South Inlet booster and super-dynamic A.C. Press reporter Hannah Schweder has an adorable profile that old Atlantic City hands will appreciate, on Shirley and Milton Gordon, who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last week.
They started the businesses that became Gordon’s Alley.
Shirley’s father had a hotel that was urban renewal-ed out of existence by Pauline’s Prairie. Now Gordon’s Alley is being urban renewal-ed out of existence by the CRDA! Sorry. I’ll stop now. (But just icymi, here’s our take on CRDA’s urban renewal piece de resistance).
Ventnor chef Michael Brennan won $10,000 in a cooking competition on the Food Network, a major television network, I believe.
More importantly, he knows how to grill shishito peppers and stuff them with salt cod. He also made broccoli steak with broccoli mouse that was a “judge favorite,” Nanette LoBiondo Galloway reports.
Brennan grew up in Absecon and runs Cardinal Bistro on Ventnor Avenue.
I can’t guarantee he does broccoli steak or shishito peppers there (and guess I’d be suprised if he did!) but it made me want to go to there.
The rest of today’s headlines include stories on the Cape May ferry, MGM’s east coast plans, and the Longport library fiasco. You can check them out below.
Longport Tells County, ‘Thanks, But No Thanks’ on Library Extension–Calling the abrupt closing of the local branch library "vindictive" and the county's offer for keeping it open a year longer unreasonable, borough officials have declined the deal and are negotiating with the Margate Public Library to operate a satellite branch. Longport residents voted to leave the Atlantic County Library System in November, and officials were under the impression the branch would remain open for a two-year period during which residents must continue paying the $623,000 annual county library tax. Shore News Today
A.C. Rescue Mission Serves 60,000th Bowl of Soup–he Atlantic City Rescue Mission on Thursday served its 60,000th bowl of soup — in style. The milestone was celebrated with lobster chowder, which was created from 40 pounds of lobster tails donated by Keith Laudeman, president of The Lobster House in Cape May. Press of Atlantic City
Why MGM Resorts is Investing Billions on East Coast Gaming as Atlantic City Casinos Go Bankrupt–MGM thinks this time is different based on where it's building resorts. The East Coast has finally opened up to gaming outside of Atlantic City, and MGM wants a piece of the action. INSIDER
DRBA Plan Includes Major Projects for Cape May-Lewes Ferry, Local Airports–The Delaware River and Bay Authority’s recently released five-year plan includes millions of dollars dedicated to projects involving the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, the Cape May Airport and the Millville Airport. An estimated $7 million is scheduled to be spent on replacing the engines on three ferry boats, and an additional $7 million is slated for the rehabilitation of Lower Township’s Sandman Boulevard. Press of Atlantic City