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AVALON HOLDS HUGE FESTIVE FRIDAY CELEBRATION

An annual event in Avalon got even bigger this year.  Avalon held its Festive Friday downtown celebration that included a skating rink, kids activities, live music, and the lighting of the Borough’s holiday tree.  On Saturday, the fun continues in Avalon with its Snowfest Saturday downtown celebration that includes mechanical …

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AVALON APPROVES AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLAN

The Borough of Avalon approved a plan to create affordable housing during its meeting on Tuesday.  Avalon is expected to create an overlay zone in its business district that will allow second floor residential development that can be obligated to fulfill an affordable housing obligation that has been mandated by …

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AVALON SET TO KICK OFF HOLIDAY WEEKEND THANKSGIVING WEEK

Avalon will be kicking off its holiday season with several big events Thanksgiving week.  The benchmark event is the downtown Festive Friday celebration which will include dozens of free activities for kids and families including a downtown skating rink and rides.  Mayor Martin Pagliughi will welcome Santa Claus Friday at …

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AVALON RECEIVES AWARD FOR BACK BAY DREDGING PROJECT

Avalon received a prestigious award Wednesday for its comprehensive back bay dredging project.  The New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers held its awards meeting in Atlantic City and awarded the Borough with a 2017 Municipal Project of the Year award.  Accepting the award was Avalon Engineer Tom Thornton and Business …

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AVALON TO MOVE FORWARD WITH WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN

The Avalon Borough Council met Wednesday evening and advanced a plan to create its own Watershed Management Plan.  The plan will help Avalon improve its flood resiliency rating by the federal government and potentially further increase the Borough’s 25 percent discount on flood insurance premiums offered to property owners.

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AVALON ATTAINS RECERTIFICATION IN SUSTAINABLE JERSEY PROGRAM

Avalon has again achieved a certification in the state’s Sustainable Jersey program.  State officials announced that Avalon is one of 70 communities who have attained the certification this year as an endorsement for its proactive management of its environment and ecosystem.  Avalon has implemented many new environmental projects over the …

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AVALON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT HONORS JOHN FERGUSON IV

The Avalon Volunteer Fire Department honored the late John Ferguson IV with the title of Assistant Fire Chief this week.  Ferguson passed away after a courageous battle with cancer and served the department for many years.  Ferguson was named the 2016 Avalon Volunteer Fire Department’s “Firefighter of the Year”; he …

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