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South Jersey Fishing Regulations Harmful to Recreational Anglers

New Jersey commercial fishing is effectively regulated. Recreational fishing is not. ‘Too heavy handed’, say local anglers and party boat captains. Rules that make no sense are destroying the recreational fishing industry in New Jersey. Listen to Bill Shillingford, aka Bucktail Willie, on a recent SHEP ON FISHING show on WOND 1400am radio > South …

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Former Ventnor Mayor Appointed County Shared Services Coordinator.

Former Ventnor Mayor Tim Kreischer will take the place of Frank Formica as the new shared services coordinator for Atlantic County. Former Atlantic County Commissioner Formica held the position for 3 months before resigning for reasons unknown. Kreischer, who served as Ventnor Mayor for 12 years, has experience in shared service contracts, working with Margate, …

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Margate Homeowners Association to Hold Wind Turbine Webinar

Want to learn more about the pros and cons of offshore wind turbines? Join the Margate Homeowners Association on Saturday April 24 at 10:30a. The MHA will be hosting an online Zoom meeting featuring ORSTED, the company looking to install windfarms off the coast of South Jersey. The Coalition of Absecon Island Communities will also …

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Downbeach Traffic Wars; Longport Residents vs Margate Motorists.

Some Longport residents want a Do Not Enter sign at the Margate border on Amherst Ave. Others want a summer-only barricade to keep Margate vehicles from driving thru Longport. At issue, how much negative impact will there be when Margate’s Amherst Ave becomes a one-way street headed toward Longport? LISTEN TO AUDIO. Concerned residents gathered …

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Downbeach Business Buzz

Former Sun Bank on the corner of Atlantic and Surrey in Ventnor has finally been torn down. Except for their safe. For now. Italian eatery Tutto Fresco in Ventnor is no more. Property being converted into office space, as neighboring Hansen Foundation expands. Who will take over the retail space once occupied by Paper Chase, …

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Longport Preps for Margate’s Amherst Ave Traffic Switch

Longport residents will discuss Margate’s plan to change Amherst Ave traffic patterns. Will a vehicular flow change affect neighboring Longport in anyway? Two-way traffic will soon become one-way, with all vehicles headed toward the Longport border. One-way toward Longport, from Washington to Coolidge Ave. Longport Commissioners special meeting: Monday, March 29 at 6p. Traffic changes …

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Margate Teen Connects With Seashore Gardens Resident

This heartwarming story features 17-year-old David Lilienfeld from Margate. In the midst of the pandemic, a group of Jewish teens is forging important connections with seniors four or five times their age. ‘Better Together’ is a program of the Board of Jewish Education of Atlantic & Cape May Counties. It connects Seashore Gardens residents with …

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Le Tour de Downbeach Bike Ride Scheduled for June 6 , 2021.

Throngs of yellow-shirted bike riders are ready to roll thru the towns of Ventnor, Margate and Longport. Le Tour de Downbeach will be held on June 6, 2021 The annual ride starts from the Boardwalk, right behind the Ventnor Library. The first 200 riders will receive a Le Tour de Downbeach commemorative T-shirt. A great …

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NJ Gov Murphy; His Regrettable Decision to Put Covid Patients Back into Nursing Homes

New Jersey leads the nation in COVID-19 deaths per capita. It also leads the world. If New Jersey were a country, its death rate of 249 deaths per 100,000 residents would rank it ahead of every nation on Earth. Paul Mulshine, a Star-Ledger columnist shared those ugly facts in a recent story. In late March 2020, …

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Advena Picked to Represent Ventnor on Chaotic Atlantic City School Board. Student Sex Abuse Investigation?

Ventnor parents are asking: where’s the investigation of child sex abuse within the Atlantic City school district? That’s just one of the priorities for Michael Advena, the latest AC school board member to represent Ventnor, a ‘sending district‘ to Atlantic City High School. Atlantic City substitute teacher, Kayan Frazier, a relative of ACHS principal LaQuetta …

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Ocean City Mayor & Amusement Park Facing Foreclosure, $8 Million in Debt.

Iconic Gillian’s Wonderland Pier on the Ocean City Boardwalk is facing foreclosure. A judge has been ordered the property to be put up for Sheriff’s auction. Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian and his wife own Gillian’s Wonderland Amusement Pier on the Ocean City Boardwalk. The couple has been foreclosed on for defaulting on 3 past …

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Thierman Shares Basics of Estate and Nursing Home Law

Attorney David R. Thierman readily admits that estate and nursing home law is far from exciting. That’s an understatement. Who looks forward to chatting over dinner about end of life issues? Not many. Nonetheless, Thierman is devoted to his craft. Making uncomfortable topics, listenable. Understandable. Interesting. Sometimes funny. Sometime sobering and sad. The Somers Point …

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The Risk and Reward of Electric Bikes, Skateboards and Scooters.

Environmentally friendly transportation in the Downbeach towns of Ventnor, Margate and Longport. Bikes, skate boards and scooters certainly help reduce carbon emissions, traffic jams and parking issues. But do these fast growing mobility machines pose a safety risk to pedestrians, small children and those riding these wheeled platforms? The research says yes. Heavy, silent and …

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