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Ventnor Beaches to Re-open on Friday, May 8.

Ventnor and neighboring towns enduring 8th week of public health emergency. It’s week number 6 of the NJ ‘Stay at Home’ order. Good news: On Saturday May 2nd, NJ state parks will re-open to the public. Passive recreation, including boating, walking, running or jogging in now OK. Ventnor beaches will re-open FRIDAY, MAY 8. The Ventnor …

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How Atlantic City Screws Ventnor in High School Tuition Deal

Michele Masterman is leading a group of Ventnor taxpayers who want to change the insane tuition deal between Ventnor and the Atlantic City School District. Some parents want Ventnor to start it’s own high school. Or, at the very least, find another education facility for our 200 High School students. Masterman is a 2018 Teacher …

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Ventnor COVID-19 Update for April 24, 2020.

As of today in Ventnor, there are 17 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Many expect those numbers to rise. In Atlantic County, 551 residents have tested positive so far. 29 have died. 108 have been cleared as recovered. Donations of PPE, personal protective equipment, such as masks, have shored up our ability to protect first responders.  Ventnor …

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Ventnor Closes Boardwalk & Beaches. Atlantic City Defies Recommendation To Shutter Theirs.

Finally bowing to pressure from residents and the State of NJ, Ventnor officials will now close the Ventnor boardwalk and beach, effective noon, Thursday, April 3rd. Last week, Ventnor Mayor Beth Holtzman said people are not following the governor’s executive order regarding social distancing. Too many on the boardwalk. Walking in groups. Not keeping 6 …

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Ventnor COVID-19 Update: Two Local Infections Confirmed.

City of Ventnor reports that the first two, local COVID-19 cases were confirmed. Ventnor residents should be informed that the Coronavirus is in our community. ALL Ventnor residents should follow CDC, state and local public health advisories. We continue to encourage second homeowners and non-residents to stay in their full-time communities to avoid increasing the …

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Emergency Management Coordination for Ventnor

Donna Peterson is the Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Ventnor. The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for the four phases of emergency management. Mitigation: eliminate or reduce the probability of a disaster occurrence. Preparedness: planning, exercising, training and, developing public information programs and warning systems. Response: include direction and control, warning, evacuation …

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Hazards of Un-Contested Election in Ventnor

Former Ventnor Mayor Tim Kreisher agrees. Un-contested elections are a really bad thing. Kriesher talked about upcoming election issues with WPG Radio host, Harry Hurley on March 27. In Ventnor, the 3 incumbents, Holtzman, Landgraf & Kriebel, are running un-opposed. Ventnor elected leadership is not exceptional. One of them is terrible. Harry Hurley, WPG Radio …

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Boardwalk Shut Downs. Atlantic County Fumbling Corona Ball?

Will Ventnor close the boardwalk until this COVID-19 scourge blows over? All three Ventnor Commissioners say NO. Closing the Ventnor Boardwalk would do more harm than good. Mayor Holtzman, along with Commissioners Landgraf and Kriebel see little risk of Corona contagion along the boardwalk. We have no intentions of closing the beach or boardwalk. Ventnor …

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Ventnor Covid 19 Virus Information

Ventnor City government is responding to our shared public responsibility to limit the risk of transmitting coronavirus (COVID-19). All Ventnor City buildings will be closed to the public. The senior shuttle will still operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at this time for essential transportation, like doctor visits or food shopping. These new and …

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Ventnor Crime & Public Safety Update. Spring 2020.

Ventnor Police Chief, Doug Biagi provided a crime and public safety update at the recent department head meeting of March 12. Over 17,000 police calls in 2019 28.6% increase in overall crime rate. Most due to dramatic rise in car burglaries. Violent crime was down in 2019. Biagi: Public not heeding basic warnings. Vehicle doors …

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Ventnor Socked w/ Million Dollar Tuition Hike From Atlantic City High School

Ventnor taxpayers will likely pay an additional $1 million for sending local students to Atlantic City High School. That’s according to Ventnor Mayor, Beth Holtzman at the Feb 27 commission meeting. ‘It’s obscene’ says Holtzman. TUITION PRICE HIKE. The additional amount that Ventnor taxpayers will pay to Atlantic City High School per Ventnor pupil… is …

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Ventnor Considers Removing Deputy Police Chief Position

Downsizing VCPD. Should City leaders remove the Ventnor Deputy Chief position? Ventnor Police PBA Union is asking: Why do Commissioners want to remove this position? Mayor Beth Holtzman asks City Solicitor Maguire: I want this tabled. I don’t want this voted on tonight. I’m not comfortable with this. 2020-002- An Ordinance amending Chapter 38 “Police …

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