemente grabs a pail of white paint and gets to work, touching up all that time and the salty Sea Isle City air has stripped away from a beloved gazebo in her back yard by the bay. Her brush traces over the intricate gingerbread, around the glass panels she painstakingly etched with images of Sea Isle's past, and over the many names along the ceiling, the people who supported her effort to build a monument to all the memories,...
August 3, 1990 |
Three men standing on a Wildwood street corner were shot from a passing car, police said yesterday. William Harris, 42, was shot in the groin, and David Jefferson, 38, was shot in the right leg. Both were listed in satisfactory condition yesterday at Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital in Cape May Court House. Floyd Freeman, 44, was treated for wounds and released. All three are Wildwood residents. Detective Lillian Harrison of the Wildwood Police Department said the men were shot at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday.
September 17, 2010
HBO, SO FOND of telling us it's "not television," has a new TV series premiering on Sunday called "Boardwalk Empire. " Maybe you've heard of it. Set in Prohibition-era Atlantic City and loosely based on Nelson Johnson's history of the resort town, it's a show whose buzz started even before the first plank went in on the boardwalk-to-nowhere set in Brooklyn, N.Y., that will stand in for the Jersey Shore resort for the next 12 episodes....
July 25, 2010
Gov. Christie is betting big that state government can revitalize the flagging fortunes of Atlantic City. Christie's surprise plan to have the state take control of Atlantic City's gaming district has some merit, but its appeal is pulled down by unanswered questions. First, the merit. It's good that the state is going to try to bolster the resort town. For too long, it has been allowed to languish. And Christie is correct in saying "Atlantic City is dying. " That blunt assessment should be a harbinger for other cities and states that bet on gambling as an economic engine.