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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 01, 2014 12:00 am

Jazz on the Beach

The Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation and Atlantic City Free Public Library will host its 15th annual Jazz on the Beach concert series at Kennedy Plaza, between Mississippi and Georgia avenues, on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Eddie Morgan Trio opens the series at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 3, followed by Winard Jarper (Jeli Posse) at 8:30 p.m. Call 609-441-9064, or see www.chickenbonebeach.org.

July 4 celebration in Longport

Longport celebrates Independence Day July 4 with its annual Police Fire and Historical Society Open House 10 a.m. to noon. The day ends with the annual All American Mile Run at 6:30 p.m. Register at the firehouse, 21st and Atlantic Avenue. Call 609-823-2731.

Ventnor Summer Concert

Ventnor will hold a summer concert 7 p.m. Saturday, July 5 on the beach at Newport Avenue, weather permitting, featuring the Rocco Brothers playing hits from the 1970s and 1980s.

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MBA awards college scholarships

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, June 30, 2014 03:01 pm

Daniel Walters, Maria Walters; scholarship recipients Erin Gallagher and Elia Lichtenstein; board members Christopher Gualtieri and Maria DePhillipo. Daniel Walters, Maria Walters; scholarship recipients Erin Gallagher and Elia Lichtenstein; board members Christopher Gualtieri and Maria DePhillipo. MARGATE – The Margate Business Association’s Daniel and Maria Walters 2014 Scholarship Program has awarded two $2,500 scholarships to Atlantic City High School seniors Elia Lichtenstein and Erin Gallagher. The scholarships were awarded at a special ceremony June 11 at the Margate Library.

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Discover culture of the Jewish Lower East Side

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, June 30, 2014 02:28 pm

MARGATE – The Board of Jewish Education will present an in-depth look at the world of the Jewish Lower East Side 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, July 15, 22 and 29 at the Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave.

Rabbi Dr. Robert Fierstien, adjunct professor at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will host the series as follows:

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Front door to Longport Borough Hall to close for three weeks

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 30, 2014 02:14 pm

LONGPORT - The Atlantic Avenue front door at Longport Borough Hall will not be available to the public for three weeks as it undergoes renovation to include a new ADA handicap ramp. Visitors to Borough Hall are asked to use the back parking lot entrance or side patio entrance to the Atlantic County Library.

 

   

Garden State Film Festival to screen ‘Wild Ocean’ at Brighton Park

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 30, 2014 02:01 pm

 Garden State Film Festival ATLANTIC CITY – The Garden State Film Festival, in conjunction with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, will present a free movie screening of “Wild Ocean” 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at Brighton Park, off the Boardwalk at Park Place. 

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Letter: Caesars’ predatory practices must be stopped

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Written by John M. Sewell Monday, June 30, 2014 01:06 pm

Caesars’ predatory practices must be stopped Caesars’ predatory practices must be stopped To the editor:

Closing the Showboat Casino, depriving thousands of gainful employment, can only be seen as a classic case of bare knuckles, brass knuckles laissez-faire not seen since the avaricious steel barons of the 1800s. Showboat is a casino that has had Caesars writing off 94 percent of Showboat’s value over the last year and slashing capital investments. Despite this deliberate sabotage, remarkably, astoundingly it continues to be a profitable venture, making millions per quarter.

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Ventnor Middle School Class of 1974 plans 40th beach party reunion Aug. 2

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 30, 2014 12:58 pm

Alumni, teachers and administrators from the Ventnor Middle School Class of 1974 at their 30th reunion held in August 2004. Alumni, teachers and administrators from the Ventnor Middle School Class of 1974 at their 30th reunion held in August 2004. The Ventnor Middle School Class of 1974 will be hosting its 40th Reunion Beach Party from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at the New Haven Avenue beach, between the Ventnor Library and the Boardwalk. Members of the Class of 1974 and their families are invited, as are past school administrators and teachers who were present at Ventnor Middle School from 1970-1974. Raindate is Aug. 3.

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Letter: Pause to honor those fight for our freedom

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Written by Sunny Otto Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:52 pm

Pause to honor those fight for our freedom Pause to honor those fight for our freedom To the editor:

Today we celebrate the arrival of the United States of America onto the world stage. As a member of American Legion Auxiliary Longport Unit 469, I want to personally thank all members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America for their innumerable contributions to protecting our freedoms and keeping our nation safe. I also want to thank the families of deployed service members for their strength and their sacrifice.

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Planet throws biggest beach party ever in Margate (VIDEO and SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Sunday, June 29, 2014 11:03 am

Jill Hollander of Mt. Laurel takes five while the children, Morgan Oseguera of Northfield and Nashley and Samantha Ortiz of Egg Harbor Township, decide on a sandcastle design. Jill Hollander of Mt. Laurel takes five while the children, Morgan Oseguera of Northfield and Nashley and Samantha Ortiz of Egg Harbor Township, decide on a sandcastle design. MARGATE – Mother Nature ordered perfect weather for her planet’s biggest beach party Saturday, June 28. Thousands of beach lovers turned out to celebrate everything beachy, and listen to the sounds of Mother Nature, along with some good old rock and roll.

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Downbeach WeekEnder

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Downbeach WeekEnder

   

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