Posts Tagged ‘NJ Transit’

ACA-Zipcar Partnership Making AC-Philly Commute More Convenient

Friday, May 17th, 2013
Zipcar Philadelphia general manager Peter Bruvick, right, said they are “selling convenience and accessibility” as he unveils a hatchback with Zipcar employee Lesley Berkowitz.

Zipcar Philadelphia general manager Peter Bruvick, right, said they are “selling convenience and accessibility” as he unveils a DO-AC decked out hatchback with Zipcar employee Lesley Berkowitz.

Philadelphians’ list of excuses not to visit Atlantic City this summer took another hit, as the Atlantic City Alliance announced a partnership with Zipcar on Wednesday, May 15.

The arrangement will allow visitors to beat the summer shore traffic by taking a NJ Transit train from Philly’s 30th Street Station, enjoying a leisurely 90-minute ride to AC, then picking up their Zipcar vehicle at the Sheraton Hotel next to the train station.599492_10151603412647280_1486821972_n

The partnership agreement was announced at The Porch in Philadelphia — a recently created open space/recreational area in the University City District right next to Philly’s 30th Street Station.

Zipcar is a car-sharing company that rents cars to members at hourly and daily affordable rates. The loaner cars come with gas, reserved parking spots, insurance, roadside assistance and up to 180 miles of driving per day. The car-sharing network serves about 250 college campuses, more than 50 cities in North America, and also has locations in Europe. See zipcar.com

According to an article on cnn.com, “For drivers who already share movies via Netflix and stream music rather than buying CDs, the idea of sharing a car is the natural extension of a hip, financially smart, and environmentally conscious urban lifestyle.”

Eighth Annual Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival on Tap for April 5-6

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

ATLANTIC CITY — The Celebration of the Suds, a.k.a. the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival, returns to the Atlantic City Convention Center for the eighth year Friday and Saturday, April 5-6.

2013Beer Fest LogoThe 2013 event will be an amazing experience in taste and sound including hot music to compliment cool brews. Over 90 different breweries from around the corner and across the country will showcase their unique libations.

The focus of the A.C. Beer Festival is the promotion of craft beers and the brewers that create them. This event is the perfect opportunity for beer aficionados, beer lovers and the casual beer drinker to speak to company representatives and brewers responsible for some of their favorite brews. And it’s an opportunity to discover and taste new brews and special “limited release” beers and ales.

Each year the festival organizers review the event and look to further enhance the beer lover’s experience and make each year better than the last. Now in its eighth year, the festival has grown to be one of the country’s largest celebrations of beer.

Rusted Root performs Saturday night at the Celebration of the Suds

Rusted Root performs Saturday night at the Celebration of the Suds

For 2013 festival producers will bring in musical headliners Reverend Horton Heat and Rusted Root and New Jersey’s own Bouncing Souls to kick off the weekend. All bands and performers will be featured on the event web site under “sounds”

The 2013 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival will also feature culinary demonstrations from area chefs, beer seminars hosted by beer personalities and brewers, and some “off the wall” activities. Additional festival vendors will offer great food and some unique beer-related apparel and goods. This year’s festival will appeal to absolutely everyone (aged 21 and over).

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Caesars Entertainment Community Life Fair & Job Fair at Bally’s Grand Ballroom

Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Representatives of Tilton Fitness were on hand at the fourth annual Caesars Entertainment Job & Health Expo.

Representatives of Tilton Fitness were on hand at the fourth annual Caesars Entertainment Life Fair & Job Fair.

ATLANTIC CITY — Caesars Entertainment hosted its fourth annual Community Life Fair and Job Fair at Bally’s Grand Ballroom  on Wednesday, April 11. The free fairs featured over 100 exhibitors and community service organizations providing assistance and information on the services they offer.

Click here to see a video of the event.

The Community Life Fair included job search and readiness programs, housing and energy assistance information, financial management, mortgage mediation services, insurance/retirement planning services, educational information and vocational training opportunities, youth programs and senior services, free health screenings, fitness screenings & nutrition information, health, wellness, beauty and lifestyle presentations, and free food tastings of dishes prepared by Caesars Entertainment’s culinary team.

The Job Fair offered participants the opportunity to interview right on the spot with potential employers like Caesars Entertainment, Bankers Life and Casualty Company, Holy Redeemer Home Care Hospice, NJ Transit, Royal Suites Healthcare and Rehabilitation, The FoodBank of New Jersey and many others.

Atlantic City Rail Line Open

Monday, August 29th, 2011

NJAtlanticCityLineAlthough the rest of NJ Transit rail service will remain suspended until further notice, as a result of residual impacts of Hurricane Irene, the Atlantic City Rail Line is in service.

NJ Transit bus service is operating a modified weekday schedule on Monday, with fewer trips operating during peak periods on some routes.

Judge Nelson Johnson: Billboard with Nearly Naked Showgirl’s Back Side to Stay

Friday, February 11th, 2011

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ATLANTIC CITY – The USA Today has picked up a local story that is creating a lot of publicity regarding the billboard for the new Resorts revue show Moonshine Follies, which was put up last week on the Atlantic City Expressway.

The revue show, which begins its run Feb. 20, was inspired by the Roaring ’20s — which is the new theme at Resorts Atlantic City, an idea crafted by Resorts’ new owner Dennis Gomes, who took over the oldest legal casino in town last year —  as well the popularity of the Prohibition era-based HBO series Boardwalk Empire.

Then there’s the obvious pun on the word “moon” in relation to the billboard, which features a nearly naked backside of a showgirl. The billboard has greeted thousands of drivers on the A.C. Expressway and has caused some people to argue that it’s sexual content is inappropriate for minors to see.

In a complete twist of irony, Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Nelson Johnson, the same Nelson Johnson who penned the book Boardwalk Empire, which HBO’s popular, award-winning TV series is based on, handed over a decision this week ordering NJ Transit, which owns the land where the billboard is placed, as well as its advertising agency “not to touch the billboard until a March 10 hearing.”

The AP reports that Gomes believes the sign “doesn’t hurt anyone.”

“I’ve got five kids and they’ve seen butts all their lives and they all turned out fine,” Gomes said. “When you go to the beach, you see women in G-strings all the time. In Europe, they go topless. I really don’t understand what all the fuss is about.”

Read USA Today story here.

What do you think about the Moonshine billboard controversy?