Atlantic City

Harrah’s to screen film shot in resort

A special screening of the Devan Blackwell film “The SPE@K Project” will take place May 29 at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City. The screening begins at 6 p.m., followed by a Q&A panel with the cast and Blackwell at 7 o’clock. General admission tickets cost $10 and will available at the box office starting at 5 p.m.

“The SPE@K Project” was filmed in Atlantic City and features local teens in lead roles. The message of the film is that each person has a voice that needs to be found and heard. The film will be used as a teaching tool in middle and high schools, taking on issues such as bullying, dating violence, LGBT homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse and more. The film is meant to encourage dialogue among teens, their families, educators, and youth advocates alike. Its thematic content has the potential to create conversations that save lives.

A portion of proceeds will benefit Covenant House A.C.

Multi-Cultural Heritage Festival set

Atlantic City will host its second annual Multicultural Heritage Festival May 31-June 2.

This three-day festival celebrates Atlantic City’s unique culture with best-in-class community activities, concerts, music tributes, gospel extravaganza, youth beach bash and many more for the entire family.

For the first time, Gospel on Tour teams up with the Atlantic City Multi-Cultural Heritage Festival. Gospel on Tour will feature John P. Kee, an American gospel singer and pastor, followed by Regina Belle and dancers and performers from around the globe including Camden’s own Camden Sophisticated Sisters drill team. This group recently made its TV debut on “Dancing with the Stars.” Gospel on Tour will be hosted by Pastor Eric McCoy, president of the Fellowship of Churches in Atlantic City and vicinity. June 2 features an area filled with games and activities for kids with a free concert at Surf Stadium. Food and craft vendors will be available on site, and doors open at noon. Follow Gospel on Tour on Twitter @GospelonTour or see


Brigantine Police reaccredited

The Brigantine Police Department recently announced that it has received re-accreditation status through the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.

Acting Chief Raymond Cox and Accreditation Manager Acting Capt. Robert Rubino attended a commission hearing May 9 in Princeton. At the hearing’s conclusion, the department was granted re-accreditation status through a unanimous vote, police said.

The department has been an accredited law enforcement agency since 2008. Administered by the New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission in conjunction with the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with standards in four basic areas that represent best practices in law enforcement: policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services, police said.