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Longport Finally Decides to Post Audio From Commissioner Meetings

After years of residential pestering, elected Longport officials have finally decided to post audio from their commissioner meetings. Anyone can now listen on demand from their computer, smart phone or most any other web-connected device. Next step: make these audio recordings more clear. More listenable. While somewhat audible, much of the recorded conversation is difficult …

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Rebuilding Margate’s Boardwalk. Good For Downbeach Property Values?

BUILDING BOOM! says Glenn Klotz of the Margate Boardwalk Committee, the crew spearheading efforts to rebuild Margate’s beloved boardwalk. Witness the picture above. Just one of many multi-million dollar homes presently under construction along the Ventnor Boardwalk. Klotz: one of the most galling LIES spewed by those opposing a rebuild of Margate’s Boardwalk: how property …

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Atlantic City & Downbeach 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Annual Atlantic City 9/11 Ceremony The 911 Memorial event is held every September 11 at 10 AM. The location: site of the Saracini-O’Neill Atlantic City 9/11 Memorial. Jackson Ave and the Boardwalk, on the border of Atlantic City and Ventnor. Rain or shine. The ceremony area is wheel chair accessible. Patriotism is symbolized by flying …

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Still Plenty of Fun & Warm Weather Along the Jersey Shore

Summer 2019 may be over, but the fun and warm weather continues along the shore. Saturday, Sept. 7, 5 p.m. – Hard Rock Casino presents the “Celebrate America Parade”. Former Miss America Suzette Charles is grand marshal. Atlantic City Boardwalk. Saturday, Sept. 7, 8 p.m. – Lima Bean Riot live on stage, in front of …

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Offshore NJ WindFarms: Greater Fishing Danger & Taxpayer Expense?

Commercial fishermen have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. They fear offshore wind farms will make things worse. New England anglers have been fighting against offshore wind farms for years. New Jersey Wind Farm opposition just getting started. Orsted is a power company based in Fredericia, Denmark. They want to erect a …

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2019 Atlantic City Airshow Schedule, Info & Restrictions

It’s the 17th Annual Thunder Over The Boardwalk, this year featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights, and the Royal Air Force Red Arrows. Wednesday, Aug. 21. The Atlantic City Air Show can be viewed for free from the beaches and boardwalks of Atlantic City and Ventnor, starting at 11:30a and going …

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NJ Teacher Salaries are Highest in Margate, Ventnor, Brigantine & Ocean City.

Jersey shore towns like Margate, Ventnor & Brigantine already have some of the highest teacher salaries in the state. Nonetheless, all three feature even higher teacher salaries for 2019, even as student enrollment declines. The Margate School District, with it’s two half-empty schools, has the 4th highest, median teacher salaries in the State of New …

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Fed Taps Brakes on Wind Farms off Atlantic Coast

The European companies hoping to grow a forest of wind mills off the Jersey shore, got some bad news this week. Plans for the Nation’s first major offshore wind farm have been delayed. The wind projects will now need additional environmental impact studies. The project would be the first of many wind farms getting ready …

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Pondering Downbeach Dual Agency Real Estate Issues.

Dual agency. This is where the same real estate agent/brokerage, represents both the buyer and seller, in the same real estate transaction. Huh? Dual Agency is legal in many states, like new Jersey. Is it good or bad? And just what the heck is it ? Single-Agent Dual Agency: agent represents both a buyer and…

Some Ventnor Beaches Feature More Dune Than Beach.

Ready for some tight squeezes on the beaches of Ventnor and Margate? Extra-high tides have been sucking up all the sandy real estate. Infringing upon human sun-seekers. Normally, this wouldn’t be such big deal. But with 60%+ of beach already taken up by dunes and dead zones, Downbeach sun worshipers are left with barely a …

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Murphy Signs Law Protecting Shore Homeowners from Rental Tax

Private homeowners – particularly at the Jersey Shore – will not be subject to a 2018 law that placed extra taxes on short term rentals…. was signed into law today by Governor Phil Murphy. In an effort to level the playing field between hotels, motels and transient accommodations like Airbnb, a 2018 law expanded the …

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Risk & Reward of Offshore Jersey Wind Turbines

‘If we install wind turbines off the Jersey shore, we can kiss flounder fishing goodbye’. That’s what veteran anglers are saying about the threat of 500 wind mills, being installed about 5 miles off the South Jersey coast. Flatfish like flounder, avoid electromagnetic currents… created by offshore Wind farms. European companies are getting these US …

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Healthy Hippo Brings Bowls & Smoothies to Ventnor

There’s a brand new BOWL AND SMOOTHIE CAFE in Ventnor, just steps from the beach and boardwalk. The Healthy Hippo is now open daily from 10a-6p at 5209 Atlantic Ave in Ventnor. Recent comments: Love their smoothies! They can do it with almond, coconut and regular milk. Açaí bowls look very yummy. I absolutely recommended …

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Ventnor Police DWI Check Points

Ventnor Police To Use D.W.I. Checkpoints

The Ventnor City Police Department has announced its plan to use D.W.I. checkpoints in an effort to prevent motorists from driving while intoxicated. The checkpoint will be funded by DDEF money (Drunk Driving Enforcement Funds), which is money collected by the Municipal Court, as added costs, in addition to fines levied against persons found guilty …

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