• CAMDEN – A federal judge admonished the state Thursday, Jan. 15 for trying to quick-take beachfront property for a Margate beach replenishment project but stopped short of granting the city the preliminary injunction it requested.

    “Why NJDEP failed – and continues to fail – to follow the procedures set forth in the Eminent Domain Act is baffling,” U.S. District Court Judge Renee M. Bumb wrote in her legal opinion in the case brought by the city of Margate and beachfront property owners Morton and Roberta Shiekman against the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • VENTNOR – At a press conference on the Boardwalk Wednesday, Jan. 14, the mayors of Ventnor and Longport made it clear that they do not want the state’s pending dune project to be held up.

    Neighboring Margate, which has sued the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and US Army Corps of Engineers in an effort to negotiate an alternative to the Army Corps’ shore protection plan, is the cream in the Downbeach Oreo cookie.

  • PHILDELPHIA – A three-hour meeting Friday morning, Jan. 9 to negotiate alternatives to the state’s plan to build a sand dune in Margate was “unproductive,” according Margate Business Administrator Richard Deaney.

    Deaney said about 15 staffers from the Army Corps of Engineers, eight representatives of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and four from Margate, including Deaney, Commissioner of Finance Maury Blumberg, environmental engineering consultant Charles J. Rooney of T&M Associates and special counsel Rob Andrews of Dilworth & Paxon met at the Army Corps’ headquarters at the John Wanamaker building in Center City. 

Downbeach Current | Longport, Margate, Ventnor

Ventnor updates garbage ordinance to exclude items that should be recycled

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, December 01, 2014 03:42 pm

VENTNOR – At the request of the Atlantic County Utilities Authority, which collects city’s trash and recycling, the Board of Commissioners is updating the city’s residential rubbish and refuse ordinance in an attempt to eliminate certain items from the solid waste stream.

All of the 21 items on the list for exclusion from the trash are recyclable by the ACUA or by private commercial recycling companies or contractors, according to ACUA solid waste director Gary Conover.

Read more: Ventnor updates garbage ordinance to exclude items that should be recycled

 

Ross, Tighe students to learn computer programming as part of worldwide movement

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 01, 2014 02:52 pm

MARGATE – Move over Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberger. The week of Dec. 8-12, students of the Margate school district will join 100 million students around the world to learn computer coding using a program called Tynker.

The effort is designed to ensure that students are equipped with valuable 21st century critical thinking and problem solving skills. Students will be learning computer programming during the school day and their families will join them after school hours to give everyone in the community an introduction to computer science.

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Deal gives Ventnor K-9 Niko to Galloway kennel owner

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, December 01, 2014 02:43 pm

Kennel owner Carol Klingel gives former Ventnor Police K-9 Niko a treat. Kennel owner Carol Klingel gives former Ventnor Police K-9 Niko a treat.

GALLOWAY – A Ventnor police dog that was taken out of service after biting its handler last summer has found a new owner at Barkwoods Kennel here.

Ventnor transferred ownership of Niko, an imported purebred German shepherd, on Nov. 20, according to Carol Klingel, who has operated the Leipzig Avenue kennel for the past 12 years.

Read more: Deal gives Ventnor K-9 Niko to Galloway kennel owner

 

Margate school district receives unqualified audit

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Friday, November 28, 2014 12:45 pm

MARGATE – The Board of Education has received an unqualified audit of its finances. According to Carol Kiniry of Ford-Scott & Associates, LLC, the annual audit turned up no findings or recommendations.

“The district office as a whole is proficient,” Kiniry said on Nov. 12. “Controls you have in place are working. Susan (Palaia) runs a tight ship.”

Read more: Margate school district receives unqualified audit

   

Margate to hold public hearing on balloon release ordinance

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Wednesday, November 26, 2014 02:41 pm

balloon MARGATE – The Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 on a proposal scheduled for adoption that would ban the outdoor release of helium balloons.

The ordinance was suggested by members of the city’s green team, Sustainable Margate, as a way to reduce ocean litter and protect marine wildlife.

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Margate Police Blotter Oct. 24 - Nov. 21

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 26, 2014 02:35 pm

margate police patch Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

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Ventnor considers tax break for new construction, building improvements

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Wednesday, November 26, 2014 02:24 pm

VENTNOR – The Board of Commissioners introduced an ordinance Thursday, Nov. 20 that would offer tax exemptions for certain property owners who make improvements or build anew.

Officials are hoping a tax incentive would spur new construction that complies with new flood elevation standards and help the city improve its FEMA flood insurance rating, which would equate to discounts for residents on the cost of flood insurance.

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Get holiday shopping started early on Green Wednesday

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:00 am

MARGATE – Why wait for Black Friday when you can get pre-holiday sales the Wednesday before while shopping locally and beating the crowds at the same time.

That’s the thinking behind Green Wednesday, a campaign for a group of business owners in Margate from Granville to Douglas avenues who will be discounting their wares Wednesday, Nov. 26.

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Court issues temporary restraining order on Margate dunes

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, November 24, 2014 05:26 pm

CAMDEN – A federal court today issued a temporary restraining order to stop the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Army Corps of Engineers shore protection project in Margate.

The order came after Margate filed a legal suit in U.S. District Court to stop the state and Army Corps from building sand dunes on the city’s beach.

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Ventnor joins Margate for bicycle, pedestrian planning

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, November 24, 2014 01:51 pm

VENTNOR – The Board of Commissioners Nov. 20 agreed to join with its neighbor to the south to create safe streets for pedestrians and bicyclists.

The city passed a resolution supporting the NJ Department of Transportation’s offer to provide bicycle and pedestrian safety planning assistance.

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