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Should Longport Repair or Rebuild Historic Borough Hall?

Longport taxpayers now debating the question of whether to repair, or totally rebuild, historic Borough Hall. Mold and a leaky roof are forcing Longport taxpayers to deal with some tough questions. With less than 400 full-time residents, does it make sense to invest millions in a building that serves so few? Maybe it’s time to …

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Should Longport Repair or Rebuild Borough Hall?

Longport resident feedback will help determine whether Borough Hall is repaired or replaced with a new building. The Longport Board of Commissioners is looking for a small group of volunteers to help decide the future of Longport’s Borough Hall. During summer 2019, mold was discovered in the court room/ commission chambers as well as the …

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Longport Considers Rebuilding Historic Borough Hall

Longport Commissioner Leeds suggested that the governing body and municipal staff should start thinking about the future of 2305 Atlantic Ave. Should Longport Borough Hall be demolished and built new or repaired? Residents are concerned with the amount of money being spent on repairs at Borough Hall. Engineer Carter noted that in 2010 he provided …

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Longport Finally Decides to Post Audio From Commissioner Meetings

After years of residential pestering, elected Longport officials have finally decided to post audio from their commissioner meetings. Anyone can now listen on demand from their computer, smart phone or most any other web-connected device. Next step: make these audio recordings more clear. More listenable. While somewhat audible, much of the recorded conversation is difficult …

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Seaview Harbor Still Wants to Escape EHT, Become Part of Longport.

Seaview Harbor is still trying to leave Egg Harbor Township and become part of Longport. Can ya blame them? EHT taxes are brutal. Seaview Harbor is on the causeway between Longport and EHT, Somers Point  / Ocean City. The waterfront village started a petition process to leave EHT back in 2014. EHT wants to keep …

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Downbeach Towns Push Back Against NJ DEP Beach Regulations

NJ DEP, Department of Environmental Protection, wants to oversee public access to public trust lands, including the beach, ocean and tidal waters. A proposed law would require NJ DEP to review all permit applications to assess the amount of public access towns provide as a condition for receiving those permits. If DEP doesn’t approve, it …

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New Jersey Supports Risky Wind Turbines, Ignores Nuclear Power Benefits

Will New Jersey consider supporting all forms of clean, efficient and safe power…like nuclear? Or will the Garden State bet big with taxpayer dollars on the still risky solar and wind power solutions? This non-partisan issue is covered in a recent New York Times editorial titled: Nuclear Power Can Save the World To be sure, …

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Longport Buys Beach Vehicles To Help Navigate Dune Challenges

Longport will purchase three, beach-capable vehicles. Some of the uses include: Beach and dune maintenance Beach patrol Transport beach goers back n forth over the new dune. The dunes have created a different Longport beach. Public Works and the lifeguards will need to adjust. Emergency response teams need to access the beach quickly, and the …

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Longport Farmers Market Cancelled for 2018 Summer Season

Seems like too much competition in the farmers market space. So much, that LONGPORT had to cancel their Farmers Market for the 2018 summer season. Scheduled to open June 30, Now canceled. Lack of interest from vendors that are already committed to other markets. “Since Longport’s first farmers market in 2016, the area has seen …

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