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Building a Beach-Side BUZZ; Ventnor Tourism and Marketing

After years of limited marketing and promotion of Ventnor City, it looks like tourism efforts are springing back to life….and not a moment too soon. As Summer 2015 quickly approaches, the newly announced volunteer organization called ‘Downtown Ventnor’ plans to spruce up the visual appeal of Ventnor city-scapes & signage.

Letter: Why Hide The Ocean With a Dune?

Letter to the editor: Margate has, for now at least, fended off the duneboggle. Atlantic City should follow its lead and remove, or at least dramatically lower, its dunes. A city that was built specifically to take advantage of the ocean now cannot even see it. No seaside community anywhere in the

Spotlight on Downbeach Deli in Margate

Delectable and Delicious – Your Favorite Kosher and Non-Kosher Deli Downbeach Deli is one of Absecon Island’s favorite delis. Located on Essex Avenue, they’re open seven days a week from 8a to 7:30p…..and til 8p on Friday and Saturday. Fresh and flavorful deli favorites for over 30 years. Fresh rotisserie

See Pics > Press Conference. Anti-Dune Margate Flanked by Pro-Dune Ventnor & Longport

SEE DUNES PRESS CONFERENCE PICS >> Ventnor Mayor Bagnell and Longport Mayor Russo held a cold & damp press conference this morning on the boardwalk at Oxford Ave. This particular location was picked due to it’s historic significance: it was destroyed in the storm of 1944. Photos of that period were

Ventnor To Get Big Tax Hike, Higher Salary Range for Employees

Own a property in Ventnor? Get ready to dig deeper into your pocket as a substantial tax increase is coming your way. A new, proposed $30 million municipal budget includes a 7.7 cent tax rate increase. That’s a 8.5% tax hike. The average Ventnor homeowner would need to pay an

Irreparable Harm From Margate Dunes for Summer Business? PODCAST.

PODCAST: Should Margate ask the State to delay dune building til after the Summer? That’s what many at the recent Margate Commissioners meeting wanted to know. LISTEN > Can we petition the State….without legal fees…to push the work back til after Labor Day? Otherwise, it will hurt real estate, restaurants,

Ventnor Dredging, Dune Building & Beach Work Starts August 11

Here’s the schedule for Summer 2017 beach replenishment and dune building in Ventnor. Major work will be in effect from Richards Ave to Fredericksburg Ave. This section of beachfront is closest to Margate. It’s also the only part of the Ventnor boardwalk with un-obstructed views of the beach & water.

Atlantic City Electric Giving Away Free Trees

Atlantic City Electric (ACE) is providing 1,150 free trees to its residential customers through the Energy-Saving Trees program, which helps customer’s conserve energy and reduce household energy bills through strategic tree planting. One gallon 4ft potted tree will be delivered directly to customers while supplies last Welcome to Energy-Saving Trees, a

South Jersey Fishing Update. Flounder Size & Limit Under Attack.

Each year it gets worse for recreational fishermen along the South Jersey shore. Looks like flounder fishing is once again under attack by over zealous regulators. Now they want a bare minimum size of a flounder to be 19 inches long. Last year it was a virtually impossible 18 inches.

Ventnor Tennis Help Needed. Green Team Too.

  Ventnor City Recreation Department Seeking Tennis Supervisor and Tennis Court Attendant Seeking to fill positions for a Tennis Supervisor and a Tennis Court Attendant. See job descriptions below: Tennis Court Attendant Job Description Tennis Supervisor Job Description Please submit a cover letter and resume to City Administrator Maria Mento

Dreading Summer Dredging. Dune Building for Absecon Island to Begin.

Get ready. Here come the Atlantic City & Downbeach dune dredges. Just in time for Summer 2017. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is gearing up their dune, dredge and beach replenishment effort, aka: the Absecon Island Coastal Storm Reduction Project. Close to 4 million cubic yards of sand, silt

Ventnor Farmers Market, Fridays 8:30-noon, Starting May 26

The Ventnor Farmers Market is back again for the Summer of 2017.  It will take place at the Holy Trinity Parish parking lot. Ventnor Farmers Market will run every Friday from 8:30-noon…May 26 thru Sept 1. All vendors will be required to show proof of insurance, complete a use of

Correction: Campus is Stockton SAFE, Not SANCTUARY

Stockton University, soon to be a bigger part of Atlantic City, is NOT a ‘Sanctuary Campus’. Acknowledging recent protests and a resolution by the student senate…Stockton is now SAFE. FULL STORY on  

Atlantic City Mayor Being Held to 13.5% County Tax Agreement

Atlantic County Exec Denny Levinson wants what Mayor Guardian agreed to. Twenty two local mayors, and NJ Gov. Christie are on Denny’s side. Levinson warned in a letter to county mayors….. “As you are well-aware, the money received from the PILOT is to be used for tax relief for the

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