From the Wall Street Journal: “Cash-strapped Atlantic City will shut down all nonessential services starting April 8 unless it receives a financial bailout from New Jersey, the mayor said Monday.”
Atlantic City is the place to go for your vacation;
for peace and quiet, solitude, it is the right location.
No officious city clerks, no traffic tickets given;
no lifeguards on the fabled beach — no fire engines driven.
The place is so deserted and in isolation now
that you can hear a mobster drop (or shoot a sacred cow).
A cemetery has more action than the Boardwalk here,
while politicians treat the place like any buccaneer.