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Erosion & Wide Dunes on South Ventnor Beaches Could Negatively Impact Summer 2020.

How to deal with severe beach erosion. A critical topic at the recent Ventnor City Commission meeting of January 9, 2020. Beach erosion is a real problem now that large, wide dunes have been built. Especially along the south end of Ventnor. Ventnor Commissioner Landgraf says we can fix those cliffs and make them safer. …

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Ventnor Pier To Feature New Bathrooms and Concession Stand for Summer 2020.

The popular Ventnor Pier will soon get a much-needed makeover featuring new bathrooms and a concession stand. The 1,000 ft. Ventnor pier at Cambridge Ave and the boardwalk. One of the last and longest fishing piers along the Jersey coast. The Ventnor Fishing Pier concession stand will sell coffee, soda and snacks. A lease will …

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Ventnor Police Warn of Increased Vehicle Break-ins

The Ventnor City Police Department has noted an uptick in motor vehicle burglaries. Please be advised: lock your vehicles and don’t leave spare keys or fobs inside the the vehicle. Probably most important, is the prompt reporting of suspicious activity and behavior. Call Ventnor Police IMMEDIATELY if you observe any of actions described below. Be …

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Ventnor Ponders Private Property Bail Out for Claustrophobic Pocket Park.

Questions remain: Why is Ventnor rushing to use taxpayer funds for a bail-out of a SMALL private property? Do we really need a tiny ‘pocket park’? Commish Landgraf pushing for taxpayer funded purchase of claustrophobic parcel of land on Ventnor Ave. The small space is surrounded by three-story buildings. Property is reportedly owned by Margate …

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Should Ventnor Use Public Funds to Bail-out Private Property?

Looks like the City of Ventnor wants to buy an empty lot on Ventnor Ave. Ventnor Commissioners claim they want more open-space in the city. They want to turn this small (30 ft wide) area at 6510-12 Ventnor Ave., into a so-called ‘pocket park’. Sounds nice, but why would the City even consider this expensive …

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Northbeach Ventnor Streetscape & Restaurant Row Make-Over.

It’s messy, but work on Ventnor’s Northbeach streetscape is moving along nicely. It’s gonna look great, especially with all those new restaurants opening along that part of Atlantic Ave. in Ventnor. Just a block off the beach and boardwalk in Ventnor. ‘Early portions of the work are impressive, especially the new light poles,’ says Real …

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Hansen Sober Living Homes Look to Expand in Ventnor

Ventnor residents told the Planning Board they don’t want another sober living home in their neighborhood. The current owners of 211 N. Suffolk Ave. in Ventnor Heights want to sell their 3-unit property as a triplex, in this single-family residential zone. Could the property be sold to the Hansen Foundation? They’re well known for building …

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Ventnor Streetscape Upgrades, But No Pier Bathroom.

The Ventnor North Beach commercial district on Atlantic Ave will soon reveal a new look. A refreshed streetscape. Crews back on the job after a summer delay. Ventnor Business District: new lighting, pavers, planters, trash receptacles, bike racks, ADA ramps and more. It’s a mess for now. Local business owners like Megu Sushi hanging in …

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North Beach Ventnor Parking Issues To Be Discussed

Parking issues will be a key topic at the next North Beach Residents Association meeting. 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 st the Ventnor Community Center, 6500 Atlantic Ave. The North Beach area of Ventnor can be found between Jackson and Victoria Avenues. A historic neighborhood with beautiful, 100-year old homes….as well as newer, contemporary homes. …

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Ventnor Election Cycle Gets Early Start, Thanks to Harry Hurley.

WPG morning radio man, Harry Hurley, getting the Ventnor election cycle started a little early. Seems like Hurley wants to see a shake-up within Ventnor City Hall. His feelings were shared online via social media. Hurley recently bumped into local legend, Albie Battaglia. Harry and Albie go back a lifetime. Both have deep roots in …

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Ventnor City Hall To Get $100k in Security Upgrades

It’s $100,000 worth of security upgrades for Ventnor City Hall. The classic building on Atlantic, between Cambridge and Sacramento will soon be more secure. Ventnor Commissioners vote yes to the security investment. Install security equipment Cameras Electronic door locks Some benefits of new, Ventnor City Hall security upgrade: City employees will have better protection against …

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Ventnor Movie Theater Construction. Slow & Steady.

Update: Rebuilding the historic, Ventnor movie theater. When will the theater be completed? Renovations taking longer than originally anticipated. Extra work needed to be done to ensure the structural integrity of the building. Steel beam work now complete. New concrete has been poured. The build-out has begun. Developer not sure when Ventnor theater construction will …

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Ventnor Taxes, Building Boom, Trash Cans & Websites.

More good news from Ventnor. Property assessments / ratables are up and new construction is booming. After years of financial struggles, new monies are starting to flow into Ventnor city coffers. This, along with smart cost cutting, allowed for a small tax rate decrease. We’ll take it.  But wait, there is a little bad news. …

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