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Red Hot Real Estate in Margate, Ventnor & Longport.

How long will this seller’s market last? According to Sherri Lilienfeld from Apex Prime Realty, Downbeach housing inventory is tight and demand is still strong for shore homes in Margate, Ventnor & Longport. Historically low interest rates Big city exodus, escaping crime & Covid. Concerns about of long distance travel. Margate Ventnor Longport Home Value …

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Will Ventnor OK Cannabis Sales? How Recreational Marijuana Could Affect Downbeach Towns.

Will Ventnor permit cannabis sales within the city limits? The issue was discussed during the Ventnor Commission meeting of April 8. Ventnor must soon introduce an ordinance to allow or prohibit cannabis business. New Jersey towns like Ventnor and Margate have until August 1 to pass a cannabis- related ordinance. Towns must opt-in or opt-out. …

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Amherst Ave Lamberti’s and Promenade Along Margate Back Bay.

See the latest pictures from Amherst Ave in Margate. Workers moving quickly to finish the long awaited promenade along the waterfront. Lamberti’s new construction moving along, albeit slow. Structure much larger than originally imagined, say local neighbors. Amherst preparing to become one-way from Washington to Coolidge, headed towards Longport.

Margate Commissioners Meeting April 1, 2021

Margate commissioners will meet on April 1 at 4p. Discussion: Atlantic Ave’s road diet. Atlantic Ave will shrink from four lanes to two. Amherst Ave becomes one-way from Washington to Coolidge Ave. Opposition to NJ Department of Environment Protection plan to force higher building heights. Preparing for a storm that may hit 80 years from …

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Hansen House vs City of Ventnor Tax Appeal

Ventnor Commissioners met on March 25, 2021. One particular item of note was a private, executive session regarding litigation involving Hanson House vs the City of Ventnor. Hanson House is a sober-living organization. Auction for Ventnor Liquor License. CITY OF VENTNOR authorized sale & issuance of their 3rd and final liquor license. This is a …

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Margate Homeowners Join Forces with North Beach & St. Leonard’s in Ventnor

The Margate Homeowners Association (MHA) has entered into a coalition with other Absecon Island neighborhood associations. The MHA has joined the ‘Coalition of Absecon Island Communities’. The coalition is currently made up of the following associations. Chelsea Neighborhood Association St. Leonard’s Association North Beach Ventnor Residents Association The Margate Homeowners Association of New Jersey MHA …

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After 4 Year Wait, Margate & Ventnor Finally Get Bike Racks?

After a ridiculous, four year delay, looks like bike racks could finally be installed through-out the Downbeach towns of Ventnor & Margate. Both shore towns were jointly awarded a $275,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration. Atlantic County was in charge of handing out that cash. Too many cooks in the kitchen? Local, County and …

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NJ Press Member Threatens Congressman Jeff Van Drew?

NJ Congressman Jeff Van Drew getting death threats against him and his family from a member of the New Jersey Press? Certainly sounds like it. Listen to this voice mail left by an Ocean City columnist John McCall, a longtime member of the New Jersey Press Association:Message left on Van Drew’s Voice Mail Receiving Death …

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Drone Flight over Margate Back Bay along Amherst Ave.

It was a beautiful day. Late Winter 2021 in Margate. Spring on the way. Ron Brown launched his drone for a scenic flight over the back bay waterfront. Across from Memories in Margate, Sophia, Maynards and Tomatoes. Lot’s of Lamberti’s construction in progress too. Gives a good idea of how they’re making out along Amherst …

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Are Beach Replenishments Working? Expensive Sand Dredging and Dune Building in South Jersey.

A Nor’easter with high tides can wreak havoc in Margate and Ventnor. Coastal storms often cause significant erosion of our beaches. Do beach replenishments work, or are they just an expensive band-aid? David Rosenblatt is the Asst Commissioner of NJ DEP, Dept of Environment Protection. He says YES, they work. Environmentalists disagree. Most recently, coastal …

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After 6 Stinky Days, ACUA Raw Sewage Leak Finally Plugged in Ventnor.

Two major, ACUA raw sewage leaks in 2 years. Last Summer, the leak was hidden under Bader Field in Atlantic City for an unknown period of time. Ventnor Heights, near the back bay, took a direct hit this time. A rupture in the 40 year old pipe, measuring 30 inches across, takes raw sewage waste …

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Ocean City Questions Massive Offshore Wind Farm in South Jersey.

Ocean City should back clean wind energy — and soon, so says the Press of Atlantic City. That endorsement doesn’t sit well with those who see things differently from NJ Governor, Phil Murphy. Wind turbines could harm fishing and bird migration. And of course, that thing called visual pollution. Are taxpayers funding an expensive experiment …

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