A 54 year old Millville man was arrested in Atlantic City Monday when he was spotted by police selling drugs along Ocean Avenue. Police say Derrick Jenkins fled the scene on a bike, and was eventually captured with over 50 bags of heroin in his possession.
A two day country music festival scheduled for Bader Field in Atlantic City later this month has been cancelled. Event organizers did not provide specifics on why the festival was scrubbed; it was expected to include several live concerts. People who bought tickets will be offered a refund.
A man who threatened to jump from an Atlantic City casino parking garage was yanked to safety by police Monday morning. NJ.com reports that it happened as the man sat on the tenth floor ledge of the Caesars Casino parking garage. The man reportedly sat on the ledge for about an hour.
An investment firm from New York has increased its offer to purchase the former Revel Casino in Atlantic City by $5 million, to $225 million. Keating & Associates made the better offer to purchase the casino, which has been shuttered for the past three years.
A man who’s stomach was burned when he drank a beer tainted with a caustic chemical in Atlantic City has been awarded a $750,000 judgement. Richard Washart suffered severe internal burns when he ingested the beer at McCormick & Schmick’s Restaurant at Harrah’s casino. The restaurant blamed a beverage company for causing the error.
Mourners paid their final respects to New Jersey State Senator James Whelan on Thursday. A memorial service was held at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City and brought both democrats and republicans together to honor the man who used to serve as mayor of Atlantic City. Whelan died at the age of 68 on August 22nd.
August was a very good month for Atlantic City casinos. New win figures show the casinos raked in 5.6 more revenue then they did one year ago. Casino gaming is up nearly nine percent over last year; online gaming numbers are helping to boost the numbers.
Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall may be renamed in order to honor the late State Senator James Whelan. Legislation has been introduced in Trenton that would rename the building the Senator Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall. Whelan was set to retire this year; he died on August 22nd.
A criminal suspect could be getting $3 million in settlement funding from the Atlantic City Police Department. The Press of Atlantic City reports that David Castellani was seriously injured while he was arrested outside of the Tropicana in the city four years ago. Cops allowed a police dog to attack Castellani, which resulted in injuries…
Atlantic City’s Hard Rock Cafe will close on September 30th in advance of moving into the new Hard Rock Casino next year. The Press of Atlantic City reports that the new Hard Rock will employ more people and seat more guests than the current location. ##