Intheknow
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January 16th, 2015 at 8:26:35 AM permalink
There's many ignorant, some are down right stupid, people in City Government. There are also many ex-convicts working in City Government (see heroin dealer running the All Wars Building until busted dealing while on job, he had 18 priors).

Basically the inmates have been running the asylum for all these years and no one cared because everyone was grabbing the Casino cash. The party is over and yet the inmates still want their money.

If you ask someone if they're from Atlantic City and they say "born and raised" that means they're entitled in some way to receive over paid government positions within the City. Custodians in AC High School make $72,000/year, three times national average. We probably have 100's of police and fire Captains, Sargeants, etc.....for 50 blocks of a City? Crazy.
MrsHeartRN
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January 16th, 2015 at 10:01:23 AM permalink
Yada, yada, yada....same old, same old.... Not much in the way of improving the existing residential areas or the making those areas safer. Mostly talk of casino's. I know that's a big part of the city, but to focus on casino's only has been what contributed to many of the problems with the city itself. They should be putting money into the city improvements (roads, safety, infrastructure, etc.) and make it one people will WANT to visit.

http://www.njcrda.com/featured-news/atlantic-citys-future-casino-reinvestment-development-authoritys-plans-diversity-citys-economy-builds-significant-momentum/
You only go around once, but if you play your cards right, once is enough. ¯ Francis Albert
Baccaratfrom79
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January 16th, 2015 at 11:16:56 AM permalink
Why didn't Brigantine get crime ridden and all run down over the years??
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dave12038457
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January 16th, 2015 at 1:35:47 PM permalink
Atlantic City population by year.



Historical population


Census

Pop.




1860 687
1870 1,043 51.8%
1880 5,477 425.1%
1890 13,055 138.4%
1900 27,838 113.2%
1910 46,150 65.8%
1920 50,707 9.9%
1930 66,198 30.6%
1940 64,094 −3.2%
1950 61,657 −3.8%
1960 59,544 −3.4%
1970 47,859 −19.6%
1980 40,199 −16.0%
1990 37,986 −5.5%
2000 40,517 6.7%
2010 39,558 −2.4%
If you look Atlantic City had a major "shift" in population between 1960 and 1980. In those 20 years Atlantic City lost nearly 1/3rd of its population.
It also grew increasingly poor and minority during this time. White flight happened and many areas such as The Inlet became home to many abandoned properties.
Despite casinos and tens of thousands of jobs, Atlantic City has essentially the same population as it did in about 1905.
7star4now
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January 16th, 2015 at 1:48:11 PM permalink
"Atlantic City lost nearly 1/3rd of its population.It also grew increasingly poor and minority during this time. White flight happened and many areas such as The Inlet became home to many abandoned properties."

So despite what the Mayor says, AC IS ALREADY Detroit, & sinking faster once the full impact of the recent closures hits (without the recent optimism that Detroit has enjoyed).

That's the AC attitude!

"sure our customer service sucks , & we bite the hand of players who feed us, but our death spiral is not as bad as theirs- yet"
Intheknow
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January 16th, 2015 at 2:21:02 PM permalink
I think they want to bankrupt property owners first then declare bankruptcy as a City. I don't understand why the City doesn't declare bankruptcy immediately and start from scratch. Maybe the decision makers are concerned about their pensions? Maybe borrowing and borrowing is the new America ?
7star4now
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January 22nd, 2015 at 10:50:58 AM permalink
Christie: I'm Taking Over Atlantic City
http://www.newser.com/story/201670/christie-im-taking-over-atlantic-city.html
Baccaratfrom79
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January 22nd, 2015 at 11:20:45 AM permalink
Wish for a long long hot summer and hope they re-invent jello shots, the mechanical bull, mud wrestling and other cheap 'events'.
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Intheknow
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January 22nd, 2015 at 12:13:31 PM permalink
At least one is a bankruptcy expert. Local government employees past and present should be concerned.
7star4now
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January 22nd, 2015 at 6:26:47 PM permalink
Orr not taking Atlantic City job

LANSING (WKZO) -- Detroit's former emergency manager is not about to go try to bring another city out of a financial abyss.

Kevyn Orr's spokesman tells the "Detroit News" that while he has counseled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on a state takeover of a struggling city, Orr will not be going to work in Atlantic City. According to the "Philadelphia Enquirer," Christie is announcing a "Detroit-style emergency manager" to take over Atlantic City.

http://wkzo.com/news/articles/2015/jan/23/orr-not-taking-atlantic-city-job/

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