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Funny How Time Slips Away. I Never Cared for You. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain. Georgia On My Mind. Stay a Little Longer. On the Road Again. Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground. Always On My Mind. City of New Orleans. Forgiving You Was Easy. Highwayman - The Highwaymen. Living In the Promiseland. One Time Too Many. April 22, Number of Discs: Sony Music Canada Inc.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention collection country hits voice compilation crazy listen heard career classic duets albums ray greatest singer artists favorites charles disc musical. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Grandma Zizzy Top Contributor: Audio CD Verified Purchase. Seems he's covered it all with both his writing and singing, and has the ability to run that entire gamut without a hitch.

It's no wonder his music is so respected and admired! While looking this past Christmas to expand the country section of a CD collection I'd begun building for my husband many moons ago, it was almost as intimidating for me to attempt to select a "best of"-type Willie CD from the MANY compilations available as it was trying to figure out where in the world to begin describing everything this CD includes in a "review" that would do it justice, but I'll try.

Love the story behind track 1 of the first C. So it seems ol' Willie's been bucking the system since Day 1, proving that where there's a will IE , there's a way! The song later became a hit for Ray Price. And Then I Wrote" and included his own recording of those songs! Track 5, "I Never Cared for You", is the only single ever released during Willie's brief stint with Monument Records it never charted, so I think it was included on this set simply to reflect that point in his career.

He apparently did re-record it several times for various of his other albums. His career explodes after that, and we go along for the ride! From Track 11 on the first CD all the way through Track 14 on the second CD during his Columbia years , with only a couple of exceptions, each of the songs is either one of his own or a collaborative 1 hit single, or else comes from one of his own or a collaborative 1 album i.

The couple of exceptions are certainly nothing to sneeze at Willie's cover of Kris Kristofferson's "Help Me Make It Through the Night" was a 4 hit with the "Sings Kristofferson" album making it to 5 , and his "Faded Love" duet with Ray Price climbed to 3 the most popular recording of that often-recorded song , as did the collaborative album it came from "San Antonio Rose". The only 1 hit that didn't make it onto this set was his "I Can Get Off on You" duet with Waylon Jennings and it's a shame the 1 singles he was considered a "guest" on weren't included The only two 1 albums not represented are 's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" covering pop standards from the 's , and 's "Band of Brothers" which was released after this compilation.

The way the second CD ends was something we enjoyed almost as much as how the first one begins! Track 15, "Graceland", is Willie's cover of the original Paul Simon song from his final Columbia album. Track 17, "Slow Dancing" is a "B-side" single recording collaboration with U2. Nelson will turn 82 this year, and what a very full life and career he has to reflect upon! Not only is this man a singer and songwriter, musician and guitarist, but so many other things - a poet and author, an actor and liberal activist.

Who'll Buy My Memories? Nelson is a well-deserved icon of country music, and this is a thoroughly enjoyable CD set! When Willie Nelson was the biggest thing in country music, I wasn't really interested. I was into other music at the time and tended to look askance at any act getting the superhype treatment.

I knew people with his albums and heard him at their houses, but I deferred giving him an extended hearing. But I cycle through phases in my musical interests and lately returned to country, and it seemed right to give Willie my attention at long last. I'm glad I chose this album for my introduction.

It's a very extensive selection that spans his entire career. I've noted some reviews that gripe about the quality of his singing. Bob Dylan's voice is hardly operatic, but he managed to record some of the most compelling ballads ever heard, and one could go on to make a long list of singers from Billie Holiday to Howlin' Wolf to Johnny Cash to Atahualpa Yupanqui whose place in the musical pantheon has little to do with the condition of their adenoids and everything to do with artistic depth and authenticity.

Willie is, in fact, a better singer than I realized, both from a technical standpoint and in terms of the artistry that comes across in his interpretations of the material.

I won't compose a novella here, telling you things you don't need to hear from me. What you need to hear if you want to get acquainted with Willie Nelson is on the album, and your reaction to that is what will matter. By the way, the album also includes some collaborations with other artists Waylon, of course, had to be included , some of which came as a surprise; but the surprises added to the collection rather than detracting, for the most part.

I have only one criticism, and it's hardly a complaint because it has the benefit of adding unintended humor to the collection, and I like a good laugh. This cut is a classic specimen of '80s schlock, complete with the overwrought synthesizers typical of the period. I suppose the massive success it enjoyed at the time and the money it brought in will spare Willie any embarrassment at rehearing this spectacular turkey; but its inclusion on the album is only justified by its place on the charts -- if one is going to present a complete record of his hits, this one has to be included.

And of course I realize that some readers will love this saccharine bomb and be offended that I'm making fun of it. Jonathan Pitney the "Father of Atlantic City" [28] to develop Atlantic City as a health resort, his efforts to convince the municipal authorities that a railroad to the beach would be beneficial, his successful alliance with Samuel Richards entrepreneur and member of the most influential family in southern New Jersey at the time to achieve that goal, the actual building of the railroad, and the experience of the first riders, who "were chosen carefully by Samuel Richards and Jonathan Pitney": After arriving in Atlantic City, a second train brought the visitors to the door of the resort's first public lodging, the United States Hotel.

The hotel was owned by the railroad. It was a sprawling, four-story structure built to house 2, guests. It opened while it was still under construction, with only one wing standing, and even that wasn't completed.

By year's end, when it was fully constructed, the United States Hotel was not only the first hotel in Atlantic City but also the largest in the nation. Its rooms totaled more than , and its grounds covered some 14 acres. The first boardwalk was built in along a portion of the beach in an effort to help hotel owners keep sand out of their lobbies. Businesses were restricted and the boardwalk was removed each year at the end of the peak season.

The first road connecting the city to the mainland at Pleasantville was completed in and charged a cent toll. Albany Avenue was the first road to the mainland available without a toll. By , because of the growing popularity of the city, one railroad line could no longer keep up with demand.

At this point massive hotels like The United States and Surf House, as well as smaller rooming houses, had sprung up all over town. These hotels were not only impressive in size, but featured the most updated amenities, and were considered quite luxurious for their time. In the early part of the 20th century, Atlantic City went through a radical building boom. Many of the modest boarding houses that dotted the boardwalk were replaced with large hotels.

Two of the city's most distinctive hotels were the Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel and the Traymore Hotel. The hotel was a hit and, in —06, he chose to expand the hotel and bought another parcel of land next door to his Marlborough House. In an effort to make his new hotel a source of conversation, White hired the architectural firm of Price and McLanahan.

The firm made use of reinforced concrete , a new building material invented by Jean-Louis Lambot in Joseph Monier received the patent in The hotel's Spanish and Moorish themes, capped off with its signature dome and chimneys, represented a step forward from other hotels that had a classically designed influence. White named the new hotel the Blenheim and merged the two hotels into the Marlborough-Blenheim. Bally's Atlantic City was later constructed at this location. The Traymore Hotel was located at the corner of Illinois Avenue and the boardwalk.

Begun in as a small boarding house, the hotel grew through a series of uncoordinated expansions. By , the hotel's owner, Daniel White, taking a hint from the Marlborough-Blenheim, commissioned the firm of Price and McLanahan to build an even bigger hotel. Rising 16 stories, the tan brick and gold-capped hotel would become one of the city's best-known landmarks.

The hotel made use of ocean-facing hotel rooms by jutting its wings farther from the main portion of the hotel along Pacific Avenue. One by one, additional large hotels were constructed along the boardwalk, including the Brighton, Chelsea, Shelburne, Ambassador, Ritz Carlton, Mayflower, Madison House, and the Breakers. Over the years, their original wood-frame structures would be enlarged, and even moved closer to the beach. The modern Chalfonte Hotel, eight stories tall, opened in The modern Haddon Hall was built in stages and was completed in , at eleven stories.

By this time, they were under the same ownership and merged into the Chalfonte-Haddon Hall Hotel , becoming the city's largest hotel with nearly 1, rooms. By , the Claridge, the city's last large hotel before the casinos, opened its doors.

The room Claridge was built by a partnership that included renowned Philadelphia contractor John McShain. At 24 stories, it would become known as the "Skyscraper by the Sea. In , salt water taffy was conceived in Atlantic City by David Bradley.

The traditional story is that Bradley's shop was flooded after a major storm, soaking his taffy with salty Atlantic Ocean water. He sold some "salt water taffy" to a girl, who proudly walked down to the beach to show her friends.

Bradley's mother was in the back of the store when the sale was made, and loved the name, and so salt water taffy was born. The s, with tourism at its peak, are considered by many historians as Atlantic City's golden age. During Prohibition , which was enacted nationally in and lasted until , much liquor was consumed and gambling regularly took place in the back rooms of nightclubs and restaurants.

It was during Prohibition that racketeer and political boss Enoch L. Prohibition was largely unenforced in Atlantic City, and, because alcohol that had been smuggled into the city with the acquiescence of local officials could be readily obtained at restaurants and other establishments, the resort's popularity grew further.

During this time, Atlantic City was led by mayor Edward L. Bader , known for his contributions to the construction, athletics and aviation of Atlantic City. From 13 to 16 May in , Johnson hosted a conference for organized crime figures from all across America that created a nationwide crime syndicate. The s through the s were a heyday for nightclub entertainment.

Popular venues on the white-populated south side included the Club , the Clicquot Club , and the Jockey Club. On the north side, home to African Americans in the racially segregated city, a black entertainment district reigned on Kentucky Avenue.

Soul food restaurants and ribs joints also lined Kentucky Avenue, including Wash's Restaurant , [44] Jerry's and Sap's. Like many older east coast cities after World War II, Atlantic City became plagued with poverty, crime, corruption, and general economic decline in the mid-to-late 20th century.

The neighborhood known as the "Inlet" became particularly impoverished. The reasons for the resort's decline were multi-layered. First, the automobile became more readily available to many Americans after the war. Atlantic City had initially relied upon visitors coming by train and staying for a couple of weeks. The car allowed them to come and go as they pleased, and many people would spend only a few days, rather than weeks. The advent of suburbia also played a significant role.

With many families moving to their own private houses, luxuries such as home air conditioning and swimming pools diminished their interest in flocking to the luxury beach resorts during the hot summer.

But perhaps the biggest factor in the decline in Atlantic City's popularity came from cheap, fast jet service to other premier resorts, such as Miami Beach and the Bahamas. The convention and the press coverage it generated, however, cast a harsh light on Atlantic City, which by then was in the midst of a long period of economic decline.

Hughes led Atlantic City to host the Democratic Convention. By the late s, many of the resort's once great hotels were suffering from embarrassing vacancy rates. Most of them were either shut down, converted to cheap apartments, or converted to nursing home facilities by the end of the decade. Prior to and during the advent of legalized gambling, many of these hotels were demolished.

The Breakers, the Chelsea, the Brighton, the Shelburne, the Mayflower, the Traymore and the Marlborough-Blenheim were demolished in the s and s.

Of the many pre-casino resorts that bordered the boardwalk, only the Claridge, the Dennis, the Ritz-Carlton , and the Haddon Hall survive to this day as parts of Bally's Atlantic City , a condo complex, and Resorts Atlantic City. The old Ambassador Hotel was purchased by Ramada in and was gutted to become the Tropicana Casino and Resort Atlantic City , only reusing the steelwork of the original building.

In an effort at revitalizing the city, New Jersey voters in passed a referendum, approving casino gambling for Atlantic City; this came after a referendum on legalized gambling failed to pass.

Immediately after the legislation passed, the owners of the Chalfonte-Haddon Hall Hotel began converting it into the Resorts International. It was the first legal casino in the eastern United States when it opened on May 26, The introduction of gambling did not, however, quickly eliminate many of the urban problems that plagued Atlantic City.

Many people have suggested that it only served to exacerbate those problems, as attested to by the stark contrast between tourism intensive areas and the adjacent impoverished working-class neighborhoods. The boxer Mike Tyson had most of his fights in Atlantic City in the s, which helped Atlantic City achieve nationwide attention as a gambling resort.

With the redevelopment of Las Vegas and the opening of two casinos in Connecticut in the early s, along with newly built casinos in the nearby Philadelphia metro area in the s, Atlantic City's tourism began to decline due to its failure to diversify away from gaming. Determined to expand, in the Atlantic City Redevelopment Authority partnered with Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn to develop a new roadway to a barren section of the city near the Marina.

The roadway was later officially named the Atlantic City-Brigantine Connector , and funnels incoming traffic off of the expressway into the city's marina district and Brigantine, New Jersey. Although Wynn's plans for development in the city were scrapped in , the tunnel opened in The Borgata opened in July , and its success brought an influx of developers to Atlantic City with plans for building grand Las Vegas style mega casinos to revitalize the aging city.

Owing to economic conditions and the late s recession , many of the proposed mega casinos never went further than the initial planning stages. One of these developers was Pinnacle Entertainment , who purchased the Sands Atlantic City , only to close it permanently November 11, The following year, the resort was demolished in a dramatic, Las Vegas styled implosion, the first of its kind in Atlantic City.

In , Morgan Stanley purchased 20 acres 8. It had a soft opening in April , and was fully open by May It was restructured but still could not carry on and re-entered bankruptcy on June 19, It was put up for sale, however as no suitable bids were received the resort closed its doors on September 2, In the wake of the closures and declining revenue from casinos, Governor Christie said in September that the state would consider a referendum to end the year-old monopoly that Atlantic City holds on casino gambling and allowing gambling in other municipalities.

The source of the misinformation was a widely circulated photograph of a damaged section of the Boardwalk that was slated for repairs, prior to the storm, and incorrect news reports at the time of the disaster. According to the United States Census Bureau , the city had a total area of The city is located on 8. Unincorporated communities , localities and place names located partially or completely within the city include Chelsea, City Island, Great Island and Venice Park.

Summers are typically warm and humid with a July daily average of During this time, the city gets a sea breeze off the ocean that often makes daytime temperatures much cooler than inland areas, making Atlantic City a prime place for beating the summer heat from June through September.

Spring and autumn are erratic, although they are usually mild with low humidity. The average window for freezing temperatures is November 20 to March 25, [70] allowing a growing season of days. Owing to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and its location in South Jersey, Atlantic City receives less snow than a good portion of the rest of New Jersey. Even at the airport, where low temperatures are often much lower than along the coast, snow averages only It is very common for rain to fall in Atlantic City while the northern and western parts of the state are receiving snow.

As of the United States Census , there were 39, people, 15, households, and 8, families residing in the city. The population density was 3, There were 20, housing units at an average density of 1, The racial makeup of the city was Hispanic or Latino of any race were There were 15, households out of which The average household size was 2.

In the city, the population was spread out with The median age was For every females there were For every females ages 18 and older there were As of the United States Census [18] there were 40, people, 15, households, and 8, families residing in the city.

In the city the age distribution of the population shows The median age was 35 years. For every females, there were For every females age 18 and over, there were As of September , the greater Atlantic City area has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country at In July , Governor Chris Christie announced that a state takeover of the city and local government "was imminent".

Comparing regulations in Atlantic City to an "antique car", Atlantic City regulatory reform is a key piece of Governor Chris Christie's plan, unveiled on July 22, to reinvigorate an industry mired in a four-year slump in revenue and hammered by fresh competition from casinos in the surrounding states of Delaware , Pennsylvania , Connecticut , and more recently, Maryland.

On April 29, , the boundaries for the state-run tourism district were set. The district would include heavier police presence, as well as beautification and infrastructure improvements.

The CRDA would oversee all functions of the district and make changes to attract new businesses and attractions. New construction will be ambitious and may resort to eminent domain. Also included are 10 roadways that lead into the district, including several in the city's northern end, or North Beach. Gardner's Basin, which is home to the Atlantic City Aquarium, was initially left out of the tourism district, while a residential neighborhood in the Chelsea section was removed from the final boundaries, owing to complaints from the city.

Also, the inclusion of Bader Field in the district was controversial and received much scrutiny from mayor Lorenzo Langford, who cast the lone "no" vote on the creation of the district citing its inclusion. In , New Jersey's then 12 casinos employed approximately 33, employees, had In the wake of the United States' economic downturn and the legalization of gambling in adjacent and nearby states including Delaware , Maryland , New York , and Pennsylvania , four casino closures took place in Executives at Trump Entertainment Resorts, whose sole remaining property at the time was the Trump Taj Mahal, said in that they were considering the option of selling the Taj and winding down and exiting the gaming and hotel business.

Caesars Entertainment executives have been reconsidering the future of their three remaining Atlantic City properties Bally's, Caesars and Harrah's , in the wake of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by the company's casino operating unit in January The Atlantic City Boardwalk opened on June 26, , [] a temporary structure erected for the summer season that was the first boardwalk in the United States.

The Boardwalk starts at Absecon Inlet in the north and runs along the beach south-west to the city limit 4 miles 6. In October , Hurricane Sandy destroyed the northern part of the boardwalk fronting Absecon Inlet, in the residential section called South Inlet.

The oceanfront boardwalk in front of the Atlantic City casinos survived the storm with minimal damage. The Boardwalk has been home to several piers over the years. The first pier, Ocean Pier, was built in Another famous pier built during that time was Steel Pier , opened in , which once billed itself as "The Showplace of the Nation". It now operates as an amusement pier across from the Hard Rock.

Captain John Lake Young opened "Young's Million Dollar Pier " as an arcade hall in , and on the seaward side "erected a marble mansion", fronted by a formal garden, with lighting and landscaping designed by Young's longtime friend Thomas Alva Edison. Young's Million Dollar Pier, Atlantic City's largest amusement pier during its time", [29] was transformed into a shopping mall in the s, known as "Shops on Ocean One".

Two other piers, an amusement pier named Steeplechase Pier and a Heinz 57 -owned pier named Heinz Pier were destroyed in the Great Atlantic Hurricane. Atlantic City has many different shopping districts and malls, many of which are located inside or adjacent to the casino resorts. Major shopping malls are also located in and around Atlantic City.

Atlantic City sometimes referred to as "Monopoly City" [] has become well-known over the years for its portrayal in the U. While the original incarnation of the game did not feature Atlantic City, it was in Indianapolis that Ruth Hoskins learned the game, and took it back to Atlantic City. Marvin Gardens, the leading yellow property on the board, is actually a misspelling of the original location name, " Marven Gardens ".

The misspelling was said to have been introduced by Charles Todd and passed on when his home-made Monopoly board was copied by Charles Darrow and thence Parker Brothers. It was not until that Parker Brothers acknowledged this mistake and formally apologized to the residents of Marven Gardens for the misspelling, although the spelling error was not corrected.

Some of the actual locations that correspond to board elements have changed since the game's release. Charles Place no longer exists, as the Showboat Casino Hotel was developed where it once ran. A booklet included with the reprinted edition states that the four railroads that served Atlantic City in the mids were the Jersey Central , the Seashore Lines , the Reading Railroad , and the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Ever since Atlantic City's growth as a resort town, numerous attractions and tourist traps have originated in the city. A popular fixture in the early 20th century at the Steel Pier was horse diving , which was introduced by William "Doc" Carver.

Rolling chairs, which were introduced in and in continuous use since , have been a boardwalk fixture to this day. While powered carts appeared in the s, the original and most common were made of wicker. The wicker canopied chairs-on-wheels are manually pushed the length of the boardwalk by attendants, much like a Rickshaw. Construction began in , with the light first lit on January 15, Since , Atlantic City has hosted Thunder over the Boardwalk , an annual airshow over the boardwalk.

The yearly event, a joint venture between the New Jersey Air National Guard 's th Fighter Wing along with several casinos, attracts over , visitors each year. While located 2 miles 3. Lucy is a six-story elephant-shaped example of novelty architecture , constructed of wood and tin sheeting in by James V. Lafferty in an effort to sell real estate and attract tourism. Over the years, Lucy had served as a restaurant, business office, cottage, and tavern the last closed by Prohibition. Lucy had fallen into disrepair by the s and was scheduled for demolition.

The structure was moved and refurbished as a result of a "Save Lucy" campaign in and received designation as a National Historic Landmark in , and is open as a museum. Atlantic City is the home of the Miss America competition, however it was moved to Las Vegas for seven years before returning. The Miss America competition originated on September 7, , as a two-day beauty contest, and it included state contestants as well as women from various cities around the country. The event that year was called the "Atlantic City Pageant", and the winner of the grand prize, Margaret Gorman, took home the 3-foot Golden Mermaid trophy.

Gorman was not called "Miss America" until , when she re-entered the pageant and lost to Mary Campbell. It peaked in the early s, when it was repeatedly the highest-rated program on American television. It was seen as a symbol of the United States, with Miss America often being referred to as the female equivalent of the President. The pageant's longtime emcee , Bert Parks , hosted the event from to When a visitor puts their head inside the crown, sensors activate a recorded playback of his "There She Is Originally started in as a fundraiser for local LGBT charities, the event features drag queens on the runway in a similar manner to the Miss America pageant.

Starring Steve Buscemi , the show was adapted from a chapter about historical criminal kingpin Enoch "Nucky" Johnson who is renamed "Enoch Thompson" in the show in Nelson Johnson's book, Boardwalk Empire: The series was filmed in New York City at various locations that captured Atlantic City's period architecture and on a set built to resemble the Atlantic City boardwalk in the s. Around the same time of the September premiere of the show, the Press of Atlantic City created Boss of the Boardwalk , a minute documentary which premiered on August 21, on NBC TV and aired six additional times in the following weeks.

The re-branding was proposed by current owner Dennis Gomes, and was initiated in December when he took over the casino. The changes accentuate the resort's existing art deco design, as well as presenting new 20s-era uniforms for employees and music from the time period. The casino also introduced drinks and shows reminiscent of the period. In , Academy Bus began a trolley tour called "Nucky's Way", a tour bus service that features actors portraying Nucky, as well as other characters, as it loops around the city.

In , it was announced that Atlantic City would host two major beach concerts. The two headliners were Blake Shelton , which took place on July 31, and Lady Antebellum , which took place on August 3, A few weeks later, it was announced that Rascal Flatts would play the second major beach concert of the summer season on August 20, , with special guest Ashley Monroe.

This concert would be part of their Riot Tour. Both concerts charged admission. Since February 2, , the city of Atlantic City has seen 2, as of September professional boxing fights, [] the first one being one with a main event fight between Willie Clark, , and debuting Horace Leeds, won by Clark on points over four rounds.

Atlantic City is one of five municipalities in the state—and the only one outside of Cape May County —that offer free public access to oceanfront beaches monitored by lifeguards, joining Wildwood , North Wildwood , Wildwood Crest and Upper Township 's Strathmere section. Atlantic City is governed within the Faulkner Act formally known as the Optional Municipal Charter Law under the Mayor-Council system of municipal government Plan D , implemented by direct petition effective as of July 1, There are nine Council members, who are elected to serve for a term of four years, one from each of six wards and three serving at-large.

The City Council exercises the legislative power of the municipality for the purpose of holding Council meetings to introduce ordinances and resolutions to regulate City government.

In addition, Council members review budgets submitted by the Mayor; provide for an annual audit of the City's accounts and financial transactions; organize standing committees and hold public hearings to address important issues which impact Atlantic City.

As of [update] , the Mayor is Frank Gilliam. At-Large, , Jesse O. Following questions about false claims he had made about his military record, Mayor Bob Levy left City Hall in September in a city-owned vehicle for an unknown destination. After a day absence, his lawyer revealed that Levy was in Carrier Clinic , a rehabilitation hospital. Atlantic City is located in the 2nd Congressional district [] and is part of New Jersey's 2nd state legislative district.

Atlantic County is governed by a directly elected county executive and a nine-member Board of Chosen Freeholders , responsible for legislation. The executive serves a four-year term and the freeholders are elected to staggered three-year terms, of which four are elected from the county on an at-large basis and five of the freeholders represent equally populated districts.

As of March 23, , there were a total of 20, registered voters in Atlantic City, of which 12, There were 4 voters registered to other parties. In the presidential election , Democrat Barack Obama received 9, votes Bush with 2, votes In the gubernatorial election , Democrat Barbara Buono received 4, ballots cast The New Jersey Casino Control Commission is a New Jersey state governmental agency that was founded in as the state's Gaming Control Board , responsible for administering the Casino Control Act and its regulations to assure public trust and confidence in the credibility and integrity of the casino industry and casino operations in Atlantic City.

Casinos operate under licenses granted by the Commission. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement is a division of the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety and is responsible for certifying casino gaming revenue, registering casino employees and non-gaming vendors, licensing gaming vendors, and handling all casino patron complaints. The CRDA was founded in and is responsible for directing the spending of casino reinvestment funds in public and private projects to benefit Atlantic City and other areas of the state.

The Atlantic City Special Improvement District SID was a nonprofit organization created in , funded by a special assessment tax on businesses within the improvement district. It carried out various activities to improve the city's business community, including street cleaning and promotional efforts.

Under the new structure, established by state legislation, the CRDA assumed responsibility for the staff, equipment and programs of the SID. The ACFD operates out of six fire stations, located throughout the city in one battalion, under the command of a Battalion Chief , who in-turn reports to an on-duty Deputy Chief, or Tour Commander per shift.

Below is a complete listing of all fire station and fire apparatus locations in the city. The city is protected by the Atlantic City Police Department , which handles , calls per year. The Chief of Police is Henry White. The Atlantic City School District serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grades.

As of the —15 school year, the district and its 11 schools had an enrollment of 7, students and Martin Luther King Jr. Oceanside Charter School, which offered pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade , was founded in and closed in June when its charter wasn't renewed by the New Jersey Department of Education. Nearby college campuses include those of Atlantic Cape Community College and Stockton University , the latter of which offers classes and resources in the city such as the Carnegie Library Center.

Atlantic City is part of the Philadelphia television market. There, six stations licensed in the area. Atlantic City is connected to other cities in several ways. Many travelers also fly into Philadelphia International Airport , Trenton-Mercer Airport , or Newark Liberty International Airport , where there are wider selections of carriers from which to choose.

The historic downtown Bader Field airport is now permanently closed and plans are in the works to redevelop the land. The airport is also served by various scheduled chartered flight companies.

It has Atlantic City's only cancer institute, heart institute, and neonatal intensive care unit. Marina Energy and its subsidiary, Energenic, a joint business venture with a long-time business partner , operate two thermal power stations in the city. Electrical power in Atlantic City as well as the surrounding area is primarily served by Atlantic City Electric , which was incorporated in and provides power from the Beesley's Point Generating Station in Upper Township , as well as other locations.

In addition to the city's exposure in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire , Atlantic City has been featured in several other aspects of pop culture. People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Atlantic City include:.

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