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Will Margate Renew High-Rise Efforts Near Lucy the Elephant?

What’s the REAL reason behind the Margate Mayor’s effort to grab control of Lucy The Elephant? We’re pretty sure it’s NOT Becker’s desire to run an attraction, snack bar or gift shop. Rather, we think Margate politicians and their hand-picked planning board want easier developer access to this prime beachfront property. The clock is ticking. …

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Margate Terrapin Rescue Project. Saving Turtles Along The Causeway.

A ghastly site to see each summer. Crushed turtles along the coastal roadways of Margate, Ventnor and Longport. Some still alive, broken shells, writhing in pain. Others doing their best to cross busy roads like the Margate causeway. Speeding vehicles in both directions, often don’t see the turtles until it’s too late.  Things have gotten …

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Margate Commissioners Consider Additional Funds for Litigation & Events

The Margate Board of Commissioners will vote on a variety of issues relating to legal issues and funding of the Margate Business Association. One such vote will be to reappoint John Scott Abbott as City Solicitor for the term of June 20, 2019 through June 20, 2020. Mayor Michael Becker of Margate is authorized to …

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Company Behind Congo Falls Golf in Margate, Controversial in Ocean City, Too.

The company behind Congo Falls golf in Margate stirring up controversy in Ocean City too. Adventure Golf LLC launched the sizable mini-golf attraction over strong objection from neighbors and civic organizations. In nearby Ocean City, Adventure Golf owns a few attractions along the busy Boardwalk. One of them is a food concession called Frenchy’s. Frenchy’s …

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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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Ventnor Town Hall. Talk Trash with ACUA & Rick Dovey

Ventnor residents can talk trash with City Commisioners and ACUA President, Rick Dovey. A townhall meeting will be held at 7p. on Tuesday, June 18, at the Community Room behind the Ventnor Library. Dovey will discuss why Ventnor residents will benefit from their $514,000 purchase of 95-gallon trash and recycling containers. Residents will also have a …

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Margate Homeowners Association Offers Bike & Summer Safety Program

The Margate Homeowners Association (MHA) has announced their first street and bike safety program. The program will be open to all children in Margate, their parents and guardians. Saturday morning July 6th at 10:00 am. Location: Tighe Middle School. 7804 Amherst Ave, Margate. Downbeach Bike Safety The MHA thanks Commissioner Amodeo, along with the Margate …

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Margate To Accept Tuition Students. New Pre-School Programs Also Likely.

Margate will try a last ditch effort to save the district’s 2 half-empty schools. The Margate school district will soon start accepting tuition students for the 2019-2020 school year. The cost will be $5,000 per non-resident student. The Margate school district is scrambling to fill the growing amount of empty classroom seats. Reports show that …

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Helfant From Save Lucy Committee to Speak At Margate Homeowners Association

The next public meeting of the MHA will be held on Saturday, June 29th at 10:00 am. The location is Ross School. Rich Helfant of the Save Lucy Committee will be the guest speaker. Rich will be sharing information regarding the history and future of our beloved Lucy. MHA will bring you up to date …

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Margate PD: Bike, Pedestrian, Skateboard & Roller Blade Rules.

Margate Police shared the following safety tips for Summer 2019 in the Downbeach area. Take this seriously. There’s a big difference between walking and biking/skateboarding, in the eyes of the law. There have been times where Downbeach police have written summonses to bicyclists involved in accidents, where they didn’t obey traffic signs and signals. Ventnor …

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