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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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Momentum Grows For Rebuilding Margate Boardwalk

Over 600 signatures representing boardwalk lovers will be presented to the Margate Commissioners, on Thursday, Aug 15. at 4pm. Margate lost it’s beloved boardwalk during the Storm of 1944. The Margate Boardwalk Committee is on a mission to see it re-built. Click to listen > Steve Davidson & Glenn Klotz of the Margate Boardwalk Committee. …

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Should Margate Taxpayers Subsidize Amherst Ave Upgrades Benefiting Private Property Owners?

The Margate Homeowners Association are urging residents to attend the Margate Commissioners meeting this Thursday at 4 pm. Two important topics will be covered at the Margate Commissioners Meeting: The first, will affect all taxpayers. Lost parking and a more dangerous traffic situation along Amherst. The Margate Commissioners will be voting, and most likely approving, …

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JFS House Tour Raises $45,000 Benefiting Village by the Shore

From a bright yellow house with spectacular views of the ocean to a glamorous 1920s estate featuring an indoor swimming pool, the 32nd Annual House Tour offered nearly 700 attendees an exclusive look inside eight stunning Downbeach homes on August 5, 2019. 32nd Annual JFS House Tour Raises $45,000 The annual event raised $45,000 for Jewish …

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Downbeach Forecast Calls For Above Average Hurricane Season

Jersey Shore residents could be in for a wet n wild hurricane season this fall. Forecasters predict 17 named storms. Four could be major, with winds of 111 mph or more. NOAA forecasters monitoring oceanic and atmospheric patterns say conditions are now more favorable for above-normal hurricane activity since El Nino has now ended. Two …

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Margate Residents Question $850K in Public Funds for Private Fishing Pier

Comments rolling in from those questioning the $850,000 in public funds, earmarked for the private, Margate Fishing Pier. NJ DEP’s David Rosenblatt confirmed that the proposed pier extension will not be ADA compliant. ( Americans with Disabilities Act ) What do YOU think? Leave a comment below. Margate Fishing Pier Comments. John C. Penman: If …

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Margate Officials Pushing for Amherst Boardwalk and Bike Lanes.

Amherst Ave residents were surprised by what Margate Commissioners are now considering across from their bayfront homes. The Margate Board of Commissioners want to build a suspiciously named, 5 block ‘boardwalk’ promenade along the Amherst Avenue marina district. Opponents see this as a sneaky way to use public funds that mainly benefits private property & …

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Public Access to Margate Fishing Pier Doesn’t Include Fishing. WTF?

The Margate Fishing Pier MIGHT get $800K in public funds to lengthen it’s structure by 125 ft. One caveat: this private pier at Exeter Avenue must provide appropriate public access. The question is…what exactly is ‘appropriate’? Will the general public be able to FISH off the fishing pier? Nope. The barely 7 ft wide ‘public …

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Longport Police Department Launches New Website

The Longport Police Department has launched a new website. The site is packed with info and newly developed services, with the goal of making it easier for residents to reach out and obtain information. Residents can utilize the new site for a variety of enhanced services such as requesting public documents, requesting property checks on …

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Dangerous Margate Beach Sewer Pipe Bolts Pose Safety Issue

The Margate beach, dune and sewer-pipe project. The gift that keeps on giving. Not only are the 5 new, over-sized sewer pipes considered overkill, but protruding bolts on the wooden supports structures have been deemed a substantial liability. The Margate outfall ‘sewer’ pipes take contaminated storm water run off and funnels it directly into the …

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Downbeach Bikes Racks Delayed….Again, Til Fall of 2020

The simple act of installing bike racks in Ventnor and Margate is not so simple. This long-awaited project will be delayed…again. For at least a year. Ugh. This Downbeach bike rack nonsense has been going on since 2017. Two years ago, Ventnor and Margate received a grant to install bike racks throughout the Downbeach area. …

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