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Prudential makes the change to Berkshire Hathaway Tuesday

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 15, 2013 01:00 am

Cutting the ribbon at the 5501 West Ave. office, in front are office manager Michael Allegretto, also a city councilman; Christen Andrews, Joe Sheppard, Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian and Councilman Antwan McCellan. In back are Council President Tony Wilson, Sue Bomberger, John Woolam, Jim Marshall, Ocean City Chamber Executive Director Michele Gillian, chamber representative Bill McMahon and Councilman Mike DeVlieger. Cutting the ribbon at the 5501 West Ave. office, in front are office manager Michael Allegretto, also a city councilman; Christen Andrews, Joe Sheppard, Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian and Councilman Antwan McCellan. In back are Council President Tony Wilson, Sue Bomberger, John Woolam, Jim Marshall, Ocean City Chamber Executive Director Michele Gillian, chamber representative Bill McMahon and Councilman Mike DeVlieger.

OCEAN CITY — Prudential Fox and Roach officially changed over to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox and Roach Tuesday, Nov. 12 and Ocean City offices celebrated the switch.

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Ocean City businesses receive post-Sandy grants

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 15, 2013 01:00 am

Five Ocean City businesses have been awarded Stronger NJ Business Grants to support their recovery from Hurricane Sandy, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority announced Thursday, Nov. 14.

Pelican Pete’s Island Car Wash, Neal’s A&D Tire Service, Christina’s Butterfly Boutique, Making Waves, and Serendipity Bed and Breakfast all received grants from the Stronger NJ Business Grant program, which offers grants of up to $50,000 per impacted location to New Jersey businesses damaged by the storm. To date, 132 businesses have been approved for grants totaling over $6.6 million.

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Osborne’s Inn looking forward to 41st summer in Ocean City

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, November 14, 2013 01:00 am

The entire Osborne clan at the beach in Ocean City. The entire Osborne clan at the beach in Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY – For Frank and Peggy Ann Osborne, both 71, their five children and 15 grandchildren, Osborne’s Inn is all about creating memories.

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Ready’s Coffee Shop turns 50

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:00 am

Ready’s Coffee Shop on Eighth Street in Ocean City. Ready’s Coffee Shop on Eighth Street in Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY – For 50 years Ready’s has served the basics, what co-owner Doug Wing calls good old-fashioned American food. It has been, Wing said, the recipe for success.

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Henry’s celebrates 41 years with ‘top 50’ award

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, November 06, 2013 12:00 am

photo courtesy Donald B. Kravitz / Mayor Jay Gillian of Ocean City congratulates Henry’s store manager, Nina Camburn Brown, on the store being named one of the top 50 design jewelers in the country by the JCK Design Center and thanks Henry's for the prestige it has brought to Ocean City and its boardwalk. photo courtesy Donald B. Kravitz / Mayor Jay Gillian of Ocean City congratulates Henry’s store manager, Nina Camburn Brown, on the store being named one of the top 50 design jewelers in the country by the JCK Design Center and thanks Henry's for the prestige it has brought to Ocean City and its boardwalk.

OCEAN CITY — Fresh out of college and looking for a summer job, Sam Koperwas and Jeff Sherman arrived in Ocean City with empty pockets and big dreams in 1972.

On a lark, the Brooklyn, NY natives opened a jewelry store in a small space in the 1300 block of the Ocean City Boardwalk. Forty-one years later, Henry’s was named one of the top 50 design jewelers in the country by the JCK Design Center, publishers of JCK, a national trade magazine.

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Ocean City’s downtown merchants hoping to weather the winter

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, November 06, 2013 12:00 am

The Earlier than the Bird shopping event in Ocean City's downtown in 2012. The Earlier than the Bird shopping event in Ocean City's downtown in 2012.

OCEAN CITY — When Skip Tolomeo and his late wife, Trish, opened Sea Oats, a children’s clothing and accessory shop, more than three decades ago, the economic climate of the city’s downtown was vastly different.

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