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Ventnor Jeweler Dazzling Downbeach for Over 35 years.

I finally discovered a not-so-hidden jem in Ventnor recently. Pun intended. We needed some minor repair work done on a personal item. Hmmm. Where to go? I decided to pop into Tom Harris Custom Jeweler on Ventnor Ave. As Tom’s lovely wife Carol quickly took care of my issue, Mr. Harris showed me around the …

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Hedge Fund Targets Press of Atlantic City Parent Company

More staffing cutbacks on the way at The Press of Atlantic City? The once mighty newspaper is again a take-over target. This time, by a giant hedge fund known for aggressive restructuring of struggling newspapers. Alden Global Capital looking to buy Press of Atlantic City and AC Weekly, along with parent company, Lee Enterprises. Lee …

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Margate Business Spotlight: Casel’s Marketplace

Since first opening their doors as a small grocery store in Atlantic City in 1929, Casel’s has been a family-owned market. That tradition continues with the Seiden family. Howard, Randi, Rachel and Adam Seiden. They bought the place in 1982 from the original owners, Abe and Herman Casel. Casel’s people are food fanatics. Some have …

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Jersey Shore Hyper-Local Media: Story of DownbeachBUZZ

To understand how and why DownbeachBUZZ got started, we need to ask this simple question: How do 75% of Margate and Ventnor keep up with local news and info? If you answered “local newspaper & radio”, you’d be wrong. That’s because 3/4 of Jersey shore homeowners & taxpayers are summertime-only residents. They don’t subscribe to …

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Ventnor Pier Survey. Marketing Ideas to Boost Real Estate & Downbeach Economy

Lighting-up Ventnor Pier in a classy and low-key way. Accentuate the majestic beauty of Ventnor Pier by illuminating this 1,000 ft. landmark. This is just one of many interesting….sometimes controversial… ideas gaining momentum as Ventnor considers how to leverage this under-utilized, beachfront asset. Ventnor taxpayers spent $3.2 million to rebuild the pier in back in …

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Could Jetty in Longport Protect Margate, Ventnor, & AC Beaches?

Letter to the DownbeachBUZZ editor >> If Longport sees the inherent value in not only repairing existing jetties, but also authorizing a rock revetment, which will drop even larger boulders along the ocean, then why is Longport not vociferously lobbying for a master jetty? There is simply no better shorefront protection than a master jetty. …

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Imagine Ventnor Shares Vision on AC Primetime Radio

FROM THE ARCHIVES:  ‘Imagine Ventnor‘ hit the Boardwalk and visited ACprimetime Radio on April 8, 2016. The trio talked about Ventnor’s fishing Pier, new tenants for the former Melelani, business districts, Bart Blatstein, Mayor Bagnell, raising homes, ski-beach upgrades, a new City web-site…and other fast-paced topics. The Imagine Ventnor team are candidates for those 3, …

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Ventnor and Margate School Budgets. Commissioner Meeting Transparency.

View: Ventnor School Salaries View: Ventnor School Budget Did you hear about the Ventnor school budget hearing last night, Wed, April 11? Most of us didn’t. Matter of fact, 99% of Ventnor taxpayers did NOT attend this meeting that discussed spending upwards of $7.5 million on school investments over the next 5 years. Makes you …

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Ventnor Diversifying Economy. Attracting New Breed of Creative Business.

Another Design Masterpiece Sure, Ventnor has a beautiful beach, a boardwalk with an amazing pier, attractively priced Real Estate and great places to eat. Ventnor business booms in the summer. Life is really good for local business, but once cold weather hits, things get quiet. Real quiet. Most Ventnor and Margate business cut back on …

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Hammer Fiber Brings Better Web & TV to Ventnor, Margate & Longport.

Better wireless, voice, and mobile internet in Margate, Ventnor, Longport and Atlantic City? Yup. Real competition has arrived. Finally……oh…and TV too.   That’s why we’re so happy that a company called Hammer Fiber is stepping up.   Hammer Fiber is busy rolling out an awesome residential WIRELESS INTERNET  &TV service for Ventnor, Margate and parts …

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Congressman LoBiondo, a Ventnor Resident, Talks Dune Expense and Back Bay Flooding

NJ Congressman Frank LoBiondo made it very clear to Radio host Harry Hurley, back in Jan of 2015: there’s no local cost share if/when dunes are poured along the shores of Absecon Island; Margate, Ventnor & Longport. That’s not entirely true. Replenishment of old dunes & beaches is mandated when you sign a deal with …

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Downbeach Foodie > Tutto Fresco Italian Grill is Big Hit in Ventnor

With wide open arms and growling stomachs, Ventnor foodies have welcomed back the father and son team of Franco & Carmine LaMarra. They’re the duo behind Tutto Fresco Italian Grill at 6410 Ventnor Ave. Franco hails from the Naples region of southern Italy. Early in his career, LaMarra was a hair cutter. Today, Franco cuts fresh …

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