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 .

Be sure to address it to the proper party. Letters must be recieved by noon on Monday for consideration for Wednesday publication.

Move surfers to 31st Street

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor: 

Should safety be a concern on the waterfront at the 29th Street beach? I appreciated the appeal of surfing on the 29th Street beach for Mr. Kiefner's family and friends. I would like to share some important facts.

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Thank you to Shore Fellowship Church

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Stacia Stall from Shore Fellowship Church for organizing a food drive for the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Community Food Cupboard as part of the admission to their event at the Adventure Water Park on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Friday, Sept. 5. 

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Democratic process averted in zoning decision

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

We are writing regarding the recent Ocean City ordinance changing the zoning of the former Palermo’s Supermarket site from neighborhood business to 30-foot-wide residential duplex lots. Frankly, given that it has already passed as an ordinance there is nothing that we neighbors can do to change that. This is not a letter based on the actual result as much as the process that led to the result.

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Guest column >> Thinking about logos and mascots

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Written by Tom Williams Saturday, September 06, 2014 12:00 am

It’s funny how important logos and nicknames can become. They represent your team and fans, coaches, athletes and, in the case of schools, alumni become attached to them.

In the National Football League, there is a serious debate about the team in Washington and its nickname – the “R” word. Phil Simms indicated that it is his intention to not use the nickname when he is covering the Washington team for CBS. He plans to refer to them only as Washington. Tony Dungy indicated he will also try to avoid the nickname during his NBC commentaries.

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Cigarettes should be banned in city

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Written by Opinion Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Cigarette smoking causes lung cancer and other diseases and death. Secondhand smoke gives headaches to those who are allergic to it, and causes lung and other diseases, cancer and death.

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Preserve OCHS history

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Written by Opinion Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:00 am

The following letter was sent to the Ocean City Board of Education prior to its Aug. 27 meeting where it voted to approve a new athletic logo.

To the Ocean City school board:

The Ocean City Alumni Association is requesting that the school board vote “no” on proposed changes to the school logo.

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Thanks for supporting the Baby Parade

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Written by Opinion Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

As the chairwoman of the Ocean City Baby Parade, I would to publicly thank all of the volunteers who work each year to continue this longstanding tradition in Ocean City. Without this dedicated group of men and women, the parade would not continue in the strong family tradition that it has.

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Thanks for the water sport variety at 29th Street

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Written by Opinion Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

It was 38 years ago that I learned to surf on a foam boogie board that looked like an ironing board.

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Be creative with Palermo’s lot

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Written by Opinion Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

It isn't the Palermo property at Fourth and Asbury being developed that I am concerned about – they have every right to sell the land to builders – but why more boring duplexes?

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Bike MS comes to Ocean City Sept. 27

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

As a cyclist and a member of the City to Shore planning team, I am writing to let local residents know that the 34th annual Bike MS: City to Shore Ride is happening on Saturday, Sept. 27 and Sunday, Sept. 28, and to thank you in advance for your patience and support as 7,000 cyclists pedal into your community. We look forward to celebrating our 34th year finishing the ride in Ocean City.

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Smokers make it unpleasant on the beach

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Last week on the beach, my grandchildren and I had the misfortune of sitting next to a family of smokers. Being downwind of this group only intensified the smell and second hand smoke.  By the way, our beautiful beach became their ashtray. We eventually had to move when the men broke out the cigars. A cigarette can be finished within a few minutes. A cigar lasts much longer.

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Maybe the support isn’t there

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I agree with Irene Lorenzon’s argument published in your Aug. 20 edition that Ocean City would be better off if it had the benefit of input from “a larger, more diverse voting base,” which included second homeowners. Her suggestion to “register one person from each family” is an interesting alternative if Ocean City is determined to “keep it simple” instead of making it fair (unless you accept the premise that taxation without representation is fair).

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