• VENTNOR – The Board of Commissioners Thursday, Oct. 15 introduced an amendment to the city’s salary ordinance to set into motion an intergovernmental transfer that would allow the city to hire an Atlantic City employee as its next emergency management coordinator.

    Longtime Emergency Management Coordinator William Melfi will retire in two weeks, Mayor Michael Bagnell said. He is currently using up his sick days and his last day of employment will be Nov. 1.

  • Margate engages DEP and Army Corps to discuss options to building dunes

    MARGATE – The Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Thursday, Oct. 16 that preserves the city’s rights in fighting the dunes project. The commission entered a “tolling and standstill” agreement with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, which will allow the municipality to negotiate alternatives to building sand dunes on Margate’s beach.

    Assistant Attorney General David C. Apy filed with the Atlantic County Clerk three administrative orders to effectuate a taking of partial easements not voluntarily granted by shorefront property owners, including the City of Margate, to build the dunes. The state will use its powers of eminent domain to negotiate good faith compensation due to 10 shorefront property owners and 16 riparian grant owners.

  • VENTNOR – The Board of Commissioners will hold a special workshop meeting 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 in the auditorium at the Ventnor Educational Community Complex, 400 N. Lafayette Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss a proposed ordinance that would establish a tax abatement program.

    Commissioners have been discussing creating tax abatements to encourage property owners to make substantial improvements to their properties, including those damaged by hurricane Sandy. It is their hope that the program will eliminate substandard structures and housing conditions, and stop deterioration in certain neighborhoods.

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Letter: Recall is about politics, not policy

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Written by Frank Sarno Tuesday, August 06, 2013 02:21 pm

Letter: Recall is about politics, not policy Letter: Recall is about politics, not policy To the editor:

Back in January 2012 I decided to run for the Ventnor City Commission. While collecting the required signatures, some people asked me why I wanted to get involved in local government. My answer was, “Why not?” In a small town like Ventnor, a lifelong resident who is trustworthy, honest and has the best interest of the city and citizens at heart is surely the right person to vote for.

So I continued the journey and was elected as one of three Ventnor City commissioners, along with one of my running mates, who is now the mayor.

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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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