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(NJ governor Chris Christie, in file photo.   Photo by Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Welcomes Investors To Atlantic City — Even Donald Trump

Whatever the motivation, Christie says, if Trump wants in, no problem.

09/18/2014

(PHS president Drew Becher.  Photo by  Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Garden Fest, Reading Terminal Update & A High-End Food Truck

A fall festival, some new happenings at the Reading Terminal Market and a Four Seasons travelling food truck.

09/18/2014

The St. Andrews University building. (Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Home Of Golf And Whiskey

Americans have been fascinated by the tale of “Braveheart” William Wallace who wielded a broadsword instead of a ballot to wrest Scotland from the English. He failed, but American visitors flock to the site of his legendary Battle of Stirling Bridge.

09/18/2014

(Atlantic City mayor Don Guardian, at the Delaware County Press Club, in Media, Pa.  Photo by David Madden)

Atlantic City Mayor Lays Out Red Carpet For Town’s Economic Recovery

Atlantic City mayor Don Guardian discussed his long-term goals for the shore town that has been wracked over the past few weeks by consolidation in the casino industry.

09/17/2014

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, third from left, speaks with reporters at the Vatican.  Image from Vatican TV)

Planning Goes On While Awaiting Pontiff’s Official Word on Phila. Visit, Chaput Says

Philadelphia’s archbishop is in Rome for planning sessions for the World Meeting of Families event, scheduled for next September in Philadelphia.

09/16/2014

(David Brennan, general manager of the Wayne Hotel, stands alongside its historic marker.   Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: The Wayne Hotel

On the National Register of Historic Places, the Wayne Hotel, in Wayne, Pa., is now a modern, newly restored hotel with a long history.

09/14/2014

(Credit: Abdullah Pope/AFP/Getty Images)

Expert Believes The Strong Will Survive In Atlantic City

For all the pain, one expert says things in Atlantic City are not as bad as they seem.

09/14/2014

The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, seen from the Atlantic City Boardwalk. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

Shutdown Warning Letters Go Out to Taj Mahal Casino Employees

As expected, workers at the Trump Taj Mahal casino-hotel in Atlantic City have received formal warning that their jobs may be gone by mid-November.

09/12/2014

(The "Visit Philadelphia" web site.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Tourism Agency ‘Cooperating’ With DA Probe of Misappropriation

An attorney for “Visit Philadelphia” says the matter involves “unauthorized expenditures” at the publicly funded agency covering several years, totaling $210,000.

09/12/2014

The restrooms at Longwood Gardens are hoping to earn the title "Best in America."(Credit: Justin Udo)

Longwood Gardens Hope To Flush Competition In Best Bathroom Contest

Longwood Garden’s restrooms are in a contest for the title “Best Bathroom in America.”

09/12/2014

(Janet Haas announces the William Penn Foundation's historic grant to the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

William Penn Foundation Donates $25 Million to Free Library of Philadelphia

There was a standing ovation from library, civic, and community leaders as Janet Haas of the William Penn Foundation delivered the news.

09/11/2014

(Comcast's reciprocity agreement with WifiSpots goes into effect late this year. )

Comcast Enters Hotspot-Sharing Agreement With European Partners

It’s a deal that lets Comcast customers hop on more than 2½ million WiFi hotspots across the UK and Europe for no additional charge.

09/11/2014

The Revel Casino sign coming down. (Credit: Cleve Bryan)

Expert Says a Revel Buyer Will Need Very Deep Pockets To Succeed

Reports indicate that developer Glenn Straub wants nothing to do with a casino, assuming the deal goes through in federal bankruptcy court. But what he might do with the $2.4-billion property is not clear.

09/11/2014

(credit: CBS 3)

After Rough Stretch, Some Good News For Atlantic City’s Casino Industry

Revel has been sold and MGM is back as a half partner at the Borgata.

09/11/2014

(Katie Bertelson, in the new Ben & Jerry's ice cream store at 1726 Sansom Street in center city Philadelphia.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: More Ben & Jerry’s, and 2 Food Festivals

Two food festivals take place on the same evening next week. Plus, a Ben & Jerry’s franchise store is opening in center city.

09/11/2014

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