• City Commissioner Maury Blumberg, right, recognizes retiring City Clerk Tom Hiltner with a proclamation naming Dec. 18.MARGATE – Tom Hiltner attended his final government meeting as city clerk Thursday, Dec. 18. He will retire at the end of the year after more than 25 years as the city’s keeper of records. He was also the city tax collector.

    The Board of Commissioners appointed Deputy Clerk Rosie Freed to replace him as city clerk and Linda Morgan as tax collector. Freed was sworn in at the end of the meeting with her family present. Morgan will take the oath of office at the next meeting when her family can be present.

  • ATLANTIC CITY – An activist for open government will be heard in court Monday after the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office denied his request for information about the alleged theft of funds from the Margate Firefighters Benevolent Association Inc. The case is scheduled to be heard 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15 by Superior Court Judge Nelson C. Johnson.

    According to a complaint filed Nov. 10 in Superior Court, John Paff of Somerset, chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party Open Government Advocacy Project, the Prosecutor’s Office refused to provide any information about the case. He is asking for the immediate release of all incident and investigative reports related to the case.

  • LONGPORT – The Board of Commissioners is considering a request from the city engineer to be more assertive in its support of the pending Absecon Island Beach Protection project – which its neighbor to the north is trying to stop.

    “We went to great lengths to try and get this money and to protect our infrastructure and properties through the dune system. I really think we ought to look at what proactive activities we can do because of the court case out there,” borough engineer Richard Carter told the commission at its Wednesday, Dec. 11 workshop meeting.

    “If you want this, might have to fight for it.”

  • Board of Commissioners appropriates $50,000 more for legal work

    MARGATE – U.S. District Court Judge Renee M. Bumb issued an order Tuesday, Dec. 9 adjourning a court hearing on the dunes project from Dec. 17 to 10 a.m. Jan. 15 to allow the parties to come up with an “amicable resolution.”

    The order was issued in response to a joint request for adjournment from Margate’s special counsel, Jordan M. Rand of Dilworth Paxson LLP, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • CAMDEN – Margate won the second round Thursday in its legal battle to negotiate an alternative to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to build sand dunes on the beach.

    On Dec. 4, U.S. District Court Judge Renee Marie Bumb extended the temporary restraining order she imposed Nov. 24 that barred the DEP from awarding a contract to build the dunes.

Beachstock: The Planet’s Biggest Beach Party releases schedule of events

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Beachstock 2014 returns 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 28 to the Margate beach with an expanded lineup of family friendly events and activities. The Beachstock rain date is Sunday, June 29. Beachstock 2014 returns 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 28 to the Margate beach with an expanded lineup of family friendly events and activities. The Beachstock rain date is Sunday, June 29. MARGATE – Everyone remembers Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music. Well, Margate has its own version that crams three days of love into one 14-hour event.

Beachstock 2014 returns 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 28 to the Margate beach with an expanded lineup of family friendly events and activities. The Beachstock rain date is Sunday, June 29.

The fifth annual event includes non-stop music on the 100.7 WZXL main stage, “Kids Are the Stars” on the 95.1 WAYV kid’s stage, Battle of the Beach Bands, and lots of food, games and fun.

Beach tags are not required for the event, which stretches between the Huntington and Granville Avenue beaches behind the Margate Public Library.

Worried about finding a place to park? Not a problem. Beachstock offers free Jitney service from the Tighe School at Amherst and Essex avenues to the event. Jitneys will also pick up and drop off all along Atlantic Avenue.

Beachstock 2014 is presented by the Margate Business Association in cooperation with sponsors, including 100.7 WZXL, 95.1 WAYV, Buck London Productions LLC, Stacey’s Surf and Paddle, Atlantic City Weekly, Heritage Surf and Sports, Downbeach Express, the Margate Public Library, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox and Roach, Realtors, The Surfrider Foundation and the City of Margate.

Schedule of Events

7:30 a.m. – Stand Up For Change paddle boarding event registration, presented by Stacey’ Surf Camp

9 a.m. – Volleyball registration

9:30a.m. – Paddle boarding event begins

9:45 a.m. – National anthem performed by Senni Bloom; introduction of Margate Commissioners 100.7 WZXL Main Stage

9:45 a.m. – Volleyball tournament begins

10:30 a.m. – Senni Bloom

11 a.m. – Mia Bergman

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Music, games and giveaways

11:30 a.m. – Zip line, food and beer garden, vendor booths, sand sculpting by Matthew Deibert, children’s sand sculpting instruction, Alissa Dirato face painting, hair braiding, clay station, bocce ball, shuffleboard, Margate Police Ident-A-Kid Program

11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. – Margate Fire Department “Five Minute Cool Blast” every 30 minutes

Noon-3 p.m. – Free skin cancer screening by Dr. Carroccia

Noon-4 p.m. – Kid’s variety entertainment 95.1 WAYV Kids Stage    

12- 3:30 p.m. – Battle By the Beach Band – Finalist Band Competition 100.7 WZXL Main Stage

12:30 -2:30 p.m. – Fun competitions for all ages

1-3 p.m. – Stacey’s Surf Camp   

3 p.m. – Children’s Treasure Hunt

3:30 p.m. – Tow at Surf demonstration

6 p.m. – Life guard competitions

4:30-6:30 p.m. – Fool Injectors, last year’s Battle by the Beach Band winners 100.7 WZXL Main Stage

6:45-7:30p.m. – Steve Moore and The M.I.A.         

7:30p.m. – Bonfire lighting                           

8-10 p.m. – Beachstock headliner British Invasion Beatles Tribute Band 100.7 WZXL Main Stage           

8:30-10p.m. – Movie: “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” Margate Library Park

 


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