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Atlantic City Council Reminds City, They Still Have No Power Over Anything.

The last remaining controls that council had over Atlantic City, are no more. City totally taken over by the State of New Jersey. Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Deputy Commissioner Rob Long informed Council President Marty Small that the state would be assuming 100% full authority under the Municipal Recovery and Stabilization Act of 2016. …

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Atlantic City Boardwalk Committee Meeting Notes from December 12, 2018

The recent Boardwalk Committee Meeting took place on December 12, 2018. Frank Formica, our favorite baker and Atlantic County Freeholder was there. AC Boardwalk Chairman, Tom Lamaine reminded the Boardwalk Committee of it mission statement. Identify, attend to, and solve issues within the Tourism District and Atlantic City area. ACPD – Deputy Chief Jerry Barnhardt and …

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CRDA Still Bullies Atlantic City Residents Via Eminent Domain.

Back to court for the Birnbaums of Atlantic City. The couple is still trying to protect their home from the evil clutches of CRDA and their nasty use of ‘eminent domain‘. Two years ago, a judge sided with the Birnbaums. The judge told the CRDA / Casino Reinvestment Development Authority to go pound sand. They …

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Ugly Truth: Atlantic City Still Dark, Dangerous and Devoid of Self-Awareness

There were 36 Drug & Alcohol violations reported in Atlantic City over the past 28 days. According to https://twitter.com/ACEconPolicy. A deep cancer underlying city wide drug problem. A walk or ride thru the AC Tourism District, especially on Pacific Ave, is a nightmare. Especially at night. Lack of adequate lighting, makes the crime problem much worse. I …

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Time to Investigate and Clean House at CRDA Atlantic City?

The following is a letter from Patrick Colligan, state president of the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association. Decades before casino gambling was even a thought in Atlantic City, the city developed a long storied history of graft and corruption. While organized crime festered and politicians used the city as a personal piggy bank, the city …

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Atlantic City Council Pleads To CRDA, Please Protect Renaissance Plaza Shoppers

Atlantic City Councilman Kaleem Shabazz wants the CRDA to help protect citizens while shopping at Renaissance Plaza, a few blocks from City Hall. Shabazz will try to accomplish that by presenting a resolution at the Sept 26. Atlantic City council meeting. Editors Note: Shabazz and other councilmen, including all citizens, should attend the monthly CRDA meetings. …

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CRDA Zoning Czar Asked About Chelsea Beach Bar Expansion

 Make sure you keep an eye on all these new zoning regulations in Atlantic City. Land-use ordinances are a very powerful tool to acquire power and property. CRDA’s Lance Landgraf is becoming quite the master of this double-edged sword. Watch this CRDA meeting video from May 15, 2018. Ocean Club residents ask if Chelsea …

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Seth Grossman: Atlantic City Should Abolish CRDA, Put Council Back in Charge.

The recently released audit of the CRDA, Casino Reinvestment Development Authority didn’t surprise local officials. Most knew that financial monkey business was likely happening. Did some on CRDA’s Board of Directors have some inkling of financial foolery? Maybe a few more objections should have been raised? Maybe they were all kept in the dark, like …

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State Audit of CRDA: Boardwalk Hall Roof Project Leaked Millions

As per the NJ State audit of the CRDA, in reference to Boardwalk Hall roof projects. The continuous and inconsistent application of emergency procurement resulted in additional costs. Boardwalk Hall is a multi-purpose facility located on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. It was constructed in 1929 as the country’s original convention center, underwent a major restoration …

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