Atlantic County

Atlantic County Commissioner Claims Ventnor Mayor Coerced to Pull Support.

Atlantic County Commissioner Coursey did himself no favors when he took a shot at Ventnor leadership. Coursey wants to keep his Atlantic County Commissioner seat. Challenger Vern Macon wants that seat too. Atlantic County Commissioner Ernest Coursey claims that Ventnor Mayor Beth Holtzman was coerced to pull her support away from his campaign. WATCH VIDEO …

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Meet Atlantic County Surrogate, James Curcio.

Estate planning and wills. Power of attorney. Appointment of the executor. These are topics most would prefer to avoid. James Curcio, Atlantic County Surrogate, was a recent guest on the WEHA Community Radio Show with Dr. Thelma Witherspoon. Curcio shared some simple, yet critical items to understand when dealing with end of life issues. Getting …

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Liberty & Prosperity Group Wins Casino Pilot Lawsuit

Back in 2017, Liberty and Prosperity made an agreement to settle their previous lawsuit with the State. They agreed that its 10 year plan for casinos to pay local property taxes based on their gross gambling income was OK, as long as online gambling and sports betting were included.  In 2021, Governor Murphy and the Legislature …

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Ventnor Solicitor Tapped for Atlantic County Prosecutor Job

Looks like Ventnor will need to fill another legal position within the city. Earlier this year, Ventnor City Solicitor Tim Maguire was appointed to Chief Judge of the recently launched, Atlantic County centralized court system. And now, DownbeachBUZZ has learned that another Ventnor prosecutor is getting called on for the greater good. William Reynolds has …

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NJ Senator Polistina Wants State Take-over of Atlantic City Schools

NJ Senator Vince Polistina reminded Atlantic County Commissioners that the Atlantic City school district is the biggest taxpayer burden. The AC Board of Education has a larger budget than the city itself. Polistina: If you want to stabilize the city, how can you not have oversight of the school board? That’s just one reason why …

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Atlantic County Commissioner Fitzpatrick’s Fight Against Plastic Pollution

Those of us who live and work in Atlantic County may come from different backgrounds, and not always share the same beliefs, but there are some basic values on which I hope we can all agree. From Caren Fitzpatrick, Atlantic County commissioner: At the end of the day, we all want our community to be …

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Former Ventnor Solicitor Becomes Chief Judge of Centralized Court.

Swearing-in ceremonies were held on Feb 18 for the new Central Municipal Court of Atlantic County. The former Ventnor solicitor, Tim Maguire, was sworn in as the Chief Judge by NJ Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez. Four judges will preside in the consolidated court, the first of its kind in the State of New Jersey. …

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