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AC receives firefighter grant

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 03:00 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) July 24 announced that the Atlantic City Fire Department will receive $489,060 of the more than $500,000 in federal Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) for South Jersey.

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JCC plans march in solidarity with Israel

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 02:24 pm

MARGATE - In response to the current conflict in the Middle East, the Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., is coordinating a community-wide “Stand With Israel Solidarity March of Song and Ruach” 3-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 29. The program will begin at the JCC courtyard at 3 p.m. sharp and participants will march down Jerome Avenue, around the Margate recreation fields and return to the JCC courtyard for Israel-centric songs, ruach and more. The event will be held rain or shine.

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Principals switch schools to the dismay of parents

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Thursday, July 24, 2014 01:45 pm

MARGATE – Principals at the city’s public schools have switched roles to accommodate a new educational intervention program, much to the dismay of parents who voiced concerns at the July 22 Board of Education meeting.

Superintendent Dr. Theresa DeFranco gave a presentation about the reorganization plan, but several parents said the switch in school leadership was implemented without input from parents or the board.

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Margate to hold Town Hall meeting Saturday morning

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 01:13 pm

The Margate City Board of Commissioners will hold a Town Hall meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26 for the benefit of summer residents. It will be held in the multi-purpose room at City Hall, 9001 Winchester Avenue (Union Avenue School).

No action will be taken, but residents are encouraged to attend. For further information contact the City Clerk’s Office at 609-822-2605.

   

Part-time Ventnor resident arrested for sex with Middle Township minor

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:27 am

VENTNOR CITY – A Pennsylvania man who resided part-time in Ventnor was charged and arrested Friday, July 18 for engaging in sexual conduct with a 16 year-old Cape May Court House female, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said. 

Marcus M. Beto, 29, of the 400-block of West Orange Ave., Lititz, Pa., was arrested Friday evening, July 18. Beto was charged with one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of children, and one count of third-degree endangering the welfare of children.

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Beth Judah welcomes new rabbi at Friday Shabbat on the beach

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Tuesday, July 22, 2014 03:35 pm

Rabbi Jonathan Kremer of Congregation Beth Judah. Rabbi Jonathan Kremer of Congregation Beth Judah. VENTNOR – Congregants of Beth Judah are looking forward to welcoming their synagogue’s new leader, Rabbi Jonathan Kremer and his wife Ellie to the shore community from Philadelphia. Kremer will assume the pulpit on Aug. 1.

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Ventnor City Police Blotter July 7-22, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 2014 03:03 pm

Ventnor Police announced the following arrests from July 7-22. All suspects are considered innocent of the charges until proven guilty in a court of law.

Steven K. Kazantzoglou, 39, of Ventnor was arrested July 7 by Det. Thomas Schallus and charged with possession of a hypodermic syringe, theft and failure to appear.

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Search for missing boater ongoing

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Tuesday, July 22, 2014 01:18 pm

LONGPORT - New Jersey State Police are continuing a search for a man who fell overboard after a boating accident near the jetty in Longport Sunday night.

According to New Jersey State Police, a pontoon boat crashed into a channel marker and one person was ejected.

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Margate man arrested for breaking into cars in Ventnor

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 2014 11:41 am

VENTNOR – Tyler Bowen, 19, of Margate was taken into custody by Ventnor Police July 16 and charged with breaking into motor vehicles.

While on patrol, Officer James Arentz Jr. of the Ventnor City Police Department observed Bowen ride up to a vehicle parked on the 100-block of South New Haven Avenue, enter the unlocked vehicle, and remove a pair of sunglasses, Capt. Howard Bloom said.

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Stormwater workshop sheds light on effects of sea level rise

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, July 21, 2014 03:14 pm

Nanette LoBiondo Galloway / Monitoring the Stormwater Management Workshop held at the Potena Performing Arts Center in Margate July 17 are Stewart Farrell, along with presenters Ken Miller, Christopher Obropta and Lisa Auermuller. Nanette LoBiondo Galloway / Monitoring the Stormwater Management Workshop held at the Potena Performing Arts Center in Margate July 17 are Stewart Farrell, along with presenters Ken Miller, Christopher Obropta and Lisa Auermuller.

MARGATE – Commissioner Brenda Taube believes that acquiring knowledge will help public officials make better decisions in the future. That was the impetus behind hosting, with the city’s Green Team, a stormwater management workshop for beachfront towns.

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