Month: October 2017

Longport Beaches Filled with Dredge Pipes and Army Corp Contractors

Longport beaches are now filled with pipes, bulldozers and diesel tanks. Dredging and beachfill operations have begun on the beaches of 30th St, Manor Ave, Pelham Ave, 29th, 28th and 27th. The Army Corp of Engineers plan to dredge and vacuum sand from the ocean floor, just off of 29th Street. The ‘slurry’ will be …

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Political Figures Point Finger At Margate Dune And Beach Project

Politicians are seeing value in using the Margate dune-boggle as an effective hammer against their opponents. Wasteful spending, insider deals, using fear to push pork-barrel projects: The Absecon Island Shore Protection Project. Politicians running for office, as well as former political figures, are pointing fingers at those who supported the controversial Margate dune and beach …

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Longport Beaches Ready for Pipes, Bulldozers, Dunes and Disruption.

Longport cautiously watching how the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and the NJ DEP will execute dune & beach widening work over the next few months. The first dredge pipe recently landed in Longport between 29th Ave and Pelham ave. Contractors from  Weeks Marine will work 24 hours a day, seven days a week to …

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Two Forgotten Questions on Nov. 7. Devils & Details

We in New Jersey have important elections on Tuesday, November 7. We choose a new Governor, and a State Senator and both State Assembly Members in each of our 40 state legislative districts. We elect several new freeholders in each of our 21 counties. We choose mayors, council members, township committee members, and school board …

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Ventnor Proposes Small Tax Hike to Upgrade City Infrastructure and Equipment

The Ventnor City commissioners look to spend $20.7 million for capital improvements and other city improvements. Ventnor will borrow the money with an estimated, small tax increase. Some projects and their estimated costs: $450,000 to rehabilitate Ventnor Pier $676,400 for library, lifeguard stations and tennis courts upgrades $139,600 for public safety, lifeguard boats, parking meters, …

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Margate Surrenders, Accepts Another Disruptive Beach Project For 2018

Listen to Margate Commissioners getting boxed into a corner, forced to sign a deal with the devil. A beach & outfall drainage project that was never needed. An extended dune-boggle that will likely disrupt a portion of Summer 2018. Fixing Margate beach drainage problems that never existed before the July 2017 Army Corp invasion. Mr. …

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Margate’s Blumberg Warned of Dune Downsides and ‘Government Knows Best’

Back in 2015, Margate Commissioner Maury Blumberg officially warned everyone via a newspaper editorial, that erecting 13 ft sand dunes along our beaches was wrong, and ultimately harmful for Margate. It’s worth a read again, as Margate faces another jam-down of ‘government knows best’. A massive outfall drainage project is planned for our Margate beaches …

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