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Longport Farmers Market

The Borough of Longport, in cooperation with Longport’s Green Team & Sustainable Longport, present the summer farmers market. LONGPORT FARMERS MARKET – Saturdays 8:30a til noon. Starting JUNE 24, 2017 The market is open rain or shine, except for declared weather emergencies. The market is held behind Longport Borough Hall at 2305 Atlantic Avenue, Longport, …

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Love Flounder Fishing? Time to Wake Up & Get Involved.

Flounder Feedback from Mike Clark: If we love the sport of flounder fishing, we need to get involved, or else they’ll legislate it away. I’ve been flounder fishing for about 50 years. I love everything about it from thinking about it, catching flounder, eating them and sharing with friends. A steep decline in flounder due to …

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Ventnor Porches Filled With Music, Art & Adult Beverages.

LISTEN TO AUDIO > Should Ventnor residents loosen up a bit and embrace more liberal views on alcohol consumption? Or should this part of Absecon Island keep strict limits on adult beverages? Ventnor continues it’s bumpy evolution into a more lively shore town. Most are happy about live music, events and those infamous ‘adult beverages’ …

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Ventnor Borrows to Pay For Bigger Beach Dunes? WTF.

The periodic, forced, and so-called ‘re-nourishment’ of Ventnor beaches is being cost-shared by the federal government, NJ Department of Environmental Protection and the taxpayers of Ventnor. That’s according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Shore News Today. 65% percent of the Ventnor dune & beach re-nourishment is bankrolled by the federal government using …

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Beachfront Homeowners Subsidized by Everybody’s Flood Insurance?

Should beachfront property owners in Margate, Ventnor and Longport pay more for flood insurance? Would this force developers and homeowners to think twice and consider the real cost of building in flood-risk zones? A Press of Atlantic City editorial from JUNE 12 may help explain the foolish, mid-summer dune building in Margate and Ventnor, as …

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Downbeach Dunes Just a Scam to Line Political Pockets?

Letter to the Editor from John Sewell of Margate.  > Ronald Reagan, “the Gipper,” once said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.’” He was prescient in so far as the dune boondoggle goes. By fiat, Republican-in-name-only Gov. Chris Christie rammed dunes down …

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Will Margate Dune Building Melt Ice Cream Man’s Profit?

Will peak-of-summer-season dredging & dune building affect the Margate ice cream man? The guy who’s been selling summertime treats for the past 10 years… says YES. A check for $93,000 was written, signed & delivered to Margate City Hall by ice cream vendor Paul Van DeRijn. ( See document below) That’s what it cost this …

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Downbeach Business. Re-Vitalization of Ventnor

Sun, surf and sand. Always in demand along our Downbeach communities. Close proximity to major populations make Margate & Ventnor a prime destination for 2nd homeowners and vacation time fun-seekers. Declining full-time populations along Jersey shore increase small business risk & reward. Debated for decades: Why does Margate rake it in….while Ventnor right next door, …

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Club Wa is Now Closed. Challenge of Catering to Margate Teens.

Good news: Margate is enjoying a greater influx of families, real estate investment and summer visitors. Not so good news: Did Margate forget about those too old for adult supervision, but too young to drink in a club? That’s why hundreds might gather on the beaches & streets of Margate during the warm, summer months, …

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Viva La Ventnor, Liquor Bids, Dunkin Donuts, Northbeach Upgrade

We’d like to propose a toast to the City of Ventnor, as it evolves from sleepy Jersey shore town…. to a top-flight, beach-side destination. Our still expanding list of notable, recent  Ventnor achievements: New, Ventnor beachfront construction; THE WAVES. The developers at PRDC Properties saw promise in Ventnor and the premium parcel where the ole …

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Pickleball Has Arrived in Margate, Combining Ping-Pong & Tennis.

Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Enthusiasm is growing for this oddly named past-time, that’s why Margate is proud to announce 3 brand new courts devoted to pickleball. Two, three, or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer …

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When Will Ventnor & Margate School Boards Make Tough Decisions?

Ventnor and Margate Student enrollment on decline, while heavy costs remain. Ventnor school rooms lost 30% of their students over the last seven years. Ventnor School board President James Pacanowski agreed there’s a perception that the district may be overstaffed. Ventnor School Enrollment on Fast Decline: 2017 – 701 students 2016 – 752 students 2011 …

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Margate Resident BUDGET Feedback. APRIL 6, Commisioner Meeting

The Margate school and municipal budgets are always hot topics at the monthly commissioner meetings. On April 6, resident John Sewell makes his regular appearance during public comment. The un-shy Sewell once again skewers and occasionally entertains with his fanciful, factual, perfectly timed 3 minutes of taxpayer push-back. This month, Mr. Sewell refers to a …

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