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CRDA OK’s $800K for Harrah’s Restaurant Upgrade

The CRDA blessed Harrah’s plan to use $800,000 in Casino Reinvestment Development Authority money to help with a restaurant upgrade complete with a celebrity chef. According to the Press of AC, $800k was left over from the Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center project, backed by $45 million in public funding via the CRDA. CRDA’s mission is […]

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UBER Rules. Atlantic City, Taxi & Jitney Drivers Cry for Help

On  May 1, UBER was no longer the target of Atlantic City mercantile inspectors. Well, that’s the way it was supposed to be for the popular ride-hailing service. Earlier this year, Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation that set safety standards and consumer protections for companies like UBER & LYFT, and their drivers who use apps

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CRDA Board Quietly Awards Insurance Deal With Vague Financials

CRDA director Chris Howard says the juicy insurance deal awarded to the George Norcross affiliated insurance company went to a “stronger and more thorough proposal”. Hmmmm…. Just a few things missing though. Costs and savings were not part of the review process. Amy Rosenberg from Philly.com: The infamous contract was awarded based on a Request

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Blatstein Renames Garden Pier as PierAC with July 12 Open

What exactly is a ‘PierAC’, and can owner / vulture investor Bart Blatstein finally put one in the Atlantic City WIN column? The former Garden Pier on the AC Boardwalk has been re-branded as PIER AC. It’s situated above the beach, right in between the quiet Showboat Hotel and the dead-as-a-door knob REVEL. According to

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Gural Dominates North Jersey Gaming Debate. Hard Rock at Meadowlands?

Listen to amazing audio > Jeffrey Gural says North Jersey casinos are in the future, like it or not. We tend to agree. Even the Hard Rock has a vested interest in gaming at The Meadowlands. Hard Rock’s purchase of the Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City puts company in prime position to open a

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Epic Fail: Jersey Shore Dune Building in Middle of Summer

Yup, right in the middle of summer. What a stupid time to shut down beaches to build un-needed & un-wanted dunes in Margate & Ventnor. Are man-made dunes in Margate and Ventnor just a money grabbing scam? Or will these view-killing sand mountains really save lives and property? Atlantic City board walkers haven’t seen the

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GaleForce Rollercoaster in Ocean City Ready to Thrill Summer 2017

WATCH VIDEO > Delayed for a year, but ready to roll for the Summer of 2017. The Ocean City Boardwalk welcomes GaleForce…. the crazy & wild new Roller Coaster at Playland’s Castaway Cove. 125 Feet Tall Beyond 90º Drop 64 MPH Launch Speed Three Launches 7 Thrilling Elements The launch of the amazing GaleForce in

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Icahn Takes Over Chelsea Hotel on Atlantic City Boardwalk

The once cool Chelsea Hotel is now controlled by Carl Icahn. Paperwork was filed on MAY 16 showing that Icahn took over their mortgage. That’s not good. According to rtforty.com, a tax lien was filed on part of the property last month. Chelsea Atlantic City shut down in December of 2016. Chelsea owner Curtis Bashaw

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Countdown to Flounder Armageddon. New Rules Cripple Atlantic City Area Fishing

The clock is ticking on those who depend on recreational fishing & boating in Atlantic City, Margate, Brigantine and other Jersey shore towns. Small mom & pop businesses barely have 16 weekends each summer to make a living. Starting MAY 11, it’s gonna get worse. The enemy (other states) will be voting YES to a

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Boardwalk Committee Meeting Notes – April 12, 2017 

Each month, the Boardwalk Committee meets inside Boardwalk Hall. It’s open to the public. Here are notes from the April 12, 2017 meeting. Boardwalk Hall: Committee chairman Tom Lamaine welcomed Boardwalk Hall’s new General Manager Jim Wynkoop. Ribbon-cutting for new Miss America Organization office space, inside Boardwalk Hall, scheduled for May 10 Tentative opening ceremonies for

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