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Stormwater Management Workshop sheds light on effects of sea level rise

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, July 21, 2014 03:14 pm

Monitoring the Stormwater Management Workshop held at the Potena Performing Arts Center in Margate July 17 is Dr. Stewart Farrell, along with presenters Dr. Ken Miller, Dr. Christopher Obropta and Lisa Auermuller. Monitoring the Stormwater Management Workshop held at the Potena Performing Arts Center in Margate July 17 is Dr. Stewart Farrell, along with presenters Dr. Ken Miller, Dr. Christopher Obropta and Lisa Auermuller. MARGATE – Commissioner Brenda Taube believes that acquiring knowledge will help public officials make better decisions in the future. That was the impetus behind hosting, with the city’s Green Team, a stormwater management workshop for beachfront towns. The seminar held Thursday, July 17 was attended by city planners, zoning officers, engineers, public works officials and residents from neighboring shore towns.

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Longport readies for Wounded Warrior Week

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, July 21, 2014 01:52 pm

LONGPORT – American Legion Post 469 has kicked-off its third annual Wounded Warrior Week campaign, which provides a one-week, all-expense-paid vacation at the Jersey Shore for a Wounded Warrior and immediate family members. 

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Margate hosts ‘Good Day Philadelphia’ Friday morning at Lucy

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, July 21, 2014 12:35 pm

Lucy the Elephant Lucy the Elephant MARGATE – Lucy’s having a party first thing Friday morning. Businesses, visitors and residents are welcome to come out in force to show Philadelphia television viewers what Margate’s made of as Fox 29 Good Day Philadelphia’s Jennphr Frederick and a celebrity guest broadcast from Lucy the Elephant early Friday morning.

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Salute to Stockton features talk on speech disorders

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, July 21, 2014 11:53 am

VENTNOR – Stacy Cassel, assistant professor of communication disorders, will speak at Temple Emeth Shalom’s 17th annual “Salute to Stockton” lecture series, which features faculty members from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, on Friday, Aug. 8.

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Letter: Ordinance would protect casino workers against mass layoffs

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Written by Colin Bell Saturday, July 19, 2014 03:04 pm

Letter: Ordinance would protect casino workers against mass layoffs Letter: Ordinance would protect casino workers against mass layoffs To the editor:

Atlantic City faces unprecedented challenges as a result of the unfortunate downturn in the gaming industry.  The prospect of losing a third of our casinos is not only a blow to our regional economy, but nothing short of a tragedy for the dedicated employees of our hospitality industry and their families. 

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Justin Williams brings Stanley Cup home to Ventnor

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Friday, July 18, 2014 04:41 pm

Justin Williams shows the key to Ventnor City and the Stanley Cup. Justin Williams shows the key to Ventnor City and the Stanley Cup. VENTNOR – The sunshine reflected off the shiny silver trophy bearing the names of all the winners of the Stanley Cup ice hockey series, and if you looked closely, you would see Ventnor resident Justin Williams’ name there twice.

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Three legal opinions say Margate's chance of successful dune fight is slim

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Friday, July 18, 2014 01:44 pm

MARGATE – Two attorneys have rendered legal opinions about the city’s quest to fight the pending dunes and beach replenishment project by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Longport considers honorariums for prominent citizens

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Friday, July 18, 2014 01:07 pm

LONGPORT – After experiencing profound loss this year, public officials here are considering a way to honor Longportians who have contributed to their community. However, the Board of Commissioners wants to avoid setting a precedent that could get out of control or wind up changing the names of Longport streets.

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Annual pie baking contest just peachy

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:19 pm

Winners of the peach pie contest included Sean Murphy, Marci Lutsky and her children Spencer and Mirah, and Phyllis Rudolph. Winners of the peach pie contest included Sean Murphy, Marci Lutsky and her children Spencer and Mirah, and Phyllis Rudolph. MARGATE – The second annual Jersey Fresh Peach Pie contest held at the Margate Community Farmer’s Market Thursday, July 17 delighted taste testers, both professional and amateur.

Baker Kim Richmond of Steve and Cookies by the Bay, restaurant owner Karen Sherman of Tomatoe’s Restaurant and restaurant critic Ed Hitzel spent about an hour tasting precious slivers of 13 of the most beautiful peach pies Margate’s ever seen or tasted.

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11 different types of beachgoers seen at the Jersey Shore

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Written by Jordan Montgomery Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:00 am

Beach bag Beach bag Everyone seems to have a different idea of how a day at the beach should go. As locals, we’ve seen all types of beach days, but the one thing in common is that it's always a good day for people watching. Below are the common beach types you'll see along South Jersey's shoreline:

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