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What Atlantic City Does Right

If you ever want to know what tourists like about Atlantic City, and what they do not, search out what average people have to say about our town.   Here is what one occasional visitor to Atlantic City, kayni’s corner cafe has to say: Last week, my friend, F, and I made our trek to Atlantic City. … Continue reading

Another Bad Idea from the Mayor

Michael Clark of The Press of Atlantic City reports that “Langford proposes resurrecting Atlantic City Multi-Cultural Affairs Office.” A looming fiscal crisis in 2010 is not stopping Mayor Lorenzo Langford from trying to re-create a government office dedicated to multicultural affairs, a defunct city division deleted by rival council members about six years ago.The new … Continue reading

Will There Be Pleasantville – Atlantic City Light Rail?

Eric Scott Campbell of The Atlantic City Press reports: The city launched its downtown redevelopment this fall, a $150 million project to convert its business district into a “transit village” where casino workers would live. Railroad right-of-way still links the resort and Pleasantville, and shuttles run between the casinos and the Atlantic City rail station. … Continue reading

Al Franken’s Spat Toward Joe Lieberman, John McCain says, “Where is the Comity?”

As I promised on the show, here is the video of the Al Fraken / Joe Lieberman spat.

Congratulations Chris Klodnicki

Chris Klodnicki won a Circuit Ring at Caesar’s during a World Series of Poker Event.   Congratulations! Reading – http://www.pocketfives.com/online-poker-scene/chris-klodnicki-sloppyklod-wins-atlantic-city-wsop-circuit-championship-5006210 Image source – http://www.pokerstarsblog.net/br/Chris%20Klodnicki.jpg

Donald Trump vs. Carl Icahn

In the right corner, Donald Trump.    In the left, Carl Icahn. This fight is for control of the Trump Entertainment Casinos.   This battle shows the vitality of the Atlantic City casino market.  Atlantic City casino revenues have been a continued decline.  Richard Wilner of The New York Post reports: Total Atlantic City revenues this year through Nov. … Continue reading

Chutzpah and Hubris: Mayor Langford Orders 4% Gov’t Employee Raises

The Press of Atlantic City reports that Langford orders 4-percent salary increases for non-union workers in 2009.   What is the Mayor thinking? Mayor Langford giving 4% salary increases with a $35 million budget deficit is like using gasoline to extinguish a fire. The only thing on the Mayor’s mind should be cuts, cuts, and more cuts. … Continue reading

Mayor’s Summit, Part II

The Press of Atlantic City reports: Mayor Lorenzo Langford’s second meeting of casino executives, public officials and business leaders to plan the future of Atlantic City is under way at City Hall. We can only hope that this or some of the other soon-to-be myriad summits produces an upswing in Atlantic City’s economy and quality … Continue reading

2 Thoughts on ACES AC-NYC Train Service Reduction

Thomas Barlas of The Press of Atlantic City reports: Operators of the ACES luxury express train that runs between Atlantic City and New York City say they’re eliminating some of the runs because of an expected downturn in winter ridership. Beginning Dec. 18, the current 18-run weekend schedule decreases to 11 runs, with one Saturday … Continue reading

Atlantic City Accepting Proposals for Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial

Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial Inc. is accepting proposals for a memorial design through 15 March, 2010.   Jacqueline L. Urgo of The Philadelphia Inquirer explains: The group’s Web site (www.acbhm.org) advises applicants that “the requirements for the memorial and how it occupies the site are as unconstrained as possible.” Participants “are encouraged to contemplate the … Continue reading