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Margate school board to decide process for replacing superintendent Sept. 3

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Saturday, August 23, 2014 08:05 am

MARGATE – The Board of Education will give members of the community another chance to weigh-in on how to proceed with hiring a new superintendent.

The board held a special public comment session during its Aug. 20 meeting and decided to give the public another chance to provide input on replacing Theresa DeFranco, who was offered the same position in Absecon.

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Longport Beach Patrol receives proclamation for community service

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Thursday, August 21, 2014 01:44 pm

Mayor Nicholas Russo presented the Longport Beach Patrol with a proclamation of thanks for the patrol’s assistance during community events. Pictured here are A/Lt. John Sher, Mark Baum, A/Lt. Eric Grimley, Russo, Beach Patrol Chief Dan Adams, Commissioner James P. Leeds Sr., Commissioner Daniel Lawler, Lt. Ned Eissler, A/Lt. J.J. Walsh and Capt. Matt Kelm. Mayor Nicholas Russo presented the Longport Beach Patrol with a proclamation of thanks for the patrol’s assistance during community events. Pictured here are A/Lt. John Sher, Mark Baum, A/Lt. Eric Grimley, Russo, Beach Patrol Chief Dan Adams, Commissioner James P. Leeds Sr., Commissioner Daniel Lawler, Lt. Ned Eissler, A/Lt. J.J. Walsh and Capt. Matt Kelm. LONGPORT – Following several successful local events, Mayor Nicholas Russo presented a proclamation Aug. 20 to members of the borough’s Beach Patrol thanking them for their commitment to the community.

The Beach Patrol helped with the Navy Seal Challenge enjoyed by 70 participants, and assisted with a water rescue for one swimmer who needed help during the swim portion of the July 30 obstacle course event.  The lifeguards also helped with the annual Capt. Turner Swim on Aug. 17 that raised more than $20,000 for people affected by cancers of the blood. They also assisted the borough and Holy Trinity Parish with the annual Blessing of the Sea, held on Aug. 15.

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Longport receives funding to design revetment improvements in Point area

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Thursday, August 21, 2014 01:38 pm

LONGPORT – The state has authorized the borough to spend up to $200,000 to design a revetment improvement project that will increase shore protection in the Point area of the borough.

“This authorization provides us with the start of funding for a project to protect the most vulnerable area of Longport, which was hit very hard with Hurricane Sandy,” Mayor Nicholas Russo said. “That area clearly has to be protected because of the infrastructure that we have there, including underground, gas, water and sewer lines, not just the properties themselves.”

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Rubber Ducky Race and Cardboard Boat Regatta raises $4,500 (VIDEO)

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 19, 2014 01:10 pm

Anderson Kribel of Margate and her father, Tim, won first place in the cardboard boat regatta. Anderson Kribel of Margate and her father, Tim, won first place in the cardboard boat regatta. MARGATE – The sixth annual Milton and Betty Katz JCC Great Ducky Race and Cardboard Boat Regatta held in the Katz JCC indoor pool Friday, Aug. 15 was a success with more than 200 in attendance rooting for their duck to win one of three prizes.

Although thunderstorms and poor weather conditions forced event organizers to postpone it from the original Aug. 3 date, and change the venue from the Margate Pier to the Katz JCC pool, spectators and participants enjoyed the event all the same.

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Generations of Holocaust survivors lunch at Katz JCC

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:02 pm

Holocaust survivors and their families gathered on Sunday, Aug. 10at the Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center for the annual Holocaust Intergenerational Luncheon. Seated (left to right) are Warren Hecht, Sidney Simon and Rosalie Simon; standing Eta Hecht, Marsha Grossman, Cyla Kowenski, Susan Seltzer, Bob Seltzer, Rabbi Aaron Krauss, Rabbi Judi DelBourgo, Hanna Ehrlich and Manya Perel. Holocaust survivors and their families gathered on Sunday, Aug. 10at the Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center for the annual Holocaust Intergenerational Luncheon. Seated (left to right) are Warren Hecht, Sidney Simon and Rosalie Simon; standing Eta Hecht, Marsha Grossman, Cyla Kowenski, Susan Seltzer, Bob Seltzer, Rabbi Aaron Krauss, Rabbi Judi DelBourgo, Hanna Ehrlich and Manya Perel. MARGATE – Nearly 80 survivors and their families attended the annual Holocaust Survivor Intergenerational Luncheon at the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center Aug. 10.

Hosted by Jewish Family Service, the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton and the Conference on Material Claims Against Germany, the annual luncheon welcomed many first-, second-, third- and even fourth-generation family members of survivors.

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Ventnor’s IRS assessment reduced more than $150,000

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, August 18, 2014 05:07 pm

VENTNOR – After a meeting with an auditor from the Internal Revenue Service, Ventnor’s assessment for payroll taxes was reduced from roughly $160,000 to $2,500, officials said at the Aug. 14 Board of Commissioner’s work session.

According to Chief Financial Officer Toro Aboderin, the IRS investigated how payroll taxes were withheld and paid for about 20 individual city employees. The city has 130 full-time employees and another 30 part-time workers.

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Citizen detains suspect in Ventnor burglary

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 18, 2014 03:00 pm

VENTNOR – A citizen detained a burglary suspect several blocks away from where he allegedly broke into a garage, police said.

Ventnor Police arrested Casey K. Bucceri, 30, whose last known address was in Atlantic City, around 6 p.m. Sunday Aug. 17, and charged him with burglary and theft.

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Wellington Avenue sewer repairs near completion

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, August 18, 2014 02:27 pm

VENTNOR – A $1.2 million sewer repair project along Wellington Avenue is nearing completion, an official from the Atlantic County Utilities Authority said Monday, Aug. 18.

According to Joe Pantalone, vice president of the ACUA’s Wastewater Division, the project will be substantially completed by the end of the week.

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Lucy offers dream vacations of a lifetime

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 18, 2014 01:15 pm

MARGATE – The Save Lucy Committee has announced the launch of its newest fundraiser “Pack your TRUNK” vacation raffle of a lifetime.

The fundraiser will help the Save Lucy Committee, a nonprofit corporation, pay off long-term debt, make capital improvements and provide general operating support to Lucy the Elephant, a National Historic Landmark. 

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Margate Police Blotter, Aug. 18, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 18, 2014 01:10 pm

Margate Police 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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