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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 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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Mazzeo & Armato Bill Protects Shore Homeowners from Short Term Rental Tax

A measure to ensure private homeowners – particularly at the Jersey Shore – will not be subject to a 2018 law that extended New Jersey’s sales and occupancy tax to short term rentals received final legislative approval on Thursday, passing the full Assembly 74-0. The bill now goes to the Governor’s desk. In an effort …

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Pros and Cons of Offshore Wind Farms Along The Jersey Coast

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Offshore Wind Farms. By Jack Dreyer. Submitted as coursework for PH240, Stanford University, Fall 2017 What is an Offshore Wind Farm? Offshore wind farms are large quantities of wind turbines that are cited offshore, as seen in Fig. 1. The only difference between offshore wind farms and “regular” wind turbines …

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2019 Margate, Ventnor & Longport Beachtag Info

Beachtag info for the Downbeach towns of Ventnor, Margate and Longport. Get ready for Summer 2019. Note: There is a limited number of guarded Downbeach beaches starting Memorial Day weekend. All beaches will be guarded starting July 4th weekend. Remember: Swim only where lifeguards are present. Longport Beach Info Purchase Longport beach badges: 9a. to …

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NJ Transit Atlantic City Rail Line Returns May 12. Limited Service and No Late Night Runs.

After 8 agonizing months, NJ Transit will restart the AC-Philly line on May 12. Limited runs and no more late nights. The new schedule will have only 12 trips per day. There is a NEW early-morning train to Philadelphia when the line re-opens. But we’ll lose a few late-night trains. The latest AC to Philly …

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Ventnor Welcomes LET’S FACE IT Botox And More

LET’S FACE IT, dedicated to helping others put their “best face forward”. Their master injectors have over 20 years of combined experience with facial aesthetics. Dr. Ave Maria Guerrieri, DNP and Dr. Evamarie Guerrieri, DO are board certified licensed medical practitioners. Both have spent their careers practicing medicine in the emergency department. This experience taught …

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Margate, Ventnor & Brigantine Face Merger or Elimination of School District

New Jersey towns including Margate, Ventnor and Brigantine are facing potential school district merger or elimination. The chickens have come home to roost, and NJ State Senator Steve Sweeney is leading the charge. NJ State Senator Sweeney’s Path to Progress plan. It’s a doozy. Much needed tough love. Sweeney: “The goal is to eliminate the …

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New Jersey Supports Risky Wind Turbines, Ignores Nuclear Power Benefits

Will New Jersey consider supporting all forms of clean, efficient and safe power…like nuclear? Or will the Garden State bet big with taxpayer dollars on the still risky solar and wind power solutions? This non-partisan issue is covered in a recent New York Times editorial titled: Nuclear Power Can Save the World To be sure, …

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New Short-Term Rental Taxes: Good News For Realtors, Bad News for AirBnB and VRBO.

Looks like those looking for a weekly summer rental in Margate or Ventnor are trying to avoid online rental sites like Airbnb, VRBO and Home-Away. These companies have been forced to tack on new fees for 2019. According to emerging reports, this could add up to $800 to your weekly rate. Your mileage may vary. …

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Beach Building, Sand Pumping & Over-Development Bad For Jersey Shore Fishing Business

Fishing, marine life and environmental tourism being negatively affected along the South Jersey shoreline. No one is doing a study on the negative impact of dredging, beach replenishment, outfall pipes, and dune building. Stockton Coastal Research Center in cahoots with ACOE, Army Corp of Engineers? Audio clips from Shep on Fishing radio show. Jan. 26, …

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Arrest Made in New Year’s Eve AirBnB Shooting Incident

On Thursday January 24 2019, after a three-week long investigation into the shooting incident that left a 26-year-old male from Hillside NJ wounded, an arrest has been made. The incident occurred on January 1, 2019, at a New Year’s Eve party at a residence on the beach block of Vassar Square Avenue in Ventnor. Late …

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South Jersey Fishing Report. Wind Turbines, Flounder.

Listen to audio clips from Shep on Fishing. South Jersey Fishing Report. WOND Radio. Jan. 5, 2019. Topics include the pros and cons of offshore wind turbines, Flounder regulations for Summer 2019. Show notes: Special guest: Eleanor Bohanek, PHD Rutgers. New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council Bucktail Willie: Dredgers, trawlers, commercial fishermen gonna get hurt by …

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