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Downbeach Foodie Welcomes Pulia to Ventnor’s Restaurant Row

Authentic Italian restaurant Pulia adds to variety along Ventnor’s restaurant row. Now open for outdoor dining and take-out. Pulia. 5210 Atlantic Ave, Ventnor, NJ. Pulia was founded in 2012 with the mission of bringing the Apulian culinary traditions to the world. Authentic European flavor. Pulia: a culinary trip to Southern Italy. Co-owner Gennaro Comella is …

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Keeping Close Eye on Downbeach 2nd Homeowner Properties

Like most Jersey shore towns, Downbeach 2nd homeowners make up the growing majority. Approx 75% of residential properties in Ventnor, Margate & Longport are owned by those with a primary residence, elsewhere. How do seasonal residents keep an eye on their property during the off-season? Many consider so-called ‘home-watch’ services. Home watch is not a …

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Turtle Crossing Season along Downbeach Express on Margate Causeway.

Turtle crossing alert. The Margate causeway once again seeing major terrapin activity, sometimes referred to as a ‘surge’. This is where females turtles (terrapins) make their way onto land to nest. In 2019, the number of turtle fatalities was up from 69 to 83 total terrapin fatalities along the causeway. This could be due to …

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Downbeach Restaurants Open for Outdoor Dining & Drinking

A bitter sweet re-opening day for Downbeach eateries. After a brutal 3 month lock-down, Margate and Ventnor restaurants finally permitted to offer outdoor dining effective Monday June 15. NJ Gov., Phil Murphy still holding firm on the inside dining ban… for now. Downbeach restaurants are ready and rarin’ to go. Here’s a few examples: Sofia …

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What’s Open & Closed in Margate, Ventnor & Longport

After a 3-month lockdown, the Downbeach towns of Ventnor, Margate and Longport are slowly coming back. Not fast enough for most, though. This comes amid NJ Governor Murphy facing intense criticism for joining large groups of protesters recently. At the same time, Gov. Murphy accused of ignoring struggling small business and those they employ. Murphy: …

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Low On Funds, Small Business Owners Defy Questionable NJ Governor Orders

After 3 months of lock-down, another local business forced to defy Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order. With virtually zero cash flow, what can a struggling small business operator do? Local gyms and restaurants have already tried. Most recently, the owners of Tilton Square movie theater tried to safely operate their movie business on June 5. …

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Downbeach Restaurants Prep for Dining Outside Starting June 15

At long last, we can soon sit down and to enjoy a meal at our favorite Ventnor & Margate eateries. We’ll be dining outdoors, but hey, we’ll take it. NJ Gov. Phil Murphy, who prefers a controversial, one-size-fits all approach for the Garden State, has issued protocols for food and beverage dining in outdoor areas. …

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Atlantic County Exec Levinson: Re-open Small Business Now.

Atlantic County Executive Denny Levinson just sent a second letter to NJ Gov. Phil Murphy, urging him to open NJ for business. Now. Not sometime in the future. Levinson’s first letter to Trenton was sent on May 18. Seemingly ignored. Please, let’s open retail business in New Jersey. Be safe & smart about it. At …

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Ventnor Professor Busler : Open South Jersey Economy by May 15.

When should we emerge from this COVID-19 shutdown? ‘A May 15 re-opening for South Jersey business seems to be a reasonable compromise’, says Michael Busler, a resident of Ventnor. Busler is a professor of finance at Stockton University. Busler was featured in a recent Press of Atlantic City editorial. Busler: By May 15, more testing …

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South Jersey Offshore Wind Project Could Lose Funding Due to COVID-19 & Planet Of Humans Movie.

‘If Orsted wants to build a giant wind farm off Atlantic City and the South Jersey coast, let them spend their own money. Not mine’. So says a group of Downbeach residents watching financial incentives being handed out to wind energy companies like ORSTED. The Atlantic City region did breathe a sigh of relief. The …

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