Trump Plaza, Ballot Questions, Brainstorming AC – Thursday’s Roundup

Trump Plaza will most likely be demolished, and although that’s something a lot of people have been saying for a while, NJ Advance spoke to Dale Finch in Atlantic City’s planning department and learned they are clearing out the interior. The question is what will happen to the land and whether Carl Icahn will sell it after demolition?

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Voting Block, Tax Assessments – Monday’s Roundup

Atlantic County mayors are creeping closer to figuring out how to establish a county-wide tax assessment system that they believe could cut down on tax appeals. A bipartisan committee of mayors has been looking at how other tax assessment systems work elsewhere (as far afield as Florida and Arizona) and how the county’s patchwork of municipalities could be brought under one property tax regime.

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Podcast: Voting Block Bungalow Park

Route 40 gathered together a group of┬áresidents from Atlantic City’s Bungalow Park neighborhood at the Back Bay Ale House on Tuesday, Oct. 17 to talk about the New Jersey gubernatorial race and the issues their community would like to see addressed by the next governor. The conversation was recorded as part of the collaborative reporting project Voting Block.

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After Sandy, Delaware River Water Plan – Friday’s Roundup

Billions of dollars in grants and insurance payments have been spent on Sandy recovery efforts, but some people are still homeless and living out of their cars, according to a piece by The Inquirer’s Amy Rosenberg and Frank Kummer. Many people’s recovery projects were derailed by contractor fraud, others are still waiting on FEMA flood insurance payouts, or revised payouts after original low-ball offers.

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Revel Problems, Sonic Booms, Chardonnay Go – Thursday’s Roundup

Glenn Straub is suing the state to reduce the tax bill he pays for the still-shuttered Revel. Straub has not been able to get a casino license to reopen Revel as a casino. He says it should not be taxed as a casino under the Atlantic City PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) program because it was closed when the legislation went into effect last year.

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Business Bootcamp Episode 1: Allie Nunzi, Grace & Glory Yoga

Route 40’s Business Bootcamps give you the chance to hear first hand from local entrepreneurs about their experience starting businesses in South Jersey. These are live, ticketed events that are free to Route 40 Members. After Route 40’s reporters interview the guest business owner, attendees get a chance to join in the conversation over drinks and food. The events are made possible by Jake Perskie of Fox Rothschild. We are now launching a recording of the first episode as a podcast, available to the public here and across podcast platforms. The first episode, recorded on Sept.

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Debate Ducking Trend, Boardwalk Biking Etiquette, Christie & Camden – Tuesday’s Roundup

Trying to find out your local candidate’s position on an issue? Good luck: there’s been an “alarming” decline in the number of New Jersey legislative and county government candidates willing to take part in debates sponsored by the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of NJ, reports Jan Hefler for The Inquirer.

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