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Ventnor Mayor Mocks Margate Over Beach Ice Cream Deal

WATCH VIDEO > Beach ice cream vendor talk spawned a mini-mayoral meltdown during the Ventnor Commission meeting of Oct 22, 2020. During public comment, Ventnor Mayor Beth Holtzman gets triggered by a suggestion brought forth by a member of the local advisory board. Should Ventnor get more for their beach ice cream vending permits? As …

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Boardwalks and Piers Play Greater Role in Ventnor and Margate.

Do boardwalks and piers add to the quality of life? Love or hate ’em, Margate and Ventnor can’t stop talking, loving and sometimes hating these classic, seashore structures. Damaging storms of 1944, and then again in 1962, did a number on the boardwalks along Absecon Island. Ventnor decided to repair and reconstruct their portion, while …

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Margate and Atlantic City Restaurants Battle Public Safety and Lock-Down Challenges.

Ventura’s Greenhouse on the beach in Margate reports via social media: The health & safety of our patrons, employees and surrounding community is our top priority. Ventura’s Greenhouse will remain closed until further notice for cleaning purposes. A Ventura employee tested positive for Covid, and as of right now, is doing well. Restaurants are about …

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Margate Builders Keep Cutting Down Trees Without City Approval, Town Losing Green Appeal?

It’s no secret that Margate keeps losing trees and greenery. Aggressive development and coastal storms are the main culprits. On Sept 24, Rich Patterson of the Margate Planning Board said: we had speculative builders cutting down trees right and left for the past 5 years. We lost 200 trees in a storm according to Margate …

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Top 5 Reasons Why Margate Needs A Boardwalk.

Would Margate be better with a boardwalk? Here’s the top 5 reasons why Margate needs to rebuild it’s beloved boardwalk by the sea. #1. Fix problems caused by Margate dune project of 2017 #2. Margate Planning Board forgot about public gathering spots. #4. Increase of Margate public safety. #5. Smart investment for future of Margate. …

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JFS Village by the Shore Programs for November

Fun and engaging community programs. Interactive, entertaining and unique virtual programs and activities offered in November through the Jewish Family Service Village by the Shore. Plan to participate with friends, family and neighbors while continuing to socialize safely at home. Stay Virtually Connected With Friends During These Events DIY Container Garden Tuesday, November 3 from …

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NJ DEP Politely Pressures Margate to Pay Up for Beach Replenishment.

Both the NJ DEP & Army Corps of Engineers want more dune & beach money from Margate. What? Didn’t local officials sign a deal that keeps them off the financial hook for stuff like this? On Oct 1, Kevin Dixon of NJ DEP, Department of Environmental Protection and Keith Watson of Army Corps of Engineers, …

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76 Years is Long Enough. Let’s Rebuild Margate’s Boardwalk.

The time is now to begin rebuilding Margate’s boardwalk, says Sean O. Donovan in the following letter to the editor: As old timers remember, the Great September Hurricane of 1944 destroyed it. We’ve been waiting 76 years to begin reconstruction. We are ready. It’s a difficult job through sensitive areas, but if we all pull …

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Margate Student Rebuilds & Buys Computers For Those In Need.

David Lilienfeld of Margate is helping to close the digital divide. Now a senior at ACIT, Atlantic County Institute of Technology, David takes old computers, fixes them up, installs the latest operating system, and gives them to those in need. His organization is called David’s Digital Donations. You can find him on Facebook. Lilienfeld is …

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Ventnor, Margate and Longport Ready for Beach and Dune Work

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will soon begin another Absecon Island beach replenishment project stretching from Atlantic City through Longport. Ventnor will be first to get started, probably by early October. Work will then progress to Margate, Longport and lastly, Atlantic City. Work will include dune repair with grass plantings, cross over repair and street …

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Will Public Have Access to Longer Margate Fishing Pier?

Margate Fishing Pier. Watch Video. The new, longer, Margate Fishing Pier turned out to be a real winner for those who belong to the private Anglers Club that owns the pier. $850,000 of NJ State taxpayer dollars were used to elongate the wooden structure that was left high and dry during a recent beach replenishment. …

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Blessing of Animals at Margate Community Church

The Margate Community Church will hold it’s annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 1pm. This outdoor event will be held on church grounds at the corner of Sumner & Ventnor Ave. Families are encouraged to bring their well-behaved pets for a brief service and individual blessings of the animals. The service …

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