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Ocean City school board asked to do more about bullying

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:47 am

Teen's suicide draws attention to district’s bullying, mental health policies

Claire Lowe / Cassandra Rosamond, 19, of Ocean City reads anonymous stories from local students about bullying in Ocean City during a Wednesday, Dec. 17 Ocean City school board meeting. Claire Lowe / Cassandra Rosamond, 19, of Ocean City reads anonymous stories from local students about bullying in Ocean City during a Wednesday, Dec. 17 Ocean City school board meeting.

OCEAN CITY — Members of the community pressed the Ocean City Board of Education at its Wednesday, Dec. 17 meeting to make bullying and mental illness awareness priorities in the district in the wake of the death of Ocean City High School student Maliha Chowdhury.

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Newspaper proud

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / Third grade students in the Ocean City Primary School newspaper club show off the first edition of their newspaper during a party Dec. 10 at the school, sponsored by the Ocean City Parent Teacher Association. Submitted / Third grade students in the Ocean City Primary School newspaper club show off the first edition of their newspaper during a party Dec. 10 at the school, sponsored by the Ocean City Parent Teacher Association.

OCEAN CITY — Members of the Primary Express celebrated the publishing of their first newspaper Wednesday, Dec. 10, by enjoying refreshments provided by the Ocean City Parent Teacher Association. 

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Donor wall unveiled at Community Center

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:00 am

Jen Marra / Guests take a closer look at the names engraved on the glass plaques of the donor wall that was unveiled Friday, Dec. 12 in the lobby of the Ocean City Community Center.  The wall was uncovered during the Ocean City Community Center Association’s Afternoon of Appreciation, recognizing the contributors who made the center possible. Jen Marra / Guests take a closer look at the names engraved on the glass plaques of the donor wall that was unveiled Friday, Dec. 12 in the lobby of the Ocean City Community Center. The wall was uncovered during the Ocean City Community Center Association’s Afternoon of Appreciation, recognizing the contributors who made the center possible.

OCEAN CITY — The many volunteers who helped make the Ocean City Community Center a reality were honored Friday with the unveiling of a new Donor Wall during the Ocean City Community Center Association’s Afternoon of Appreciation.

“That turned out so well. We couldn’t have been happier,” said Ken Cooper, chairman of the association.

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Ken Cooper named Ocean City Realtor of the Year

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, December 16, 2014 05:40 pm

Submitted / Ken Cooper was named the 2014 Ocean City Realtor of the Year. Cooper is a Realtor with Monihan Realty and lives in Ocean City. Submitted / Ken Cooper was named the 2014 Ocean City Realtor of the Year. Cooper is a Realtor with Monihan Realty and lives in Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY — Monihan Realty’s Ken Cooper of Ocean City was named the 2014 Ocean City Realtor of the Year by the New Jersey Realtors, formerly the NJ Association of Realtors.

“I was humbled. I don’t do things to get awards,” Cooper said. “It’s nice to be recognized.”

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Votta takes over Ocean City Board of Realtors in 2015

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, December 16, 2014 05:32 pm

Submitted / From left are Gloria Votta of RE/MAX at The Shore and Christine Clemans of Goldcoast Sotheby’s International. Submitted / From left are Gloria Votta of RE/MAX at The Shore and Christine Clemans of Goldcoast Sotheby’s International.

OCEAN CITY — Gloria Votta of RE/MAX at The Shore Realty was sworn in as the 2015 president of the Ocean City Board of Realtors at its installation luncheon on Monday, Dec. 1 at the Crab Trap Restaurant in Somers Point.

Votta will take over for outgoing President Ken Sedberry. She currently serves as chairwoman of the Ocean City Board of Realtors community service committee, and also serves on the grievance, finance and education committees.

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EHT artist takes first place in December art show

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:00 am

Mary Ann Kline of Egg Harbor Township received first place in the Ocean City Fine Arts League December Show, “Le Petite,” for her oil painting, “Red Reflection. Mary Ann Kline of Egg Harbor Township received first place in the Ocean City Fine Arts League December Show, “Le Petite,” for her oil painting, “Red Reflection.

OCEAN CITY — Egg Harbor Township artist Mary Ann Kline was named the winner of the Ocean City Fine Arts League “Le Petite” December Show with her oil painting, “Red Reflection.”

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Southend Ocean City beach fill to begin in the spring

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, December 12, 2014 05:23 pm

Strathmere, Sea Isle City dredging will start first, US Army Corps says

Bill Barlow / A Dec. 9 nor'easter battered southend beaches in Ocean City, eroding some areas like here at 57th Street. Bill Barlow / A Dec. 9 nor'easter battered southend beaches in Ocean City, eroding some areas like here at 57th Street.

A beach replenishment project in southend Ocean City, Strathmere and Sea Isle City is currently scheduled to begin in early March 2015, according to new information from the US Army Corps of Engineers, which is coordinating the project.

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OC resident is 2nd American to complete Australia’s Coolangatta

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 12, 2014 11:16 am

Screenshot from Vimeo video / On Nov. 2, Ocean City resident Bruckner Chase became the second American in the event’s 30-year history to complete the Coolangatta Gold Iron Man Surf Life Saving event on the Gold Coast of Australia. Screenshot from Vimeo video / On Nov. 2, Ocean City resident Bruckner Chase became the second American in the event’s 30-year history to complete the Coolangatta Gold Iron Man Surf Life Saving event on the Gold Coast of Australia.

On Nov. 2, Ocean City resident Bruckner Chase became the second American in the event’s 30-year history to complete the Coolangatta Gold Iron Man Surf Life Saving event on the Gold Coast of Australia. 

The event will be broadcast in the US this month.

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New Ocean City hotel gets preliminary approval

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, December 11, 2014 06:30 pm

Submitted / A rendering of the proposed North Island Inn hotel, to be located directly across from the Impala Island Inn at 10th Street and Ocean Avenue. Submitted / A rendering of the proposed North Island Inn hotel, to be located directly across from the Impala Island Inn at 10th Street and Ocean Avenue.

OCEAN CITY — The owner of the Impala Island Inn received preliminary site plan approval Wednesday to build a new four-story, 15-unit hotel across the street.

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Dattilo: Timing of southend beach work will be up to contractor

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Written by Bill Barlow Wednesday, December 10, 2014 09:26 am

FIT gets rundown on city projects at Friday meeting

OCEAN CITY — A planned beach replenishment in Ocean City’s south end may take place over the summer, according to city business administrator Mike Dattilo.

It all depends on when and where the extensive, multimillion-dollar project begins, Dattilo told members of the Fairness in Taxes organization. He was the invited guest at the group’s monthly meeting Dec. 5 at the Ocean City Free Public Library, and updated members on city projects planned and underway.

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