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After decade, ‘Back Sov’ skatepark wheels hope into Atlantic City

At 3 o’clock on a Thursday afternoon, Atlantic City’s Sovereign Avenue skatepark, affectionately nicknamed “Back Sov,” truly comes to life. Walking his dog around the park, Zach Katzen watches as dozens of children flood down the street after school dismissal, racing to the skate ramps with boards in hand. Katzen, program director of the Atlantic City … Read more After decade, ‘Back Sov’ skatepark wheels hope into Atlantic City

Community invited to event highlighting Stories of Atlantic City

Stories of Atlantic City is a collaborative project joining community and media members to shine light on the true narratives within these 48 blocks.But the project doesn’t end with the publication May 14 of the various stories.On May 21, the community is invited to the subjects of these stories and to talk about what this … Read more Community invited to event highlighting Stories of Atlantic City

Growing success from Atlantic City roots

An entrepreneur falls in love with public relations, and uses her skills to highlight the spirit of Atlantic City and the businesses who are reigniting it. A young man pushes past the stereotypes of his surroundings, and works to clear a path for other kids.An immigrant finds a new language and new strength in her … Read more Growing success from Atlantic City roots

New adventure in storytelling for BreakingAC

BreakingAC is going on an adventure starting Wednesday that will look at new ways to cover the community and the people in it. We’ve been awarded a Restorative Narrative Fellowship from ivoh — Images & Voices of Hope — that will help cover Atlantic City in a different way, focusing on how people come back … Read more New adventure in storytelling for BreakingAC

Local video artist wants kids to learn from his mistakes

‘I just want us to do better and be better,’ Chais Hill says Chais Hill was on his way to a successful business as a video maker and producer.The local rapper’s company had worked on campaign videos for the major players in last year’s Atlantic City mayoral election.And he was becoming known for doing positive … Read more Local video artist wants kids to learn from his mistakes