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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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Longport Doctor Honored as Physician of the Year.

Shore Medical Center is proud to announce that Dr. Christopher Lucasti of Longport has been chosen as the Physician of the Year for 2020. A member of the Shore Medical staff since 1991, Dr. Lucasti is the vice-president of the medical staff and a member of the Medical Executive Committee. He is the Infectious Disease …

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Congressional Candidate Kennedy Announces Support for Defunding of Police

Watch Video During a recent interview, Democrat candidate for Congress, Amy Kennedy, endorsed the defunding of police. Watch video. Kennedy is looking to unseat incumbent Republican Jeff Van Drew in the upcoming November election. There’s a lot of merit to what we’re hearing around the country when we talk about how we should be reallocating …

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Volunteer Opportunities at Jewish Family Services.

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS), rely on the kindness of volunteers to assist with agency programs. Since mid-March, JFS has seen the need for assistance significantly grow and we’ve been fortunate to have an array of volunteers spend more than 1,600 hours helping with our nutritional programs alone – Food …

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How To Avoid Top 5 Downbeach Real Estate Traps

Watch video from Tony Moon, The Real Estate Heretic. Buying a Jersey Shore home. The dream of many. You saved for the day when you’ll start your search for that 2nd home you’ll live in full time… or maybe just during the summer. Buying a vacation home in Ventnor, Margate or Longport. Could be an …

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Ventnor, Margate & Longport Guarded Beach Info, Sept 2020

Some beaches of Margate, Ventnor and Longport will stay open and guarded through September. Please remember to only swim in front of a lifeguard protected beach. Ventnor Guarded Beaches The following Ventnor beaches will be guarded from 10a to 6p every day now through September 20, as well as Saturday and Sunday, September 26 & …

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Downbeach and Atlantic City Dredging and Beach Work Starting Fall 2020

The beaches of Margate, Longport, Ventnor and Atlantic City will soon get another face-lift. Scheduled for every 3-4 years, it’s time for another round of dredging and beach replenishment along Absecon Island. Absecon Island beach work could include: Widening of beaches Dune maintenance Work on beach access paths / crossovers Repair sand fencing Dune grass …

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Longport Questions Atlantic County Sheriff’s RING Video Doorbell Program

Longport Police Chief, Frank Culmone, shared a letter with the community on Aug 10th. Chief Culmone not happy with the Atlantic County Sheriff’s RING video doorbell program. The letter is as follows. Dear Residents of Longport, This morning I was informed of an initiative launched by the Atlantic County Sheriff, Eric Scheffler in conjunction with, …

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Longport Mayor Asks Congressman Van Drew for Help With Worsening Postal Service

Longport Mayor, Nick Russo, growing concerned about shaky postal service for residents of this part of Downbeach. Russo reached out to NJ Congressman, Jeff Van Drew for help. Dear Congressman VanDrew: As you are probably aware, Longport is one of New Jerseys’ small, pristine, communities with a relatively small full-time population that increases exponentially during …

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Mr’s B’s Boutique in Ventnor; Smart Use of Zoom Video Conferencing

It’s time for those bitter sweet, ‘end of summer’ sales. Small, Downbeach business shops like Mr’s. B’s Boutique in Ventnor are ready. Some local businesses are even moving a portion of their sales process… online. Shop owner, Sonny Bucceroni, the ‘B’ of Mr’s B’s Boutique, now using ZOOM online meetings to show off her new merchandise. …

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Airbnb Party Houses Shut Down in Atlantic City, Brigantine and Ventnor.

Short-term rental properties in Atlantic City, Brigantine and Ventnor were recently targeted for shut-down due to multiple ‘party house’ complaints. Two dozen other NJ towns were also affected. Airbnb blocked 35 NJ listings after getting complaints about house parties that may have violated NJ state health guidelines. Hundreds of people crammed into a house where …

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Senator Gormley & Friends Supporting Jewish Family Services

Former New Jersey Senator William Gormley and his family along with Atlantic City Attorney Lee Levine and his family presented a generous donation of $10,000 to Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties. In addition, the Gormley and Levine families gathered their kids and grandkids to give their time to deliver bags of …

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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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