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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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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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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Ventnor Eco-Tourism Park and Ski Beach Upgrade Take Center Stage.

120-acre parcel of land – Ventnor West. Plans for a Ventnor Eco-Park have been talked about for years. An environmentally friendly attraction that could boost the attractiveness of Ventnor was discussed at the Oct 22 Ventnor Commission meeting. The city’s Master Plan suggests that the Ventnor-West parcel could feature the following: Kayak launch Wildlife education …

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Ventnor Mayor Mocks Margate Over Beach Ice Cream Deal

WATCH VIDEO > Beach ice cream vendor talk spawned a mini-mayoral meltdown during the Ventnor Commission meeting of Oct 22, 2020. During public comment, Ventnor Mayor Beth Holtzman gets triggered by a suggestion brought forth by a member of the local advisory board. Should Ventnor get more for their beach ice cream vending permits? As …

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Boardwalks and Piers Play Greater Role in Ventnor and Margate.

Do boardwalks and piers add to the quality of life? Love or hate ’em, Margate and Ventnor can’t stop talking, loving and sometimes hating these classic, seashore structures. Damaging storms of 1944, and then again in 1962, did a number on the boardwalks along Absecon Island. Ventnor decided to repair and reconstruct their portion, while …

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Island Gym Ventnor Reopening November 1, 2020.

Island Gym in Ventnor, closed since March 16, is preparing to reopen on November 1. The popular fitness destination on Wellington Ave. has been closed for the past 7 months due to state mandated C-19 lock-downs. Here’s an update from the IslandGym.com website: Contractors now repairing structural raised floors throughout gym. We discovered multiple large …

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