Hispanic Renaissance?

Bert Lopez has a full-time job and is involved with more than a few chambers and charitable organizations. He isn’t sure he wants another side project. But as one of the founders of the long-dormant Hispanic Alliance of Atlantic County, he’s been under some pressure lately.

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The Business Scene: Beer And Hatchets Welcome

Atlantic City is supposed to be a bad place to start a business, but you might not know it if you were a start-up LLC looking to open an axe-throwing establishment next to a whiskey distillery in a residential neighborhood, a business idea I imagine would be met with skepticism in a lot of communities.
The axe-throwing entrepreneur, Bill Hanson, is the boyfriend of Leah Morgan, a painter, who has a studio in the Arts Garage, and is what brought Bill out of the Pine Barrens and down to Atlantic City in the first place.

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They Put The Wood Up On Y’all

Around 11 am on Thursday morning—about an hour before it closed—two purple suitcases sat toppled in the lobby of the Fox Manor Hotel, maybe the most notorious of the many notorious boarding houses on Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City. A dismal parade of tired and vulnerable guests milled around the bags. A few of the guests had been staying at the hotel for months—a few for years.

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Poets’ Night Out

On Wednesday night at the monthly gathering of the South Jersey Poets Collective, Cole Larry Eubanks, who has been an ice-cream man on the Atlantic City beach for 24 years, at least, read an original work on immigration.

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Who Cares About Our Events Calendar?

Have you used our events calendar? Do you find it useful? What about the featured events in the Route 40 Roundup newsletter?

We started the events calendar on our site because, as residents, we found it hard to find event listings locally online. We hoped we could create a comprehensive-enough calendar that would provide a useful service. But some recent changes have made it no longer feasible to continue in its current form.

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‘Chinaman’

“Chinaman” likes to walk down Ventnor Ave to take advantage of the Heineken special at one of the stores in Lower Chelsea. He was wearing this hat the other day so we asked him the story. His landlady brought it back from Chinatown in New York, he said. She goes there once a week. The other weekend, we saw Chinaman outside Mino’s and he gave our kids some wrapped hard candies.

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Along The Boardwalk: Thoughts From This Atlantic City Independent Voter – OpEd

I do not believe the overwhelming sweep of democrats into office is an acceptance and endorsement of all their policies. I believe it is the ongoing repudiation of the things we don’t like about politics and politicians.
With this in mind, I thought I would give impressions of a recent meeting with Sean A. Thom, Democratic Candidate for LoBiondo’s seat in NJ’s 2nd congressional district.

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