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Atlantic County Hammered for Weak COVID-19 Leadership

There’s a COVID-19 leadership vacuum in Atlantic County. That includes the Atlantic City region as well. So says WPG Radio host Harry Hurley. We agree. So do many others. This deadly fact is especially worrisome as Coronavirus cases start to rise here in South Jersey and the Atlantic City region. Atlantic County Executive, Denny Levinson, is …

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Atlantic County Freeholders Slow To Move On COVID-19 Test Sites

When will Atlantic County get Covid-19 testing sites? What’s the hold up? County leadership lead by Mr. Denny Levinson and Mr. Frank Formica have been unable to provide an acceptable answer to that life or death question. #FreeholderFail? Listen: WPG Radio Host Hurley Begs Atlantic County to Build COVID-19 Testing Sites Coronavirus / Covid-19 testing …

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How Casel’s Market Safely Stocks Shelves During Corona Crisis

Casel’s Market in Margate working overtime to keep staff and customers safe from issues related to COVID-19 issue. Even in this time of uncertainty, Casel’s food items are flowing and shelves are being regularly re-stocked. Sure, you’ll see a few empty shelves here and there. Not to worry. They usually get re-stocked within a day …

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Should Longport Repair or Rebuild Historic Borough Hall?

Longport taxpayers now debating the question of whether to repair, or totally rebuild, historic Borough Hall. Mold and a leaky roof are forcing Longport taxpayers to deal with some tough questions. With less than 400 full-time residents, does it make sense to invest millions in a building that serves so few? Maybe it’s time to …

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Should Longport Repair or Rebuild Borough Hall?

Longport resident feedback will help determine whether Borough Hall is repaired or replaced with a new building. The Longport Board of Commissioners is looking for a small group of volunteers to help decide the future of Longport’s Borough Hall. During summer 2019, mold was discovered in the court room/ commission chambers as well as the …

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Longport Considers Rebuilding Historic Borough Hall

Longport Commissioner Leeds suggested that the governing body and municipal staff should start thinking about the future of 2305 Atlantic Ave. Should Longport Borough Hall be demolished and built new or repaired? Residents are concerned with the amount of money being spent on repairs at Borough Hall. Engineer Carter noted that in 2010 he provided …

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Ventnor Forced To Buy Property in Order to Block Un-Welcome Operation

At the Dec. 12, Ventnor Commission Meeting, officials hosted a public hearing over the semi-secretive purchase of 6510-12 Ventnor Ave. The mixed-use, business district building was gutted by fire this past July 2019. The charred remains quickly hauled away. Exact cause of fire not yet shared with public. At issue: an ‘anonymous’ buyer wants to …

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Community Menorah Lighting & Great Gelt Drop

The Annual Community Menorah Lighting & Great Gelt Drop will be held onSunday, December 22nd 2019 at 4:30pm @The Chai Center Chabad at the Shore and the City of Ventnor will hold a community-wide Chanukah celebration. This year, we’re bringing the ancient custom of giving Chanukah Gelt/coins to a whole new level. Firefighters from the …

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North Beach Ventnor Parking Nightmare when Movie Theater Opens in 2020

The North Beach residents of Ventnor fear parking issues will only get worse in early 2020. That’s when the long-awaited movie theater re-opens. Could be a real nightmare, according to those who will no doubt be affected. Theater not required to have plenty of parking on premises. Parking always tight during the summer. Ventnor population …

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Ventnor’s Mike Shepherd Fighting for Local Fishermen.

The more we screw with our coastal environment, the greater chance of hurting the fragile fishing and undersea world of South Jersey. Nobody knows this better than Ventnor’s Mike Shepherd. Saturday mornings at 7a on WOND Radio, ‘Shep on Fishing’ covers the latest in fishing news. The good, bad & ugly. Nonsensical fishing regulations Reduced …

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