Ocean City Gazette | Letters to the Editor, Opinion

The Gazette is eager to hear what you have to say. Letters to the editor can be about any topic. They should include your name and phone number (for our use only, in case we have questions). Also, be sure to sign your letter. We reserve the right to edit letters. Send your letters to: The Gazette,  507 South Shore Road, Marmora, NJ 08223 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Residents form flooding group

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:00 am

To the editor:

This letter is to inform you that a committee comprised of Fairness in Taxes members has been formed to address the problem of recurring flooding in Ocean City neighborhoods. Although property owners have called attention to the problem in the past, the city has been negligent in responding to repeated complaints. Mayor Jay Gillian and City Council need to be reminded that the quality of life issues affecting property owners are more important than their wants. Where are our priorities?

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Grand jury dismissal highlights corrupt system

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:00 am

To the editor:

On Jan. 20, the Atlantic County prosecutor delivered a gift to six Atlantic City cops. Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain was able to get the grand jurors to dismiss all charges against the police that brutally beat a 20-year-old Linwood man.

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Environmentalists ruining Ocean City

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:00 am

To the editor:

First off, I would like to show some appreciation to Ocean City.

I am proud to live in a city that does so much to promote itself all year round. The First Night celebration is truly a great family event. All the street festivals, concerts, and the off-season fireworks provide some needed foot traffic for the local businesses.

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Is Cheney any better than Kim Jong-un?

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Written by Opinion Monday, December 29, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Sony was the recent victim of a cyber attack. Circumstantial evidence would suggest that North Korea was the perp. The alleged motive is “The Interview,” which is said to be a comedy film about the assassination of North Korea’s dictator, Kim Jong-un. To be sure, he is a brutal bastard.

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Fox guarding the hen house

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Written by Opinion Monday, December 29, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

OK, they're still spinning Costeria Cottages as affordable single-family homes ideal for residency. These new homes, as priced, will be anything but affordable for young families and even many retirees, and are much more suited for use as vacation and investment homes and seasonal rentals.

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Thanks from the Ecumenical Council

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

A huge “thank you” goes to the Ocean City postal workers, the members of the Ecumenical Council, Food Cupboard volunteers and members of the community (youth and adults alike), who gave so generously of their time to assist with the Dec. 6 Postal Food Drive by weighing, sorting and organizing the food donations.

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Thoughts on Bangle reappointment

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Written by Opinion Monday, December 08, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I’ve never seen opinion on an Ocean City issue so unanimous as the immediate uproar against the reappointment of Charles Bangle to the tourist commission. 

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Misrepresentation in skatepark process

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Written by Opinion Monday, December 08, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Did you ever wonder why it is the new skateboard park will be located at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue? Do you remember the statement that we had to quickly identify a site so we could apply for funding from the county before the window closed, but that we could select another site after the funding was in place? Well, that apparently wasn’t true. The funding was specific to the site.

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Thanks to community for Thanksgiving support

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Written by Opinion Monday, December 08, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

On Tuesday, Nov. 25, the Ocean Community Thanksgiving Service, organized by the Ocean City Ministerium, was celebrated at Coastal Christian Ocean City. We thank the Ocean City Community and the many members of the various churches and places of worship for their participation in the service.

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Beach tags don’t pay for sand

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, December 02, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

The following is a response to a letter to the editor written by Mike Hudick of Manheim, Pa., published by the Gazette:

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Moved by ‘Citizenfour’

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, December 02, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I just saw “Citizenfour,” a powerful documentary on Edward Snowden.

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Guest Column: The cost of Black Friday is getting too high

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, November 27, 2014 12:00 am

It’s something we all have been thinking, but who will say it out loud: Black Friday deals aren’t just ruining Thanksgiving, they are ruining Black Friday.

I was one of those Black Friday shoppers. Not the crazy ones, who would wait in long lines in the freezing cold and push over old ladies in wheelchairs to get the best deal. But I did get up extra early on the Friday after Thanksgiving, no matter how much wine I drank or dessert I ate, to get to my favorite stores for doorbusters and major discounts.

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