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A Clarification and Apology

I posted an incorrect slander towards Councilman At-Large George Tibbitt. My post, “The Election Day Excitement,” incorrectly asserted that Mr. Tibbitt had workers from questionable backgrounds working the polls. Last week, the Councilman reminded me of my election day post. He assured me that he only employed athletes from Chelsea Heights to assist him at … Continue reading

Trump’s Timing

Did the hasty Trump Tax settlement contribute to Trump’s ability to refinance his Atlantic City portfolio?  Are we to attribute Acting Mayor William Marsh’s speedy and sloppy sign-off on the Trump $34 million pay-off as the reason for Trump’s business re-birth?  I look forward to your comments. (Reading – http://www.commercialpropertynews.com/cpn/content_display/regions/northeast/e3i069cf19291fa5cceb7693f5799b4426c & http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/newjersey/story/7523301p-7423868c.html)

Atlantic City Property Re-Val: Round Three

“Can you address that, Scott?” queried Dr. Howard Barsky. “I’ll try, Doc,” responded a strained Mayor Scott Evans. The third and final town hall meeting concerning the property re-valuations found Mayor Evans on the hot seat. Round one was at Uptown School Complex, Round two was held at Dr. M.L.K., Jr. School, and this last … Continue reading

Atlantic City Property Re-Val: Round Two.

The site was an auditorium at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School. Mayor Scott Evans, Tax Assessor Novelette Hopkins, and Ted Lamicella of Certified Valuations, Inc. (CVI) prepared to again face angry property owners. I invite you to view the “Round One” posting for more of the nuts-and-bolts of the Re-Valuation process. Here I want … Continue reading

Mediation of Fact and the Average American

The campaign trail has been rough for the Republicans this year. Some say that this is because the candidates are a collection of comparatively similar conservatives. This is all wrong. The interviews run the well worn track of parallel political questioning. The media asks the same lame questions about the quirks of each aspirant, trying … Continue reading

Atlantic City Property Re-Val: Round One.

“I think that you are going to put a lot of people out of their houses.” This statement from one concerned homeowner sets-up the context for this report. Over a hundred people gathered in the multi-purpose room at Uptown School Complex. The town hall meeting was facilitated by Mayor Scott Evans, Tax Assessor Novelette Hopkins, … Continue reading

Atlantic City Taxpayers’ Opportunity to Focus the Frustration

(You can save the picture to view the flyer completely. Right-click on the image.) Tonight is round one. Mayor Evans and the tax team will host a forum at Uptown School Complex. We shall be watching to see if the actual sentiments of taxpayers is equivalent to the resentment described in the print and radio … Continue reading

A Second Look at the Third John McCain

Hailing from Arizona, I’ve grown very familiar with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). His book, Faith of My Fathers, was required reading at Arizona State University. He lives less than five miles from my house, and he attends the same political events that I attend. From what I know of John McCain, he is the longest-known … Continue reading

Atlantic City’s Impact on the English Language

“‘Woot’ voted Merriam-Webster word of the year” is the newslead that many of us read and scratched our head. I thought, “where do they come up with these things?” A deeper probe by The Atlantic City Scoop reveals that Atlantic City is the place of this word’s origin, or at least the beginning of its … Continue reading

Will NJ Free the Atlantic City Alcohol Market?

How does the proposed legislation regarding alcohol sales affect Atlantic City? The proposed legislation would loosen the heavy restrictions on liquor sales. Do you ever wonder why you cannot buy alcohol at a gas station or grocery store in NJ? It is due in large part to State legislation. Michelle Lee wrote an article about … Continue reading