I am based at the Jersey shore and write about Atlantic City, beach culture, local politics and power grabs. I also sometime go to Philly for stories.

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How New Jersey power brokers bankrolled the election of Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam

The volatile Gilliam is now under FBI and IRS scrutiny. Should power brokers have known better?

Miss America Organization, Gretchen Carlson hit with lawsuit over ‘bad faith’ takeover

With the Miss America competition itself searching for a new home, the battle for the future of entire storied institution has landed in court.

Miss America shops competition to other cities after Atlantic City ends funding

After Atlantic City ended its funding, the Miss America Organization is looking elsewhere for a home.

Ventnor firefighter latest to plead guilty in vast prescription fraud scheme

Corey Sutor, a Ventnor firefighter, is the 23rd person to plead guilty in a vast prescription drug scheme at the shore.

Atlantic City mayor, councilman enter not-guilty pleas in North Wildwood

The assault and harassment complaints stem from a Nov. 11 2:30 a.m. fight outside the Golden Nugget casino.

Can art save Atlantic City, this time?

In A.C., murals have been painted on the side of liquor stores, beauty salons, restaurants, and a lone house across from Ocean Resort Casino, the old Revel.

Judge reinstates Atlantic City basketball coach Gene Allen for entire season

"Mr. Allen, good luck to you," Superior Court Judge Michael Blee told Coach Gene Allen after awarding the heralded basketball coach an unusual but decisive court victory.

Pagans guitar maker Freddy Augello sentenced to life plus 30 years in April Kauffman murder at Shore

Augello, 62, will not be eligible for parole for 55 years in the 2012 murder of Jersey shore radio host April Kauffman.

FBI, IRS search home of Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam

The purpose of the search is not yet known.

No criminal charges against Atlantic City mayor, councilman in casino fight; video of incident released

The two elected officials will still face a December court hearing on citizens' complaints filed by three employees of the Haven nightclub at the Golden Nugget casino.