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Ventnor’s Mike Shepherd Shep On Fishing

The more we screw with our South Jersey coastal environment, the greater chance of hurting fragile fishing and undersea life. 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. Michael Shepherd is a retired sports editor from The Press of …

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Longport Library Needs Input for 3 Year Strategic Plan

What does the future hold for the recently independent, Longport Public Library? The Longport Library Board of Trustees want to find out. Can you take the survey? They’re looking for public input to include in their 3-year, strategic plan. Determining the direction the Longport Library. What’s good? What could be better? LongportPublicLibrary.org A mailer is …

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North Beach Ventnor Parking Issues To Be Discussed

Parking issues will be a key topic at the next North Beach Residents Association meeting. 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 st the Ventnor Community Center, 6500 Atlantic Ave. The North Beach area of Ventnor can be found between Jackson and Victoria Avenues. A historic neighborhood with beautiful, 100-year old homes….as well as newer, contemporary homes. …

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Margate School District Ripe For Downsizing & Consolidation

Oh the fun when the Margate Commissioners invite public comment. 3 minutes to say anything. No questions, please. Better make your point quick, too. Keep an eye on that countdown clock. Loud buzzer gonna cut you off. Next….. Snickers. Groans. Occasionally a smile. Biting facts, figures…. some wrapped in silly snark. Commissioners giggle nervously. They know …

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Margate Department Heads to Comment on Rebuilding Boardwalk Plans

Here’s a status update on efforts to rebuild the Margate Boardwalk. According to their social media page, Glenn Klotz and the Margate Boardwalk Committee are still engaging with one of the 3 Margate Commissioners. Klotz does not specifically identify the commissioner. Observers note that Margate Commissioner Maury Blumberg not only attended the Boardwalk report presentation …

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Margate Grapples With Rise in AirBnB Rental Party Houses

Margate rental ordinance limits vacation rentals to a week or more. Less than 7 day rentals are prohibited. Too bad many are ignoring this local Margate law. Neighbors complaining about the growing amount of so-called ‘animal houses’. Large groups are renting properties for a weekend. Margate Commissioners told that specific rental “party houses” are ignoring …

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Jersey Shore Town Wants to Trim Dunes That Grew Too High.

Stone Harbor may start trimming some of their dunes that grew too high. When will Ventnor and Atlantic City do the same? With dune trimming, not only will ocean views return, but that sand will be used to widen the beaches. Residents are waking up. Dune-trimming can sometimes be a better option than using pumped …

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Margate Homeowners Question City Expenses, Waterpark & Flood Plans

A top priority for the Margate Homeowners Association (MHA) is to keep a close eye on local leadership. The MHA has shared a few items of note: Margate Commissioners, Becker, Amodeo & Blumberg, will soon approve items for payment, at the next Margate Commissioners meeting, coming up this Thursday. How is Margate spending taxpayers dollars? …

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What Would A Rebuilt Margate Boardwalk Look Like?

What would a rebuilt Margate boardwalk look like? Glenn Klotz & the Margate Boardwalk Committee have posted a spectacular rendering. Wow. Contrary to what the naysayers are spouting, over 80% of the proposed Margate Boardwalk is pretty far away from the bulkheads & beachfront homes. Placement of a rebuilt Margate Boardwalk would roughly follow the …

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South Jersey Fishermen Question Van Drew Support of Risky Offshore Wind Turbines

South Jersey’s economy is dependent on fishing and outdoor recreation. Both could be hurt if a massive off shore wind farm is built along the coast. U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew recently got an earful from the local fishing and tourism industries. The proposed offshore wind project could destroy NJ’s #2 industry. Jeff Van Drew …

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Margate Police Dept: Be Aware of Increase in Bike Thefts

The Margate Police Department has shared some helpful info in regards to the increase in bike thefts on Absecon Island. We’ve noted the spike in social media posts about bicycles being stolen. We’re talking Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate and Longport too. I’ve seen several older men riding bikes toward AC on Atlantic Ave, riding one …

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NJ Governor Wants to Establish Council on Offshore Wind Farms

Just days after the Federal Government forced a delay of early offshore wind projects, NJ Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order to establish a Council for the Wind Innovation and New Development (WIND) Institute. The delay was caused by the alleged need for more impact studies. This will likely slow the progress of east …

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Margate Commissioners Keeping Quiet on Margate Boardwalk Petition

Margate Commissioner John Amodeo ‘has a really big mouth’. That’s the word from WPG Radio’s, Harry Hurley, as he spoke to listeners on Friday morning 8/16. Why won’t the Margate Commissioners share their thoughts on rebuilding the Margate Boardwalk? ‘Sometimes leadership works against their own people’, says Hurley as he chatted with Director of Margate …

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Margate Planning & Zoning Board: Creative Interpretation of Building Codes

What’s it like dealing with the Margate Planning and Zoning Board? Glad you asked. Listen below to some audio clips from recent Margate Planning and Zoning Board meetings. Wow. During the APRIL 2019 meeting, a member of the Margate Planning & Zoning Board actually said this: ‘The condo association are all out of towners. I …

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