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Ventnor woman joins Philadelphia-Haddonfield law firm

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 16, 2014 04:13 pm

Ashley E. Shapiro of Ventnor recently joined Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC Ashley E. Shapiro of Ventnor recently joined Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt $Ashley E. Shapiro of Ventnor recently joined Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt and Flores, LLC & Flores, LLC Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC recently announced that Ashley E. Shapiro of Ventnor has become an associate with the firm. She will practice out of the firm's Philadelphia, Pa., and Haddonfield offices, with a concentration in white collar criminal defense and corporate investigations.

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Margate Players produce ‘The Wedding Singer’

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Tuesday, July 15, 2014 05:20 pm

The Margate Players will present “The Wedding Singer” at the Dominick A. Potena Performing Arts Center, 7804 Amherst Ave. 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 17-19 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 20.

The Wedding Singer is being directed by Doug Winkelstein and Mike McQuade. Musical director is Debbie Roland and Sarah Jane Bakaric is the choreographer.

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Katz JCC features Israeli artwork

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Tuesday, July 15, 2014 05:00 pm

This is one of the scuptures by Israeli artist Izzy Assour that will be on display at Katz JCC starting July 23. This is one of the scuptures by Israeli artist Izzy Assour that will be on display at Katz JCC starting July 23. MARGATE – The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center will host Expressions Fine Art Gallery of Tel-Aviv from July 23 to Aug. 3 featuring artwork by famed Israeli artist Izzy Assour.

Assour, an Israeli Army paratrooper, found himself re-evaluating life as he recovered from an injury. During his recovery, he turned to sculpture and in 1985 began to support the works of other Israeli artists as the co-founder of Expressions Fine Art Gallery.

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Ventnor’s beach ice cream vendors split on using carts

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Tuesday, July 15, 2014 04:33 pm

VENTNOR – Ice cream vendors working on the beach here are split on a planned ordinance change that would have allowed them to forego carrying their heavy, dry-ice filled boxes on their shoulders in favor of using carts.

The change was suggested to benefit vendors, who must be U.S. veterans, officials said. The current ordinance prohibits carts, Mayor Michael Bagnell said.

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New parking meter kiosks a challenge for Ventnor beach goers

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Tuesday, July 15, 2014 03:12 pm

Wendy Barber of Mays Landing tries her hand at the new parking meter kiosk on Suffolk Avenue while John Schwartz of Fort Myers, Fla., waits his turn. Wendy Barber of Mays Landing tries her hand at the new parking meter kiosk on Suffolk Avenue while John Schwartz of Fort Myers, Fla., waits his turn. VENTNOR – Beachgoers say the new parking meter kiosks the city installed at Suffolk and Newport avenues leave a lot to be desired. Users say the kiosks do not offer enough options to make them convenient or easy to use.

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Local artists to judge Atlantic City Boardwalk Art Show

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 02:10 pm

ATLANTIC CITY – Judges for the upcoming Atlantic City Boardwalk Art Show in September will be local artists with ties to Atlantic City – Lennox Warner, A.J. Rudisill and Michael Waters.

The Atlantic City Boardwalk Art Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at Kennedy Plaza across from Boardwalk Hall, according to the Atlantic City Arts Commission and the Noyes Museum of Art of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Entertainment will be provided at Trump Plaza.

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Ventnor hires attorney for IRS audit

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, July 14, 2014 05:02 pm

VENTNOR – The Board of Commissioners held a special meeting in the mayor’s office Monday, July 14 to hire a tax attorney to assist the municipality with an audit initiated by the Internal Revenue Service.

The commission discussed hiring an attorney during an executive session following the July 10 work session, but did not take action due to non-compliance with the Sunshine Law timeline for giving notice of an action meeting.

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Dean Randazzo is UNICO’s Person of the Year

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, July 14, 2014 12:30 pm

Dean Randazzo, 45, of Atlantic City is UNICO’s Person of the Year. Dean Randazzo, 45, of Atlantic City is UNICO’s Person of the Year.

ATLANTIC CITY – Dean Randazzo, New Jersey’s most successful professional surfer and founder of the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation, will be honored as the 2014 Person of the Year by the Greater Atlantic City Chapter of UNICO National and the Atlantic County UNICO Scholarship Foundation.

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Ventnor Beach Patrol trains future lifeguards

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Sunday, July 13, 2014 08:44 am

Winners of Ventnor City Junior Lifeguard Competition Winners of Ventnor City Junior Lifeguard Competition VENTNOR – The Beach Patrol put 117 future lifeguards through a weeklong training program that allowed them to have fun and experience what is necessary to be a lifesaver on the beach.

The Junior Lifeguard program was held on the beach in front of Beach Patrol Headquarters on Suffolk Avenue Monday through Friday, July 7-11. Only one day was lost due to the rain.

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Celebrate Unity in the Community at New York Avenue School

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Sunday, July 13, 2014 08:20 am

The Atlantic City Public Schools will host it’s free “Unity in the Community Day Bar-be-que” 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at the New York Avenue School, 411 N. New York Ave. 

Games and events, food, face painting, music, entertainment, demonstrations, community organizations and resources, Police and Fire Department demonstrations and a bouncy house are some of the scheduled activities. All are invited. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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