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What’s Open & Closed in Margate, Ventnor & Longport

After a 3-month lockdown, the Downbeach towns of Ventnor, Margate and Longport are slowly coming back. Not fast enough for most, though. This comes amid NJ Governor Murphy facing intense criticism for joining large groups of protesters recently. At the same time, Gov. Murphy accused of ignoring struggling small business and those they employ. Murphy: …

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Low On Funds, Small Business Owners Defy Questionable NJ Governor Orders

After 3 months of lock-down, another local business forced to defy Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order. With virtually zero cash flow, what can a struggling small business operator do? Local gyms and restaurants have already tried. Most recently, the owners of Tilton Square movie theater tried to safely operate their movie business on June 5. …

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Downbeach Restaurants Prep for Dining Outside Starting June 15

At long last, we can soon sit down and to enjoy a meal at our favorite Ventnor & Margate eateries. We’ll be dining outdoors, but hey, we’ll take it. NJ Gov. Phil Murphy, who prefers a controversial, one-size-fits all approach for the Garden State, has issued protocols for food and beverage dining in outdoor areas. …

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Atlantic County Exec Levinson: Re-open Small Business Now.

Atlantic County Executive Denny Levinson just sent a second letter to NJ Gov. Phil Murphy, urging him to open NJ for business. Now. Not sometime in the future. Levinson’s first letter to Trenton was sent on May 18. Seemingly ignored. Please, let’s open retail business in New Jersey. Be safe & smart about it. At …

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Ventnor Professor Busler : Open South Jersey Economy by May 15.

When should we emerge from this COVID-19 shutdown? ‘A May 15 re-opening for South Jersey business seems to be a reasonable compromise’, says Michael Busler, a resident of Ventnor. Busler is a professor of finance at Stockton University. Busler was featured in a recent Press of Atlantic City editorial. Busler: By May 15, more testing …

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South Jersey Offshore Wind Project Could Lose Funding Due to COVID-19 & Planet Of Humans Movie.

‘If Orsted wants to build a giant wind farm off Atlantic City and the South Jersey coast, let them spend their own money. Not mine’. So says a group of Downbeach residents watching financial incentives being handed out to wind energy companies like ORSTED. The Atlantic City region did breathe a sigh of relief. The …

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Jewish Family Services Steps Up During Health & Economic Crisis

There’s never been a better time to support the Jewish Family Service Friends Campaign. Covid-19 and the shuttered economy has placed greater demand on resources, and JFS is there to help. Can you make a donation to support residents in our community? Someone can always use a friend, especially now. Jewish Family Service of Atlantic …

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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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