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Margate Waterpark Gets DEP and Dredging Approval

Get ready for a Margate water park along Amherst Ave. It’s coming, no matter what you were told in the past. According to Margate Zoning Officer Roger McLarnon, plans for a floating water park, adjacent to Jefferson & Amherst Ave, recently received NJ DEP approval. This was announced on Jan. 16, 2020. LISTEN > DEP: …

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City Solicitor Gives Update on Rebuilding Margate Boardwalk Initiative.

On Jan 16, Margate City Solicitor, John Scott Abbott, updated commissioners on efforts to rebuild the beloved Margate Boardwalk. Listen as Solicitor Abbott speaks in code….until Commissioner Amodeo asked: what are you talking about? Listen to AUDIO > Abbott: they want to place a non-binding question on the ballot. ‘The Initiative request was withdrawn by …

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How Margate Voters Will Ultimately Decide on Rebuilding Boardwalk Project

Like it or not, the 3 Margate Commissioners may soon be compelled to discuss and consider rebuilding Margate’s long-lost boardwalk. On Jan 2, Glenn Klotz of the Margate Boardwalk Committee posted: Process toward an election sometime this year about Boardwalk has begun! One way or another, Margate voters will get to decide this issue in …

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Margate Officials Warn Homeowner: No More Upgrading of Public Property.

Margate homeowner Bill Philips wants to know why City officials won’t let him beautify orphaned land. Philips even offered to help fix the problem. He would beautify the area with his own money. During the recent re-configuring of the intersection, a new plot of land was left behind. A byproduct of the safety project at …

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Hard Rock CEO: Atlantic City Worse Than Before. Broken Promises from CRDA.

Jim Allen, is CEO of Hard Rock International. He spoke with Casino Connection Publisher Roger Gros. Atlantic City was one of the topics discussed. “Candidly, we’re disappointed with Atlantic City,” says Jim Allen. “There’s no other way to say it. … It’s a shame that they did not rise to the occasion of a company …

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Slow, Painful, Sad Decline of Press of Atlantic City

Slowly gutting the newspaper that served Atlantic City and South Jersey for decades. The once beloved, Press of Atlantic City, just ousted another veteran writer. Another very popular reporter was just let go. Sports guy, Dave Weinberg. This follows past exit of 1st lady of crime, Linda Cohen. Both are virtually impossible to replace. Popularity …

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Rebuilding Margate Boardwalk Efforts Advance to Next Step

The Margate Boardwalk Committee (MBC) has submitted wording for the ‘Initiative’ that will let Margatians decide for themselves: Should we rebuild the beloved Margate boardwalk? According to Glenn Klotz of MBC, the suggested ‘wording’ has been handed over to the Margate City Clerk for review. Next step: submit petitions of notification from five petitioners. Once …

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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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