The past three years haven't been kind to Atlantic City. Five casinos closed, the city found itself in a $100 million budget hole with nearly $500 million in debt and was on its way to become the first city in the state to go bankrupt since the Great Depression. Then the state came in and took over. That's either a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your point of view.

But in the past month the city has been deluged with development and job news, something it desperately needed. Here's what's happened in the city that points to a bright future for America's Playground.

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