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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Governor Chris Christie speaks during the Fox Business Network Republican presidential candidates debate in North Charleston

Christie Announces Atlantic City Takeover

Back from the campaign trail, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced a plan Tuesday for the state to take control of Atlantic City’s finances.

January 27, 2016

Casinos Just Aren’t The Answer

The video for the Bruce Springsteen song Atlantic City opens with a scene of the grand Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel imploding into a pile of dust. That was almost 40 years ago. The Traymore Hotel and other grand hotels were leveled in much the same spectacular fashion. In their place rose glass boxes and concrete hulks to house […]

September 9, 2014

In Atlantic City, Revel’s Casino Stutters To A Close

By Amy S. Rosenberg, The Philadelphia Inquirer ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — In the end, the Revel ball did not roll off the tower into the ocean, and no buyer emerged in the middle of the night to save the day. Instead, Revel merely unraveled through the night to an anticlimactic pre-dawn closing of its moribund […]

September 2, 2014

Casino Closings Wipe $2B From Atlantic City Property-Tax Values

By Harold Brubaker, The Philadelphia Inquirer The closure of three Atlantic City casinos by mid-September will wipe $2 billion from the city’s property-tax values next year, exacerbating the already cash-strapped city’s financial plight, Mayor Don Guardian warned Tuesday. By 2017, property values are expected to have fallen to as little as $7.5 billion from $20 […]

August 26, 2014

If Four Atlantic City Casinos Close In September, Then What?

By Suzette Parmley, The Philadelphia Inquirer ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — This resort town faces the prospect of having four major vacancies on its famed Boardwalk come mid-September. The grim reality sank in July 14 when Trump Plaza issued layoff notices and targeted Sept. 16 as the date to cease operating as a casino. Perception is […]

July 23, 2014