Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Shore Guide

Stockton University announced Tuesday that Trump Entertainment was seeking to block the transformation of the shuttered Showboat Casino into an "island campus" for the university - a move touted as a game-changer for the embattled local economy and the school.
ATLANTIC CITY - A tourism-driven economy like Atlantic City's that averages 25 million visitors a year has no choice but to sell itself to the world.
BRIGANTINE, N.J. - As winter took a last gasp on the cusp of spring with one more round of snow Friday, Sal and Jen Buscaglia would not be deterred from booking their summer getaway to the Jersey Shore.
SOMERS POINT, N.J. - Instead of being lost forever to housing development along the waterfront of this gateway town to Ocean City, a little theater tucked along Bay Avenue will be sticking around for another encore.
BRIGANTINE, N.J. - Eight seals were reported beached Friday in Shore communities, where an increased number have been seen in recent days as temperatures have steadily risen, officials said.
The road to a future of any sort for the troubled former Revel Hotel Casino remained stubbornly murky Thursday as the thought process and intentions of would-be buyer Glenn Straub came under the microscope in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Camden.
ATLANTIC CITY - A measure aimed at stabilizing this city's taxes has stalled in the Statehouse, just three weeks before a deadline for the casinos to challenge their assessed value in a shrinking gaming market, leaving embattled Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian caught between two of the state's most powerful politicians.
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - When this resort 63 years ago completed the Jersey Shore's first engineered beach-replenishment project, pumping 2.54 million cubic yards of sand onto a two-mile stretch of beachfront at a cost of around $4 million, officials thought it would solve the town's erosion problems for good.