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Ventnor Considers Ban on Pesky Drone Use; Privacy Concern and Danger

Ventnor is considering the potential for banning pesky and non-compliant drone use. Some call these self-flying machines: unmanned aerial systems. Most people called them drones. ‘As they become cheaper, they also become problematic if not properly regulated’, says Margaret Hammond. The mother of 2 was ‘buzzed’ by a drone next to the Ventnor Library last …

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Updating Ventnor Master Plan > Public Meeting July 30, 2016

Ventnor needs your assistance and input as it updates its Master Plan. Where & when? Ventnor Education Community Complex at 400 N Lafayette Ave. on Saturday July 30th from 9 am to 11 am. A Master Plan can outline development goals and objectives for a community. It can identify suitable districts for commercial or housing developments, open …

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Kosher By The Beach – Poppy’s Now Open in Ventnor

Ventnor welcomes a kosher version of Wawa? That’s what Andrea Lee & husband, David Richter told the Jewish Exponent about Poppy’s…their hot, new food store in Ventnor. Poppy’s Café & Commissary. 5205 Atlantic Ave. in Ventnor, N.J. Poppy’s features gourmet coffee, fresh baked pastries, bagels, meats, cheeses, candy, chocolate, salads, pickles and knishes and more. Loads of great …

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Ventnor “GO GREEN” Boat Parade. Free for 2016. Sat, Aug 6.

The team at ‘Ventnor Go Green’ is prepping for their annual water-based parade on SAT, Aug 6. This year, registration is FREE, thanks to the amazing support of local sponsors. The Ventnor Go Green Water Parade features non-fossil fueled boats, canoes, pontoons, kayaks and other floating vessels, parading through the Ventnor back-waterways. Participants are encouraged …

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Ventnor Re-Val

The Ventnor Board of Commissioners is prepping for a citywide revaluation. They plan to vote on it Thursday, June 16. According to a report in the Shore News Today, Ventnor loses about $1 million in ratables from tax appeals each year. Ventnor incurs a growing expense in defending against approx. 4,800 tax appeals over the last five …

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Atlantic City Held Back by Old School City Council?

Is the re-invention of our Absecon Island neighbors; Atlantic City, being held back by an angry, old school City Council? Some think so. Scratch that. MANY think so. Listen to this ACprimetime Radio report > At the most recent council meeting, a majority of elected leaders squashed a critical ‘Boardwalk beverage’ ordinance. This economy killing opportunity …

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JUNE 12 > Le Tour De Downbeach Bike Ride 2016

JOIN THE FUN REGISTER Wheels will be rolling along the Boardwalk in Ventnor & Atlantic City on Sunday, June 12. The family-friendly bicycle tour of the shore called ‘Le Tour De Downbeach’ is ready for it’s annual event. The tour also features the beautiful sites of Margate & Longport too. At 10:00 AM, the wheels will …

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Carisbrooke Café at Vassar Square on Ventnor Boardwalk

Ventnor loves the new Carisbrooke Café at Vassar Square on the Boardwalk. As owners of the Carisbrooke Inn and a popular Ice Cream shop in Ventnor, John Batista and Agnes Debicz know the hospitality business inside and out. They’re especially well known & famous for their homemade pancakes. The Carisbrooke Café on the Boardwalk at Vassar …

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St. James Convent & School in Ventnor Being Demolished

St. James School in Ventnor opened back in 1931. It was closed in 2008, allowing for a merger with Blessed Sacrament School in Margate. Today, the St. James Convent and Catholic School at the corner of Portland & Atlantic Ave. in Ventnor, is slowly being demolished. Only the Church will remain. Six new homes will eventually …

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Imagine That. Ventnor Trio Sweeps Election by Large Percentage

Imagine that, it’s a sweep. The three candidates who campaigned as ‘Imagine Ventnor’, handily swept the Ventnor City Commission election on Tuesday, May 10. Beth Maccagnano Holtzman, Tim Kriebel and Lance Landgraf each won four-year terms. Maccagnano-Holtzman is expected to be the new mayor of Ventnor. The trio defeated Michael Advena and Cassandra Shober who …

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Last Minute Dirty Tricks? Ventnor Voters and MAY 10 Election

Dirty, despicable and considered voter suppression in Ventnor? Last minute political games are in full force as Ventnor, NJ. voters head to the polls today. Three new Ventnor City commissioners will be elected on MAY 10. Illegal or just unethical? Flyers were distributed on Monday, May 9 that might confuse voting procedure in Ventnor. Background: …

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Margate Realtors Try to Halt Popular Jitney Plan for Summer 2016

Listen > A small but vocal group of Real Estate agents don’t want those popular Jitney buses running through Ventnor & Margate this Summer. One agent that is ‘anti-Jitney’ is Carol Shaw; from the Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate office in Margate. Shaw submitted a petition to local commissioners allegedly signed by 30 Margate Real Estate agents last …

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Ventnor Moves to Encourage Home Upgrades & New Development

A majority of the Ventnor Board of Commissioners declared the city is in need of rehabilitation. Why? Because most of its housing and infrastructure is 50 years old or more. Outgoing Mayor; Michael Bagnell reports this announcement should help create a tax incentives program for homeowners to improve or rebuild their Ventnor properties. This type of designation …

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