• Teen's suicide draws attention to district’s bullying, mental health policies

    Claire Lowe / Cassandra Rosamond, 19, of Ocean City reads anonymous stories from local students about bullying in Ocean City during a Wednesday, Dec. 17 Ocean City school board meeting.

    OCEAN CITY — Members of the community pressed the Ocean City Board of Education at its Wednesday, Dec. 17 meeting to make bullying and mental illness awareness priorities in the district in the wake of the death of Ocean City High School student Maliha Chowdhury.

  • Ocean City High School

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – School officials in Ocean City said they will not accept School Choice students from Upper Township’s middle school at Ocean City High School, Superintendent Vincent Palmieri said Monday.

    During the Upper Township Board of Education meeting Dec. 15, Palmieri said he and school board president Michele Barbieri met with high school principals and Ocean City Superintendent Kathleen Taylor on Thursday to discuss the issue, and were notified Friday that the students would not be admitted.

  • Jen Marra / Guests take a closer look at the names engraved on the glass plaques of the donor wall that was unveiled Friday, Dec. 12 in the lobby of the Ocean City Community Center. The wall was uncovered during the Ocean City Community Center Association’s Afternoon of Appreciation, recognizing the contributors who made the center possible.

    OCEAN CITY — The many volunteers who helped make the Ocean City Community Center a reality were honored Friday with the unveiling of a new Donor Wall during the Ocean City Community Center Association’s Afternoon of Appreciation.

    “That turned out so well. We couldn’t have been happier,” said Ken Cooper, chairman of the association.

  • Ocean City Downtown Holiday Dash Dec. 19

    A new race will take off in the downtown this month. The Ocean City Downtown Holiday Dash will begin 5:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 on Asbury Avenue. The race begins at Fifth Street and finishes just beyond 14th Street. Race-day registration begins at 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue.

  • Strathmere, Sea Isle City dredging will start first, US Army Corps says

    Bill Barlow / A Dec. 9 nor'easter battered southend beaches in Ocean City, eroding some areas like here at 57th Street.

    A beach replenishment project in southend Ocean City, Strathmere and Sea Isle City is currently scheduled to begin in early March 2015, according to new information from the US Army Corps of Engineers, which is coordinating the project.

  • Projects could allow for water hook ups

    MARMORA – The Upper Township Zoning Board of Adjustment Thursday approved an amended site plan, conditional use and lot width and lot frontage variances for a New Jersey American Water project in Marmora that aims to increase water pressure in Upper Township.

    A new well facility there and a planned water tower in Seaville will be connected by a water main, potentially allowing residents to hook up to water service.

  • photos by Claire Lowe / Lawyer Solomon Rothschild (JoHannah Newman, a senior from Ocean City) protests as her client, Jacob Marley (TJ Rumer, a freshman from Marmora), is questioned by Ebenezer Scrooge (Justin Angelastro, a junior from Seaville).

    OCEAN CITY — Students in the Ocean City High School Drama Guild will put Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future on the witness stand as they present “The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge” as their fall play next week.

    Making his directorial debut for the Drama Guild is Ocean City High School alumnus Don Toal Jr. A member of the class of 2003, Toal is also a substitute teacher and has worked in the arts for several years, directing shows and teaching classes for the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company.

Ocean City Gazette

Dattilo to retire, Mallon to step in as business administrator

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, December 22, 2014 04:59 pm

Dattilo to retire, Mallon to step in as business administrator Dattilo to retire, Mallon to step in as business administrator

OCEAN CITY — Business administrator Mike Dattilo will retire in 2015, Mayor Jay Gillian announced Monday, Dec. 22.

In a press release Monday, Gillian also announced his intention to appoint James Mallon, current aide to the mayor and former director of community services, to fill the position.

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Student dance-a-thon to raise money for schools and sick children

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, December 22, 2014 12:00 am

Claire Lowe / Members of the Raider-thon student committee gather in the Ocean City High School gymnasium Wednesday, Dec. 17 to promote their dance marathon to be held on Jan. 23, with proceeds benefiting the Ocean City Education Foundation and the local chapter of the Sunshine Foundation. Claire Lowe / Members of the Raider-thon student committee gather in the Ocean City High School gymnasium Wednesday, Dec. 17 to promote their dance marathon to be held on Jan. 23, with proceeds benefiting the Ocean City Education Foundation and the local chapter of the Sunshine Foundation.

OCEAN CITY — Students at Ocean City High School are throwing a dance party and inviting their peers to join in. The catch: participants can’t stop moving until the music stops.

Ocean City High School will present the inaugural Raider-thon dance marathon 5 p.m.-midnight Jan. 23 at the school, Sixth Street and Atlantic Avenue, to support local education programs and children suffering from chronic health conditions.

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Ocean City High School 2014 National Honor Society inductees

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Written by Claire Lowe Sunday, December 21, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City High School 2014 National Honor Society inductees Ocean City High School 2014 National Honor Society inductees

OCEAN CITY — Fifty-six students from Ocean City High School were inducted into the local chapter of the National Honor Society during a ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 16.

Those students, as well as 20 students inducted in the spring, make up the new inductees for 2014 as selected by the Principal’s Council. In order to be selected for National Honor Society, candidates must exhibit the qualities of scholarship, service, leadership and character. 

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Ocean City Board of Education, news in brief, edition of Dec. 19, 2014

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Written by Claire Lowe Sunday, December 21, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — The following items were discussed when the Ocean City Board of Education met Wednesday, Dec. 17 at the high school.

Board gets a clean audit

Board auditor Robert E. Swartz of Ford Scott Associates told the board he was impressed with the district financially, as he announced there were no findings in the district’s annual audit.

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Pledge, Run, Plunge: HERO Campaign sponsoring First Day in Ocean City

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Written by Claire Lowe Saturday, December 20, 2014 12:00 am

File photo by Jen Marra / Plungers run into the Atlantic Ocean in Ocean City as part of the city’s annual First Dip during First Day at the Beach Jan. 1. This year, the HERO Campaign is partnering with the First Night committee and asking plungers to pledge to be designated drivers. File photo by Jen Marra / Plungers run into the Atlantic Ocean in Ocean City as part of the city’s annual First Dip during First Day at the Beach Jan. 1. This year, the HERO Campaign is partnering with the First Night committee and asking plungers to pledge to be designated drivers.

OCEAN CITY — Before they take the plunge into the icy water on New Year’s Day, First Day participants are being asked to take a pledge to be a designated driver.

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Kelly named December student of the month

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Written by Claire Lowe Saturday, December 20, 2014 12:00 am

submitted / Kira Kelly, Ocean City Exchange Club Student of the Month for December, accepts her award in the presence of Ocean City Superintendent Kathleen Taylor, Exchange Club President Bill Culp, her mother, B.G. Kelly, and her father, Bill Kelly.  submitted / Kira Kelly, Ocean City Exchange Club Student of the Month for December, accepts her award in the presence of Ocean City Superintendent Kathleen Taylor, Exchange Club President Bill Culp, her mother, B.G. Kelly, and her father, Bill Kelly.

OCEAN CITY — At its December meeting, the Exchange Club of Ocean City honored Ocean City High School senior Kira Kelly as its student of the month.

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‘Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge’ takes the stage

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, December 19, 2014 04:06 pm

Jen Marra / The Ocean City High School Drama Guild presents “The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge,” a comedy by Mark Brown, Thursday, Dec. 18, in the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center. Jen Marra / The Ocean City High School Drama Guild presents “The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge,” a comedy by Mark Brown, Thursday, Dec. 18, in the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center.

The Ocean City High School Drama Guild presents “The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge,” a comedy by Mark Brown, Thursday, Dec. 18, in the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center.

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Holiday help: Waves of Caring distributes toys to Ocean City families

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Written by Kathleen Kleva Friday, December 19, 2014 12:00 am

Kathleen Kleva / Waves of Caring executive director Jim Smith carries a bag of toys to give to one of the families the nonprofit organization helps Thursday, Dec. 18. Kathleen Kleva / Waves of Caring executive director Jim Smith carries a bag of toys to give to one of the families the nonprofit organization helps Thursday, Dec. 18.

OCEAN CITY — In 1994, Jim Smith was a new firefighter in Ocean City when a coworker, one Smith looked up to, told him to get involved with Waves of Caring. Twenty years later and now the head of the organization, Smith hasn’t looked back.

“I’m glad he pushed me that way,” Smith said. “It’s cool to see how far things have come.”

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Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Dec. 19, 2014

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, December 18, 2014 11:14 pm

Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Dec. 19, 2014 Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Dec. 19, 2014

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Council discussed the following items when it met Thursday, Dec. 18 in City Hall.

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Ocean City awarded $35K recycling grant

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 18, 2014 04:42 pm

Ocean City will receive $35,101 in state recycling grant funds through the Department of Environmental Protection the state announced Thursday, Dec. 18.

In total, New Jersey's municipalities will receive more than $15 million to help implement and enhance local recycling efforts, DEP Commissioner Bob Martin announced.

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Relaunch of student experiments rescheduled to after Jan. 6

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, December 18, 2014 02:03 pm

Surrounded by her teammates and advisors, student scientist Mercy Griffith, center, speaks about her group’s experience at a Wednesday, Dec. 17 school board meeting. Surrounded by her teammates and advisors, student scientist Mercy Griffith, center, speaks about her group’s experience at a Wednesday, Dec. 17 school board meeting.

OCEAN CITY — Students were excited, but cautious Wednesday about the possible relaunch of their experiment into space on Friday, Dec. 19. And for good reason, after being rescheduled several times, the original rocket, carrying their E. coli attachment rate experiment, as well as the experiments of 19 other student groups, exploded shortly after it launched Oct. 28.

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Ocean City school board asked to do more about bullying

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:47 am

Teen's suicide draws attention to district’s bullying, mental health policies

Claire Lowe / Cassandra Rosamond, 19, of Ocean City reads anonymous stories from local students about bullying in Ocean City during a Wednesday, Dec. 17 Ocean City school board meeting. Claire Lowe / Cassandra Rosamond, 19, of Ocean City reads anonymous stories from local students about bullying in Ocean City during a Wednesday, Dec. 17 Ocean City school board meeting.

OCEAN CITY — Members of the community pressed the Ocean City Board of Education at its Wednesday, Dec. 17 meeting to make bullying and mental illness awareness priorities in the district in the wake of the death of Ocean City High School student Maliha Chowdhury.

Read more: Ocean City school board asked to do more about bullying

   

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