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Registration open for 14th annual Surf for a Cause honoring trustee Adam Walcoff

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 06, 2014 02:45 pm

Foundation President Paul Giunta finishes out a wave in the longboard division of the 2013 Surf for a Cause. Foundation President Paul Giunta finishes out a wave in the longboard division of the 2013 Surf for a Cause.

MARGATE – The best surfers from around the area will compete in the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation’s 14th annual Surf for a Cause Saturday, Sept. 6 at Decatur Avenue beach.

Presented by Cape Islands Building and Restoration, the contest has 11 divisions, and trophies and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in each division. Entries are $30 per division and include an event T-shirt and one ticket to the after party. Entries for additional divisions are $15 each. Entries are free for Grom Boys, 11 years and younger, and Grom Girls, 12 years and younger, divisions.

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Margate Police to get reimbursed for defective bulletproof vests

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 06, 2014 02:03 pm

NEWARK – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and the Division of Law will soon distribute a total of $173,778.90 to 63 New Jersey law enforcement agencies that purchased defective bulletproof vests made by Second Chance Body Armor, Inc., a manufacturer that filed for bankruptcy in 2004 after it was discovered that the vests’ protective armor failed and deteriorated over time.

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Captain Turner Ocean Swim has dual focus this year

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Tuesday, August 05, 2014 04:25 pm

Doug Farrell puts a Capt. Turner sign in his front yard. Doug Farrell puts a Capt. Turner sign in his front yard. LONGPORT – A longstanding tradition by the Longport Lifeguard Association to raise money for college scholarships has shifted focus this year to raising awareness and funds to combat several forms of cancer.

The annual Captain Turner Ocean Swim on Longport beach is not only raising funds to send young adults to college, it is raising money for research and awareness of multiple myeloma, leukemia and lymphoma.

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Commissioners solicit input on fighting dunes project

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Tuesday, August 05, 2014 12:33 pm

MARGATE - The Board of Commissioners wants to hear from residents at its Thursday, Aug. 7 meeting about whether or not fighting the pending dunes project is a worthwhile effort.

Following its July 17 meeting, the board published on its website three legal opinions received from qualified attorneys regarding the city's chances of winning a legal suit against the state and federal government.

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Ventnor Middle School Class of 1974 reunites old friends

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, August 04, 2014 01:37 pm

Ventnor Middle School Class of 1974 alumni and a few other VMS graduates gathered at Newport Avenue and the Boardwalk to celebrate their 40th reunion.  From left are Joe Horwitz, Paul Weiner (’82), Bill Schugar (’73), Harry Hurley, Don Hurley, Cariona McSweeney, Gary Rothman (’73), Paul Merlino, Stuart Cohen, Bob McClay (kneeling), John Pesce, Lisa Overton, Ron Curcio (’76), Beth Anderer (kneeling), Susan Goldberg Gamberg, Keith 'Rocky' Hoffman, George Biagi, Steve Corvari, Kathy Boyle, Lynette Boyle (’76), Desiree 'Cindy' Kammerman Davenport, Matt Yubas, Cathleen Ossichak Fichetola, Eva Damiano Dawson, Ken Bishop, Don Stone, and Larry Adams. Not pictured: Lee Burnham, Doug Biagi (’79), Leslie Popefka (’72), Brian Condella (’78), Lorianne Hoffman, Dennis Kelly (principal), Barbara Hoffman (Learning Resource Center director). Ventnor Middle School Class of 1974 alumni and a few other VMS graduates gathered at Newport Avenue and the Boardwalk to celebrate their 40th reunion. From left are Joe Horwitz, Paul Weiner (’82), Bill Schugar (’73), Harry Hurley, Don Hurley, Cariona McSweeney, Gary Rothman (’73), Paul Merlino, Stuart Cohen, Bob McClay (kneeling), John Pesce, Lisa Overton, Ron Curcio (’76), Beth Anderer (kneeling), Susan Goldberg Gamberg, Keith 'Rocky' Hoffman, George Biagi, Steve Corvari, Kathy Boyle, Lynette Boyle (’76), Desiree 'Cindy' Kammerman Davenport, Matt Yubas, Cathleen Ossichak Fichetola, Eva Damiano Dawson, Ken Bishop, Don Stone, and Larry Adams. Not pictured: Lee Burnham, Doug Biagi (’79), Leslie Popefka (’72), Brian Condella (’78), Lorianne Hoffman, Dennis Kelly (principal), Barbara Hoffman (Learning Resource Center director). VENTNOR – Alumni of Ventnor Middle School Class of 1974 gathered at the beach gazebo at Newport Avenue Saturday, Aug. 2 to celebrate their 40-year reunion.

Despite early rain good spirits prevailed as classmates reminisced about their childhood friendships and fond memories of growing up in Ventnor in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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84-year-old driver hits three parked cars in Ventnor before smashing into house

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 04, 2014 12:24 pm

VENTNOR – A home and several parked cars were damaged Sunday night, Aug. 3, while an 84-year-old local man was attempting to park his vehicle on North Wissahickon Avenue.

Multiple 911 calls were made in response to the 11:11 p.m. accident on the 100-block of North Wissahickon.

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Brigantine chef Nicole Gaffney makes final 3 on 'Food Network Star'

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, August 04, 2014 12:01 pm

Personal chef Nicole Gaffney of Brigantine will compete for a chance to host her own national cooking show on Season 10 of “Food Network Star.” The series premiere is 9 p.m. Sunday.  Personal chef Nicole Gaffney of Brigantine will compete for a chance to host her own national cooking show on Season 10 of “Food Network Star.” The series premiere is 9 p.m. Sunday.

BRIGANTINE – It’s time to log on, Facebook or call in your votes for "Food Network Star" candidate Nicole Gaffney of Brigantine.

Gaffney made it to the semifinal and faces two other chefs for a chance to have their own Food Network show. Gaffney is hoping that her "My Coastal Kitchen" pilot is the one that will premier on the network.

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2 teens charged in stabbing, robbery of Ventnor man

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 04, 2014 11:41 am

VENTNOR – Two teenagers have been charged in the Aug. 1 stabbing of a 19-year-old local man during a predawn robbery on Ventnor Avenue, police said.

Officers responded to a report of a fight in the 5600 block of Ventnor Avenue at 4:08 p.m. Friday to find the victim stabbed in the abdomen. The stabbing took place during the course of a robbery, police said.

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Pirates and wizards rule in Ventnor Go Green parade (VIDEO)

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Sunday, August 03, 2014 05:51 pm

Ventnor Go Green announces winners of annual no fuel boat parade. Enjoy a video of the event.

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Letter: Fighting Margate beach project well worth the cost

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Written by Daniel Gottlieb Sunday, August 03, 2014 03:03 pm

Letter: Fighting Margate beach project well worth the cost   Letter: Fighting Margate beach project well worth the cost To the editor:

It has been written and said that Margate's opposition to the dune project is costly and fruitless. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The legal fees associated with supporting 65 percent of Margate's voters pale in comparison to the long-term costs to Margate taxpayers for 50 years of beach replenishment, and for making up the shortfall in tax revenue resulting from the inevitable and successful property tax appeals by beach-block and beach-front homeowners.

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