• MARGATE – An engineer and attorney hired to represent the city regarding the pending dunes project have questioned the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Army Corps of Engineers.

    Margate Administrator Richard Deaney provided a written update to the Board of Commissioners Sept. 18 about the progress being made by outside counsel and an environmental engineer hired to represent the city against the dunes plan. Deaney said the city has received a revised edition of the engineering plans for the dunes project, which is slated to begin in November, and is being reviewed by the city’s engineer.

  • VENTNOR – An engineering consultant last week recommended ways the city can become more sustainable and resilient to storms in the wake of hurricane Sandy.

    Stewart Weiser of Remington, Vernick and Walberg presented his Strategic Recovery Planning Report to the Board of Commissioners at its Sept. 17 meeting. The report was funded with a $30,000 grant that was made available to communities in the nine counties most affected by the storm. To qualify, municipalities had to show they lost at least $1 million in ratables as a result of the storm.

  • LONGPORT – The Borough Commission Sept. 17 passed a resolution that approved all the necessary documentation to start the long-awaited dunes project.

    Mayor Nicholas Russo signed an authorization for a state aid agreement with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to construct the Brigantine to Great Egg Harbor Inlet Storm Damage Reduction Project

  • VENTNOR – The City Commission, Planning Board and Planning and Zoning Department are considering changes to the zoning and building codes to address a number of issues.

    On Aug. 21, the commission asked the Planning Board to review zoning for the R-7 District, which is zoned single family. The commission is asking planners to consider allowing duplexes as a conforming use in the zone.

    According to Zoning Officer Jimmy Agnesino, the area was once zoned for multifamily dwellings, but in the 1990s the city rezoned it for single family only.

Downbeach Current | Longport, Margate, Ventnor

Letter: Build a master jetty at the south end of Longport

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Written by Joe Zetooney Tuesday, August 06, 2013 12:00 am

Letter: Build a master jetty at the south end of Longport Letter: Build a master jetty at the south end of Longport To the editor:

As a resident of Main Avenue in Atlantic City in 1951, I watched the approximately mile-long master jetty being built. What was once an uninhabitable area at the south end of Brigantine, is now three quarters buried in sand.

At a meeting held in Margate by the Army Corps of Engineers a while back, I discussed building a master jetty at the south end of Longport that would shift the sand scalloping riptide current farther out.

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Letter: Some recall supporters fear retribution

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Written by Sonia Loadenthal Monday, August 05, 2013 04:48 pm

Letter: Some recall supporters fear retribution Letter: Some recall supporters fear retribution To the editor:

In response to many Ventnor residents who wonder why the recall letter was not signed, I want to point out that it was group written. It gave voice to many issues brought to the meeting and discussed as the letter evolved.  

Also, I want to point out that there were volunteers offering their home addresses for the surveys to be sent back, but that others thought it might make their homes into targets for retribution.  Hence the P.O. box. 

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Letter: Thank you Ventnor Fire Department

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Written by Beth Maccagnano-Holtzman Monday, August 05, 2013 04:44 pm

Letter: Thank you Ventnor Fire Department Letter: Thank you Ventnor Fire Department To the editor:

As a Ventnor resident for 41 years, I see our public servants being criticized, and seldom commended.

My 9-year-old son and I had to stop by the Ventnor Fire Department headquarters, and while we were there a call came in. I have never seen a group of individuals move so quickly, and in perfect synch.

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Letter: Ventnor needs help

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Written by Phyllis Antosca Monday, August 05, 2013 04:39 pm

Letter: Ventnor needs help Letter: Ventnor needs help To the editor:

I am a member of the Ventnor Concerned Citizens group and have lived in Ventnor for many, many years. As I read about our city I realize that we are in need of different leadership.  

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Ventnor voters deserve answers

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Written by Norm Klinger Tuesday, July 30, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor To the editor To the editor:

As an elderly citizen of Ventnor who has been watching the local political scene for many years, I believe that we, the taxpayers and voters, deserve answers from our commissioners to the charges of mismanagement leveled against the present administration in a city-wide letter. We deserve to know all the facts. 

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Making the case for a Ventnor recall

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Written by Paula DeLuca Monday, July 29, 2013 04:35 pm

To the editor To the editor To the editor:

I am one of 20 contributors of information contained in a mailing sent to Ventnor voters, using an April 2013 voter list from Atlantic County. 

Ventnor men and women brought different “issues” to a May meeting; and a number of individuals were introduced to each other for the first time.  Each person appeared to have a different trigger point that propelled them to action. Ventnor’s post-storm recovery and looming tax burden were the two front-burner issues, amid dozens of others.

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Doda’s Lattice-top Peach Pie with Butter Crust

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Written by Sandi Zakheim-Nord Friday, July 19, 2013 12:00 am

Representing their aunt Sandi Zakheim-Nord for the winning peach pie are Hillary Poetsch, 7, of Margate and her brother Zak, 10 with New Jersey Peach Queen Ashley Wright, 18, of Mullica Hill. Representing their aunt Sandi Zakheim-Nord for the winning peach pie are Hillary Poetsch, 7, of Margate and her brother Zak, 10 with New Jersey Peach Queen Ashley Wright, 18, of Mullica Hill.

Submitted by Sandi Zakheim-Nord, first place winner of the Margate Community Farmer’s Market perfect peach pie contest

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Brianna’s Spiced Peach Cobbler

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Written by Brianna Soreth Friday, July 19, 2013 12:00 am

Submitted by Brianna Soreth, third place winner of the Margate Community Farmer’s Market perfect peach pie contest

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Nana's Sour Cream Peach Pecan Pie

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Written by Jackie Goldberg Thursday, July 18, 2013 12:00 am

Second place winner Jackie Goldberg of Margate wowed the judges and New Jersey Peach Queen Ashley Wright, 18, of Mullica Hill, on right with Nana’s Sour Cream Peach Pecan Pie. Second place winner Jackie Goldberg of Margate wowed the judges and New Jersey Peach Queen Ashley Wright, 18, of Mullica Hill, on right with Nana’s Sour Cream Peach Pecan Pie.

Submitted by Jackie Goldberg, second place winner of the Margate Community Farmer’s Market perfect peach pie contest

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Build a master jetty at south end of Longport

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Written by Joe Zetooney Monday, July 01, 2013 01:32 pm

To the editor:

Having lived on Maine Avenue in Atlantic City in 1951, I watched the approximately mile-long master jetty being built where before there was an uninhabited area at the south end of Brigantine. Today it’s three quarters buried in sand.

At a meeting held in Margate by the Army Corps of Engineers a while back, I discussed building a master jetty at the south end of Longport that would move the sand-scalloping riptide current farther out, and widen the whole Absecon Island. Such a jetty would eliminate the need for building unsightly dunes along the Boardwalk, and at the same time prevent dangerous shifting shoals (sandbars) in the Great Egg Harbor Inlet, making it safer for boaters.

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