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Margate Police Blotter, Aug. 18, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 18, 2014 01:10 pm

Margate Police 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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Two men arrested for alleged burglary in Ventnor

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 18, 2014 01:04 pm

VENTNOR – After a citizen called police about suspicious activity, the Ventnor Police Department took two men into custody 11:40 a.m. Aug. 13 for alleged criminal attempted burglary.

The caller observed two men in the backyard of a home on the 6000-block of Atlantic Avenue. After the men left the area, the residence was checked and pry marks were found on a side door. 

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Letter: Officials pit residents against the state

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Written by Sharon Simon Monday, August 18, 2014 11:52 am

Without enough courage to support the will of the people, they have succumbed to political pressure. Without enough courage to support the will of the people, they have succumbed to political pressure. To the editor:

Mayor Becker and Commissioner Taube have pitted residents against the state. They have been in open dialogue with DEP, Army Corps and federal officials and have allowed a number of opportunities to negotiate an alternative to the dunes project go by. They claim that that they have done everything in their power and that it costs too much to protect our beaches, tax revenues and vote, which is simply not true.

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Letter: Time to repair Vendome Avenue ruts

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Written by Mark N. Cohen Sunday, August 17, 2014 11:57 am

Time to repair Verdome Ave. ruts   Time to repair Verdome Ave. ruts To the editor:

Every 25 feet, from Vendome Avenue to the edge of Longport, horizontal ruts run from the curb into the first lane of traffic on both sides of Atlantic Avenue. Some are 4 inches wide and 2 inches deep and getting worse. It won't be long before a bike rider blows out a tire or is thrown off balance, falls and gets hit by a passing car.

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Letter: Maury Blumberg hates democracy

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Written by Maria D. Dicino Sunday, August 17, 2014 11:46 am

Letter: Maury Blumberg hates democracy Letter: Maury Blumberg hates democracy To the editor:

It is clear that Maury Blumberg hates democracy.

In his latest effort to stifle the voice of Margate voters, he voted against the people having input on the spending of their own tax dollars by voting against the November 2014 referendum.

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Barber does it the old-fashioned way

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Sunday, August 17, 2014 10:55 am

Specializing in straight razor shaves, shop owner Steve Perry works on Rich Mortillaro, who is visiting from California. Specializing in straight razor shaves, shop owner Steve Perry works on Rich Mortillaro, who is visiting from California. VENTNOR – Steve Perry has come full circle.

He started out barbering in Ventnor, Perry owned a chain of hair salons all around the South Jersey area. After cutting hair in salons for more than 30 years, he’s back to barbering – the old-fashioned way.

“We’re old school, straight razor shaves, Clubmen products, stuff that dates back to our father’s, father’s days,” he said Friday, Aug. 15 while he cut Guy Salani’s hair.

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Letter: Margate needs to listen to the experts

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Written by Andrew Pockl Sunday, August 17, 2014 10:37 am

Listen to what the experts have said and ignore the distractions from the very vocal minority of city residents. Listen to what the experts have said and ignore the distractions from the very vocal minority of city residents. To the editor:

I have read numerous times that the majority of Margate residents oppose the dunes project and wish to file an injunction to stop the state from furthering the project. The referendum that was voted on last November is cited as evidence that the overwhelming majority of residents prefer this course of action.

This is factually incorrect. The overwhelming majority of residents (full-time, part-time and renters) did not vote. Many homeowners (and taxpayers), because it is a second home, were not allowed to vote on the referendum.

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Letter: Taube’s dune support doesn’t square with her other positions

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Written by Steven H. Erlbaum and Seth Lehr Saturday, August 16, 2014 01:03 pm

Taube’s dune support doesn’t square with her other positions Taube’s dune support doesn’t square with her other positions To the editor:

Margate Commissioner Brenda Taube exploits public safety and fiscal responsibility – two politically and emotionally charged topics – to further her agenda. 

Taube justifies her decision to ignore her electorate’s 65 percent vote against the dunes, claiming, “I am concerned about public safety and fiscal responsibility,” and “I can’t spend taxpayer money fighting this.” 

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Longport’s faithful attend Blessing of the Sea (VIDEO)

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Saturday, August 16, 2014 10:38 am

Mayor Nicholas Russo, Father Joe Ferrara and Commissioner James Leeds prepare to bless the sea. Mayor Nicholas Russo, Father Joe Ferrara and Commissioner James Leeds prepare to bless the sea. LONGPORT – Several hundred residents and parishioners of Holy Trinity Parish attended the annual Blessing of the Sea Friday, Aug. 15 on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The blessing is a longstanding tradition in Longport and shore towns up and down the Atlantic Coast.

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Margate commissioners to hold two special meetings this week

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Saturday, August 16, 2014 10:34 am

The Margate City Board of Commissioners will hold two special meetings this week.

An executive session will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 to meet with an attorney regarding a proposal and legal strategy for filing an injunction against the State of New Jersey and US Army Corps of Engineers to stop the Absecon Island Shore Protection Project within the City of Margate City.

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