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Blessing of Animals at Margate Community Church

A special service for the Blessing of the Animals. Families are encouraged to bring their well-behaved pets. October 3rd, 1:00 pm Margate Community Church. 8900 Ventnor Parkway. After a brief service of worship, there will be individual blessing for each animal present. There will also be a moment of silence for pets who are unfortunately …

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Open Letter to Mayor Holtzman about Ventnor Code Enforcement

With so much construction activity lately, Downbeach code enforcement inspectors are a busy bunch. Homeowners often have mixed feelings about these city officers with mission-critical jobs. The following are lightly edited excerpts from ‘An Open Letter to Mayor Holtzman’, which was recently posted to a local social media site. The author of said letter also …

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Atlantic City Keeps Needle Exchange, Readies for Massive Cannabis Zone

The Atlantic City Needle Exchange was supposed to be shut down or moved out of the so-called ‘tourism district’. Drug services and tourism don’t mix, say the Mayor, his Atlantic City administration, and City Council. Nonetheless, the NJ State Dept of Health now controls the state’s 7 needle exchanges. One of them being in AC. …

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Fool Moon Theater at Margate Community Church

Fool Moon Theatre going back to it’s roots. A brand new 2022 season planned at the Margate Community Church. Fool Moon Theatre Company ALMOST, MAINE (Almost Perfect Tales of Love) by JOHN CARIANI Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And …

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Downbeach Pickleball Update Fall 2022

Andrew Miles is the Director of Recreation for Margate. According to Miles, local pickleball activity had some growing pains over the past few months. Even so, most Margate players were very happy with how things turned out for pickleball during the Summer of 2022. To deal with growing crowds, Margate and Ventnor both implemented a …

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Margate Fall Funfest Along Bay, Sept 24 & 25, 2022

The Margate Fall Funfest By The Bay, was started in 1998 by Margate Business Association founder and president, Joseph Tozzi. Margate’s FREE Fall Funfest By The Bay. September 24 – September 25 The event, held annually on Amherst Ave, has grown to crowds of 20,000+. The event gives a boost to local businesses and showcases Margate’s natural beauty. 110 booths and …

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Will Real Estate Revenue Surplus Lower Margate Taxes?

With all that Margate real estate revenue surplus, why no tax relief? That simple question came from the public comment portion of Margate’s recent Commission meeting on Sept. 15, 2022. $50 million in new ratables last year. This year, it’s even more. Where’s all that new tax revenue going? Margate Commissioner of Finance, Maury Blumberg …

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VENTNOR MARGATE SCHOOLS

Will Downbeach Schools Adopt Controversial Sex Ed Standards?

Why do so few South Jersey school boards provide online access to their meetings? Something they don’t want us to see? Most parents surprised to find that their local school boards are adopting a new, controversial sex and gender curriculum supported by NJ Gov Phil Murphy and the state teachers union; NJEA. Will your town …

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Former Margate Firefighter Convicted for Health Care Fraud

Former Margate firefighter Thomas Sher has been convicted for defrauding public health insurance for $1 million. Sher was found guilty of conspiracy and health care fraud. He was fired from the Margate Fire Department in March 2021. Sher was one of the local government employees recruited to fulfill un-needed prescriptions, medically unnecessary compound medications. Sher’s …

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NJ State Senator Polistina Blasts CRDA For Not Helping Atlantic City

‘CRDA made too many mistakes, too many times. We need something new’, said NJ Senator Vince Polistina during a WOND radio interview on Sept 6. Too many negative connotations with CRDA. It’s not working. Why did CRDA stop streaming their public meetings? Why no video on YouTube? What are they hiding? Public Comment Listen > …

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Margate City Wide Dredging Update

After years of preparation, Margate is ready to apply for a city wide dredging permit from the NJ DEP, Department of Environmental Protection. Dredging should improve safety for boaters navigating back bay waters. Some Amherst businesses had to limit operations during low tide. ex: boat slips, water park, etc. Listen to Margate Commissioners Discuss Dredging Plans. …

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