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News, Info, Business, Real Estate, and Attractions. The Re-Invention of Atlantic City, New Jersey.








Boardwalk Hall Concert Chaos. CRDA Shakes Up Atlantic City Entertainment Policy?

How did a small concert with a very checkered past, get booked in the LARGE Boardwalk Hall? Was it sharp negotiating by the producer? Was it the lack of concert savvy by the CRDA? Or was it something else? The ACprimetime Radio Podcast talks with Amanda Thomas of Boardwalk Entertainment. Michael Salvanto of Songbird Entertainment has teamed up with North Jersey cousin Nick Conti, and will present a Boardwalk Hall concert on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The line-up: WAR, Asia featuring John...

Duration: 00:21:35

Meet NJ Senator Colin Bell. The ACprimetime Interview.

LISTEN TO PODCAST > It's official. It's NJ Senator Colin Bell as of Oct 5, 2017. On Thursday, Bell gets sworn-in to fill out the remainder of the late Sen Jim Whelan's term. On Nov 7, Bell plans on getting another 4 years as NJ State Senator. Listen to the ACprimetime podcast as Senator Colin Bell visits with radio host; Mel Taylor. Topics include: Upcoming November election Bell vs Brown CRDA Pilot Bill North Jersey & Internet Gaming Expensive Dunes Chronic Flooding of Absecon Island...

Duration: 00:30:11

Margate Back To Court, Wants Dangerous Dune Building to Stop.

Margate residents want a stop to the dangerous, harmful and un-needed dune work on their beaches. Packed house this morning, inside special Margate Commissioner Meeting at Old City Hall. Commissioners will hire outside counsel to file injunction against the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and the Army Corp of Engineers. Jordan Rand of Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg will represent the city. “Stop the project until the ARMY CORP can prove competence” The Army Corps of Engineers...

Duration: 01:11:47

Margate Fights Back Against Dune Project Disaster

Will Margate consider legal action against the State, ARMY CORP and DEP? They will consider emergency authorization to institute possible legal action against NJ DEP - New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Army Corp of Engineers. Commissioners will discuss hiring special counsel to file injunction to stop the dunes project. Is the Army Corp scrambling to bring in pumps to drain these hazardous pools of stagnant water trapped between the bulkheads & dunes ? “Older people...

Duration: 00:25:49

More Than Just Killing Views. Dune Spending Provides Limited Benefit to Margate and Ventnor.

Podcast notes: Take a look at the Absecon Island Dune Project thru the prism of no pain…no gain. Risk & reward. Cost vs benefit. Atlantic City needed some work, but Margate and Ventnor did not. We all know that to achieve greatness, you need to sacrifice. Give stuff up. Be patient. Invest. Hold back. Delayed gratification. Go thru hell and back to achieve an outcome……worth that hell. Sometimes, bad medicine can produce a great outcomes. Good things come to those who wait. As a kid looking...

Duration: 00:10:36

How Should Atlantic City & Jersey Shore Deal with AirBnB ?

UBER, the ride-hailing app has disrupted the taxi, Jitney and limo industry in Atlantic City. Will AirBnB do the same to the local hotel and rooming industry? Can Atlantic City leverage this fast growing trend, or will the State of NJ step in and control it, much like they did with UBER. What does Atlantic City Councilman Jesse Kurtz think about AirBnB, the popular short-term, home rental platform? Listen to the ACprimetime podcast interview. Should we let it grow organically with no City...

Duration: 00:19:41

Absecon Island Dune & Beach Disruption, Summer 2017

Dune building, dredging and beach bulldozers are getting ready for Summer 2017. Atlantic City needs it near the inlet. Margate tried to fight it and lost. Ventnor recently tried to dis-invite the DEP & Army Corp from invading their Downbeach shores at the same time summer visitors were arriving. Listen to the ACprimetime Radio podcast for MAY 5, 2017. We talk with Ventnor Commisioner Lance Landgraf about this unfortunate situation that begins on June 8.

Duration: 00:18:37

Faulty Flounder Research Could Sink Summer Fishing Season 2017

Proposed regulations using faulty research could put another nail in the coffin for flounder fishing along the South Jersey shore. New proposed regulations would force people to throw back any flounder less than 19 inches. Those 19 inch flounder are the female breeders. Regulators want the mama flounders to be the keepers. It doesn’t make sense. Listen to the Fish Jersey Shore Podcast for April 21, 2017. Robin Scott of in Margate is not backing down. She, along with Dick Herb, Chairman of...

Duration: 00:17:11

Fish Jersey Shore Podcast APRIL 8. Flounder & Party Boats Under Attack

It's the Fish Jersey shore podcast for the week of April 8, 2017 Fishing, boating, and crabbing along the South Jersey shore. Atlantic City, Brigantine, Margate, Longport, Ventnor, Somers Point & Absecon. and sign up for our email newsletter to keep up-to-date with what's going on in the fishing world along the South Jersey shore especially how South Jersey party boats and businesses that deal with fishing are under attack by inaccurate and inappropriate and un-needed...

Duration: 00:28:18

Disrupting Summer With Dredging & Dune Building in Margate, Ventnor & AC

From the recent Margate Commissioner meetings: I remember when they were putting dunes in Ventnor. Hellish noise, night and day. It was like the hammers of hell, pounding away. Could these be the sweet sounds of Summer 2017 in Margate and Ventnor? Listen to public comments: dredging & dune building from recent Margate City Commissioners meeting. Those weekend warriors that come down here, who are paying $40-$50,000 dollars in taxes. They want peace and quiet. If you don't deliver it, your...

Duration: 00:04:30

Why Atlantic City Tourism District MASTER PLAN Is Getting Update

AC Primetime Radio PODCAST: Why does Atlantic City's Tourism District need it's own Master Plan and zoning rules? No better person to ask than Lance Landgraf, Director of Planning for the CRDA - Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. Listen to the ACprimetime Radio Podcast interview from March 17, 2017. Here are some items & questions discussed: What does a CRDA Director of Planning do? What is a Master plan? What is ZONING? Why is it so important? How does your work as CRDA Director...

Duration: 00:24:26

Chiesa Talks Public Safety Contracts in Atlantic City on Hurley Radio Show

'We cut salary and boat checks', said the man currently in charge of Atlantic City, Jeffrey Chiesa. The former State Senator, Attorneys General and current 'CEO' of the financially ailing city, Chiesa was a guest on the Harry Hurley WPG Radio show, on Friday morning, March 17. Click to listen. In order to financially right size the city, the state wants to cut PD salaries, increase hours and eliminate some benefits. This would save the city about $20 million. Fire department cutbacks would...

Duration: 00:26:57

ACprimetime Talks Stockton University with Dr. Harvey Kesselman. PODCAST

LISTEN> Sweet. ACprimetime was able to finagle some up-close & personal talk-time with Dr. Harvey Kesselman, President of Stockton University. While the good Doctor is crazy busy with bringing Stockton to the shores of Atlantic City by Fall 2018, he was kind enough to invite us in for a little digital chit-chat. It was informative and fun. We packed up the mobile ACprimetime Radio Podcast Studio and pointed our GPS to the Galloway campus of the very impressive Stockton University. Some...

Duration: 00:23:23

Polillo Eyes Atlantic City Mayor Seat, Will Guardian Defend 2nd Term? PODCAST.

Will Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian get a second term? Not if long time resident & former city employee Joseph Polillo has anything to say about it. LISTEN to the ACprimetime Radio Podcast for March 6, 2017. Polillo is quite the man about town. Whip smart and well-bearded. Knows where most of the bodies are buried. Well known for his Atlantic City postcard shop, King Neptune parade floats, and his position as former Director of Licence & Inspections for the city, 'Postcard Joey' is...

Duration: 00:22:47

ACprimetime Radio Podcast. Hard Rock Happiness. March 4, 2017

As we reported two weeks ago, Hard Rock entertainment will soon be the new owner of the former Taj Mahal Casino on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. That is very good news for this section of our wooden way that was sitting empty and quiet for much of the summer of 2016 all thanks to daily picketing by using 54 members many of whom did not want to strike against Taj Mahal owner Mr. Carl Icahn . But that's another story for another day. It looks like by the summer of 2018 hard rock will be up...

Duration: 00:13:44

Blatstein Buy & Hold, CRDA Toilet Upgrades, AC Business Friendly?

Some topics we cover on the FEB 22 edition of ACprimetime Radio podcast: Bart Blatstein is Mr. 'Buy & Hold'. Smart vulture investor, not so hot business operator. See: Playground Pier. CRDA $2 million toilet upgrade for Boardwalk Hall. More money being foolishly flushed? How to make AC more business friendly. Streamline permitting process ( AC Councilman Jesse Kurtz on Dan Klein Radio show ) Councilman Jesse Kurtz: encourage street fairs, festivals. The struggle to make Atlantic City more...

Duration: 00:17:09

Atlantic City & Downbeach Preps for View & Economy Killing Dune Work

LISTEN > Atlantic City is already well aware of the harmful affects of mountainous dunes along the Boardwalk. And in a few weeks, Margate & Ventnor will get to enjoy some ugly dune building as well. Listen to ACprimetime Radio Podcast. Here come the Downbeach dunes... featuring discussion on Harry Hurley WPG 1450 Radio show. Obstruct the summer views & cool breezes on Absecon Island. These unsightly & un-needed sand mountains hurt home & business values as well. Most real estate agents...

Duration: 00:13:22

Atlantic County Taxpayers, Trenton & Local Mayors Angry at Guardian

Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian says Atlantic County non-casino taxpayers should be OK with a smaller share of the hated, casino-friendly PILOT bill. LISTEN ABOVE to County Exec Denny Levinson on the Don Williams Radio Show. WOND 1400am. In 2015, the Mayor signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Atlantic County Exec Denny Levinson for 13.5%. (SEE DOCUMENT BELOW) But as he often does, Guardian had a change of heart. He now wants to offer the county just 9.92 percent – that's $4...

Duration: 00:13:25

REVEL To Sit Vacant Even Longer. Straub Still Has Too Much Control

Thousands of new Atlantic City jobs were put on hold this week. Is that the fault of Casino Control Commission Chairman Matt Levinson...or former REVEL owner Glenn Straub? Read on and decide for yourself. Straub feels that government regulations are the impediment, along with too much red tape. Straub (operating as a lessor under the name 500 Broadway) believes that since he’s leasing the casino to a third-party (Robert Landino), he shouldn’t personally need a casino license. Straub...

Duration: 00:01:43

Local Socialite Hill Denied 3rd MUA Term. Loses $36,000 Gig.

WATCH VIDEO & Listen to Podcast. > City Council of Atlantic City drained a little more of the swamp... and voted NO. They denied local socialite Gary Hill with getting another 5 yr MUA / AC Water Company board-member term. The fiscally responsible vote went down on Wednesday evening, Jan 25, inside Council chambers. This coveted MUA / Municipal Utilities Authority position costs Atlantic City taxpayers $36,000 annually. For the past 10 years, Mr. Hill, who also serves as a CRDA board...

Duration: 00:26:03

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