• LONGPORT – The Borough Commission Sept. 17 passed a resolution that approved all the necessary documentation to start the long-awaited dunes project.

    Mayor Nicholas Russo signed an authorization for a state aid agreement with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to construct the Brigantine to Great Egg Harbor Inlet Storm Damage Reduction Project

  • VENTNOR – The City Commission, Planning Board and Planning and Zoning Department are considering changes to the zoning and building codes to address a number of issues.

    On Aug. 21, the commission asked the Planning Board to review zoning for the R-7 District, which is zoned single family. The commission is asking planners to consider allowing duplexes as a conforming use in the zone.

    According to Zoning Officer Jimmy Agnesino, the area was once zoned for multifamily dwellings, but in the 1990s the city rezoned it for single family only.

  • MARGATE – The city received confirmation Thursday, Sept. 4 that it has been awarded $360,000 in Post-Sandy Planning Grants. New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Richard E. Constabile III said the city will receive eight grants, ranging from $30,000 to $50,000 each, to identify areas where it can improve resilience to storms and promote economic development.

    City Administrator Richard Deaney announced the grant award at the Board of Commissioners’ 4 p.m. worksession meeting.

  • MARGATE – When local voters go to the polls for the Nov. 4 general election, they’ll get one more chance to decide if a legal battle to stop the dunes project is in Margate’s future.

    Following a 90-minute special meeting that brought out supporters and detractors of the fight to stop the pending dunes project, the Board of Commissioners passed two resolutions. One would put a question on the November ballot asking voters to spend $200,000 plus technical costs to sue the state and federal government to stop the project. The other would allow the city to hire an attorney to file an immediate injunction to stop the project.

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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