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Atlantic City Electric Warns Margate About Pools & Utility Poles

The rapid rise in Margate pool installs raising red flags at Atlantic City Electric. Pools are too close to poles supporting overhead powerlines. Pools and other structure can’t block access. AC Electric could refuse to power up homes if a pool is within 21 feet of the powerline. That would eliminate rear yard pools says …

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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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Live Like Royalty at 5000 Condo on Ventnor Boardwalk

One of the most sought after condos on the Ventnor Boardwalk. The famous 5000. Check out this listing: 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths with a reserved parking spot. NEW PRICE: $439,000. Large sun filled unit with beautifully crafted wood floors. Laid back relaxing large living room. The dining area features lovely island views. Kitchen appointed with …

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DownbeachBUZZ Real Estate Webcast for Aug 2022

Stabilization of the Downbeach Real Estate market? That’s the question we ask Sherri Lilienfeld of Apex Prime Realty. Margate and Ventnor have seen, on average, 20-25% year-over-year home price increases. Unsustainable. Average price of Margate home is now $1.8m. Used to be $600k. Margate had 8 price reductions last month. Ventnor inventory rose from 51 …

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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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St Leonard’s Tract in Ventnor Celebrates 100 Years

Historic St. Leonard’s Tract in Ventnor will celebrate 100 years on July 30 at St. James Memorial Hall. St. Leonard’s Tract in Ventnor; between the beach and bay from Surrey to Cambridge Ave. Many of the homes are historic with interesting stories of their past inhabitants. Typically the homes are quite large, even mansions with …

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Downbeach Dink-a-holics Ready for 2022 Atlantic City Pickleball Open

Margate and Ventnor pickleball players are paying close attention. It’s the largest indoor sanctioned pro / amateur / junior / para-athlete pickleball tournament in the Mid Atlantic area for 2022. 2022 Atlantic City Pickleball Tournament hosted by Kyle Yates, one of the first in the world to go pro. From winning gold in men’s doubles 19+, to amassing a total …

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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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Al Mackler Cancer Foundation 5K Race

The Al Mackler Cancer Foundation contributes to pediatric cancer research projects at St. Jude’s Children Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, and Hadassah Hospital in Israel. The Foundation contributes all proceeds from each years race to pediatric cancer research at the various hospitals.   Registration on race day begins at 6:30 am, until 7:25 am. The cost …

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Taming Ventnor Short-Term Rental Chaos

Watch video. Ventnor Commissioners met on Thursday, July 14. Up for discussion: the good and bad of short-term rentals and construction code enforcement. Margate rental rules requires a minimum stay of one week. Ventnor has no minimum requirements for short term rentals. Will Ventnor increase the number of nights required for short-term rental agreements? Currently, …

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