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Caution. It’s Turtle Crossing Season.

Slow down please. It’s turtle crossing season. Help protect our Northern Diamondback Terrapin friends cross the busy roadways of Ventnor. Turtles are on the move once the weather gets warm—but sometimes, a road or a highway stands between them and their destination. Speeding traffic and slow-moving turtles don’t mix, and many turtles are severely injured or …

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Ventnor Taxpayers Question Massive, Expensive, Mandatory Trash Cans

Ventnor residents have flooded the inbox of DownbeachBUZZ in reference to these new, massive, 95 gallon trashcans foisted upon local homeowners. Whether needed or not. The ACUA looking to make a few bucks? Why are Ventnor homeowners being forced to send the Atlantic County Utilities Authority, $514,000 ? The City of Ventnor is delivering over …

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Ventnor Scrambles to Complete Playground Fixes & Streetscapes

Not a good start for Summer 2019. Business operators along Atlantic Ave in Ventnor not happy. Messy street-scape and sidewalk work will sadly interrupt the Memorial Day weekend. Maybe a good portion of Summer 2019 too. Speaking on condition of anonymity, business owners we spoke with, expressed disappointment in Ventnor City leadership. Were street-scape construction …

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Ventnor Summer Safety Tips,. Beach, Boardwalk, Dogs, Bikes.

Ventnor Police Chief Doug Biagi shares the following to full-time and summer-only residents, as well as those who visit Ventnor. Biagi wants to make you aware of a new ordinance and refresh your memory on a few others. Smoking ban in public and recreational areas. 75 percent of New Jersey residents oppose beach smoking. To …

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Mercantile License Required for Ventnor Rental Properties

All Ventor property owners that offer short-term rentals (30 days or less) in Ventnor must obtain a mercantile license prior to rental. Ventnor ordinance 2018-044. The rise in online, short-term rentals has prompted the City to require a license in order to ensure code enforcement and public safety oversight can be taken if necessary. The …

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Ventnor Losing Popular Cardinal Bistro Restaurant to Atlantic City

Cardinal Bistro made their Ventnor debut in the Summer of 2016. The fine dining establishment on the corner of Ventnor & New Haven Aves quickly established a loyal following. And now, after just 3 years, the owners of Cardinal Bistro crave a greater challenge and new location. They want to roll-out a new concept too. …

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Ventnor Ready For New Firehouse and Streetscape

The streetscape improvements for the North Beach Business District along Atlantic Avenue between Weymouth and Surrey Avenues are expected to begin this month. Ocean Construction of Marmora will complete the work, which will be funded largely through a grant from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. The improvements include new sidewalks, strategically planted trees, bike …

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Ventnor Police Body Cams, Doran Engineering, Pier & Playground Upgrades.

Ventnor Playgrounds – Commissioners awarded a $15,000 contract for design and construction services for the City’s four playgrounds to DeBlasio and Associates. Pier Bathroom and Offices – The City will go out to bid shortly for construction of a new pier bathroom and offices. The City, together with Green Acre grant dollars, will help fund this Ventnor …

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Public Safety is Job #1 for Ventnor Police Chief, Doug Biagi

Watch video clips from the Ventnor Department Head Meeting of Jan 10, 2019. See notes from meeting, below. Class 1 & 2 officers will have a greater presence this summer on the Ventnor boardwalk. Class 2 officers carry firearms and have greater arrest authority. It’s an extra layer of protection, not that it’s necessarily needed…better safe …

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AAAA Bike Shop in Ventnor Rolling Steady Since 1979

Mike and Ann Marie Wiesen have owned and managed the popular AAAA Bike Shop in Ventnor since 1979. (They started in AC) The friendly & helpful couple are considered masters of the bike trade. Not just here in Ventnor, but all along the east coast. When they’re not selling & fixing bikes, the Wiesen’s manage …

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AirBnB and Short-Term Rental Homes in Ventnor To Face Stricter Laws

Ventnor resident Patrick Klein has a beef with a Ventnor AirBnB. Not all of them, just the crazy one right next to his family home at 404 North Dorset Ave. It’s a nuisance rental home. My biggest enemy right now. Klein starts to worry every Friday…. who’s gonna be my neighbor this weekend? Over 20 people …

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New Years Eve Party At Ventnor Air BnB Turns Violent

On Tuesday January 1, 2019 at approx 3am, Ventnor City Police Department responded to report of a shooting inside the home along the beach block of Vassar Square Ave. Upon arrival, Ventnor PD encountered a large crowd and located one male victim with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, a 26-year-old from Hillside (Union County) New…

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Ventnor Cracking Down On Non-Compliant Signage

Adhere to the Ventnor City signage ordinances, or else. You may get a visit from Ventnor Zoning Official, Jimmie Agnesino. Ventnor City reminds businesses to comply with local Ventnor City signage ordinances. The City of Ventnor wants local business, contractors, real estate offices, construction sites to comply  with the City’s existing ordinance. Acceptable signage must …

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Ventnor Firefighter Snagged in Prescription Fraud Investigation

A Ventnor firefighter has become the next to fall in NJ’s State health benefits fraud investigation. Corey Sutor, 37, a Ventnor firefighter from Egg Harbor Township, was accused of submitting fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions. He has plead guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud before a U.S. District Judge. From 2015 thru 2016, Sutor compelled …

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