Margate

Downbeach Rental Properties Need Lead-Based Paint Inspection

Margate Commissioners planning to update rental property ordinances reflecting stricter rules regarding lead-based paint. New laws went into effect in July of 2022, mandating municipalities perform, or require landlords to certify there are no lead hazards to children in rental properties. LISTEN > Rentals must be inspected and/or certified every two years. Lead poisoning can …

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Margate Zoning Battle; Over-Development, Housing Density, Parking.

Listen to podcast: With a finite amount of land along the shores of Margate, it’s easy to see why homeowners do everything they can to maximize their little slice of paradise. Too often, zoning rules are bent, blatantly ignored or misunderstood. Notes and audio clips from recent Margate Planning Board meeting of July 28: Homeowner …

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Margate Firefighters Face Fines & Jail Time for Health Insurance Scam

It’s the multimillion-dollar health insurance and prescription fraud case that quadrupled Margate employee health care expenses. It’s been going through the courts for about 5 years, and it’s back in the news. On July 28, two New Jersey firefighters, one of them from Margate, plead guilty to defrauding state and local health benefits programs and …

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Without NJ DEP Approval & Permits, Ventura’s Still Operates Illegally on Margate Beach

Residents of Island House in Margate are asking why Ventura’s Greenhouse is still operating a beach deck without NJ DEP (Dept of Environmental Protection) approved permits. Margate Commissioners John Amodeo and Maury Blumberg both believe that Ventura’s can legally operate on the beaches of Margate. (listen to audio below) On July 14, 2022, Ventura’s was …

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Margate Planning Board OK’s 3rd Floor Decks, Front Yard Fencing

Margate Planning and Zoning Board voted YES to allow more 3rd floor decks and some front yard fencing. Planning Chairman Rich Patterson was the only NO vote. Patterson was appointed by Mayor Michael Becker. Patterson wants to protect classic look and feel of Margate neighborhoods. His colleagues on the board did not agree. Listen to …

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2022 Margate Farmers Market Every Thursday Morning

Margate Farmers Market opens Thurs June 16 and will run thru Sept 1, 2022. Every Thursday morning 8:30am to 11:30am in the parking lot of Steve & Cookies (at the corner of Monroe & Amherst Avenues) in Margate, NJ. The Margate Community Farmers Market brings over 30 New Jersey Farmers and small food vendors to this quaint …

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Margate Homeowners Voice Frustration with Planning & Zoning Board

Margate residents question aggressive building and over-development OK’ed by Margate’s Planning and Zoning Board. Watch video clips from recent Margate Homeowners Assn meeting of May 28, 2022. The downside of over-development. Towering home heights. Skinny frontage. Loss of parking. There are 3 builders on Margate’s Planning Board that have personal interest in more construction? Rules …

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Margate Police Chief Talks Summer Safety 2022

Planning a safe Summer 2022. Watch latest webcast featuring Margate Police Chief, Matt Hankinson. This MAY 28 Margate Homeowners Townhall Meeting was hosted by MHA President, Jay Weintraub. Some topics covered: School safety. Traffic patterns, speeding and parking. Stepping up enforcement. Car theft on the rise. Road diet success. Motorized bikes. See something, say something. …

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Police Chief Hankinson Webcast with Margate Homeowners Association

Margate Police Chief Matt Hankinson will be the special guest at the next, Margate Homeowners Association Town Hall meeting. Saturday, May 28 at 10a. via the ZOOM online conferencing platform. Attendees will get up-to-date information on what’s happening in Margate. Have a question for Margate Police Chief Hankinson? Submit your question by Friday May 27 ,10am to mar780@aol.com …

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Margate Resident Warns Mayor About Intersection Death Trap

Margate needs safer streets and intersections, says a resident during the May 19 Commission meeting. We need 4-way stop signs, especially at intersections next to the playground. Winchester & Benson, Winchester and Decatur. Hate to say it, but it’s an accident waiting to happen. A death trap. LISTEN: These streets handle higher than normal levels …

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Lucy The Elephant Facelift Completion Delayed Til August.

The ongoing facelift of Lucy the Elephant in Margate was supposed to be finished by Memorial Day 2022. Sadly, that’s not going to happen. Completion is now slated for sometime in August of 2022. Lucy the Elephant Executive Director Richard Helfant told News 12 New Jersey: The project started in September 2021. Originally thought scaffolding …

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Downbeach Bus Service From Philly & NYC

Our Bus, a regional transportation line connecting five South Jersey towns with Philadelphia and New York City, will be launching local service on Thursday, May 19. Our Bus says they will offer “the first and only direct service between Philadelphia and Absecon, Margate and Ventnor”, and the service from Manhatten for beach-bound travelers. Fares start …

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