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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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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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