Ventnor Welcome Program Looking for Business Participants

2/17/2017 -

The Ventnor Green Team, with the support of Mayor Beth Holtzman, Commissioners Lance Landgraf and Tim Kriebel, along with ACUA, are creating and filling “Welcome to Ventnor” packets to be offered to all new renters and home buyers as they join our community.

A “welcome” bag will be a reusable shopping bag filled with useful information, phone numbers and websites to inform newcomers of the many policies, activities and resources in our community as well as a city map highlighting the business district.

Businesses are encouraged to offer incentives in the form of coupons.

If you are interested in participating, please drop off your coupon request or design to the Mayor’s Office, call 822-7900, or email

Snow and Possible Tidal Flooding Expected February 9th

2/8/2017 -

Heaviest snowfall with lowest travel visibilities will occur between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 9th. Heavy snow, sleet and a wintry mix may result in downed power lines and trees. Conditions on roadways, bridges, sidewalks and other surfaces may be hazardous throughout the day. Minor coastal flooding may occur with high tides this morning.

Reconstruction of Wellington Avenue To Begin Late March

2/2/2017 -

Atlantic County has scheduled reconstruction of Wellington Avenue from the Black Horse Pike to Dorset Avenue. Work will begin in late March 2017.  The project has a 90-day construction window. The 2.43 million dollar project consists of ADA ramps, drainage improvements, and roadway reconstruction. Construction equipment will be stored behind the shopping center.  

Click here to see a map of the project area.

We will notify residents as updates become available.


Road Closure Notice: Monmouth Avenue - February 3, 2017

2/2/2017 -

Monmouth Avenue will be closed Friday, February 3 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. A tractor trailer will be delivering a modular home to 6300 Monmouth Avenue.

No parking signs will be posted on both sides of Monmouth Avenue from Rosborough to Newark Avenues.

Alternate routes during this time is preferable.

Now Hiring Pier Master/Fishing Pier Attendant - Part Time, Seasonal

2/1/2017 -

The City of Ventnor is looking to hire a Pier Master and Pier Attendant or Attendants.  These positions are  seasonal and will be available April through September. The Pier Office will be open from 8 a.m. until 12 Midnight, shift work will be required. This position works under the direct supervision of City Administrator and the Commissioner of Public Works, Parks and Public Property. 

The Pier Master is responsible for the day to day operations and working of the Pier and its members. Duties include, but are not limited to, Membership Applications, including collecting of all fees, issuance of keys, ordering of supplies, and daily deposits.

Fishing Pier Attendant is responsible for assisting the Pier Master with the daily operations of the Pier.  Duties will include daily deposits, membership applications, distribution of keys and any additional duties assigned.

General knowledge of fishing is a must. Applications available at Ventnor City Hall, City Clerk’s Office.  Submit employment application and resume (do not submit resume only) to Lisa H. Hand, City Clerk at or mail to 6201 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor, NJ 08406, Attn: Lisa Hand.  Deadline Feb 10, 2017. EOE/M/F


The New Jersey Organization Project (NJOP) To Host Kick Off Meeting in Ventnor February 25th

1/31/2017 -

The New Jersey Organization Project (NJOP) is a grassroots organization focused on Sandy Recovery efforts. They will be hosting a 2017 Action Kick-Off Meeting for the Atlantic City area on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ventnor Library located at 6500 Atlantic Avenue in Ventnor City, NJ. 

Click here to download the official event flyer for full details.

The City of Ventnor posts this notice as a public service. This organization is an independent entity not associated with the City of Ventnor.


Weather Advisory

1/30/2017 -

Periods of light snow will continue through 10 a.m. Monday, January 30.

It becomes breezy behind the system, so minor blowing/drifting remains possibles. Another system arrives tomorrow, Tuesday, January 31, in the form of a few scattered flurries/snow showers, but the best threat for dustings will remain north.

Please be sure to shovel your sidewalk for pedestrians and school walkers.

Winter Power Outage Prep

1/30/2017 -

Winter storms can bring freezing temperatures, mountains of snow and dangerous travel conditions, but they can also result in downed trees and power lines causing power outages.

Before the power goes out in your winter hideaway, follow these preparedness tips from

  • Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit, including a flashlight, batteries, water, food, prescription medication, cash, first aid supplies, and extra clothing, blankets or sleeping bags to stay warm.
  • Make sure you have alternative charging methods for your phone or any device that requires power. For more information visit, Get Tech Ready.
  • If you rely on anything that is battery-operated or power dependent like a medical device, determine a back-up plan. For more planning information tips visit, the Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs pages.
  • Know where the manual release lever of your electric garage door opener is located and how to operate it.
  • Keep your car’s gas tank full. Gas stations rely on electricity to power their pumps. 
  • If you use your car to re-charge devices, do NOT keep the car running in a garage, or close to your home, this can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Be prepared to close off unused rooms to consolidate and retain heat.
  • If the power may be out for a prolonged period, plan to go to another location (the home of a relative or friend, or a public facility) that has heat to keep warm.
  • Only use generators outside, away from your home and NEVER run a generator inside a home or garage, or connect it to your home's electrical system. For more information about generators visit, the Generator Safety page of the Department of Energy.

Visit for more tips on how to prepare for a Winter Power Outage.


Report Outages to Atlantic City Electric

Residents should also remember to report power outages through Atlantic City Electric's app or website.

Scholarship Available for HS Students

1/27/2017 -

Three $1,000.00 scholarships will be granted to three NJ high school juniors or seniors as part of the Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leader Scholarship Competition. This statewide scholarship competition centers on the theme "What My Municipal Government Does Best" and seeks to advance the virtues of elected and volunteer members of municipal government.

Many of the elected officials and appointed board members serve the City of Ventnor with little or no compensation. It is their altruistic desire to serve their community which compels them to public service. These officials, along with a cadre of dedicated professionals, are guardians of our hometown comforts and security. They give of their time and talents to help plan our community and preserve our way of life.

They serve us year round, every day and yet are hardly noticed. This scholarship competition will help rectify that, while encouraging our future municipal leaders. Full details on the application process and contest are below. Please return all applications NO LATER THAN MARCH 10, 2017 to:

Mayor Beth Holtzman
6201 Atlantic Ave.
Ventnor, NJ 08406.


We hope to see many of our young adult representing the City of Ventnor in the Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition.

Download the Scholarship Application

Burglar Thwarted by Ventnor Police Dept.

1/26/2017 -

Around 3:30 this morning, Ventnor Police ruined the plans of a suspect who entered an unoccupied summer residence at 5800 Boardwalk.

Sgt. Steven E. Doyle, Officer Patrick M. Hiltner, K9 Officer Marc Franco Jr. and K9 Joker, under the supervision of Lt. Joseph T. Wootton, responded to the scene of a burglary after a concerned resident heard noises coming from a nearby condominium. After speaking with the owner to determine no one was permitted to be at the residence, the officers made contact with the suspect. The suspect initially refused to comply and exit the property. Prior to the completion of the announcement of the deployment of K9 Joker, the suspect surrendered. The suspect was charged with burglary and obstruction.

Ventnor Little League Baseball, Softball and Tee Ball Registration 

1/24/2017 -

Registration for Ventnor Little League Baseball, Softball and Tee Ball will be held on February 11, 18 and 25 at the VECC School Gym from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Click here to Download the Registration Form


CRDA Offering Free Parking During Storm

1/23/2017 -

At the request of the City of Atlantic City’s Office of Emergency Management, the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) has authorized the Wave Parking Garage, located at the corner of Mississippi and Fairmount avenues, to provide free overnight parking for all area residents and visitors beginning 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017 in preparation for the impending high tide flooding conditions.

Parking will only be permitted between the second and top floors of the garage during this time.  Parking on the first floor will be prohibited due to the possibility of flooding.  Standard Parking personnel will be on duty through the overnight hours.

The Wave Garage’s gates will remain open until 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24.  After 6:00 a.m. attendants will resume charging new vehicles entering the garage.

Fishing Pier Access Restricted Until Storm Passes

1/23/2017 -

Due to high winds and strong surf conditions, access beyond the Pier Master's office will be closed until after the storm has passed.  The first gate will be closed and locked. 

Heavy Rain and Possible Coastal Flooding Expected 

1/22/2017 -

Heavy rain, windy conditions and possible coastal flooding is expected through Tuesday, January 24.


Strong Winds – Northeast winds 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph are possible, with the strongest winds near the coast. 

Heavy Rainfall – Heavy rainfall is expected.

Coastal Flooding – Minor flooding is probable, especially along the ocean. 

Recreation Meeting Update

1/18/2017 -

Please be aware that the February 2017 meeting for the Ventnor City Board of Recreation originally scheduled for Monday, February 13, 2017 has been changed to Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Location remains the same (Rec building, located at corners of Balfour & Surrey Ave, Ventnor Heights).


Ventnor Senior Shuttle Hours Expanded

1/17/2017 -

The hours of operation for the Ventnor Senior Transportation have expanded from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for picking up /dropping off residents.

The service is free for Ventnor residents age 60 or older.  Senior citizens can arrange pickup by calling 609-823-7994 the day before and leaving a message. 

Holiday Lighting Contest Winners

1/17/2017 -

Congratulations to the winners of our annual holiday lighting contest! We thank all those who showed off their holiday spirit this season.
Certificates of recognition will be awarded to all winners on January 19th, 2017 at the 6 p.m. Commissioners Meeting.

2016 Ventnor Home Lighting Contest Winners:

City Wide – 
John Smith
222 North Wissahickon Ave

1st Place – 
Ed & Jackie Thonpson
305 Windsor Drive

2nd Place – 
Isa & Disha Shpresa
508 North Burghley

3rd Place – 
Rita & Russell Conti
512 North Suffolk Ave

4th Place – 
Timothy & Valerie Koob
11 North Oakland Ave

5th place – 
Bernadette & Fred Casper 
408 North Dorset


2016 Ventnor Business Winners

1st Place – 
Ventnor Professional Campus
Office #205
6601 Ventnor Ave

2nd Place – 
Sapore Restaurant
6501 Ventnor Ave

3rd Place –
Red Room Café
141 N Dorset Ave

4th Place – 
Wimberg Funeral Home
7300 Ventnor Ave

5th Place – 
Shellem Surf Shack
6524 Ventnor Ave

Winter Weather Alert

1/13/2017 -

Ventnor is expected to receive a period of wintry weather on Saturday, January 14. 

It will be cloudy with periods of light snow during the afternoon. Some sleet or freezing rain possible. High 36F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.

Please use caution when traveling.


Ventnor Police Department's K9 Joker To Receive Body Armor

1/10/2017 -

Ventnor City Police Department’s K9 Joker will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Joker’s vest is sponsored by Jennifer Luciano of Vineland, NJ and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Protect me and my partner from harm.” Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,200 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.9 million dollars. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

K9 Joker is a 2 year old Belgian Malinois who joined the Ventnor City Police Department in August of 2015 and is partnered with K9 Officer Marc Franco Jr. K9 Joker had over 28 weeks of training and is certified in tracking, apprehension, article search, building search, and narcotic detection. K9 Joker, K9 Ofc. Franco Jr and the Ventnor City Police Department would like to thank Jennifer Luciano for the generous donation and Vested Interest in K9s for providing the vest. The vest will be a great way to help keep K9 Joker safe while he is out there working to help keep the residents of Ventnor safe.


Please Clear Sidewalks of Snow

1/9/2017 -

The City of Ventnor requires all homeowners and tenants to clear their sidewalks of ice and snow within 12 hours of its accumulation. Please be courteous of the children that have to walk to school, especially if you are located along the school walking routes, and pedestrians that need to navigate the City safely.

By ordinance, the City can remove the ice and snow and charge the owner for the removal to ensure the safety of our residents. 

Click here to view the ordinance.

Click here to view the School Routes Map

Street Sweeping and Parking Restrictions On Hold

1/9/2017 -

Street sweeping is suspended until weather and conditions permit. Also no ticketing will be issued in those areas untill the roads are clear and temperatures permit the normal street cleaning schedule 

Winter Storm Watch & Code Blue Alert

1/7/2017 -

Highest amounts of snow 5 to 9 inches across the coast and in Ventnor. 

Temperatures in the 20s on Saturday and 10-15 degrees Saturday night, with above freezing temperatures not returning until Tuesday.

Snowfall rates could reach 1 inch per hour closer to the coast. 

Blowing and drifting snow develops Saturday afternoon especially along the coast where northerly winds will gust to 35 mph.

Areas of blowing and drifting snow will continue through Sunday with gusty northwest winds along with bitterly cold wind chills.

Hazardous travel is expected on Saturday. Gusty winds, especially along the coast, and times of heavier snowfall will lead to poor visibility.

Please use caution if you need to drive or walk.

Code Blue Alert

Effective 8 a.m. Saturday, January 7 through 8 a.m. Monday, January 9.

The Code Blue is being issued due to the NWS, National Weather Service, forecast that temperatures are expected to drop below freezing with wind chills in the teens and the anticipated snow associated with the Winter Storm Watch.

“This is not a time to be without shelter” said City Emergency Management Coordinator Donna Peterson adding “It can be life threatening.” During weather as we are forecasted to experience through this weekend, hypothermia can be deadly in a relatively short period of time.

Ventnor City OEM suggests those on medication ensure they have an adequate supply as travel may be extremely difficult during the cold weather event. During this dangerously frigid weather, keep pets inside and check on senior citizens who can become chilled rapidly without realizing it.

The Atlantic City Rescue Mission will receive homeless persons without shelter and both provide warm meals and sleeping accommodations.

The VCPD, when possible, will provide a ride to the shelter if so requested.

In Memory of Former City Commissioner Stephen Weintrob

1/5/2017 -

We are saddened to report that former Ventnor City Commissioner Stephen D. Weintrob passed away on January 3, 2017, at age 74.

Stephen was a Ventnor City Commissioner from 2008 to 2012.  We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Services will be held on Friday, January 6, 2017 at Beth El Synagogue located at 500 N. Jerome Ave. in Margate. 

Please click here to read Stephen's full obituary.

Tree Removal

1/5/2017 -

Time to get rid of your Christmas Tree?

ACUA will pick up real Christmas trees with yard waste collections on January 9th or 23rd. Please remove any decorations.


Ventnor Chef Michael Brennan Wins Food Network's Cons vs. Cooks

1/4/2017 -

Exciting news! Chef Michael Brennan of Cardinal Bisto was named the winner of Cons vs. Cooks, Food Network's popular show hosted by Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian.

In the episode that aired Wednesday, January 4, 2017, Chef Michael beat out a group of chefs and home cooks for the #1 spot and $10,000! 

Congratulations Chef Michael!


Cardinal Bistro was established in July of 2016 inspired by the culinary creations of Chef Micheal. The idea behind Cardinal Bistro is to provide an upscale dining experience to guests without the stuffiness of the fine dining restaurant. Cardinal Bistro takes great pride in sourcing ingredients locally and humanely, taking a Baldor Local Pledge to source products from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.


New City Hall Hours

12/30/2016 -

Ventnor City Hall will extend its hours beginning January 3, 2017 to better accommodate residents and businesses. New hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Polar Bear Plunge on January 1

12/26/2016 -

Get a fresh start to 2017! The City of Ventnor and the Ventnor Merchants Association invite you to its annual Polar Bear Plunge.

The event will kick off at 1 p.m. behind the Ventnor Library located at Newport Ave and the beach.

Immediately following will be a chili cook off!

Please call 609-576-2779 for questions. No registration is required.

Reminder: Menorah Lighting on December 28th

12/23/2016 -

We remind residents to join us for our Menorah Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, December 28, at 6:30 p.m. at Ventnor Shul located at 6605 Atlantic Avenue. 

Rabbi Rapapport of Ventnor Shul will share in leading the blessing in song for the menorah lighting.

What Do Winter Weather Watches & Warnings Mean?

12/23/2016 -

What Do Winter Weather Watches & Warnings Mean?

Do you know the difference between a storm watch, warning, or advisory? It can mean all the difference in the time you have to prepare for the storm with at least three days of food, water and emergency supplies to stay at home and keep off the roads. 

The National Weather Service (NWS) issues watches, warnings and advisories for all winter weather hazards. Here’s what they mean and what to do. Use the information below to make an informed decision on your risk and what actions to take. 

Winter Storm Watch: Be Prepared. A watch means that severe winter conditions, such as heavy snow or sleet or an ice storm, may affect your area, but where, when and how much is still uncertain. NWS issues a watch to provide 12 to 36 hours notice of possible severe winter weather. A watch is intended to provide enough lead time for you to prepare. 

Winter Storm Warning: Take Action! NWS issues a warning when its scientists forecast 4 or more inches of snow or sleet in the next 12 hours, 6 or more inches in 24 hours, or 1/4 inch or more of ice accumulation. Travel will become difficult or impossible in some situations. Delay your travel plans until conditions improve. 

Winter Weather Advisory: Be Aware.  An advisory informs you that winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences that may be hazardous. If you exercise caution, advisory situations shouldn’t become life-threatening. 

Blizzard Warning lets you know that snow and strong winds will combine to produce a blinding snow (near zero visibility), deep drifts, and life-threatening wind chill. 

Remember to listen to your local officials’ recommendations and to a NOAA Weather Radio, which broadcasts alerts and warnings directly from the National Weather Service. Learn more by visiting the NWS Winter Storm Safety page.


Give the Gift of Emergency Preparedness

If you still need some last minute gift ideas, consider giving the gift of preparedness.

Help your friends and family members prepare for emergencies this holiday season with an item for their emergency kit. 

Pick an emergency item from the lists below or find more ideas at

For those with pets, supplies for a pet emergency kit:

For information on how to give a fully stocked emergency preparedness kit, visit the Build A Kit page.


Don't Flush "Flushable" Wipes Down the Toilet

12/22/2016 -

Did you know wipes, even the ones that claim to be flushable, clog our pipes and should never be flushed down the drain?

The clogs can slow down the sewer system, cause operational problems and even costly repairs.

Help us protect our infrastructure by never flushing wipes, even those that say “flushable” on the package, down the drain.

A few other items that should never be flushed down the toilet or put down the drain include:

Articles About the Issue:


How To Winterize Your Car, Protect Your Pets and Avoid Frostbite

12/19/2016 -

Winterize Your Car

Don’t hit the road without a jack or until your car is ready for winter weather.

There are specific emergency items to store in your car during the winter. There are also maintenance checks to keep you safe, your vehicle warm and your engine running.  

Follow these tips and find more winter preparedness information at

Check or have a mechanic check items, such as:

Add winter items to the emergency kits in your vehicles:

Additional winter preparedness tips are available to keep your family safe and warm all winter long. To view more, check out the America’s PrepareAthon! How to Prepare for a Winter Storm guide


Cold-Weather Pet Care

If it’s too cold for you, it’s probably too cold for your pet, so keep your animals inside.

If left outdoors, pets can be susceptible to frostbite, hypothermia, become disoriented, or lost. Don’t leave pets alone in a car during cold weather, either. Cars can act as refrigerators that hold in the cold and cause animals to freeze to death.

To help prevent cold weather dangers from affecting your pet’s health, follow this advice from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA):

For more information, visit the ASPCA’s Cold Weather Safety Tips page, the Humane Society or Best Friends Animal Society, and find Cold Weather Guidelines for Large Animals and Livestock on

Recognize Frostbite

Don’t let Jack Frost nip at your nose. Protect yourself from frostbite with information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Frostbite is an injury caused by freezing. It most often affects the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers, or toes. Frostbite can permanently damage the body and severe cases can lead to amputation. The risk of frostbite is increased in people with reduced blood circulation and among people who are not dressed properly for extremely cold temperatures.

At the first signs of redness or pain in any skin area, get out of the cold or protect any exposed skin—frostbite may be beginning. Any of the following signs may indicate frostbite:

As soon as you detect the symptoms of frostbite, seek medical care. If immediate medical care is not available, proceed as follows:

Taking preventive action is your best defense against having to deal with extreme cold-weather conditions. For more information on frostbite, visit the CDC’s Frostbite page.


Ventnor Holiday Lighting Competition

12/16/2016 -

Join us for the 2016 Holiday Lighting Competition to thank residents and businesses that go above-and-beyond in decorating their properties for the winter holiday season.

Entry guidelines and rules for the 2016 competition

Additional Information

2016 Judging Criteria

Total of 100 possible points based on the criteria below:


December 20, 2016 – Official contest kickoff.  

December 20-24, 2016 – Contest judges will tour the community and rate potential winners

January 1, 2017 – Contest winners will be announced at the Polar Bear Plunge Chile Cook Off


Holiday Tree, Travel and Home Safety Tips

12/8/2016 -

Christmas Tree Safety

Christmas trees account for hundreds of fires each year, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA).

Keep your holiday trees well-watered.  Dry and neglected trees can easily catch fire from a short in electrical lights or lit candles, lighters and matches.

Before your tree burns your house down, be fire smart with these USFA tips:

Find extra holiday, Christmas tree and fire safety information, videos, and graphics on the U.S. Fire Administration Holiday Safety page.

Holiday and Travel Safety Toolkit

Help your community prepare for the holidays with the Holiday and Travel Safety Social Media Toolkit. 

The main tips for holiday and travel safety include:

For more tips, visit the Holiday and Travel Safety Toolkit

Avoid the “Invisible Killer”

Breathe easy this winter and avoid carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

CO is called the “Invisible Killer” because it's a colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas. According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), more than 150 people in the United States die every year from accidental nonfire-related CO poisoning associated with consumer products, including generators. Other products include faulty, improperly-used or incorrectly-vented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water heaters, and fireplaces.

Protect your family from CO poisoning with these USFA tips:

Learn the symptoms of CO poisoning and other CO safety information on the USFA Carbon Monoxide Safety page.



Upcoming Holiday Events

12/1/2016 -

The City of Ventnor invites residents to celebrate the holidays with us at the following events!

Twilight Holiday Parade
Saturday, December 10
4:30 p.m.
Ventnor Avenue from Cornwall to New Haven Avenues

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Tuesday, December 13
6:30 p.m.
City Hall - 6201 Atlantic Avenue

Menorah Lighting Ceremony
Wednesday, December 28
6:30 p.m.
Ventnor Shul - 6605 Atlantic Avenue




Protect Yourself from Holiday Scams

11/30/2016 -

The FBI Office of Public Affairs shared the below information to keep consumers safe during the holiday season.

With the holidays ramping up and seasonal shopping in full swing, criminals are also gearing up for a busy season. Cyber criminals don’t take the holidays off. In fact, they’re especially busy trying to steal your money and personal information. Shoppers should be more vigilant than ever for scams designed to steal their money and personal information. Though criminals are often aggressive and creative in their efforts to obtain such money and personal information, there are certain red flags and common schemes holiday shoppers can guard against this holiday season.

Online Shopping Scams
If a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is. Scammers often scheme to defraud consumers by offering too-good-to-be-true deals via phishing e-mails or advertisements. Such schemes may offer brand name merchandise at extremely low discounts or promise gift cards as an incentive to purchase a product. Other sites may offer products at a great price, but the products being sold are not the same as the products advertised.

Steer clear of un-trusted sites or ads offering items at unrealistic discounts or with special coupons. You may end up paying for an item, giving away personal information and credit card details, and then receive nothing in return except a compromised identity. In addition, do not open any unsolicited e-mails and do not click on any links provided.

In addition to securing your banking and credit accounts with strong and different passwords, secure all your other accounts that contain anything of value, such as: rewards accounts, online accounts that save your payment information, or accounts containing your private, personal information.

The emergence and prevalence of secondary markets for airline miles, gift cards, rewards credits, and the like have inadvertently increased the demand for, and resale value of, your stolen information.

Be vigilant when receiving items purchased from online auctions and third-party marketplaces. If an item arrives from some other online merchant, it may have been purchased using a stolen credit card number or stolen rewards points, etc. and then shipped directly to you. Report such cases to both the marketplace where you bought and the merchant who sent it.

Social Media Scams
Beware of posts on social media sites that appear to offer vouchers or gift cards, especially deals that are too good to be true, such as a free $500 gift card. Some may pose as holiday promotions or contests. It may even appear one of your friends shared the link with you. Often, these scams lead you to participate in an online survey that is actually designed to steal personal information.

In addition, if you purchase or receive theater, concerts, or sporting event tickets as a holiday gift, do not post pictures of the tickets on social media sites. Fraudsters can create a ticket using the barcode obtained from the photo and resell the ticket. Protect ticket barcodes as you would your credit card number, and never display them on social media.

Smartphone App Scams
Be careful when downloading mobile applications. Some apps, often disguised as games and offered for free, may be designed to steal personal information. Before downloading an app from an unknown source, research the company selling it or giving it away, and look online for third-party reviews of the product. Also, be mindful that alternative app marketplaces available to “jailbroken” or “rooted” devices can potentially include copyright-infringing, stolen content and compromised versions of otherwise trustworthy applications.

Work-From-Home Scams
If you are in need of extra cash this time of year, beware of sites and postings offering work you can do from the comfort of your own home. These opportunities rely on convenience as a selling point for applicants, but often have unscrupulous motivations behind them. You should carefully research the job posting and individuals or company offering you employment.

Protect Yourself
Here are some additional steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim of cyber fraud this holiday season:

Who To Contact If You Suspect You’ve Been Victimized:




Holiday Beach Badge Sales

11/29/2016 -

Treat your family and friends to a summer of sun and sand in Ventnor! 

Holiday badges are boxed and ready to give as gifts! $12.00 per badge. They can be purchased at City Hall or through the Viply App

Regular seasonal badges are also available for sale at $7 per piece or $3.50 for seniors.

Gift certificates for badges, Fishing Pier Membership ($175, Senior $150) or Fishing Pier Access (No Fishing - $40) are also available at City Hall.

Happy Holidays!

Learn Your Local Evacuation Routes replica designer handbags

11/29/2016 -

Evacuations from your home or work are more common than many people realize. FEMA urges residents to know their evacuation routes and to heed the direction of local officials taking seriously their instructions to evacuate.  According to the Ready Campaign, fires and floods cause evacuations most frequently across the U.S., and almost every year, people along coastlines evacuate as hurricanes approach. In addition, hundreds of times per year, transportation and industrial accidents release harmful substances, forcing many people to leave their homes.

You don’t have to wait for an official evacuation notice to prepare, you can start now. Contact your local emergency management agency (see contact info below) for the evacuation routes in your community.

Additionally, follow these guidelines for evacuation:

Be ready to evacuate yourself and your family with Ready’s Evacuation Guidelines

Ventnor Emergency Management Contact Information

Office of Emergency Management City of Ventnor
6201 Atlantic Avenue – 2nd Floor
Ventnor City, NJ 08406

Ventnor Emergency Evacuation Routes


Zoning Board Dissolved
12/31/2015 - Effective December 31, 2015, the Ventnor City Zoning Board and the Ventnor City Planning Board were combined to a single Planning Board. This section will remain as an archive for information. All current Zoning Information is on the Planning Board portion of the website. Thank you.

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