• TRENTON – Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced Nov. 20 that Ventnor City would receive a $501,000 grant to restore historic City Hall. The building was one of four in Atlantic County selected for Sandy Disaster Relief Grants for Historic Properties to fund the preservation, stabilization, rehabilitation and repair of New Jersey historic structures that were damaged by the storm.

    Other Atlantic County structures awarded grants include Fire Station 3 in Atlantic City, which received $338,289, Fire Station 2 in Atlantic City $205,649 and Gateway Playhouse in Somers Point $102,400.

  • MARGATE – Local firefighters and EMS workers who routinely arrive at drug overdose calls are now carrying the life-saving antidote, naloxone.

    Chief Anthony Tabasso made the announcement at the Nov. 6 Board of Commissioners work session meeting.

  • MARGATE – City Clerk and Tax Collector Tom Hiltner will resign from both positions Jan. 1 and receive $260,000 payable in installments over the next two years as part of a settlement reached in his whistleblower lawsuit against the city.

    Under the agreement, the city will also give Hiltner $12,000 a year for the next eight years for health insurance, and pay $50,000 in attorney fees to Jacobs & Barbone, his attorneys.

  • MARGATE – Despite differences of opinion regarding the dunes issue, the Board of Commissioners Nov. 6 agreed to uphold the wishes of the voters and proceed with an effort to stop the state and Army Corps of Engineers from building sand dunes on the beach.

    Congratulating the advocacy group Margate Citizens Questioning the Beach Project, which lobbied to fight the dunes project, Commissioner Brenda Taube said she would join Commissioner Maury Blumberg and Mayor Michael Becker in support of voters who passed a nonbinding referendum Nov. 4 that asked if they wanted the city to spend up to $200,000 in legal fees to try to stop the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and the Army Corps from proceeding with the project. The unofficial vote count was 1,140 yes, 1,091 no. Provisional ballots are still being counted. Certification by the Atlantic County Clerk is expected Monday afternoon.

  • VENTNOR – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs has awarded $230,000 in Post-Sandy Planning Assistance grants to help the city become more resilient to storms.

    Mayor Michael Bagnell said the grants will help the city plan for the future after several years of struggling with the aftermath of hurricane Sandy, which flooded the city in October 2012.

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NOTICE: Holiday changes trash, recycling schedule

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 22, 2014 09:37 am

The Atlantic County Utilities Authority has announced changes to its regular trash and recycling collection schedules in Margate and Ventnor.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Margate’s trash and recycling collection will be done on Friday, Nov. 28. Ventnor’s Thursday and Friday collections will also be done on Friday.

For more information, see www.acua.com.

 

Ventnor schools get approved for $1.375 million in ROD grants

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Saturday, November 22, 2014 09:24 am

TRENTON – The New Jersey Schools Development Authority announced Friday, Nov. 21 that the Ventnor City school district was approved for four Regular Operating District grants to improve the school building. The state grant program funds up to 40 percent of the eligible costs for projects addressing health and safety issues and other critical needs. Ventnor received the entire 40 percent.

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Hamilton Police arrest Ventnor, Mays Landing men in alleged home invasion

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 22, 2014 08:54 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Police here arrested two men in response to a call of a home invasion with a weapon shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday morning.

Township of Hamilton Police responded to Hamilton Walk just north of the Hamilton Mall at 12:53 p.m. Saturday Nov. 22 for a reported home invasion with a gun.

Responding officers located two suspects attempting to flee the area. Further investigation led to the arrest of Anthony Arzuaga-Garcia, 20, of Ventnor and Nathaniel Peterson, 19, of Mays Landing.  

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Beach badges available for holiday gift-giving

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Friday, November 21, 2014 11:11 am

Downbeach communities are making it easy to give a gift that will delight the recipient and get great use in 2015. Holiday Beach Badges are available for purchase in Ventnor, Margate and Longport this holiday season.

The beach badges for the 2015 summer season come in a holiday gift box, which are great for Christmas and Channukah gift giving. Margate City also has gift certificates available on a year-round basis.

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Margate students recognized for being talented youths

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Friday, November 21, 2014 11:05 am

Tighe School Principal Audrey Becker recognizes middle school students for their scholastic achievement during the Nov. 12 Board of Education meeting. From left are Sophia and Simone Graziano and Christian Kuhn. Tighe School Principal Audrey Becker recognizes middle school students for their scholastic achievement during the Nov. 12 Board of Education meeting. From left are Sophia and Simone Graziano and Christian Kuhn. MARGATE – Three middle school students were recognized at the Nov. 12 Board of Education meeting for their academic achievement and participation in advanced university youth programs.

Simone Graziano, a fifth-grader at the Tighe School; and Sophia Graziano and Christian Kuhn, both eighth-graders participated in the Johns Hopkins University Center for the Talented Youth program.

All three were awarded high honors in the School and College Ability Test for mathematical verbal and spatial ability. Additionally, Sophia received high honors recognition for the performance on the SATs and entry into Duke University’s Talented Identification Program.

 

‘Pack your Trunk’ raffle to benefit Lucy will send 4 to Hawaii

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 02:44 pm

MARGATE – Most folks pack their bags when they are heading on vacation, but for this trip they might want to pack a trunk. The Save Lucy Committee is raffling off two elephant-sized vacations.

The grand prize in the “Pack your Trunk” raffle to benefit Lucy the Elephant is an all-expense-paid seven-night trip to Honolulu, Hawaii, for four valued at $20,000.

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Ventnor gets $501,000 grant for City Hall restoration

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Wednesday, November 19, 2014 01:22 pm

TRENTON – Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced Nov. 20 that Ventnor City would receive a $501,000 grant to restore historic City Hall. The building was one of four in Atlantic County selected for Sandy Disaster Relief Grants for Historic Properties to fund the preservation, stabilization, rehabilitation and repair of New Jersey historic structures that were damaged by the storm.

Other Atlantic County structures awarded grants include Fire Station 3 in Atlantic City, which received $338,289, Fire Station 2 in Atlantic City $205,649 and Gateway Playhouse in Somers Point $102,400.

Read more: Ventnor gets $501,000 grant for City Hall restoration

 

Ventnor City Police Blotter Oct. 25-Nov. 11

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 am

Ventnor City Police Blotter Oct. 25-Nov. 11

Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

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Prep senior conducting book drive for VECC

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Tuesday, November 18, 2014 04:08 pm

Haddon Antonucci, center, collected more than 4,000 books for students at the Hess School in Mays Landing several years ago. He is now collecting books for the Ventnor schools. Here he is with former Hess School reading coach Jennifer Farrell and former administrator Jennifer Baldwin. Haddon Antonucci, center, collected more than 4,000 books for students at the Hess School in Mays Landing several years ago. He is now collecting books for the Ventnor schools. Here he is with former Hess School reading coach Jennifer Farrell and former administrator Jennifer Baldwin. RICHLAND – Haddon Antonucci, 17, of Mays Landing, a senior at St. Augustine Preparatory School, is conducting a book drive to benefit students of the Ventnor Educational Community Complex. It is the second book drive he has conducted to instill a love of reading in today’s youth.

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Margate Fire Dept. to carry life-saving naloxone

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Tuesday, November 18, 2014 04:06 pm

MARGATE – Local firefighters and EMS workers who routinely arrive at drug overdose calls are now carrying the life-saving antidote, naloxone.

Chief Anthony Tabasso made the announcement at the Nov. 6 Board of Commissioners work session meeting.

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