Atlantic City

Atlantic City’s GOP Mayor gains key Democrat support down reelection fight’s homestretch

This year’s battle for the Atlantic City mayoralty is a proxy battle, Save Jerseyans. Republican Don Guardian, the incumbent, is supported by GOP leaders. Democrat Frank Gilliam is backed by Steve Sweeney and the South Jersey Democrat-Big Labor alliance. Some local Democrats have revolted against the Senate President, however, over disputes including the Christie-led state […]

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Atlantic City rolls dice on bid to woo Amazon HQ2

ATLANTIC CITY — Atlantic City has joined a growing list of New Jersey towns that trying to convince Amazon it’s the perfect place for the company’s second headquarters. The city touted access Atlantic City International Airport, its favorable tax incentive package and its proximity to New York, Philadelphia and Washington. The airport’s FAA William J. […]


Photo of the Week: Rallying against hate (and conventional spelling) in A.C.

So Councilman Kaleem Shabazz (who I’m told is a relatively cool dude – he’s a Chris Brown booster) held an anti-hate press conference in Atlantic City on Wednesday, Save Jerseyans, in the wake of the Charlottesville kerfuffle. Sadly? Not every attendee was up for the challenge of an elevated debate: – “ATLATIC” [sp] and a […]

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Op-Ed: Proposed A.C. Charter School is Desperately Needed

I am very excited to announce my support for The Frederick Douglass Charter School for Boys, a new school that our community desperately needs. If approved by the New Jersey Department of Education, this innovative educational institution would be the first single-gender charter school in the state and has plans to open in August 2018. […]

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GOP’s Brown Riding High (with NAACP Praise?) as LD2 Dems Flounder

It’s far too competitive of a district for anyone to get comfortable, Save Jerseyans, but the state senatorial campaign of Asm. Chris Brown (R-2) is riding high these days. Saturday’s NAACP Freedom Fund Awards breakfast in Atlantic City was illustrative. Brown and his Democrat State Senate colleague Ron Rice of Newark received NAACP Atlantic City Government Service […]

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REPORT: Grand Jury Zeros In On Atlantic City?

That’s what Harry Hurley reported this morning on his WPG Talk Radio “Hurley in the Morning” program, Save Jerseyans. The revelation came from Atlantic City Councilman George Tibbitt who told Hurley that two Atlantic City Council members had recently testified before a grand jury. Tibbitt didn’t offer any other details including the identity of the council members, only […]

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What snow? Shore, South Jersey dodge blizzard smacking rest of N.J.

A 40 to 50 mile shift in a low pressure system over the ocean has made a big difference in how much snow South Jersey and the Jersey Shore will receive from the nor’easter. That’s likely to result in a major change in snow totals for southern counties as the rain-snow line has pushed much […]


Carl Icahn Blasts Political ‘Witch Hunt’ Targeting His Association With Trump

A billionaire investor adviser to President Donald Trump said liberal groups are using a smear campaign to protect an environmental program that bludgeons small businesses. Trump’s opponents are using “fake news” tactics to dismiss efforts to reform the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Carl Icahn, the majority shareholder of holding company Icahn Enterprises, wrote Wednesday […]


REPORT: Hard Rock is Purchasing Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal

That’s the late-breaking Wednesday night news, Save Jerseyans. And the Christie Administration is hailing the move. “The plan announced by Hard Rock and its partners to purchase and re-open Atlantic City’s former Taj Mahal as the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is great news for New Jersey. There is no doubt that […]

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N.J.’s poverty rate takes on water while Atlantic City drowns, Census shows

The struggles of Atlantic City are well documented. Casino closures. The threat of bankruptcy. The recent state takeover. But while much has been made about the pain being felt by the city and its most famous commercial tenants, new data show its residents likely feel the sting more than most. Census data released last week […]




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Christie is given approval for immediate state takeover of Atlantic City

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie’s administration on Wednesday was granted the authority to immediately seize control of financially distressed Atlantic City. The state Local Finance Board voted 5-0 to approve a five-year state takeover of the local government in the seaside gambling resort — an effort Christie says is the best way to keep the […]


Special interests descend on A.C. to defeat Kurtz’s #ChoiceAC referendum

Our friend Councilman Jesse Kurtz‘s school choice referendum is causing a stir down in the Boardwalk Empire, Save Jerseyans, and plenty of people think it’s the best step forward for Atlantic City’s students, but challenging the status quo also attracts opposition from those who benefit from that status quo… Check this out: ____

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Op-Ed: Vote ‘Yes’ for a Better Future for Atlantic City Families and Students

Atlantic City voters have a historic opportunity this Election Day to send a shot across the bow against the educational status quo and in favor of a better future for Atlantic City school kids by voting yes on Ballot Question 3. In so doing, they will signal their strong support for increased choice, competition, and […]

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