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Dear Residents and Friends:

I would like to welcome everyone back to the wonderful Borough of Deal for the summer of 2017. This past year, our entire borough team has been hard at work to maintain and improve the beautiful town that we love. I am fortunate to have such an incredible team throughout Deal that works tirelessly to create a picturesque and safe environment for our residents and guests.

Beautifying Deal had been a campaign promise; and this past year we have began to fulfill that pledge. We have planted hundreds of new trees throughout the borough, with more to come. We have completed both the Marine Place and Atlantic Avenue drainage projects to resolve flooding concerns, and purchased a new street sweeper to keep our streets clean. Furthermore, monies donated to the Deal Endowment Fund were used to purchase new state-of-the-art beach cleaning equipment.

In order to meet our goals, we require your trust and assistance. To that end, I would like to thank you for your support during my first year as Mayor and let you know that the doors to the Municipal Building are open. Please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts and feedback.


The safety of everyone who lives in and visits the Borough is my upmost concern. I ask that the community share the Borough’s emphasis on the adherence to our safety rules. As you know, there is a tremendous increase in the population during the summer months, and that inevitably leads to a vast increase in police, fire, and first aid calls. If you require police, fire, or first aid assistance during an emergency, please dial 911.

Additionally, I would like to remind you of a few ways you can keep yourself and others safe this summer. Drivers are reminded to refrain from texting, yield to pedestrian traffic as they have the right of way, and obey speed limits, traffic lights, and other signs that are posted for their safety. Pedestrians are asked to utilize sidewalks to ensure their safety. Bike riders are asked to stay on the side of the road and ride only with the flow of traffic. New Jersey state law requires bike riders under the age of 17 to wear a protective helmet, yet I encourage all bike riders to do the same.

You may sign up for Nixle Alerts by visiting and clicking on the Nixle link. The Nixle service allows the borough to send emergency messages to local residents via phone, email, and the web.


I am confident that the summer of 2017 is going to be the best yet. Please allow me to extend my warmest wishes for a safe and enjoyable summer!


Sam Cohen

Mayor of Deal