Rich Gober’s Take on Ventnor Plaza Development

Northbeach resident Rich Gober is seriously concerned about proposed plans for Ventnor Plaza, the shopping center along Wellington Ave. Ventnor Commissioner / Planning Board member Lance Landgraf admits mistakes were made. Neighbors not properly notified. Some ask if a ‘re-notify’ is in order? Within 200 ft radius, only 11 of 33 neighbors were properly notified. …

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Margate Employee Salary Chart, Controversial Longevity Pay Still Popular.

Margate Commissioners recently awarded 15 municipal employees with new, 3 year contracts complete with annual 3% pay increases. In addition to salaries, most Margate employee contracts include premium healthcare, vacation and sick time, along with the controversial, longevity pay. Margate City Employee Salaries 2023 “Longevity payments are nothing but bonuses that float under the radar,” …

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Where’s The Party? NYE Atlantic City 2023

Here’s a few favorite spots to consider for New Years Eve 2023 in Atlantic City. Ocean Casino Resort. Celebrate start of 2023 at Nola’s Bar & Lounge –one of Atlantic City’s top nightlife destinations. Purchase tickets in advance for $60. Live music by DJ Luap, The Benderz and Crash The Party! Advance tickets are strongly recommended. …

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NJ Gov Murphy: No Need for Testing Would-Be Teachers

With the worsening teacher shortage in New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a bill that eliminates state-mandated tests for those who want to teach. The new law removes mandatory testing for prospective teachers. The Education Teacher Performance Assessment is no longer mandatory. NJ EDUCATION DROPS FROM 4th to 16th in NATION Opponents say this …

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Upgraded Ventnor Plaza To Feature Indoor Pickleball, Burger King, Starbucks, Microbrewery.

After years of neglect, the Ventnor Shopping Plaza on Wellington Ave has a new owner with a plan. Ventnor Plaza now getting a major facelift. Updated Ventnor Plaza will include Indoor Pickleball facility called ‘Pickle Juice’. Developer Mark Greco tells DownbeachBUZZ that as of Dec. 23, 2022, the following have signed leases or Letters of …

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Hard Rock & Ocean Casinos: Atlantic City Gaming Revenue Champs.

No surprise, Hard Rock & Ocean are the top casino hotels in Atlantic City. Not just in gaming revenue, but entertainment, dining, shopping and accommodations as well. Everything first class with these 2 properties. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Ocean Casino Resort are the only AC casinos that won more from in-person gamblers, compared …

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Shrivers Online & OC Boardwalk: Salt Water Taffy, Candy & Fudge.

The classic candy shop called Shriver’s has always been part of our annual visits to the Ocean City Boardwalk. Pizza, amusement rides, ice cream, and def Shriver’s. During the winter months, we rely on Shrivers.com. Sweet favorites delivered to our door step. Shrivers is the oldest business on the OC boardwalk. They know their candy. …

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Duran Duran Coming to Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City.

British music icons, Duran Duran, are coming to Atlantic City. One of the biggest shows of the year. Friday, December 30 at Ovation Hall inside Ocean Casino Resort. Duran Duran features Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor. Best known for award winning songs like “Hungry Like the Wolf”, “Girls on Film” …

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Ventnor School Enrollment Plummets, Cost Per Pupil Up.

School Board President Doug Biagi says City of Ventnor currently pays $3.2 million to the Atlantic City School district for sending 161 Ventnor students to AC High. Fewer students don’t always mean lower costs. In some cases, the cost-per-pupil can actually go up. Ventnor school enrollment in 2013 was 905. As of FALL 2022, Ventnor …

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