Talking To Trees

“We’re gonna talk to them!” says Robert Preston, Atlantic City’s interim planning director, when I ask him how the city is going to make sure 45 young trees survive planting in Uptown Park. One of the side effects of being a city that is constantly in the cross hairs of some or other developer is that the city is a sort of mausoleum to dying and dead landscaping. The buildings go up, the trees go in, the ribbon is cut, and then everyone forgets about watering the plants. There’s probably a metaphor there somewhere.

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Celeste Fernandez Is Trying To Talk About The Economy

Celeste Fernandez, candidate for freeholder at-large in Atlantic County, said she made her decision to run for office on November 9, 2016, which makes it easy to count her among the millions of women moved to action by the ascension of a reality TV star who boasted of sexual assault to the office of President of the United States.

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A Weekday Night At Mr Steak

The girl in the white hijab wants to be a software engineer.

She holds a microphone and stands before a group at Mr Steak on Atlantic and Indiana Avenues. She raises her voice to be heard above the air conditioning and the chattering kids and parents packed around every table in the restaurant.

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Comeback Story For Atlantic City Wrestler

Phillip Eisenstein was a wrestling fan as a kid. He grew up and stopped thinking about it, much. But at the end of this month, under the stage name Ike Phillips, he will take the ring at the Celebrity Theatre at The Claridge alongside a poster-full of big-name talents for the first ever Boardwalk Beatdown.

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