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AC Foodie: Barbera’s Friendly Fish Market in Atlantic City

Why has Barbera Seafood in Atlantic City been in business for almost 100 years? Is it the smile & friendly banter from current owner; Dominic Alcaro? Maybe it’s his great fried flounder sandwiches? Maybe both? We stopped in recently for one of their signature fried flounder sandwiches. Lo and behind, look who we bumped into. …

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Will Needle Exchanges, Rehabs & Drug Crime Hurt Tennessee Ave Project in Atlantic City?

Actual crime, or just the perception of crime will hold back even the best laid plans for the Atlantic City Tourism District. The promising Tennessee Ave project is one such non-casino tourist attraction with ample potential for success. Except for that pesky, drug & crime infested neighborhood right next door. Can Tennessee Ave developers help …

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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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Press of Atlantic City Asks For Help From Declining Readership

Is the Press of Atlantic City in much worse shape than originally thought? It kinda looks that way. Press Publisher Mark Blum, is personally asking the public to hang in there…. and support the Pleasantville-based newspaper operation. You can read, what sounds like a last cry for help.. here. The Press of Atlantic City, and other …

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Podcasting Killed the Radio Star. Will Press of Atlantic City Take Advantage?

So, the local newspaper in Atlantic City is smartly getting into pod-casting. Good move. Not much of a fan of their current foray into 70’s styled TV talk show. See ’30’, which has great content, but it’s more suited to audio…not video. Any hoo…. I decided to troll, I mean, reach out to the local …

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Re-Invention of Atlantic City: Tennessee Ave Makeover

Can Atlantic City re-invent a once proud and prosperous Tennessee Ave?  Situated smack dab in the heart of downtown, Tennessee Ave. is a perfect parcel just off the Boardwalk. 81% of AC visitors walk by this block each day. Sadly, Tennessee Ave. features some of the least valuable beach block property in Atlantic City. After …

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School District Still Biggest Drag on Atlantic City Financial Turnaround

Atlantic City, with the un-welcomed but necessary assist from Trenton, can cut positions & salaries til the cows come home. But to achieve a lasting AC financial turnaround, the School District of Atlantic City needs to pitch in. They need to stop demanding unworkable compensation. That’s the growing public sentiment. Online comments & flame wars …

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How to Fix Playground Pier on Atlantic City Boardwalk

Damn, we love that Atlantic City Boardwalk pier in front of Caesars. Shops, dining & spirits. Even a freekin’ Apple store. But man, we hate that name; Playground. Central location, four levels of awesomeness overlooking the beach, Boardwalk and ocean. But geez, can we finally get someone to properly operate that hidden jewel? Here’s our plan …

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Atlantic City Schools. High Cost of Low Grades. Charters in Demand

A growing number of Atlantic City parents have Marcia Genova on the top of their sh*t list. So do Atlantic City taxpayers. Genova is the not-so-likable President of the Atlantic City Education Association; a.k.a. the infamous Teachers Union. Is Genova, who lives in neighboring Ventnor, best suited to stick up for Atlantic City school kids? …

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More Competition & Bad Business Rules Hold Back Atlantic City

With Atlantic City’s scenic seashore location and dense regional population, AC should continue as a dominant casino/entertainment destination. But things don’t work that way here along the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Some recent thoughts on the ‘s’ storm that Atlantic City finds itself in today. Some still pat themselves on the back for keeping gaming …

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