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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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Black Men United & Revolution Radio: Grass Roots Internet Podcasting

There’s a radio revolution going on….without that old school device called a ‘radio’. Podcasting, websites and email newsletters are now the fastest growing, most influential channels that provide critical news and info for the Atlantic City regional community. Crazy. Disrespectful. On the first day of Black History Month (Feb), WOND Radio 1400am decided to cancel …

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How New Jersey Commercial Fishing Could Become Privatized

South Jersey fishermen are already feeling the effects of onerous, recreational fishing rules and regulation. Impossible ‘keeper’ sizes and over-development along the shoreline have decimated party boats, bait n tackle shops, and other water-based attractions. Now, commercial fishermen could soon be feeling a heavier hand of the federal government, NOAA and myriad regional fishery councils. …

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Former Brigantine Mayor Guenther Considered Weak Candidate for NJ Assembly Seat

Former Mayor of Brigantine, Phil Guenther wants to be a NJ Assemblyman. Opponents cite Guenther’s poor track record of fiscal management as one major hurdle he’ll have to overcome. As supervisor of ACIT, Guenther is facing accusations that he’s in conflict with his full time, school job. Much like former Congressman Frank Lobiondo, Guenther sees …

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

The last remaining controls that council think they still had over Atlantic City, have now been totally taken over by the State of New Jersey. According to the Press of Atlantic City, the Department of Community Affairs Deputy Commissioner Rob Long informed Council President Marty Small and others that the state would be assuming 100% full …

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New Jersey Moves Toward Full Sanctuary State Status

Um, don’t look now, but it looks like New Jersey could be a full-blown, Sanctuary State. WTF. We can thank to NJ Governor, Phil Murphy for that one. Murphy recently signed an executive order, something called the ‘Immigrant Trust Directive’. This will virtually tie the hands of NJ law enforcement when it comes to protecting …

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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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Showboat Taxes & Zoning. Gilliam. Straub. Blatstein. CRDA.

Some recent tweets from Jim Kennedy‏ @ACEconPolicy. Jim Kennedy is a former CRDA executive director and local economic analyst. Follow @ACEconPolicy Glenn Straub owns 70 properties in the AC Inlet, 50 of them outright. The properties came as part of the Revel acquisition. It makes him the dominant player in the Southeast Inlet development process. Most (if not all) of …

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CRDA Meeting News. Nov. 20, 2018 Recap.

At the monthly CRDA meeting of Nov. 20, 2018, the following was discussed. CRDA approved an application by Bart Blatstein’s Showboat Hotel. Bart wants to convert 400 hotel rooms into 264 apartments The CRDA also approved $1 million for a Tennessee Ave streetscape project. CRDA board members noted the lack of plan, prior to OKing the …

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