Press of Atlantic City: Today's Top Stories

Today's Top Stories

As violence spikes, Back Maryland looks for answers

ATLANTIC CITY — Taquanda Roberts was new to the Back Maryland neighborhood and scared to live there because she had heard about the violence and crime.

Man who once posed as cop in EHT gets life for Vegas rapes

A former New Jersey man who was arrested in 2009 for impersonating a police officer in Egg Harbor Township got two life sentences in a separate case in which he raped two prostitutes in Las Vegas, according to

Atlantic City to receive $74 million emergency bridge loan

Atlantic City will receive an emergency $74 million bridge loan from the state to avoid default, but it could come at a high price.

How mobile food pantries help feed South Jersey's hungry

EGG HARBOR CITY — A woman in a navy tank top pushed her small son in a stroller as she chatted with friends and grabbed canned vegetables, chicken, cereal, milk and ingredients for meals she would cook that month.

What it means to grow up hungry in South Jersey

Galloway Township is a large municipality on the northern border of Atlantic County.

Hammonton winery named state 'Winery of the Year'

In 2006, Ollie M. Tomasello III and his father and business partner, Ollie M. Tomasello Jr., produced the first vintage from their small, 10-acre Plagido’s Winery in Hammonton.

Dutch Hoffman lifeguard races even bigger this year

The fans who attend the 47th annual Dutch Hoffman Memorial Lifeguard Championships Friday will see a bigger and more well-rounded event.

Rain likely Friday and Sunday, with a mainly dry Saturday in between

The sixth time will not be the charm. We’re still in search of the perfect weather weekend, one filled with abundant sunshine and one where it stays entirely dry for all of South Jersey. No one weekend has been a washout, but since Father’s Day, it has rained, sometimes heavily, somewhere in South Jersey, usually in the form of some locally intense thunderstorms.

Clinton accepts nomination, pledges to be steady at "moment of reckoning”

PHILADELPHIA -- Hillary Clinton said the nation is “at a moment of reckoning” Thursday night, telling Americans they face a “stark” choice between herself and Republican Donald Trump.

WATCH: On the final night of the DNC, Hillary Clinton accepts Democratic nomination

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — This is the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, and the focus is on presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Eagles' Agholor, Bradham try to put focus back on field

PHILADELPHIA — When the Eagles’ starters took the field inside their domed practice facility Thursday at the NovaCare Complex, Nelson Agholor lined up at wide receiver and Nigel Bradham at outside linebacker.

How the 1964 Democratic Convention showed Atlantic City's decay

Editor's note. This article first appeared in the Press in August 2014 on the 50th anniversary of the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City.

Tell us your 9-11 story

Sept. 11, 2016, marks 15 years since the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. Some of us were at school, or at work. Some of us lost loved ones. Everyone’s world changed.

Christie open to leaving office for Trump White House post

FAIR LAWN, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie says he is willing to consider leaving office for a position in a possible Donald Trump White House.

2017 New Jersey governor race on display at DNC

PHILADELPHIA — Officially, New Jersey’s Democratic delegation events were about uniting the party and electing Hillary Clinton as president.

Linwood pays police chief, captain $400K to settle whistleblower lawsuit

LINWOOD – The city through its insurer agreed to pay $400,000 to its police chief and another officer to settle a whistleblower lawsuit over retaliation they allegedly suffered after resisting pressure to accept concessions during contract negotiations.

Guy Fieri opens Atlantic City BBQ joint, to meet fans Friday

If you always wanted to meet Guy Fieri, Friday, July 29, is your chance.

Obama, Biden heartily endorse Hillary Clinton for president

PHILADELPHIA — Democrats portrayed Hillary Clinton on Wednesday as a steady leader best prepared to handle crises at home and abroad.

More thunderstorms likely as an unsettled pattern lasts through the weekend

As promised, Wednesday delivered a modest reprieve from the oppressive heat and humidity. Highs remained around or just below 90 degrees, and the humidity eased just a bit.

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