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Should Private Margate Fishing Pier Get Public Funding?

NJ State taxpayers (that includes Margate), will soon subsidize a Margate Fishing Pier extension. The cost will be approx $850,000, for an additional 125 ft. of pier. DEP & State are compensating the private, members-only Anglers Club of Absecon Island, better known as the Margate fishing pier. The recent beach replenishment project made fishing virtually impossible …

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JFS Provides Thanksgiving Meals to Local Families

JFS, Jewish Family Services, provided Thanksgiving meals to local families through their annual turkey drive. Nearly 25 Jewish Family Service staff, family and friends volunteered to sort and bag Thanksgiving holiday meals at Jewish Family Service in Margate for local individuals and families. The non-perishable foods provided a traditional holiday meal to those in need. …

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Margate Homeowners Identify Critical Issues That Need Fixing Now.

In July 2019, a letter was sent to Margate Homeowners Association (MHA) members asking what their greatest concerns were. The letter was sent to MHA members that were both full-time and seasonal residents. Margate Homeowners and Taxpayers List of Concerns. Here’s a sampling of concerns collected. Street safety. Crossing of Atlantic Ave. Speeding Rebuilding the …

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How To Avoid Top 5 Downbeach Real Estate Traps

Buying a Jersey Shore home. The dream of many. You saved for the day when you’ll start your search for that 2nd home you’ll live in full time… or maybe just during the summer. Buying a vacation home in Ventnor, Margate or Longport. Could be an excellent investment. Plenty of upsides. But a few land …

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Margate Zoning Forgot About Flooding Due to Higher Property Grading. Duh.

Margate Commissioners and department heads gathered on Nov 7. One of the topics covered could have been called: How to legally raise your elevation and flood-out your neighbor. Margate Zoning Officer, Roger ‘The Dodger’ McLarnon, finds himself on the hot seat again. He sheepishly admits some embarrassing facts. Gets really defensive too. Like someone trying …

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Downbeach Restaurant Round-up in Margate & Ventnor.

Domenico’s in Ventnor is no more. This modern BYOB Italian eatery will be sorely missed at 5223 Ventnor Ave. Right across from the WAWA, just steps from the under-construction movie theater. The entire Domenico family would like to thank everyone for their support over the years. Crazy. Ventnor loses another popular eatery. First it was …

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2019 JFS Turkey & Holiday Food Drive Underway

The mission of Jewish Family Service is to strengthen and promote Jewish individual, family, and community well-being. In keeping with Jewish values and the spirit of tikkun olam (healing the world) JFS is committed to providing services to the entire community regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity. As JFS continues with its fundraising endeavors, they’re …

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Margate Could Learn From Sea Isle City. Take Poll About Rebuilding Boardwalk.

The Margate Commissioners lead by Mayor Micheal Becker are not yet ready to ask taxpayers about re-building the Margate boardwalk. Maybe they’re afraid of what Margate homeowners really want? Compare that to Sea Isle City. Down in that shore town, elected leadership sees value in public forums and online surveys. Mayor Becker punted the thorny …

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St Leonard’s Tract Group Blocks Boardwalk Construction Over-Build.

Chalk another one up for the St. Leonard’s Tract Association. Stepped up big time and put the brakes on a proposed expansion… on an already bulky, Ventnor Boardwalk home. Owners wanted a variance to construct an elevated pool and deck that would likely create a massive wall, looming above the Boardwalk. Boardwalk development within the …

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Public Safety: Rebuilding a Fire-Resistant Margate Boardwalk

Margate Public Safety Commissioner, John Amodeo, thinks a busy 4 lane street is safer than a boardwalk? Should Margatians avoid that ‘potential fire hazard’ called the Ventnor Boardwalk? Read on…. Rodger Kradel: Atlantic Ave is not a safe place to ride a bicycle. While riding on Atlantic Avenue, in the bicycle lane, I was nearly …

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Margate Boardwalk Committee Status Update

As previously reported, Margate Commissioners distributed an author-less report regarding the re-build of Margate’s beloved boardwalk. A hodgepodge of opinions from various Margate City department heads. Unbiased discussion? Or just anti-boardwalk propaganda? The well-received, comprehensive report “A Margate Boardwalk for the 21st Century” was placed on the public record during the commission meeting of Aug. …

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Margate Commissioners Share Valuable Boardwalk Research

Margate Commissioners have finally offered feedback on the popular ‘Rebuild the Margate Boardwalk’ report. This past summer, the 3 Commissioners said they’d review the Boardwalk proposal and respond. To date, Mayor Becker & Commissioners Amodeo and Blumberg have refused to endorse a public poll / survey, or town-hall. They may not want to know how …

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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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Margate Trick or Treat With Lucy The Elephant

Margate’s Lucy the Elephant has a trunk full of treats this Halloween. On Saturday and Sunday, October 26 & 27, kids 12 and under will get a free tour of Lucy the Elephant (when accompanied by an adult). There’s one catch though. You gotta wear a Halloween costume. Tours through Lucy, the World’s Largest Elephant, …

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