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Margate School Superintendent Baruffi Considers Consolidation

City Commissioners requested wanted an update on the Margate School District. Are we on the right track with our schools? On Feb. 20, members of the Margate Board of Education were in attendance to watch Superintendent Baruffi address Mayor Becker and Commissioners Amodeo and Blumberg. Note: Mayor Becker has sole authority to appoint Margate School …

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Margate Homeowners Assoc Recap: Growing Membership, Fall Fun Fest & Rebuilding Boardwalk

WATCH VIDEO: Over 100 in attendance for the Margate Homeowners Association meeting on Sat Feb 15 at Katz JCC on Jerome Ave. Margate Commissioners reluctantly paying attention to the growing influence of the MHA. Margate Homeowners Association. Join over 310 dues-paying members. A growing, collective that is tough to ignore. WATCH VIDEO: Glenn Klotz and …

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Would Affordable Homes in Margate Attract More Full-time Residents?

Margate looking to hatch a plan for attracting more year-round residents. If the Mayor and his planning board fail, more Margate businesses could be hurt and potentially close. That’s the warning coming from the city leadership. Margate leadership tasked with offering more affordable housing. Fix the problem or else we’ll all have fewer places to …

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Lamberti’s Margate & Amherst Ave Bulkhead Update

Construction along Amherst Ave in Margate on full blast. Developers and the city hoping most of the work will be completed by July 4 weekend of Summer 2020. The folks from Lamberti’s Restaurant pouring concrete, driving piles, and setting plenty of rebar re-enforcement. Will they be open by Summer? We shall see. And what about …

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No Margate Bike Racks, But Plenty of Signs And Painted Street Warnings

Margate residents are asking: will all those signs and painted street warnings make bicyclists safer, or more vulnerable to getting hit by a car? The City of Margate is defending it’s plan to make walking & biking to school, safer. Many disagree. The New Jersey Department of Transportation awarded Margate the grant, funded by the …

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Margate Dredging, School Consolidation, Longport Shared Services.

Margate Commissioners met on Feb 6. Topics ranged from sharing services with Longport, overdue school consolidation, back bay dredging, vacating more public land, and Margate’s lack of bike friendliness. Longport’s municipal building has mold & structural problems. Longport getting help from Margate. Approval of shared Municipal courtroom. Longport will pay to use Margate facilities. More …

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Margate Business Association Schedules Fall Fest During Jewish High Holy Days

Should the City and Margate Business Association re-schedule it’s annual Fall Fest for 2020? This time around, the two-day event on Amherst Ave falls on a major Jewish Holy Day. Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It is one of the Jewish High Holy Days, this year, taking place Fri, Sept 18 …

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Will Margate Planning Board Protect Few Remaining Trees?

Is the Margate Planning Board doing enough to protect the few remaining, mature trees on this part of Absecon Island? Steve Jasiecki of Sustainable Margate doesn’t think so. Neither do a growing number of Downbeach homeowners. Margate resident Emily Aiken says: When the builders come in…they go right to the property line. Take down everything. …

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Margate Waterpark Gets DEP and Dredging Approval

Get ready for a Margate water park along Amherst Ave. It’s coming, no matter what you were told in the past. According to Margate Zoning Officer Roger McLarnon, plans for a floating water park, adjacent to Jefferson & Amherst Ave, recently received NJ DEP approval. This was announced on Jan. 16, 2020. LISTEN > DEP: …

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How Margate Voters Will Ultimately Decide on Rebuilding Boardwalk Project

Like it or not, the 3 Margate Commissioners may soon be compelled to discuss and consider rebuilding Margate’s long-lost boardwalk. On Jan 2, Glenn Klotz of the Margate Boardwalk Committee posted: Process toward an election sometime this year about Boardwalk has begun! One way or another, Margate voters will get to decide this issue in …

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Margate Homeowners Identify Critical Issues That Need Fixing Now.

In July 2019, a letter was sent to Margate Homeowners Association (MHA) members asking what their greatest concerns were. The letter was sent to MHA members that were both full-time and seasonal residents. Margate Homeowners and Taxpayers List of Concerns. Here’s a sampling of concerns collected. Street safety. Crossing of Atlantic Ave. Speeding Rebuilding the …

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Margate Zoning Forgot About Flooding Due to Higher Property Grading. Duh.

Margate Commissioners and department heads gathered on Nov 7. One of the topics covered could have been called: How to legally raise your elevation and flood-out your neighbor. Margate Zoning Officer, Roger ‘The Dodger’ McLarnon, finds himself on the hot seat again. He sheepishly admits some embarrassing facts. Gets really defensive too. Like someone trying …

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Margate Department Heads to Comment on Rebuilding Boardwalk Plans

Here’s a status update on efforts to rebuild the Margate Boardwalk. According to their social media page, Glenn Klotz and the Margate Boardwalk Committee are still engaging with one of the 3 Margate Commissioners. Klotz does not specifically identify the commissioner. Observers note that Margate Commissioner Maury Blumberg not only attended the Boardwalk report presentation …

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