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Margate Schools host spaghetti dinner

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 03:45 pm

MARGATE - Former Superintendent Dominick Potena will be cooking up a storm, 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Tighe School cafeteria. The annual spaghetti dinner hosted by the Margate Education Foundation is a fundraiser for the eighth grade, and features a Wine and Grab and Prize Raffle, spaghetti, meatballs, salad and bread. Tickets are $7 in advance by Nov. 3 and $8 at the door. For information, call Anita Grimley at 609-335-8101.

 

Margate achieves bronze Sustainable Jersey certification

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 03:29 pm

MARGATE – Sustainable Jersey recently announced that Margate City has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey certification.  Margate is among 117 of the 416 registered municipalities that have attained bronze certification. 

Mayor Michael Becker will accept the award at the at the sixth annual Sustainable Jersey awards luncheon during the New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City Tuesday, Nov. 18 in Atlantic City.

“I couldn’t be more proud of this prestigious achievement and what it means for the residents of Margate,” said Margate Mayor Mike Becker. “The sustainability initiatives undertaken by the green team are helping Margate go green, save money and sustain the quality of life for all of us over the long term.”

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Video project core component of Apple store visit

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Thursday, October 23, 2014 02:40 pm

Jackson Agnellini and Blake Laveson, both fourth-graders at the Ross School, try their hand at using a Mac. Jackson Agnellini and Blake Laveson, both fourth-graders at the Ross School, try their hand at using a Mac. ATLANTIC CITY – It’s traditional for students to bring an apple to the teacher, but fourth-grade teachers at the William H. Ross School in Margate this week and next are bringing their students to Apple.

The annual fourth-grade field trip to the Apple Store at Caesar’s Pier in Atlantic City is a fun way for students to experience the art of filmmaking, with them as the stars, fourth-grade teacher Tina Baronowitz said Monday, Oct. 20.

Fifteen of her students visited the Apple Store before it opened to the public to learn how to make green screen videos with user-friendly software.

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Longport commission meeting rescheduled

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 02:37 pm

LONGPORT – The Board of Commissioners workshop meeting scheduled for Nov. 13 and the regular meeting scheduled for Nov. 21 have been canceled. The board’s regular November meeting will be held 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Borough Hall.

   

Alliance, Margate schools host barbecue and bonfire Friday night

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 02:30 pm

The Margate-Longport Municipal Alliance to Prevent Drug Abuse and the Margate City Board of Education will hold its first-ever Bback-to-School BBQ and Bonfire. Administrators, teachers, staff and students and their families will attend the event 5-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24. The barbeque will be held at the field across from the Eugene A. Tighe Middle School. Bring your own beach chair and enjoy an end of the summer season, welcome fall and winter celebration.

 

Margate Police present $5,581 check to Gilda’s Club

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:18 am

Pictured from left are Beth Wray, Vickie Perry, Adria Light, Lauren Crenshaw of Gilda's Club, James Costa, Christopher Taroncher, Shane Conesky and Kenneth Bergeron of the Margate Police Department. Pictured from left are Beth Wray, Vickie Perry, Adria Light, Lauren Crenshaw of Gilda's Club, James Costa, Christopher Taroncher, Shane Conesky and Kenneth Bergeron of the Margate Police Department.

LINWOOD – The Margate Police Department, Police Benevolent Association Local 65 and Margate Business Association partnered to present a check for $5,581 Oct. 15 to Gilda’s Club of South Jersey.

A portion of the funds were raised during Margate’s Fall Funfest by the Bay at the department’s Dunk-a-Cop dunk tank campaign. Participants paid for three chances to dunk an officer. The officers also sold T-shirts to show support for Gilda’s Club.

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Ventnor man charged in string of vehicle, shed burglaries

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:38 am

VENTNOR – The Ventnor City Police Department arrested a resident Oct. 15 in connection with a rash of vehicle and shed burglaries over a weeklong period.

David Parke, 26, was arrested Wednesday and charged with seven counts of burglary and theft and other related charges, according to public information officer Detective Lt. Steven Ireland.

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Toxicology tests to determine how Martindale Avenue man died

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 20, 2014 04:37 pm

VENTNOR – The Atlantic County Medical Examiner will determine how a Ventnor man died over the weekend. Ventnor City Police responded at 9 a.m. Sunday morning to the call of a death at 123 N. Martindale Ave.

According to Det. Lt. Steve Ireland one of three roommates discovered the deceased male and called police. Police do not know how Geroge Tizzano, 27, died. The third roommate was not home at the time of the discovery.

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