There’s a different kind of March Madness going on in and around Atlantic City and just when you thought it was over, it’s not.
If you didn’t get a chance to DO AC during Atlantic City Restaurant Week, don’t worry: 38 of the participating restaurants are extending their special value-priced menus for another week.
That means another seven days of gluttony and affordable three-course lunches priced at $15.14 per person and dinners at $33.14 (plus beverage, tax and gratuity), for the large numbers of foodies that have been visiting 83 of the finest restaurants at the Jersey Shore for meals that would normally cost significantly more.
When Don Guardian takes his oath at noon on New Year’s Day and becomes the second Republican mayor in the history of Atlantic City — and the city’s first openly gay mayor — the pomp and circumstance that will surround what Guardian has touted as ‘A New Beginning for Atlantic City’ at his Inauguration, will likely become overshadowed by the neverending infighting going on among several of the nine Democrats who currently sit on City Council.
Once described as “one of the most dysfunctional legislative bodies in the state" by a Jersey Shore political talk radio host, City Council will also convene on New Year’s Day at its annual re-organization meeting, where there is expected to be a tussle over who will be named Council president.
The current president, William “Speedy” Marsh, 59, a longtime friend and ally of outgoing mayor Lorenzo Langford, who briefly served as the city’s interim mayor in 2007, was expected by some to step aside and use his clout to anoint a successor, someone younger who could help rebuild the city’s fractured Democratic party still reeling from Langford’s stunning November loss to Guardian.
On the 10th day of every month at approximately 2pm, the monthly gross revenue reports are issued by the Division of Gaming Enforcement which detail how each of the city’s twelve casino performed in various specific areas, but many observers skip over the minutia and go right to the meat and potatoes:
The Total Casino Win.
For example, with the publishing of yesterday’s report, we know that Borgata won $50,828,572.00 in November 2013 as opposed to $42,742,937.00 in November of 2012, an increase of 18.9%.
It should have been a blow-out.
In Howard Eskin parlance, it was a “stone cold mortal lock.”
It should have never happened, but it did.
James J. Leonard Jr., Esq. is the 'New Voice' of Atlantic City. James J. Leonard Jr., Esq. is an Atlantic City based criminal defense attorney and the owner / publisher of The Boardwalk Journal magazine. Boardwalk Esquire will cover all everything from dining, to shopping, entertainment, and legal matters in Atlantic City.
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