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Ocean City High School opens weight-loss contest to community

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Written by Claire Lowe Saturday, January 31, 2015 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — After inviting members of the community to join in, 62 people have signed up for the Ocean City School District’s annual Biggest Loser weight-loss competition, high school nurse Jill Geller reported.

“We always do it here at the high school, so this is our 12th year,” Geller explained.

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Ocean City man arrested in connection with Pine Hill drug bust

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, January 30, 2015 12:07 pm

An Ocean City man was one of three people taken into police custody last week in connection with a drug bust in Pine Hill, Camden County, which turned up a loaded gun and 7 pounds of marijuana.

Victor Lamanna, 26, of Ocean City; Barbara Masino, 57, of Pine Hill; and Nicholas Masino, 20, of Pine Hill were arrested around Jan. 23 by members of the Pine Hill Police Department after a search warrant was executed at 6 a.m. at the Masinos’ residence on the unit block of Diamond Avenue.

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Ocean City Board of Education honors retirees

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Written by Kathleen Kleva Thursday, January 29, 2015 02:32 pm

Kathleen Kleva / Retired custodian Felicia Nixon is honored by Superintendent Kathleen Taylor and Board of Education Vice President Tom Oves during a Jan. 28 board meeting. Kathleen Kleva / Retired custodian Felicia Nixon is honored by Superintendent Kathleen Taylor and Board of Education Vice President Tom Oves during a Jan. 28 board meeting.

OCEAN CITY — Retired staff members Felicia Nixon, Kathy Ziegenfus and Pat Horvath were honored by the Ocean City Board of Education when it met Wednesday, Jan. 28. Superintendent Kathleen Taylor recognized each retiree noting accolades from their careers in the Ocean City School District.

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Winter at the beach

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Written by Bill Barlow Tuesday, January 27, 2015 05:21 pm

Bill Barlow / On Tuesday morning, Jan. 27, downtown Ocean City was still seeing snow from a winter storm dubbed “Juno.” The blizzard slammed New England states, but despite somewhat dire warnings, school closings and other precautions, Ocean City saw very little accumulation. Bill Barlow / On Tuesday morning, Jan. 27, downtown Ocean City was still seeing snow from a winter storm dubbed “Juno.” The blizzard slammed New England states, but despite somewhat dire warnings, school closings and other precautions, Ocean City saw very little accumulation.

On Tuesday morning, Jan. 27, downtown Ocean City was still seeing snow from a winter storm dubbed “Juno.” The blizzard slammed New England states, but despite somewhat dire warnings, school closings and other precautions, Ocean City saw very little accumulation.

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Robert Barr’s nomination to Pinelands Commission delayed again

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, January 27, 2015 05:11 pm

OCEAN CITY – An Ocean City man nominated a second time to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission by Gov. Chris Christie was not considered by the state Senate Judiciary Committee Monday, Jan. 26.

The committee continued its 1 p.m. meeting in Trenton despite a declaration of emergency in the state earlier that day due to an impending blizzard. It was not clear why the nomination of Robert Barr was pulled from the agenda at Monday’s meeting. The meeting was brought to a close after 44 minutes once other nominees were questioned.

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Ocean City’s first Raider-thon raised $14K for charity

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, January 27, 2015 06:00 am

Jen Marra / Asa Littlefield, 16, of Ocean City; Xiola Sorgie, 17, of Sea Isle City; Harlee Cancelosi, 17, of Marmora; and Danielle Lloyd, 16, of Tuckahoe dance to Beyoncé . Jen Marra / Asa Littlefield, 16, of Ocean City; Xiola Sorgie, 17, of Sea Isle City; Harlee Cancelosi, 17, of Marmora; and Danielle Lloyd, 16, of Tuckahoe dance to Beyoncé .

OCEAN CITY — Students danced the night away last Friday, all in the name of charity.

The students and faculty who organized the district’s first dance marathon fundraiser, Raider-thon, last Friday exceeded their $10,000 goal, with 100 percent of proceeds going to the Ocean City Education Foundation and local chapter of the Sunshine Foundation.

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Mayor has plan to consolidate Ocean City museums downtown

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:00 am

The Ocean City Historical Museum is located inside the Ocean City Community Center. The Ocean City Historical Museum is located inside the Ocean City Community Center.

OCEAN CITY — Mayor Jay Gillian said he was working on a proposal to consolidate the city’s museums into Stainton’s, but was reluctant to give details of the plan when pressed by Councilman Pete Guinosso at Thursday’s council meeting.

During the meeting, Jan. 22, Guinosso said he got a call from a resident looking for more information about the historical museum possibly moving to the second floor of the downtown Asbury Avenue building. He asked Gillian to elaborate on the plan.

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Ocean City sets aside $5 million for back bay dredging

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, January 26, 2015 03:28 pm

Bill Barlow / The Snug Harbor lagoon at low tide in the fall. Bill Barlow / The Snug Harbor lagoon at low tide in the fall.

OCEAN CITY — Council took another step in clearing out its spoils site near the 34th Street bridge in preparation for a summer dredging project in its back bays and lagoons.

At its Thursday, Jan. 22 meeting, council unanimously introduced a $5 million bond ordinance that will pay for the city to move the spoils from Site 83 to Wildwood, per an agreement that the two cities signed at the end of last year.

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Ocean City Police: No parking on West Ave. in snow

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, January 26, 2015 09:27 am

Ocean City Police seal Ocean City Police seal

Ocean City Police have issued a reminder to drivers that parking is prohibited along the designated snow emergency route in Ocean City, which is the entire length of West Avenue from North Street to 59th Street.

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Howey of performs spring recital at LVC

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, January 25, 2015 12:00 am

Dean Howey of Ocean City is one of the 17 students to perform a spring recital at Lebanon Valley College. Howey, a graduate of Ocean City High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in music education.

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