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Ocean City High School students share their talents

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Written by Bill Barlow Saturday, February 28, 2015 07:47 am

Anna Meyers sings “Valerie,” written by Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse, at Ocean City’s Got Talent, presented by the Ocean City High School Key Club at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center on Thursday night, Feb. 26. There was a full house for the evening event, which benefitted The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. (photos by Bill Barlow) Anna Meyers sings “Valerie,” written by Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse, at Ocean City’s Got Talent, presented by the Ocean City High School Key Club at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center on Thursday night, Feb. 26. There was a full house for the evening event, which benefitted The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. (photos by Bill Barlow)

OCEAN CITY -- Anna Meyers sings “Valerie,” written by Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse, at Ocean City’s Got Talent, presented by the Ocean City High School Key Club at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center on Thursday night, Feb. 26. There was a full house for the evening event, which benefitted The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Ocean City Board of Education news in brief, edition of Feb. 28, 2015

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Written by Claire Lowe Saturday, February 28, 2015 12:00 am

Claire Lowe  Members of the Ocean City Board of Education gather together with Pamela Vaughan, assistant dean of Stockton University, after she presented the district with a certificate of appreciation for the school’s dual-credit program. Claire Lowe Members of the Ocean City Board of Education gather together with Pamela Vaughan, assistant dean of Stockton University, after she presented the district with a certificate of appreciation for the school’s dual-credit program.

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Board of Education discussed the following items when it met Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Ocean City High School.

New food regulations hamper cafeteria sales

Rachel DeVault, food service director at Ocean City Schools, said that new federal regulations on snacks served in school cafeterias have led to a decrease in a la carte sales. DeVault, who presents monthly to the school board, said that the regulations have whittled down the number of snacks that can be served because so few meet the new standards.

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Traffic alert: Street closures on 11th Street

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, February 27, 2015 05:03 pm

OCEAN CITY — New Jersey American Water and Lafayette Construction will be performing street closures and detouring in the 200 block of 11th Street and 1100 block alley between West and Haven avenues Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through March 6 for a sewer main replacement project.

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Contract awarded to clear dredge spoils site, lagoon dredging to follow

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, February 27, 2015 01:02 pm

file photo / Low tide on the bay in Ocean City in 2013. file photo / Low tide on the bay in Ocean City in 2013.

OCEAN CITY — City Council awarded a contract Thursday, Feb. 26 for the removal of material from Site 83 near the 34th Street bridge, making room for an upcoming bay and lagoon dredging project.

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Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Feb. 27, 2015

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, February 27, 2015 12:35 pm

Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Feb. 27, 2015 Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Feb. 27, 2015

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Council discussed the following items when it met Thursday, Feb. 26 at City Hall.

Dattilo updates council on capital plan, grants, and Schilling purchase

Mayor’s aide Michael Dattilo told council that they will vote on adopting the city’s capital plan at an upcoming meeting. Currently, there is a 6 p.m. workshop scheduled for March 5 and a 7 p.m. meeting on March 12.

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Ocean City says its ready as PARCC testing begins Monday

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, February 26, 2015 06:15 pm

OCEAN CITY — The state’s newest – and controversial – student assessments are scheduled to be given beginning Monday, March 2 and director of curriculum Curt Nath said Ocean City is ready.

Presenting before the Ocean City Board of Education Wednesday, Feb. 25, Nath said the district has four weeks to complete the administration of the PARCC tests.

“This district compared to many other districts is in a very good place. We’ve been giving computerized assessments at our primary school and at our intermediate school for the last give or take 10 years,” Nath said.

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State aid flat for Ocean City schools

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, February 26, 2015 11:31 am

School budget projections show slight tax rate decrease

State aid flat for Ocean City schools State aid flat for Ocean City schools

OCEAN CI TY — State aid for the Ocean City School District will not increase from last year, but preliminary budget projections show a slight decrease in the tax levy for the 2015-16 school year.

According to aid figures released Wednesday, Feb. 25, one day after Gov. Chris Christie gave his 2015 budget address, Ocean City School District is set to receive $3.76 million in aid for the 2015-16 school year, the same amount as it received in the 2014-15 school year, with the majority of the aid due to the district’s School Choice Program participation.

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Know before you go: Council meets 7 p.m. Feb. 26

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, February 24, 2015 05:02 pm

Know before you go: Council meets 7 p.m. Feb. 26 Know before you go: Council meets 7 p.m. Feb. 26

OCEAN CITY — City Council will discuss the following items when it meets 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 at City Hall, Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue.

Council to consider contract to clear Site 83

City Council will consider awarding a contract for the removal of material from Site 83 near the 34th Street bridge, making room for an upcoming bay and lagoon dredging project.

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No injuries in Central Ave. home blaze

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, February 23, 2015 05:13 pm

photos courtesy Ocean City Fire Department / Firefighters respond to a fire at 37 Central Ave. on Sunday, Feb. 22. photos courtesy Ocean City Fire Department / Firefighters respond to a fire at 37 Central Ave. on Sunday, Feb. 22.

OCEAN CITY — There were no injuries after a large fire broke out in a northend home on Sunday, Feb. 22.

About 35 firefighters from Ocean City and Somers Point fire departments responded to the blaze at 37 Central Ave. when a call came in to Ocean City Fire Headquarters at 9:16 a.m.

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Ocean City Intermediate School 2nd marking period honor roll

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Written by Claire Lowe Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:58 am

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OCEAN CITY — The following students were named to the honor roll for the second marking period of the 2014-15 school year at Ocean City Intermediate School.

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