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.

Paying twice for beach

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I just read that the cities of Sea Isle, Ocean City and Strathmere have been awarded a multi-million dollar federal grant to replenish their beaches to address the damages caused by erosion.

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Update on dredging needed

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I noticed that Mayor Jay Gillian gave an update on the capital projects in his public letter of Nov. 14. I also noticed there wasn’t any mention of the back bay dredging project. 

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Locals should value historic district

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, November 04, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I don’t know of any community that outdoes Ocean City, where its entire population seems to agree in their professed love for the town. Every municipality has its booster class, but in how many towns does that love get passed down for generations? In addition, there are hundreds of thousands of people from other parts of the country who love Ocean City, too. That’s why the people who live here carry a bigger responsibility to preserve whatever it is that produces that love.

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Some facts on historic districts

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 06, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

Is the proposal recently put forth by members of the City Council to reduce the city’s historic district just another way to have more of the ugly duplexes that have destroyed the simple seashore community that Ocean City once was? This is a question that needs to be answered before any changes are thought of to adjust or modify the current historic district.

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Three Brothers owner brought joy to OC

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Written by Opinion Monday, September 29, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

Three Brothers Pizza on the Ocean City Boardwalk has brought good food, friendliness, spiritual inspiration, and great fun to Ocean City for years. Owner Anna Santoro has helped thousands of people with her rock solid Christian faith.

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Sod isn’t better than rocks

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Written by Opinion Monday, September 29, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

Ocean City Council has reached the height of idiocy with the proposed “sod the island” ordinance. Do these people understand anything about our environment? We live on a sand pile. Lawn grass isn’t natural here. It’s less able to “pass water” than the unattractive stones so reviled by Keith Hartzell.

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Artificial turf v. natural grass: An artificial presentation

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Written by Opinion Monday, September 29, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

At a previous council meeting, the administration trotted out Jim Mallon to make its case for spending $1.75 million on artificial turf at Carey Field. Let's examine the issue in a fair and more complete way.

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Got feathers?

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, September 23, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

Here we go again. Now it’s the historic district that is being targeted for redevelopment. People say we need more transparency in government. I don’t understand. I see it all so clearly. When it comes to making money from real estate and development, nothing on this island is sacrosanct. There isn’t a piece of land anywhere they won’t attempt to make money off of. Oh maybe by transparency they mean honesty? Truthfulness? Integrity? Now I understand.

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Why I love OC

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, September 23, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

Childhood memories, great food, boardwalk, jumping waves, miniature golf and biking are some of the reasons I love coming to Ocean City, as we did again recently. Thanks to everyone who plays a role in these experiences.

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Irrigated sod is not the solution

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, September 23, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor: 

Below is the text of a letter that I sent to City Council regarding the proposed curb strip ordinance.

Councilmen:

Reducing impervious surface coverage is a laudable goal. However, the ordinance as proposed is fundamentally flawed in terms of environmental sustainability, cost, and practicality.

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Voice your concerns to council

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, September 23, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

We encourage all Ocean City property owners to attend the City Council meeting on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue. There will be a second reading and final passage of Ordinance 14-35 mandating sod and irrigation systems for curb strips on properties throughout Ocean City. If this ordinance passes, homeowners will incur significant costs.

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Move surfers to 31st Street

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, September 09, 2014 11:00 pm

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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