Downbeach Current | Opinion, Letters to the Editor

Letter: Ordinance would protect casino workers against mass layoffs

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Written by Colin Bell Saturday, July 19, 2014 03:04 pm

Letter: Ordinance would protect casino workers against mass layoffs Letter: Ordinance would protect casino workers against mass layoffs To the editor:

Atlantic City faces unprecedented challenges as a result of the unfortunate downturn in the gaming industry.  The prospect of losing a third of our casinos is not only a blow to our regional economy, but nothing short of a tragedy for the dedicated employees of our hospitality industry and their families. 

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Letter: How to stop the dunes in Margate

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Written by Richard Tomar Saturday, July 12, 2014 11:13 am

Does anybody really think that the whole scheme is not rife with favoritism and cronyism in the standard Christie operating manner?  Does anybody really think that the whole scheme is not rife with favoritism and cronyism in the standard Christie operating manner? To the editor:

The only way to stop the dunes project in Margate is to examine Gov. Christie's heavy-handed, one-size-fits-all approach through the lens of the Bridge Gate scandal.

Does anybody really think that the whole scheme is not rife with favoritism and cronyism in the standard Christie operating manner?  Why force this obscenely expensive project on communities that don't want it and don't need it, especially from a governor who cuts spending every chance he gets? 

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Letter: Atlantic City solution must be local

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Written by Geoff Rosenberger Friday, July 11, 2014 11:33 am

It's time to listen to our own dreamers again. It's time to listen to our own dreamers again. To the editor:

Thank you Chris Brown for saying and doing something about Showboat for our soon-to-be unemployed neighbors. Many locals would like to hear you say and do much more.

Our island empire is sinking fast, and it has nothing to do with Sandy, or other gambling markets.

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Letter: Atlantic County will miss Joe Nickels

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Written by Joe McDevitt Wednesday, July 09, 2014 02:10 pm

Atlantic County will miss Joe Nickels Atlantic County will miss Joe Nickels To the editor:

I write this letter with a heavy heart and sadness that is usually reserved for a family member. Atlantic County has lost a steward of the people, a protector of the taxpayer and outstanding family man.

For those of you who didn’t know Joe Nickels, there were two competing perceptions of him.

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Letter: Jewish Federation united over murders

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Written by Staff Report Wednesday, July 02, 2014 06:17 pm

MARGATE—The Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May counties issued a statement condemning the murder of three Jewish students Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach and offer consolation to their families. They urged for cooperation to bring those responsible to justice.

Their statement, reflecting many groups and organizations around our region reads;

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Letter: Caesars’ predatory practices must be stopped

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Written by John M. Sewell Monday, June 30, 2014 01:06 pm

Caesars’ predatory practices must be stopped Caesars’ predatory practices must be stopped To the editor:

Closing the Showboat Casino, depriving thousands of gainful employment, can only be seen as a classic case of bare knuckles, brass knuckles laissez-faire not seen since the avaricious steel barons of the 1800s. Showboat is a casino that has had Caesars writing off 94 percent of Showboat’s value over the last year and slashing capital investments. Despite this deliberate sabotage, remarkably, astoundingly it continues to be a profitable venture, making millions per quarter.

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Letter: Pause to honor those fight for our freedom

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Written by Sunny Otto Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:52 pm

Pause to honor those fight for our freedom Pause to honor those fight for our freedom To the editor:

Today we celebrate the arrival of the United States of America onto the world stage. As a member of American Legion Auxiliary Longport Unit 469, I want to personally thank all members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America for their innumerable contributions to protecting our freedoms and keeping our nation safe. I also want to thank the families of deployed service members for their strength and their sacrifice.

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Letter: Honoring veterans on Flag Day and every day

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Written by Opinion Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

On Flag Day, June 14, we commemorate the adoption of the American flag.

For more than 200 years, Old Glory has served as a symbol of our nation’s freedom and as a source of pride for our citizens. In patriotic parades and musical salutes, we support our local military units and recognize the significance of the stars and stripes.

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Letter: Margate should spend wisely not wastefully

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Written by Opinion Friday, May 16, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Keeping our beaches free of costly and ineffective dunes will end up saving, not costing taxpayers. It’s astounding that Mayor Becker and Commissioner Taube waste hundreds of thousands of dollars for personal and political agendas but won’t take any genuine action to try and stop a project that 65 percent of the electorate voted against.

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Letter: Ventnor tax increase ignores reality

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

In hearing that the Ventnor City Commission passed a budget with a 5-cent increase and those overall taxes will go up 15 cents with the addition of school and county taxes, I felt compelled to voice my displeasure with the increases.

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