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Gov. Christie Convenes Summit To Discuss Atlantic City’s Future

“There is reason for real hope,” Christie said after the meeting with local elected officials, labor leaders and casino CEO’s at the headquarters for the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA).

09/08/2014

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NJ Lawmaker Says Sports Betting Will Be Good For What Ails Atlantic City

“I’m glad the governor reversed his course, because he vetoed my legislation doing exactly the same thing two months ago,” said state senator Frank Lesniak, of Union County.

09/08/2014

(The Franklin Inn Club, 205 South Camac Street.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: A ‘Fringe’ Opera in a Center City Hideaway

The Philadelphia Opera Collective is producing a Frankenstein-based opera at the Franklin Inn Club, on Camac Street, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

09/07/2014

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Sources: Taj To File For Bankruptcy, Close In November

Sources tell CBS 3 Eyewitness News that the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City is filing for bankruptcy, is expected to close in November and terminate all employees.

09/05/2014

(Tajiri, with two of her four cubs born in June.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Four Philadelphia-Born Lion Cubs About To Make Their Public Debut

The cubs’ genders are not yet known.

09/05/2014

(Detail of the carousel on Casino Pier, in Seaside Heights.  Photo provided by Casino Pier, used with permisssion)

Seaside Heights Carousel To Remain in Shore Community

Seaside Heights town administrator Chris Vaz says it’s a win-win for both sides, enabling Casino Pier to expand its operation and the borough to take possession of the iconic merry-go-round that has entertained vacationers since the 1930s.

09/04/2014

(Mayor Nutter and other city and regional officials help cut a ceremonial ribbon to open Dilworth Park, at 15th and Market Streets in center city.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Dilworth Park, in Shadow of Phila. City Hall, Has Its Official Opening

Hundreds attended the opening of the brand new, renovated public space. It took 2½ years for the massive makeover.

09/04/2014

Trump Taj Mahal (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Could Trump Taj Mahal Be Next Atlantic City Casino To Close?

As Atlantic City reels from a wave of casino closings, there are reports that yet another shore resort gambling hall may soon head into federal bankruptcy court.

09/04/2014

(Leslie Gale, education manager at Bartram's Garden and one of the organizers of the Honey Festival.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Honey, Gelati, and Gefilte Fish

This week Hadas reports on a new Jewish restaurant in center city, an Old City pizzeria that also serves top-notch gelati, and a honey festival this weekend spread across Philadelphia.

09/04/2014

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: New York’s South Street Seaport

Nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy, New York’s popular South Street Seaport is still recovering. But it’s really worth a getaway visit.

09/04/2014

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Barnes Art Foundation Offers Free Virtual Art Game App For Kids

“It’s fun,” said 13-year-old Zack as he used the iPad app to move through the Barnes galleries and jump, via his custom avatar, into a virtual copy of Giorgio de Chirico’s The Arrival.

09/03/2014

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For Parkway-Area Museums, ‘Made in America’ Festival Was a Downer

Cultural institutions along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway took a hit in the hundreds of thousands of dollars last weekend as the concert festival put a damper on attendance.

09/03/2014

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Union and State of NJ Extend Helping Hand to Laid-Off Atlantic City Casino Workers

A resource center has opened in Atlantic City, NJ to assist the thousands of people laid off by this weekend’s shutdown of the Revel and Showboat casinos.

09/03/2014

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

Workers, Customers Bid Farewell To Atlantic City’s Revel Casino

As the sun rose in Atlantic City, it was sunset for Revel’s time on the boardwalk.

09/02/2014

One of the big attractions down the shore in September is the Margate Fall Funfest By The Bay. (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

Hear Philly: The Shore Thing – Beach Volleyball, Good Old Days Festival and Fall Funfest By The Bay

After Labor Day weekend things don’t slow down — not even for a second — on Absecon Island. The first weekend after the holiday, the pros from a popular summer sport come to Atlantic City.

09/02/2014

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