Saturday, January 31, 2015

Shore Guide

ATLANTIC CITY - Amid the fallout of casino closures and tumbling employment, officials announced Tuesday a sports-related tourism plan that they hope will put the resort back in the game.
New Jersey has landed a $29.4 million federal grant to help displaced Atlantic City casino workers affected by recent closings, officials said Tuesday.
MILLVILLE, N.J. - A vacant piece of land preserved under the state Green Acres program a year and a half ago that was previously zoned for industrial use - and is now part of one of the most pristine and critical forest tracts in the state - is at the center of a tug-of-war between environmentalists and city officials.
The Rev. Donald G. Doll, 97, of Ocean City, N.J., a former Lutheran pastor at churches in Atlantic City; Ardmore; and Springfield, Delaware County, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point.
ATLANTIC CITY - In another blow to the state's struggling horse racing industry, the owner of Atlantic City Race Course announced it will cease operations and close permanently after heavy losses the last eight years.
ATLANTIC CITY - The new method of casino taxation under consideration by state legislators could have an unintended casualty: the highly regarded Atlantic City Free Public Library.
ATLANTIC CITY - The City Council voted, 6-0, Wednesday in favor of Mayor Don Guardian's proposed recovery plan for his city amid hemorrhaging casino revenues and plummeting property values.
WILDWOOD Prancing pooches and cavorting canines will fill the Wildwoods Convention Center for five days of competition when the Boardwalk Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show opens the season.