Best Use of ‘Liverish’ in a Sentence
The valuable NJ Spotlight reports New Jerseyans are as liverish as we’ve been in decades, citing a Monmouth poll that found only 15% say this is an excellent place to live.
Nobody likes their property taxes, as per usually.
Get Your Voting Shoes On
WNYC’s Nancy Solomon took a look at the Dem primary race in the 2nd Congressional district, which pits Tanzie Youngblood, who is “is pro-choice, anti-gun, and she supports funding for health and education” against Jeff Van Drew, who is not.
Primary’s June 5.
Let’s Talk About Hospitality
NJ Advance Media has a long look at harassment in the hospitality industry. It matters around here since the leisure and hospitality sectors still employ an outsized chunk of the local population, despite a decade-long conversation about ways to reduce that dependence by attracting other industries.
This is a somewhat unrelated and spur-of-the-moment chain of thought from Elinor, but while talking to a friend over the weekend who worked in marketing for a big hotel chain, we were talking about the entrepreneurial characteristics of hospitality workers and how (sometimes) it’s still an industry where you can go from being a kitchen worker to a CEO. I’ve been skeptical about what graduates from local hospitality programs can go on to do… but my pipe dream is that some are becoming or will become the foundations of a new generation of business owners and startup founders, or service providers to such people. “Entrepreneurial Business Services” was actually identified as a target industry in Atlantic County’s Economic Development Strategy & Action Plan, but not much progress has been made to date… Let’s get on it, people.
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