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New boards and beach paths open

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, April 23, 2014 06:02 am

Ocean City officials say a split-rail fence along a beach access path looks better

Ann Richardson / A new ramp is expected to improve beach access. Ann Richardson / A new ramp is expected to improve beach access. better

OCEAN CITY — After being closed for more than five months, a new stretch of boardwalk from Fifth Street to Sixth Street opened last week and Mayor Jay Gillian said he couldn’t be happier.

“I’m really pleased with the way it turned out,” he said, adding that the work would have been completed much earlier if not for some brutal winter weather.

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On the cover: Easter excitement in the sand

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 23, 2014 05:00 am

 Easter excitement in the sand
 Easter excitement in the sand

Shane Liszewski, 5, of Washington Township, fills his Thomas the Tank Engine bag with candy-or toy-filled plastic eggs during Ocean City’s Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 19, on the beach between 11th and 13th streets. The event is sponsored by the Ocean City Boardwalk Merchants Association. For more photos, see Sun, sand and Easter eggs.

   

Busy Easter weekend in Ocean City

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, April 22, 2014 06:55 pm

OCEAN CITY — Lured by sunny skies and a long list of holiday activities, from Woofin’ Paws, a pet fashion show and Easter egg hunt to the traditional Easter parade on the boardwalk, thousands of people flocked to Ocean City to enjoy Easter weekend.  

At Ward’s Bakery, the line was steady, reminiscent of a summer weekend.  Sugary doughnuts, gooey cinnamon buns, hot rolls and butter cookies were flying off the shelves; before long they sold out of hundreds of hand-decorated chocolate Easter eggs and bunny cakes. 

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OCHS surf team to compete in national competition in California

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, April 22, 2014 01:30 pm

Members of the Ocean City High School surf team, pictured with Coach Mark Miedema, center, will travel to Dana Point, Calif. in June for a national surfing championship. The team is raising money to make the trip possible and is hosting a clothing drive this weekend. Members of the Ocean City High School surf team, pictured with Coach Mark Miedema, center, will travel to Dana Point, Calif. in June for a national surfing championship. The team is raising money to make the trip possible and is hosting a clothing drive this weekend.  OCEAN CITY — Nine members of the Ocean City High School surf team will be heading to California in June, and they need your help to get there.

The team qualified to go to the National Scholastic Surfing Association’s National Interscholastic Championship in Dana Point, Calif. June 14 – 16.

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Latest candidate night set Wednesday at OC Community Association

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:31 am

Gillian - Price OCEAN CITY — Candidates for mayor and City Council in this year’s municipal election will face off at a candidate’s forum planned for the meeting room at the Ocean City Library, 16th Street and Simpson Avenue, on Wednesday, April 23.

The event is presented by the Ocean City Community Association. Members say there will be no organizational business at the meeting, which will be open to anyone interested in hearing from the candidates.

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Sun, sand and Easter eggs

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Written by Jen Marra Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:55 am

Members of the Ocean City High School girls lacrosse team volunteer to help with Ocean City’s Easter Egg Hunt on the beaches between 11th and 13th streets Saturday, April 19.
  Members of the Ocean City High School girls lacrosse team volunteer to help with Ocean City’s Easter Egg Hunt on the beaches between 11th and 13th streets Saturday, April 19.

Members of the Ocean City High School girls lacrosse team volunteer to help with Ocean City’s Easter Egg Hunt on the beaches between 11th and 13th streets Saturday, April 19.

photos by Jen Marra

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Ocean City students to attend distracted driving event

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 21, 2014 02:17 pm

ochs OCEAN CITY — Ocean City High School juniors and seniors will hear from a Middlesex County man on Tuesday morning about the dangers of distracted driving, something he knows too well.

Gabe Hurley, 29, was the victim of a car crash four years ago.  His face is disfigured, he is now blind and he has almost no sense of taste or smell because of a teen’s reckless driving. 

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First step toward Christian Brothers demolition underway in Ocean City

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Written by Bill Barlow Monday, April 21, 2014 10:19 am

OCEAN CITY — Crews were removing asbestos siding from one of the two large Christian Brothers buildings at 31st Street and Central Avenue on Monday morning, April 21, the first step toward the eventual demolition of the building.

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Good Friday procession in Ocean City

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Written by Bill Barlow Friday, April 18, 2014 12:44 pm

Believers joined a procession representing Jesus Christ’s walk to his crucifixion in Ocean City on Good Friday, presented by St. Damien Roman Catholic Parish in Ocean City.

The living Stations of the Cross started at St. Frances Cabrini at Second Street and was set to end at St. Augustine’s Church at 13th Street and Wesley Avenue.

The event recreated Jesus carrying the cross, his crucifixion and death, with songs and stops for prayers in Spanish and English. It was one of several Easter observances planned by Christian churches in Ocean City this weekend in observance of the Easter holiday.

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Jim Gillian remembered

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, April 16, 2014 03:33 pm

Jim Gillian Jim Gillian OCEAN CITY — James “Jimmy” Gillian, the former owner of Gillian’s Island Water Park and Adventure Golf, died on Wednesday, April 16 after a long illness.

He was 57.

Gillian was the oldest son of former Ocean City Mayor and Cape May County Freeholder Roy Gillian and the brother of the current Ocean City mayor, Jay Gillian. 

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