Category: Job creation in GB

Want/Need

By Mickey Friedman December 3, 2015 “Want” and “need” often get confused. Webster defines “want” as “to desire or wish for (something)” and “to need (something)” or “to be without (something needed.)” But for me there is an important difference,…

A Singular Ray of Light

December 3, 2014 By Mickey Friedman I drove with Jurek Zamoyski and Mel Greenberg to pick up and deliver food for Great Barrington’s four food pantries. There’s a pantry at the Calvary Christian Chapel on Route 41, one at the…

The G Word

By Mickey Friedman July 4, 2014 I got my first real job at twelve. I had tried shining shoes outside the Jerome Avenue subway station, and sold my share of Kool-Aid but wasn’t very good at either. So, after school,…

Falafels R Us

By David Scribner December 16, 2013 Last month, I went to Israel on what I thought was a two-week leave of absence from The Berkshire Record. I was with Americans for Peace Now, and we were learning about the potential…

More Than Enough

October 14, 2013 By Mickey Friedman In The Best Small Town in America, it seems we never have enough. Year after year, we say goodbye to the old, then spend ever-larger amounts to build the new. This has happened many…

Jobs, Not Debt

September 1, 2013 By Mickey Friedman For the past two Sunday mornings, I’ve gotten to Fuel several minutes before seven. When I’ve seen men from the Department of Public Works emptying the trash cans on Main Street. They’re working hard…