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UNICO honors Randazzo, donates $1,000 to his cancer foundation

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 29, 2014 07:58 am

Dean Randazzo of Atlantic City receives proclamations from elected officials representing Atlantic County. From left are Assemblymen Chris Brown and Vince Mazzeo, Randazzo and Atlantic County Freeholder Alex Marino. Dean Randazzo of Atlantic City receives proclamations from elected officials representing Atlantic County. From left are Assemblymen Chris Brown and Vince Mazzeo, Randazzo and Atlantic County Freeholder Alex Marino. ATLANTIC CITY – At its annual scholarship dinner, the Greater Atlantic City Chapter of Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity and Opportunity  National and the Atlantic County UNICO Scholarship Foundation honored Dean Randazzo as person of the year and donated $1,000 to the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation.

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American Legion Posts consolidate in Ventnor

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 28, 2014 02:55 pm

VENTNOR – Two organization serving Veterans of Foreign Wars have consolidated to form the Greater Absecon Island Memorial VFW Post 215 of Ventnor.

The Lt. J. Willis Gale VFW Post 215 of Atlantic City and the Turner-Bunting-Durkin VFW Post 3361 of Ventnor consolidated July 23 and elected officers. They are: Commander John T. Petitt, Senior Vice Commander Stephen P. Jones, Junior Vice Commander Anthony B. Musarra, Quartermaster Roger D. Emmick, Chaplain Thomas E. Dougherty and Trustees James G. Blescia, Anthony W. Tribbrine and Royce P. Lawler.

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Longport reading water meters next week

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 28, 2014 01:53 pm

LONGPORT - The Longport Public Works Department will read water meters beginning Aug. 4.

Call 609-822-5759 for information.

 

Letter: Margate resident questions Mayor’s spending

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Written by Opinion Monday, July 28, 2014 01:51 pm

To the editor:

Margate Mayor Michael Becker has an uncanny knack for squandering money – other people's money. His most recent waste of taxpayers' money was the $10,000 for two opinions not worth the paper they were printed on. They read like two poll parrots regurgitating legal boilerplate. Nowhere in the opinions will you find a scintilla of creative strategy to counteract and overturn the status quo. A lawyer worth his salt strives to set precedents.

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Shopping, fashion, fun the highlight of JCC’s Ladies Night Out

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 25, 2014 02:29 pm

MARGATE –More than 300 women were treated to high-end shopping, a fun and flirty fashion show, food, wine and more at the Milton & Betty Katz JCC Early Childhood Education Center Parent Committee “Ladies Night Out Shopping Extravaganza” on July 23.

“The evening turned out better than I could have imagined,” event Chairwoman Laurie Staller said. “We prepped and planned and hoped for the best and we were so pleased with the support and positive feedback we received from the community.”

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Margate Concerned Citizens group can use the Ross School for now

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Friday, July 25, 2014 02:00 pm

MARGATE – The Board of Education July 22 approved a request by the Concerned Citizens of Margate group to use the Ross School for meetings, but on a much more abbreviated schedule than what the organization requested.

The citizens’ group requested use of the multi-purpose room at the William H. Ross School for 12 monthly meetings from Aug. 25 to July 20, 2015.  

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Longport Beach Patrol hosts special AC youths

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Friday, July 25, 2014 01:49 pm

Special students from the Atlantic City School District visited the beach in Longport July 23 and had a fun day on the beach, courtesy of the Longport Lifeguard Association. Special students from the Atlantic City School District visited the beach in Longport July 23 and had a fun day on the beach, courtesy of the Longport Lifeguard Association. LONGPORT – Lifeguards and exploring lifeguards here hosted their annual visit from 25 special children from the Atlantic City School District on Wednesday, July 23. The Longport Beach Patrol has been hosting the fun day out for the last six years, Chief Dan Adams said.

“These are kids who don’t always get a chance to get out into the water. It’s a thrilling day for our lifeguards, and a way that we can give back,” Adams said.

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AC receives firefighter grant

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 03:00 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) July 24 announced that the Atlantic City Fire Department will receive $489,060 of the more than $500,000 in federal Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) for South Jersey.

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Principals switch schools to the dismay of parents

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Thursday, July 24, 2014 01:45 pm

MARGATE – Principals at the city’s public schools have switched roles to accommodate a new educational intervention program, much to the dismay of parents who voiced concerns at the July 22 Board of Education meeting.

Superintendent Dr. Theresa DeFranco gave a presentation about the reorganization plan, but several parents said the switch in school leadership was implemented without input from parents or the board.

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Margate to hold Town Hall meeting Saturday morning

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 01:13 pm

The Margate City Board of Commissioners will hold a Town Hall meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26 for the benefit of summer residents. It will be held in the multi-purpose room at City Hall, 9001 Winchester Avenue (Union Avenue School).

No action will be taken, but residents are encouraged to attend. For further information contact the City Clerk’s Office at 609-822-2605.

   

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