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Letter: Remembering Margate’s most concerned citizen

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Written by Lisa McLaughlin Friday, February 28, 2014 04:36 pm

Letter: Remembering Margate’s most concerned citizen Letter: Remembering Margate’s most concerned citizen To the editor:

I would like to give recognition and pay respect to a long-time Margate resident whose name frequently appeared in this paper while voicing her opinion on one of the issues about which she felt so strongly.

She could be found every Sunday in the last pew of Blessed Sacrament Church attending Mass, and on the first and third Thursday of every month you could find her at the Margate City Commission meeting.

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Helping New Jersey residents recover from Superstorm Sandy one family at a time

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Written by Richard E. Constable III Monday, February 24, 2014 03:20 pm

As part of our commitment to transparency, the Christie Administration held three public hearings in February on our plans to execute the next round of federal Sandy recovery funds.

During the hearings in Atlantic, Essex and Monmouth Counties, we heard directly from many individuals who have had difficulty in their housing recovery efforts, particularly with the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) grant program. We understand their frustration in navigating the bureaucratic federal mandates, as well as the time the process takes.

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Letter: What is happening to Ventnor?

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Written by Linda Kaplan Saturday, February 08, 2014 01:00 am

Letter: What is happening to Ventnor? Letter: What is happening to Ventnor? To the editor:

Ventnor residents were recently made aware of a substantial increase in water and sewer rates. A directive from the governor states that municipalities cannot get around the 2 percent cap by increasing municipal services user fees such as water and sewer.   

Another issue is the health care coverage provided to city employees through AmeriHealth.  The contract expires March 1. Switching to a state plan with several options seems to be the mayor's choice. The premiums are lower, but the coverage is not as extensive. Any proposed new health coverage must be equal to or better than the previous one. Whose money is going to step into this financial gap?  Ours.

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Letter: Thank you for support of Margate fireworks

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Written by Margie Reale Friday, February 07, 2014 02:47 pm

Letter: Thank you for support of Margate fireworks Letter: Thank you for support of Margate fireworks To the editor:

For nine years the Margate Mothers Association (MMA) has presented a spectacular Fourth of July fireworks show, thanks to so many of our sponsors, friends, neighbors, and the Margate Police, Fire and Public Works departments.

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Letter: Margate can’t afford not to fight dunes

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Written by Sharon Simon Friday, January 10, 2014 01:00 am

Letter: Please Gov. Christie; listen to Margate’s valid concerns Letter: Margate can’t afford not to fight dunes

To the editor:

The DEP claims that Margate beaches must have dunes because they are the only effective storm protection measure. Mayor Becker, Commissioner Blumberg, Solicitor Abbott and 65 percent of Margate voters don’t agree.

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Letter: Margate has no choice but to participate in the dune project

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Written by Steve Woerner Friday, January 10, 2014 01:00 am

Letter: Margate has no choice but to participate in the dune project Letter: Margate has no choice but to participate in the dune project To the editor:

I would like to address the comments made by Margate Solicitor Scott Abbott on Jan. 2, 2014. When did he go from being a proponent of the shore protection plan to being an opponent of the project?

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Letter: Please Gov. Christie; listen to Margate’s valid concerns

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Written by Jane MacGrogan Thursday, January 09, 2014 06:03 pm

Letter: Please Gov. Christie; listen to Margate’s valid concerns Letter: Please Gov. Christie; listen to Margate’s valid concerns The following is a copy of a letter addressed to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

Take it from me, a 5-foot-1-inch woman who weighs about 100 pounds, one size does not fit all.

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Letter: Leave Margate out of Big Brother’s redesign of the coast

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Written by Jeanmarie Drew Thursday, January 09, 2014 06:02 pm

Letter: Leave Margate out of Big Brother’s redesign of the coast Letter: Leave Margate out of Big Brother’s redesign of the coast To the editor:

I only wish DEP Commissioner Bob Martin’s letter to Margate Commissioner Maury Blumberg of Dec. 4, 2013 were half the length, since my head exploded around the line where the Commish states that the DEP would prefer to “move forward … with the cooperation and assistance of the municipality.”

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Letter: Margate is not Harvey Cedars

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Written by Ilene Berman Thursday, January 09, 2014 06:00 pm

Letter: Margate is not Harvey Cedars Letter: Margate is not Harvey Cedars To the editor:

The governor’s quest to take private property from Margate citizens may be much more expensive than he wants you to believe.

Harvey Cedars’ $1 view settlement is just that; the plaintiff was finished and settled. It’s the ruling that is significant. Specifically, the loss of property value must be offset by the value of additional protection from the placement of a dune. This may have very expensive implications for Margate.

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DEP: Statewide beach project will include Margate

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Written by Bob Martin Thursday, January 02, 2014 02:11 pm

DEP: Statewide beach project will include Margate DEP: Statewide beach project will include Margate The following letter dated Dec. 4, 2013 was addressed to Margate Commissioner Maury Blumberg:

I am writing to you, as an official of the City of Margate, in response to the resolution adopted by the City of Margate on November 21, 2013 asking that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection remove the City of Margate from the United States Army Corps of Engineers project scheduled for April 2014.

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