Margate Business Update: Paper Chase and Lamberti’s on Amherst Ave.

Margate business is not immune to the chaos of 2020. The popular Paper Chase shop next to Casel’s Market on Ventnor Ave has announced they’ll close for good by the end of January 2021. Read their email to customers: It is with great disappointment and sorrow that this, our 27th holiday season at Paper Chase, …

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Downbeach Dune Update for Margate and Ventnor

Video from Ron T. Brown: Beach & Dredging DEC 2020. Some call it Flood and Coastal Storm Damage Reduction for Absecon Island. Others refer to the beach project as an expensive pet project benefiting few. The Downbeach dune project covers 8 miles of South Jersey coast from Absecon Inlet to Great Egg Harbor Inlet. Atlantic City, …

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FBI and Ventnor PD Raid Covid Testing Lab

Did you get tested for Covid-19 at an alleged ‘pop-up’ Ventnor laboratory called Infinity Diagnostic? The FBI says to get retested, and to contact them asap. Ventnor police accompanied FBI agents as they entered Infinity Diagnostic Laboratory at 6715 Atlantic Avenue. Anyone who was administered a finger-prick blood test at that laboratory should contact the …

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Margate Homeowners & Casel’s Holiday Food Drive

The Margate Homeowners Association along with Casel’s Marketplace will be hosting a holiday food drive benefiting Atlantic County residents in need. Saturday, December 12, 11a – 1p, at Casel’s Marketplace on Ventnor Ave. in Margate. Jay Weintraub of the MHA says: many in Atlantic County still struggle to feed their families. During this difficult time …

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Give Thanks for Downbeach Deli’s Complete Turkey Dinners

Imagine a complete Thanksgiving dinner that serves up to 12 people without having to lift a finger in the kitchen. Reach out to Downbeach Deli on S. Essex Ave in Margate to find out more. (609) 823-7310 Downbeach Deli Thanksgiving Menu 10-12 lb Turkey Carved with stuffing, turkey gravy, string bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, …

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Just Listed in Margate: Well-Maintained, 4 Bedroom Family Home.

These Downbeach shore homes don’t stay on the market very long. Especially in this price range. Asking $599,000. Check out this Bayshore Drive beauty on a corner lot. Solid, well maintained 4 bedroom / 2.5 bath home with pavers all around including the driveway. Living room, dining room, family room and plenty of storage throughout. …

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How Will Margate Inform All Taxpayers About Atlantic Ave. Road Diet?

How will the Margate Mayor and Commissioners inform residents about the Atlantic Ave ‘road diet’ project? Not just full-timers, but 2nd homeowners too. A so-called ‘road diet’ would reduce the current four lanes of traffic, down to two. That means one lane in each direction. A virtual, public town hall presentation is tentatively scheduled for …

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Atlantic City School Board Solicitor Shares Student Abuse Memo.

Did ATLANTIC CITY school principal LaQuetta Small follow proper district policy when she discovered an employee, her cousin, engage in lewd and inappropriate activity with a 5th grade student? La’Quetta Small was principal of Pennsylvania Avenue School in Atlantic City at the time. Solicitor Riley sent a memo recently to the Board of Education members…. …

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Ventnor Man Accused of Sex Assault Released on Conditions

According to Breaking AC, a Ventnor man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Somers Point was released with conditions this week. Scott Dougherty, 29, was a resident at a sober living house in Ventnor The public safety assessment recommended Dougherty not be released. But the judge cited no serious prior record as part of …

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Publishing Pioneer Earl Harvey Was a Dementia Caregiver Too.

We recently lost local marketing legend, Earl Harvey. Publisher of Black Professionals News and the Atlantic City Times. Harvey died from a heart attack. He was just 65 years old. Earl was a champion in supporting the Black-owned business community. Dude was smooth. I always teased Earl about how he looks like Billy Dee Williams. …

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Mother & Son Team Serving Fresh Baked Pies and Burgers in Margate.

Burgers are a specialty but Baker Burger Company in Margate really shines with their baked goods. Perfectly named, Kelly Baker once ran Kelly’s Bake Shop in Northfield. In the spring of 2020, Baker and her 18 yr old son, Ethan Roberts, opened Baker Burger Company in Margate. Ethan is a first-year student at the Academy …

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Mayor Holtzman Beach Ice-Cream Deal Unfair to Ventnor Taxpayers?

Is Ventnor Mayor Beth Holtzman handling beach ice-cream deals in a fair and equitable way? Some believe taxpayers are unfairly footing the bill for ice-cream vendors, many of whom don’t even live in Ventnor. Peter Kleiner of the Ventnor Advisory Committee has pushed for efforts to better monetize city assets. Specifically, ice cream vending on …

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