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Plan to have poets at Farmers Market in Atlantic City deemed waste of money by some lawmakers May 4, 2015 – Posted in: Content, Miscellany

  Update: The CRDA has bowed to the pressure and has pulled the plug on the planned poetry readings Atlantic City is having some trouble. The little Las Vegas of New Jersey has seen better days. In the last year alone four of its casinos have closed and 8,000 folks lost their jobs. Clearly that puts pressure on The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA), an organization funded by a tax on casino revenue and tasked…

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Seattle Public Library launches the Pike Place Market Digital Collection October 21, 2014 – Posted in: In the Stacks, Libraries, public libraries, Special Collections

“We believe handmade, homegrown and face-to-face are still the best ways of doing things.” It was an August day in 1907 when “crowds of shoppers seeking fresh produce and bargains descended…The first farmer sold out of produce within minutes. Within a week, 70 wagons were gathering daily to sell along the newly named Pike Place, a wooden roadway that connected First St. to Western Ave.” The Pike Place Market rests just under the Space Needle when it comes…

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