I know the Revel is now Ten, but I still come over all Bowie when I start writing about it. Anyway, in no big news to anyone, Glen Straub won’t be opening the former casino anytime soon, The Press of Atlantic City reports. Other investors are still interested in buying the property, the article says.
Read Route 40’s Bill Sprouse on the last time Revel wasn’t opening in June (2016).
Looking for the definitive non-casino guide to Atlantic City? Thanks to The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Amy Rosenberg, who knows all the best places and doesn’t mind sharing her intel, it’s here. Amy told us about the banh mi spot AC Sandwiches and it’s now one of our lunchtime favorites (it’s in the guide).
In the rest of the day’s news, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that the Revel (aka Ten) isn’t opening this month, here’s a look at that time Gov. Christie stashed his cellphone with now FBI-nominee Christopher Wray, more states are joining New Jersey’s drug-monitoring program and could Atlantic County’s Hirsh Singh have a shot at the lieutenant governor position as Kim Guadagno’s running mate? All that and more below the events roundup.
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend (sunny, 80-83 F) and there’s a lot going on. In AC you can kick off with a full moonrise climb at the Absecon Lighthouse tonight before heading over to Gardner’s Basin to support the AC Arts Foundation with a strawberry-moon cruise, then tomorrow morning watch the round-the-island paddle race (it kicks off at 8 am on Saturday from the marina outside Gold, watch or take part in the double dutch skipping event at Brown’s park in Atlantic City on Saturday,
Downbeach, Ventnor is hosting a food truck festival on ski beach all weekend, then Porchfest will kick off from 1 pm on Sunday, followed up by Funk Daddy playing the beach concert on Newport Ave.
In Linwood, there will be music at the farmer’s market on Saturday and over in the Pines, there’s a Blueberry-themed art contest at Whitesbog (kids enter free) all weekend and on Sunday (also at Whitesbog) you can enjoy a lunchtime music jam. Over in Hammonton on Saturday there is another food truck festival from 4.30 pm.
NJ Distracted-Driver Update: More Than 1,000 Cited by Fellow Drivers–More than 1,000 calls have been made reporting distracted drivers on New Jersey roads in the two months since the state unveiled a re-branded program designed to combat distracted driving, Attorney General Christopher Porrino and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety announced Thursday. Philly.com
More States Join NJ Drug-Monitoring System to Curb Abuses Like Doctor-Shopping–Doctor-shopping for opiates and other addictive drugs has become more challenging in New Jersey and the surrounding region, thanks to agreements that link the Garden State’s database to records in five other states, including Pennsylvania. www.njspotlight.com
Former South Jersey Auto Dealer GM Sentenced for Fraud Scheme–The former general manager of a South Jersey auto dealership was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for his role in an almost $3 million scheme to defraud a bank and for filing a fraudulent tax return. Philadelphia Business Journal
$1 Million Donated to Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center–udy and Peter Leone have pledged $1,000,000 to support operating and capital needs of WheatonArts, a globally renowned cultural resource located in Southern New Jersey that serves a broad base of constituents, including local residents, regional cultural tourists, and world-class artists. The Leones' gift comes in two parts - $400,000 to help support the Center's Glass Studio core operations for the next three years, and $600,000 to establish the WheatonArts Glass Studio Challenge focused on support for the Resident Staff and Assistant Program that provides career-building experiences for young artists. www.snjtoday.com
Newly rebuilt section of A.C. boardwalk reopened Thursday–With the snip of a ribbon Mayor Don Guardian officially re-opened a newly rebuilt section of Atlantic City's iconic boardwalk that stretches from the former Revel Hotel to Oriental Avenue at the Absecon Inlet. 6abc Philadelphia
Ventnor students thank veterans, while veterans thank them–VENTNOR — Seventh-graders at Ventnor Middle School took their annual trip to Washington, D.C., on May 25 and visited war memorials, the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Holocaust Museum, National Air and Space Museum, Natural History Museum and the American History Museum. Shore News Today
When Christie Stashed His Bridgegate Cell Phone With the FBI Nominee–Although Christopher Wray, President Donald Trump's choice to lead the FBI, wasn't the most high-profile Bridgegate lawyer, he emerged as a public figure just after the public learned that a key piece of possible evidence — Gov. Chris Christie's personal cellphone — would be forever kept from public view. www.njspotlight.com
State imposes new contract terms on AC Beach Patrol–ATLANTIC CITY — The state Department of Community Affairs has imposed new contract terms with the resort's beach patrol union as the state looks to stabilize the city's finances. Press of Atlantic City