Tourism in Atlantic City, the Field of Dreams, an update on the policeman recovering from a gunshot to the head and our new meteorologist highlight the latest episode of “-30-,” The Press of Atlantic City’s television show, which airs 7:30 p.m. Thursday and repeats 10:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and 5 p.m. Tuesday on Stockton University’s channel.Segments can also be watched any time at PressofAC.com/30.
Here’s the lineup for this week’s show:
• When several Atlantic City casinos closed their doors for good, it looked like the gaming industry in the resort was on its knees. But a recent report showed the city’s tourism market has continued to expand during the first six months of this year, suggesting the remaining casinos were able to take advantage of the closing of casinos like the Trump Taj Mahal, the latest casualty. Is this the beginning of good times in Atlantic City? Press casino reporter Nicholas Huba speaks with Stockton’s Bryan Tyrrell about the resort’s resurgent tourism industry.
• On Sept. 3, 2016, Officer Joshlee Vadell, then a nine-year veteran of the Atlantic City Police Department, made national news after he was shot in the head while responding to an armed robbery near Caesars Casino parking garage. Amazingly since then, he has fought his way back to normalcy, regaining much of his movement and health. Though he still faces obstacles, Vadell is thankful he’s still alive to be with his children. Press reporter Erin Serpico and photographer Erin Grugan bring you his story.
• Living in South Jersey, the weather plays a big part in our lives. From catching rays on the beach, catching fish on the water or trying to make a buck in our tourism economy, the weather can make or break our lives. That’s why The Press searched for just the right meteorologist to bring the weather to you. We introduce you to Joe Martucci, The Press of Atlantic City’s new weather reporter.
• Inside an old oil company truck storage facility are the sounds of wooden baseball bats. Mike Adams and Ed Charlton, two former professional baseball players from South Jersey, created the Baseball Performance Center last December in Pleasantville with hopes to create the next wave of area baseball players who pursue collegiate and professional careers.
• It was an afternoon of baseball and good cheer as the South Jersey Field of Dreams kicked off its fall season. The league for physically and cognitively impaired children celebrated its 15th year at the field, which was specially constructed at Dr. Jonathan Pitney Recreation Park to allow the children to experience the joy of America’s national pastime.
Each week, “-30-” explores the stories behind the region’s major events and newsmakers.
The show is produced by Press staffers working with Stockton students and airs on Stockton’s educational access channel 9.
Most residents of Atlantic County can watch channel 9 through Comcast cable. Segments can be watched anytime at PressofAC.com/30.
New episodes run each Thursday and are re-aired at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 5 p.m. Tuesdays.
The half-hour episodes cover the same range of topics as the paper: news, lifestyle, sports and business.