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Margate’s Lucy The Elephant Turning 139

Lenny’s Hot Dogs, a favorite hang out in Margate during the late 1960’s andearly 1970’s will make a brief comeback to help celebrate Lucy the Elephant’s 139th birthday and the 50th anniversary of Lucy’s historic move back in 1970. The Save Lucy Committee, along with permission from Lenny’s Hot Dogs of Feasterville, PA, will re-create …

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LISTEN: Margate Commissioners Meeting of July 2

Margate Commission meetings are back at Old City Hall. Limited seating tho. After accounting for administration, only about 10 attendees from the public can participate in person. A question about the long-awaited bike racks raised by Jay Weintraub, President of the Margate Homeowners Association. Also discussed during public comment: Hotel overlay and high-rise concerns Amherst …

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Margate Planning Board Laughs at Those Opposed To More High-Rises.

Close to 150 residents attended the Margate Planning Board meeting of June 25. Once particular topic that caused much concern… again… was talk of high-rises. Margate Zoning Chief, Roger McLarnon: We want to revisit the master plan in regard to the hotel overlay. This will happen at a future meeting; proposed zoning changes and building …

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Margate High-Rise & Water Park on Planning Board Agenda

Controversial development plans brewing once again regarding Ventura’s Green House. As you may recall back in 2018, a towering condo-hotel at Ventura’s Greenhouse was quietly planned. That’s until the neighbors got wind of it. Mayor Becker, along with Margate Commissioners Amodeo & Blumberg smartly retreated. Listen here > Return of hi-rise discussions in Margate. On …

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Referendum on Rebuilding the Margate Boardwalk

Should Commissioners consider rebuilding the Margate Boardwalk? That’s the question being asked of voters in the upcoming November election. The referendum question, if approved by voters, would provide critical guidance. Should we explore feasibility of rebuilding the Margate Boardwalk? LISTEN to Solicitor Abbott discuss referendum for rebuilding Margate Boardwalk. June 16, 2020. We just want …

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Congressman Van Drew Urges Governor to Open South Jersey Business

When will the NJ Governor allow small business owners to save their livelihoods and salvage what they can of Summer 2020? Governor Murphy chasing away small business from New Jersey, says a struggling shop-owner unfairly painted as ‘non-essential’. Fueling even more anger, Murphy support of thousands marching. But beware, if caught shopping in a ‘non-essential’ …

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Ventnor New Home Construction, Investor and Business Revival.

No longer just a town you drive thru to get from Margate to Atlantic City. Or from Brigantine to Ocean City. Ventnor is arguably one of the hottest shore towns along the Jersey shore. That’s not hyperbole. Plenty of high-end construction along the boardwalk, and have you noticed all those hot new restaurants? And let’s …

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NJ Wants Suspension of Liquor Licence for Robert’s Place in Margate.

Popular bar & eatery, Roberts Place in Margate is alleged to have violated COVID-19 emergency orders prohibiting on-premise consumption of food and/or alcohol. NJ Attorney General Grewal announced that the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) issued charges seeking to suspend the liquor license of Robert’s Place for a 10-day period. The NJ ABC wants …

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Mayor Becker Welcomes All to Summer 2020 in Margate

Welcome Back. We’re ready for a safe & fun Summer 2020, says Mayor Michael Becker of Margate. Becker: While this year will be a bit different, there’s still plenty of opportunities to make family memories in Margate in safe and healthy ways. Margate city employees have been working hard to plan events, safely open public …

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Margate Playgrounds Remain Closed. Tennis, Pickleball & Basketball to Open.

Margate will soon unlock & re-open most outdoor activities in the city by June 1. Just about everything except for playgrounds. • Tennis courts re-open Friday, May 29. • Basketball courts re-open Friday, May 29.• Jerome Ave. fields re-open Friday, May 29.• Pickleball Courts re-open Monday, June 1 at 8a. Court reservations required. All Margate …

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Margate Beaches Open for Memorial Day Weekend

Margate beaches will be open to sunbathing and swimming for Memorial Day weekend. The NJ governor has lifted beach restrictions statewide. For now, Margate Beach Patrol will guard just 5 beaches – Clermont, Huntington, Thurlow, Benson and Madison Ave. Swimming is OK, but no floats allowed. As usual, more beaches will be guarded in the …

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Neighbors Shocked at Massiveness of New Lamberti’s on Amherst in Margate

Most had no idea that Margate Planning Board, Mayor Becker & Commissioners Amodeo & Blumberg approved this massive rebuild of Lamberti’s on Amherst. Ave. Sure, most knew it was being rebuilt, but not at this size and scale. Slowly, the last remaining public views of water are going away. The Lamberti’s deal was problematic from …

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