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(A horse-drawn carriage at 7th and Market Streets in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: Ed Fischer)

Confirmation of Pope Francis’ Visit Sends Philadelphia Hospitality Industry Into Overdrive

The hotels and historic sites have ten months to get ready. Most visitors will be encouraged to stay with host families.

11/18/2014

(Gov. Christie, center of photo, chairs a meeting to map out an economic recovery plan for Atlantic City, NJ.   Photo by David Madden)

Gov. Christie, Others Map Out Economic Recovery Plan For Atlantic City

By David Madden For the second time in three months, New Jersey governor Chris Christie held a summit today with all stakeholders on what lies ahead for the financially beleaguered town of Atlantic City. And […]

11/12/2014

The boardwalk in Atlantic City. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

NJ Senate President Sweeney Unveils His Own Financial Survival Plan For Atlantic City

Sweeney likens the current financial situation of Atlantic City to that of Detroit.

11/11/2014

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

Judge OKs Cancellation Of Union Contract At Trump Taj Mahal

A federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware has approved the plan from billionaire investor Carl Icahn to take over the Trump Taj Mahal casino-hotel, in Atlantic City.

10/17/2014

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

Bankruptcy Court Decision Awaited on Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal Casino

Judge Kevin Gross is being asked by billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who holds most of the Taj Mahal’s debt, to dissolve union contracts and pension plans as one condition of taking over the place and keeping it running.

10/17/2014

(The Revel casino-hotel resort, on the Atlantic City boardwalk.  August 2014 file photo by David Madden)

New Owner of Revel Resort Sidesteps Rehiring of Laid-off Workers

Among the many provisions included in the $110-million deal for Brookfield Property Partners to buy the closed Revel Hotel and Casino is a statement that the company is not necessarily tied to rehiring Revel workers.

10/08/2014

Atlantic City's Revel Casino building, seen from the boardwalk. (File photo by Ashley Wolf)

Judge Affirms Sale of Revel Casino Over Complaints of Losing Bidder

Florida developer Glenn Straub, the only other major bidder in the auction, complained that the auction process, in its final hours, was rigged against him.

10/07/2014

(Credit: Jan Carabeo)

Revel Sold For $110M; Buyers Plan To Reopen It As A Casino

A Canadian asset management company that won a bankruptcy court auction for the failed Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City plans to reopen it as a casino.

10/01/2014

(A frame from a new "Do AC" television ad, provided by the Atlantic City Alliance)

Atlantic City Targets Philadelphians in Upcoming Tourism Ad Campaign

Liza Cartmell, with the Atlantic City Alliance, which is launching the ad campaign, says the specific target audience is Philadelphia.

09/29/2014

(The Atlantic City Expressway, in 2011 file photo)

Atlantic City Promoting Shore Trips With ‘Toll Free Tuesdays’ in October

One aspect of a new Atlantic City tourism campaign will give drivers what could be considered a “free ride” on certain days next month.

09/26/2014

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, in file photo. (credit: 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

(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

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 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

The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

Trump Taj Mahal Files For Bankruptcy Protection, Threatens November Shutdown

Once the crown jewel of the Atlantic City casino industry the Trump Taj Mahal filed for bankruptcy Tuesday and gave employees notice they’ll be laid off by mid-November

09/09/2014

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