Press of Atlantic City: Today's Top Stories

Today's Top Stories

Atlantic City Council president proposes cutting 2 at-large seats

ATLANTIC CITY — Council President Marty Small took cutting the size of government literally Wednesday, proposing the elimination of two at-large council seats to save the city money.

Guardian predicts 'another root canal' in bid to slash A.C.'s debt

ATLANTIC CITY — The “big nut” in the city’s fiscal plan to avoid a state takeover is slashing $60 million in debt by 2018.

Two men indicted in death of Nicole Angstadt

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Two men were indicted Tuesday in the murder and dismemberment of 15-year-old Lower Township resident Nicole Angstadt in December.

Atlantic City casino strike "likely," Local 54 says

ATLANTIC CITY — A strike at one or more casinos is “likely” Friday, the city’s main casino workers union said Tuesday, as negotiations with five gambling halls haven’t yielded a new labor contract.

Context of reports on childhood indicators shows path forward

On the face of it, the 2016 New Jersey Kids Count report out this month is worrisome, again.

Weinberg: Buddy Ryan brought excitement to Philadelphia

Buddy Ryan wasn't the best head coach in Eagles' history.

Convicted Atlantic City killer's appeal is rejected

An Atlantic City man who has been rejected for two previous appeals too his murder sentence is not entitled to a new hearing, an appellate panel ruled Tuesday.

New Jersey sales tax would drop, gas tax would rise

TRENTON (AP) — In an early morning vote Tuesday the Democrat-led Assembly, with Republican Gov. Chris Christie' support, passed sweeping legislation to raise New Jersey's gasoline tax by 23 cents per gallon while funding road and bridge work and slashing the sales tax from 7 percent to 6 percent.

Atlantic City Boardwalk project's second phase breaks ground

ATLANTIC CITY — The second phase of the Boardwalk construction project has started, Mayor Don Guardian announced Tuesday.

How a reopened Revel could hurt the A.C. gaming market

ATLANTIC CITY — The proposed reopening of a casino at the shuttered Revel megaresort could put the city’s fragile gaming industry under more unneeded stress, financial analysts said.

Scattered thunder storms possible Tuesday

Are you feeling the days growing shorter yet? The answer is probably not, but today will be 1 minute 20 seconds shorter than last Monday, which was the first day of summer and longest day of the year.

Migrating clams take Mays Landing man to Mass. for work

Michael Mohr harvested surf clams for almost 30 of his 55 years, and his desire to stay in the only business he has ever known now takes him far from his family.

Tip leads Atlantic City police to suspect in fatal Pleasantville kidnapping

The last of four men charged in a fatal kidnapping in Pleasantville has been arrested after a car chase by Atlantic City police that ended in Absecon.

New Jersey lawmakers send $35 billion budget to Christie

TRENTON (AP) — New Jersey's roughly $35 billion budget is headed to Republican Gov. Chris Christie's desk.

Stockton's Quad, Atlantic City projects underway

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Another 500 parking spaces are being sacrificed to academia at Stockton University, as work on new classroom and science buildings begins this summer.

Gil named new principal of Atlantic City High School

ATLANTIC CITY — The city’s school board Monday approved making vice principal Lina Gil the new principal of Atlantic City High School, replacing Charles Wilson, who retired. She will make $137,000.

Ventnor's Cecilia McClosky smashing national swim records at 66

VENTNOR - Every 10 or 20 years or so, Cecilia McCloskey gets the urge to swim again.

Proposed N.J. budget would give Cumberland tech school needed aid boost

The new Cumberland County Technical Education Center could get an additional $503,000 in state aid in the 2016-17 budget proposed by the state Legislature.

Off the Clock: My love letter to Stephen Sondheim

Dear Stephen,

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