Jesse O. Kurtz

I am committed to fulfilling the promise of Atlantic City. The town would benefit from greater political participation by average citizens. Hopefully, some of the posts herein will encourage you to get more involved in your community. This blog will also feature other topics and subjects beyond Atlantic City. I hope that you will come to love Atlantic City as much, or more than I do.
Jesse O. Kurtz has written 280 posts for JesseOKurtz.com

13 Steps for Atlantic City in 2013

2013 needs to be a big year for Atlantic City to reverse our collective fortunes. What could be done to turn things around locally? Here are 13 steps to start. Please check them out and leave a comment with your thoughts. Continue reading


Why does Congress not explore selling the Post Office to someone who can run it more profitably and efficiently?

Win FREE Tickets to Metallica’s Orion Festival at Bader Field

The much-anticipated Orion Festival is right around the corner.   You can win tickets and stage access.   All you need is a Twitter account and some creativity. From the Orion Festival web-site – All you have to do is 1) Follow Orion Music + More on Twitter. 2) Tweet, in 140 characters or less, which band … Continue reading

What is the Story Behind These New Billboards?

Recently, two new red billboards with non-commercial statements have appeared on the way into Atlantic City. The messages appear to refer to Atlantic City’s resilience.   Is this an opening salvo from the AC Alliance?   Who is the anonymous patron?   Do you know who is behind this?   Leave your comments below.

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If even a small portion of the proposed Tourism District Master Plan comes to fruition, the results will be remarkable. Susan Thompson has a great demeanor and exercises much patience during CRDA’s public forums.   She has a talent for fielding input from the community.

Poetic Refelection on Japanese Tragedy

Below the loud hub-bub of angles that can be taken on the Japanese tragedy is a beautiful poetic reflection from Jenn in Japan, who is an American staying in Japan and reflecting on the situation in a lyric fashion.   Please enjoy the following poem composed by Jenn in Japan: 日本のために For Japan In this far, far … Continue reading

Reform the Veterans Administration Health Care System

The VA is in better shape in some areas more than others.   For the veterans in certain areas, they receive good care.   But for those in other areas – like South Jersey – veterans have to endure long bus rides to receive care that they need.   This is completely wrong.   A pilot program proposal was put … Continue reading

Move Over Ambulance Chasing … Enter Stage Left the Witchhunt for Priests

I received the following from the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.   It is very important to consider the following perspective along with everything else that has been said concerning the priest scandal: JEFFREY ANDERSON’S VENDETTA The following is the text of our ad that appears today in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:   Anyone who thinks Jeffrey Anderson … Continue reading

Social Security: The Third Rail

It is time to address one of the gigantic areas of financial “entitlement” which is sinking the American ship of state: Social Security.   There are dueling plans by the Democrat and Republican congressional caucuses to cut government spending, both of which have failed in the Senate and both of which address no more than 2% … Continue reading

Alex Marino Announces Candidacy for Atlantic County Freeholder At-Large

Linwood City Councilman and Director of Operations for Stockton College’s Carnegie Library Center Alex Marino announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Atlantic County Freeholder today. There are two seats that are up for grabs in November 2011’s election.   Those 2 seats are held by Democrats Alisa Cooper and Jim Schroeder.  Mr. Marino’s announcement comes on the same day … Continue reading