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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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State obtains bulk of easements needed for shore protection projects

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:07 pm

Officials vow to obtain the needed easements without paying a 'king’s ransom’

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin have announced that the state has obtained more than 80 percent of the property easements needed to enable construction of shore protection and flood mitigation projects designed to safeguard New Jersey residents against hurricanes and significant coastal storms.

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Ventnor students learn the drill: Smoke detectors save lives

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 15, 2014 08:48 pm

Chief John Hazlett teaches students about firefighter gear. Submitted / Chief John Hazlett teaches students about firefighter gear. Fire Chief John Hazlett and members of the Ventnor City Fire Department visited the Ventnor Educational Community Complex Friday, Oct. 10 for Fire Prevention Week. In keeping with this year’s theme, “Working smoke alarms save lives,” the students were taught the importance of having working smoke detectors in their home. Additionally, students were taught how to respond when a smoke alarm activates.

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Men enjoy dinner under the sukkah

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:58 am


Members of the Beth Judah Men’s Club socialize while the steaks sizzle Sunday, Oct. 12.
Members of the Beth Judah Men’s Club socialize while the steaks sizzle Sunday, Oct. 12.

MARGATE – The Beth Judah Men’s Club celebrated the harvest holiday Sukkot Sunday, Oct. 12 under the sukkah on the synagogue grounds. The men enjoyed their annual dinner of steak and scotch.

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Fun under the sukkah

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:53 am

Children do crafts under the sukkah Sunday, Oct. 12. Children do crafts under the sukkah Sunday, Oct. 12. Congregation Beth Judah youth groups, Garinim for grades 3 and 4 and Kadima for grades 5 through 7, enjoyed a pizza and decorating party under the sukkah Sunday, Oct. 12. Youth Commission Chairwoman Nicole Weisman led the children in the fun-filled early afternoon Sukkot celebration.

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Margate set to bond for Sandy repairs at former City Hall

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Tuesday, October 14, 2014 04:13 pm

MARGATE – The Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 on a $900,000 bond ordinance to fund repairs to the old City Hall on Washington Avenue. The repairs include flood mitigation, bringing the building up to modern standards and into compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, and new furnishings.

City officials are hoping the financing will be temporary and FEMA will reimburse the city for most of the work on the building, which was damaged during hurricane Sandy.

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Longport Historical Society to replace weather vane atop museum

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, October 13, 2014 04:37 pm

Longport Historical Society board member John Stroble proudly shows the new weather vane that will be installed atop the Historical Society Museum. It is an exact replica of the one that was there when the building was first erected. Longport Historical Society board member John Stroble proudly shows the new weather vane that will be installed atop the Historical Society Museum. It is an exact replica of the one that was there when the building was first erected. LONGPORT – Everything old is new again at the Longport Historical Society. Members are getting ready to erect a new weather vane atop the stately white clapboard building, which was built in 1938 by the U.S. Coast Guard and now houses the historical society’s museum. The weather vane is an exact replica of the one that blew off in the Storm of 1962and mysteriously disappeared, “perhaps for its metal value” Board Member John Stroebele said.

The building, which was once served as Borough Hall, was one of several along the Atlantic coast built during the Roosevelt administration to serve as a Coast Guard station. It housed Coasties until after World War II when the Coast Guard consolidated its operations. It sold the building to the borough for $1 in 1951, Stroebele said.

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ACHS cross-country runners volunteer for Atlantic City Marathon

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, October 13, 2014 03:07 pm

Members of the Atlantic City High School Cross-country Team meet at the Ventnor Fishing Pier to practice their running and get ready to volunteer at the Atlantic City Marathon, Oct. 18-19. Pictured is Vanessa Carranza, (seated) Ben Share and John Russell and (rear) Trevor McClain, Sarah Doan, Ying Qiu and Katie Cavanaugh. Members of the Atlantic City High School Cross-country Team meet at the Ventnor Fishing Pier to practice their running and get ready to volunteer at the Atlantic City Marathon, Oct. 18-19. Pictured is Vanessa Carranza, (seated) Ben Share and John Russell and (rear) Trevor McClain, Sarah Doan, Ying Qiu and Katie Cavanaugh. VENTNOR – Despite the rain, 25 members of the Atlantic City High School cross-country team met on the Boardwalk at the Ventnor Fishing Pier Friday, Oct. 10 to practice their distance running, and get ready for the 56th annual Atlantic City Marathon, which will be held on the Boardwalk and on Downbeach streets, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19.

The iconic Atlantic City Marathon is the third oldest marathon in the United States attracting thousands of runners from all 50 states, Washington D.C. and 14 countries around the world.

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