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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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Atlantic City Baltic Ave Pumping Station #FAIL Flood Control

A.C. failing to run flood-control unit properly. I live across the street from the newly constructed pumping station at the canal in Gardner’s Basin. One early morning I witnessed the third significant flooding since the pump supposedly became operational. This occurred because either the pumps were not activated or the water lock was not opened …

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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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Two Arrested for Tennessee Ave Beer Hall Burglary in Atlantic City

A bad omen for a great idea in a risky location? Even before it opened, a much anticipated business along Tennessee Ave in Atlantic City was burglarized. Arrests have been made. On October 29, 2018, ACPD officers responded to the Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall on the beach block of Tennessee Ave for a report of …

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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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Stockton Vendor Wants to Sell Booze. Local Bars Not Happy.

Chartwells is Stockton food service provider. They now wanna sell booze. Bars and restaurants in Atlantic City’s Tourism District don’t have to buy a liquor license from the city. They just go to the state for a concessionaire License from the state. Chartwells is required to apply to the state ABC, not Atlantic City. The …

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Norton on Sports Betting: Not Really Helping Atlantic City?

Steve Norton: I am concerned that Sports Betting, as introduced in New Jersey, is not helping the casino industry, as much as expected. When proposed, Sports Betting was hoped to increase visitations to Atlantic City and the NJ racetracks. But after adding all manner of in-game and proposition bets, to AC operators online gaming sites, roughly …

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Historic Republican Election Turnout? Grossman Upsets Van Drew?

Historic Republican Turnout? Are The Polls WRONG Again? In 2016 we all saw the failure of mainstream media as they all predicted Hillary would win… and she didn’t. Today we see polls showing the democrats reclaiming a house majority but perhaps we are seeing the same thing. When I look at enthusiasm among Republicans, I …

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