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Friday strike deadline looms for 4 Atlantic City casinos

Union negotiators and casino management tried Thursday to reach new contracts that would avoid a costly and disruptive strike during one of Atlantic City's busiest weekends.Local 54 of the Unite Here union has set a 12:01 a.m. Friday deadline to reach a new agreement with the Borgata, Caesars, Harrah's and Tropicana. If not, it has authorized a strike against those properties.And a fifth casino, the Hard Rock, faces a similar deadline early Sunday.Even if the union does go on strike, the casinos and their hotels will remain open for business; staffing levels and the quality of service could vary...
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
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‘We’re Serious With This’: Strike Of Casino Workers In Atlantic City Expected Amid Wage Negotiation

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) — About 6,000 workers at four Atlantic City casinos are preparing to go on strike Friday morning, ahead of a historically busy Fourth of July weekend. The workers, who are members of UNITE HERE Local 54, include housekeepers, bartenders, catering staff and cooks at The Borgata, Caesar’s, Harrah’s and Tropicana. The union is demanding higher wages, claiming current salaries are lower compared to salaries at similar jobs in the market. Union representatives believe higher wages could attract more workers, which would alleviate an ongoing casino labor shortage. Gloria Rosario, a chef at The Borgata, said all week customers at...
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
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Start Gearing Up for ‘Nights of Summer’ Carnival at St. Mary’s Parish Center

Fantastic rides. Fabulous food. Family fun. That’s the easiest way to describe the “Nights of Summer” Carnival at St. Mary’s Parish Center, which covers six glorious evenings every July. This year’s festivities are scheduled for Tuesday, July 19, through Sunday, July 24, from 6 to 10 p.m. each night.
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Seasoned Captain Looks Back at Near-Disaster in Troubled Waters: A Cautionary Tale

For Steve Palmer, owner of Jingles Bait and Tackle in North Beach Haven, nothing beats the excitement of finding tuna-rich waters off the New Jersey coast. A former Coast Guard captain, he set off in last June’s inaugural Beach Haven Tuna Open Tournament with high expectations until wind, water and weather suddenly turned against him at the Lindenkohl Canyon some 35 miles from Long Beach Island shores.
BEACH HAVEN, NJ
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Offshore wind farms could reduce Atlantic City’s surfclam fishery revenue up to 25%, Rutgers study suggests

New research from Rutgers University shows Mid-Atlantic surfclam fisheries could see revenue losses from planned offshore wind farms, at least in the short- to medium-term after the development takes place. The data is sure to fuel opposition from the fishing industry to the Biden administration’s rapid offshore wind development along...
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Jason Kelce Gets Rock Star-Like Reception in Sea Isle

Jason Kelce faced an adoring crowd every bit as tenacious as the defensive linemen the Eagles All-Pro and Pro-Bowl center encounters in the trenches during his NFL games. Hundreds of admirers swarmed him for autographs, selfies and a few precious words of conversation during his celebrity bartending appearance Wednesday in Sea Isle City to raise money for the Eagles Autism Foundation.
SEA ISLE CITY, NJ
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Finally, a casino eatery that’s serious about barbecue; Sebastian Maniscalco heads back to Borgata; Hard Rock books Beatles musical

The 44 years of Atlantic City’s legal-casino era has provided visitors with a plethora of excellent restaurants covering a wide variety of culinary outlets from steak houses and Asian outlets to burger joints, seafood vendors, Mexican and Italian rooms…you get the idea. But for reasons unknown, barbecue has never been much of a part of the gustatory conversation in AyCee’s gambling dens.
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