We have resisted blogging about Gloucester for a couple of reasons. First, Gloucester was previously covered by an actual newspaper, the Gloucester Daily Times [paywall. Seriously!] Sadly, the GDT has suffered in quality of late. Oh, let’s not sugar coat it, they are awful. Like ‘painful groin rash’ wretched. In our opinion Gloucester essentially has no functioning newspaper now, and certainly not one with a useful online presence. This means a lot of Gloucester viewpoints are not being heard.
Cape Ann Online has great discussions along with a bunch of trolling. It’s a great forum for short-form stuff. But it’s forum-style.
Of course Joey Ciaramitaro runs a pretty boss blog Good Morning Gloucester. He covers events, food, art, the highly clickworthy winter bikini volleyball beat and now even weather and waterfront. The man has heat, but he’s crystal clear about one thing: He does not want to cover anything that could remotely be considered “political”. This is his right and his is blog is just that. It’s great the way it is and he wants to keep it that way.
We ourselves would rather blog about bikes or hipsters or androids, but for some reason people keep frigging insisting we discuss local politics with them. This is how bad it’s gotten, folks are so desperate for factual information about things like the Fuller School that in the fall we had to take time off of being funny on Facebook to send around the actual architects’ report that The Times never got around to summarizing or even like, reading, apparently. We did not like this. Not at all.
So desperate times call for desperate means and thus you all are now are so information deprived you’ll turn to a news source that isn’t afraid to use the term ‘fucktacular’ to describe a particularly good sandwich. So in between some good-ole-fashioned tomfooolery, we’re going to talk about actual issues from our perspective.
Hey, you asked for it.
We’re going to try and cover some of the stuff that’s being ignored and report on the Gloucester we see in all its glory and its idiocy. We’re going to try, in our own style, to summarize a few of the issues. We’re going to give our take to the best of our ability and also hit the fun and wacky side of Gloucester as well. We’re not journalists, we’re bloggers, whatever that means.
Drink up, people. It’s going to be a fun ride.
my name is Andrew Weiner. I was born and raised in Gloucester. I am just starting (1 chapter done) a book called “The Bounty of the sea and her dangers” which is gonna be loosely based on real life events, albeit fiction. I have several local contributors already, including;
Pamela Dalzell – Gloucester MA
Joe Moceri (Joe Moe) Guilford NH
Kory Curcuru – Gloucester MA (Author of the critically acclaimed “St. Peters Fiasco”
Carlo Lovasco – Clearwater FL
Larry Marcantonio – Tarpon Springs FL
I am wondering if you might put a link to it on Good Morning Gloucester. It is http://www.facebook.com/bountyofthesea
Also, if you want to be listed as a contributor, please feel free to read the posts and add.
Thanks either way for reading this.
Hey Andrew! Sounds cool. This is ‘The Clam’. Not GMG. I’m sure Joey will showcase your blog because it sounds awesome! We’re more a satire and issues blog. Joe is on vacation this week, I think, you might have the most luck if you try him next week.
Good luck w your project!
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I am now caught up on this blog for the most part, started with the most current and went to the oldest, but even then loved every bit of it, really great job, thanks so much for all you both contribute!! Tiny nitpicky comment, you posted on 5/28 that the blog was only 6 days old, this gave me the hope and stamina to get caught up in one sitting, lo and behold, here we are at 5/7. The good news is that I’m not sorry that I missed dinner and have been on the laptop for two hours when I should be doing other things around the house, I really love the blog. Just sayin’…
aww, thanks! it means a lot to know people like it. we’ve been “live” for 6 days, but had some posts up before that to gauge what worked and what didn’t! share us with your friends!
That makes total sense, thanks!! Will do, already shared with a bunch of people including my FB friends and emailed my dad and some cousins. Seriously you guys are totally awesome!!