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Proposed email notification system raises privacy concerns in Longport

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Thursday, August 07, 2014 02:50 pm

LONGPORT – As they say, communication is everything.

The borough is considering joining an email service to keep residents informed about borough emergencies and happenings year-round.

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Longport planners recommend ordinance changes for fire pits and pools

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Thursday, August 07, 2014 02:18 pm

LONGPORT – At the behest of the Planning Board, the Board of Commissioners introduced two ordinances at its Aug. 6 meeting that deal with outdoor fireplaces and fire pits, and swimming pools, hot tubs and spas.

Both ordinances were introduced after planners discussed the need to protect homeowners against fire hazards and accidental drowning, Mayor Nicholas Russo said. The borough’s fire officials also reviewed the ordinances before they were introduced.

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Longport to crack down on impaired driving

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 07, 2014 01:27 pm

LONGPORT – Consider this fair warning. The Longport Police Department will be cracking down on drunk drivers during the Labor Day “Get Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, Aug. 15-Sept. 1.

Sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols will be looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated. The department has received a grant from the state Division of Highway Traffic Safety to step up patrols.

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Ventnor to hold town hall meeting for displaced workers

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 07, 2014 12:53 pm

VENTNOR – Residents who would like to learn more about free job search assistance available at the Atlantic County One Stop Career Center are invited to attend a town hall meeting 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 on the second floor of the Atlantic County Library/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave.

Rhonda Lowery, executive director of the Atlantic Cape May Workforce Investment Board, and a team of representatives will be available to discuss the many online resources for job searches, job matching services, employer hiring incentives and explain what the One Stop Career Center can do for you.

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Congregation Beth El welcomes new rabbi

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Thursday, August 07, 2014 12:36 pm

Judi Ahavah DelBourgo is the new rabbi at Beth El Synagogue in Margate and Northfield. Here she is with Rabbi Aaron Krauss. Judi Ahavah DelBourgo is the new rabbi at Beth El Synagogue in Margate and Northfield. Here she is with Rabbi Aaron Krauss. MARGATE – Congregation Beth El on Jerome Avenue welcomed its new rabbi at a service July 19 and although women have been ordained as rabbis in Conservative Judiasm since 1985, it’s a first for this community.

Rabbi Judi Ahavah DelBourgo stepped into her role assisting Rabbi Aaron Krauss in mid-July and will oversee the synagogue’s growth into the Mainland Atlantic County area.

The synagogue is opening a campus at 201 Tilton Road in Northfield, and will conduct Friday evening Shabbat services and Hebrew and religious instruction for youths afterschool on Tuesdays and Sunday mornings, DelBourgo said.

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Learn how to select a supplemental health plan at Katz JCC senior expo

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 06, 2014 03:26 pm

MARGATE – The Shore Medical Center Senior and Adult Expo at the Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Avenue, Margate on Thursday, Sept. 18 has added a free medical professional breakfast speaker panel from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. to discuss “how to choose a supplemental plan of care.”

The speaker panel and the expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. are free and open to the public.

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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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