Covid 19

Gov Murphy Pandemic Plan: 30% of Small Business Shuttered, Half of Hospitality Jobs Gone.

New Jersey has very high vaccination rates. COVID transmission is low, and getting lower. So why not open up? It’s tough to give up all that power. Deep, harmful impact on New Jersey’s economy. 30% of NJ small businesses have failed. 50% of all leisure and hospitality jobs in NJ are gone. Blacks and Hispanics …

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Sussex Watchdog: County Wants Murphy Nursing Home Investigation

NJ Governor Phil Murphy feeling more heat about his alleged mishandling of Covid-19 and nursing homes. Placing infected patients into long-term care facilities resulting in a deadly spread among our most vulnerable. Over 8,000 New Jersey residents dead. Sussex County Board of Commissioners want an independent investigation. A public question could be on the November …

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Margate and Atlantic City Restaurants Battle Public Safety and Lock-Down Challenges.

Ventura’s Greenhouse on the beach in Margate reports via social media: The health & safety of our patrons, employees and surrounding community is our top priority. Ventura’s Greenhouse will remain closed until further notice for cleaning purposes. A Ventura employee tested positive for Covid, and as of right now, is doing well. Restaurants are about …

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Atlantic County Exec Levinson: Re-open Small Business Now.

Atlantic County Executive Denny Levinson just sent a second letter to NJ Gov. Phil Murphy, urging him to open NJ for business. Now. Not sometime in the future. Levinson’s first letter to Trenton was sent on May 18. Seemingly ignored. Please, let’s open retail business in New Jersey. Be safe & smart about it. At …

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Ventnor Liquor Store Fined For Face Mask Violation

Community Liquors in Ventnor has been fined $250 for allowing customers to shop without a mask on. Under orders by NJ Gov. Phil Murphy, businesses that sell alcohol can stay open during the lock-down, but only for take-out or delivery services of food and alcohol.  May 11,2020Jay Sikotar LLC t/a Community LiquorsLIC. NO.: 0122-44-006-007AGENCY NO.: S-20-39062, …

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Ventnor Professor Busler : Open South Jersey Economy by May 15.

When should we emerge from this COVID-19 shutdown? ‘A May 15 re-opening for South Jersey business seems to be a reasonable compromise’, says Michael Busler, a resident of Ventnor. Busler is a professor of finance at Stockton University. Busler was featured in a recent Press of Atlantic City editorial. Busler: By May 15, more testing …

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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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Ventnor Readies Short-Term Rental Probe

You’ve been warned. Ventnor homeowners who rent their properties using websites like AirBnB, will be facing increased scrutiny. Ventnor City Hall is fed up with those illegally renting out their shore homes. So much so, officials hired a digital detective to keep an eye on Ventnor rentals on AirBnB, VRBO, Homeaway, Craigslist, etc. To slow …

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COVID-19 Spawns Hateful Behavior Throughout Downbeach & Jersey Shore

From Margate resident, Jay Weintraub. I wanted to address the terribly sad matter regarding an elderly couple and their automobile which was vandalized. The perpetrators of this crime are not yet known. An act of hatred to all in Margate. Not just those with Pa tags. Was this a hate crime or just vandalism? I lean …

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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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Margate Homeowners Raising Funds for Front-Line, Health Care Heroes

Supporting front-line healthcare heroes. Can you help? The Margate Homeowners Association, MHA, is raising funds to purchase PPE’s. Personal Protective Equipment. Caps, isolation gowns, gloves, etc. Stuff like that. Supplies badly needed by Shore Memorial Hospital. Over the past two days, the Margate Homeowners Association has raised close to $2,000. When you add MHA’s $1,000 …

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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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