• Gov. Chris Christie holds a press conference to announce the activation of a statewide Ebola preparedness plan at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack Wednesday, Oct. 22. Administration officials, state agencies and departments will work in a coordinated manner to ensure the health and safety of New Jersey residents is protected and to execute on decisions in an efficient and effective manner. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

    Gov. Chris Christie signed Executive Order 164 on Oct. 22, creating the Ebola Virus Disease Joint Response Team to implement the state’s Ebola preparedness plan. The plan covers airport travel, public transportation, schools and universities, and hospitals.

  • Incumbents Joseph S. Clark Jr. and Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes are running for re-election with newcomers Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr. also seeking seats.

    OCEAN CITY — Four candidates are hoping to fill the three open seats on the Ocean City Board of Education in the Nov. 4 general election.

    Incumbents Joseph S. Clark Jr. and Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes are running for re-election with newcomers Dale F. Braun Jr. and Michael Allan James also seeking seats. Incumbent Tiffany Prettyman will not run for re-election.

  • Ocean City Halloween events 2014

    Ocean City Theatre Co. presents Halloween costume party

    The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company will host a spooktacular evening of fun at this year’s “Black and Orange” Halloween Costume Party 7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at the Ocean City Yacht Club, 100 Bay Road in Ocean City.

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Kevin Gill, holding a proclamation, is honored by Upper Township Committee members (from left) John Coggins, Hobie Young, Richard Palombo, Anthony Inserra and Ed Barr.
PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee last week honored Kevin Gill for winning the ocean swim event at the South Jersey Lifeguarding Championships this summer.

    Gill, 17, also helped the Upper Township Beach Patrol finish second overall at the Cape May County Championships by winning two events. He won the swimming events at the Beschen-Callahan Memorial Lifeguard Races, the Dutch Hoffman Memorial Lifeguard Championships and Margate Memorials.

  • TRENTON – The state Senate Judiciary Committee unexpectedly put a hold on two of Gov. Chris Christie’s nominees to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission last week.

    Committee chair Sen. Nicholas Scutari said at the beginning of the meeting on Thursday, Oct. 16 that he expected to have a vote on the nominees following their testimony and comments from members of the public. But after testimony from New Hanover Mayor Dennis Roohr and Robert Barr of Ocean City he adjourned the hearing.

  • OCEAN CITY —When he took a seat at the board table at a Wednesday, Oct. 15 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education, Carl Tripician made history.

    Tripician, of Longport, was representing the Longport School District, the result of a sending-receiving relationship established between the two districts this year. While permitted to participate in board discussion, the Longport representative will not be permitted to vote.

  • Members of the Trail of Two Cities Committee visit the Ocean City Welcome Center overlooking the Route 52 causeway between the two cities where the event will be held on Nov. 1. Displaying Trail of Two Cities T-shirts are Sydney Somers and Peg Meidel of Somers Point and Mark Soifer, Karen Pratz and Wendy Moyle representing Ocean City.

    Trail of Two Cities Nov. 1

    The 25th annual Trail of Two Cities 5K Run/Walk over the causeway between Ocean City and Somers Point is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. The event begins at the Ocean City Transportation Center, Ninth Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City, and ends at JFK Park in Somers Point.

Ocean City Gazette

Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Oct. 25, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 25, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Oct. 25, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Oct. 25, 2014

Police Blotter information is supplied by local and other law enforcement agencies. Each person named is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Ocean City Police responded to 561 calls for service Oct. 12-18

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Local Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO visits Exchange Club

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Written by Submitted by Doug Otto Saturday, October 25, 2014 12:00 am

At left, Beatrix Jerkins, chief executive officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, is the guest speaker at a recent Exchange Club of Ocean City meeting. With Jerkins is Exchange Club President Bill Culp. At left, Beatrix Jerkins, chief executive officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, is the guest speaker at a recent Exchange Club of Ocean City meeting. With Jerkins is Exchange Club President Bill Culp.

Beatrix Jerkins, chief executive officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, presented an informational program to the Exchange Club of Ocean City during its weekly dinner meeting at Clancy’s By The Bay in Somers Point.

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Original Bill Haley and His Comets members on WIBG Saturday

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 24, 2014 04:42 pm

Bill Haley and His Comets’ original saxaphoist Joey Ambrosia, left, and drummer Dick Richards, in back, are pictured with Bill Haley. Bill Haley and His Comets’ original saxaphoist Joey Ambrosia, left, and drummer Dick Richards, in back, are pictured with Bill Haley.

Two of the original members of the famed 1950s rock ’n’ roll band, Bill Haley and His Comets, will appear for a live on-air interview noon Saturday, Oct. 25 on WIBG-FM 94.3’s “Down The Shore with Philly Bill Culp” show. The show will also be available online.

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Ocean City Council to hold town hall meeting on skatepark

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, October 24, 2014 02:27 pm

Presented during a council workshop meeting in April, the proposed Ocean City skatepark would include a 4- to 6-foot deep bowl, ramps, a raised plaza, and other amenities. Presented during a council workshop meeting in April, the proposed Ocean City skatepark would include a 4- to 6-foot deep bowl, ramps, a raised plaza, and other amenities.

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Council plans to hold a town hall meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5 on the proposed permanent skatepark to be constructed at Fifth Street near the Ocean City Fire Headquarters.

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City agrees to 50-year commitment for southend beach replenishment

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, October 24, 2014 12:50 pm

OCEAN CITY — Council approved two agenda items to move along the southend beach replenishment project on Thursday, Oct. 23 at City Hall.

The first was an introduction of an ordinance that will grant the state of New Jersey easements for the riparian property from 34th Street to Corson’s Inlet in order to complete the beach replenishment.

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Northend pump station construction on track for fall 2015

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, October 24, 2014 12:07 pm

OCEAN CITY — The city is hoping to start construction of a northend pump station in fall 2015, city administrator Mike Dattilo said Thursday, Oct. 23.

During his administrative reports at the City Council meeting, Dattilo updated council on the status of the project.

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Ocean City Police offer Halloween safety tips

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 03:09 pm

Ocean City Police offer Halloween safety tips Ocean City Police offer Halloween safety tips

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Police Department wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Halloween weekend.  To help families better enjoy this annual event, the police have issued a few safety tips that can be followed when trick or treating:

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Environmental commission weighs in on curb strip sod proposal

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, October 23, 2014 01:09 pm

OCEAN CITY — Whether property owners are required to install sod and irrigation on curb strips or not, the Ocean City Environmental Commission is looking into all suitable alternatives to concrete and stones.

Responding to a citizen’s request, members of City Council introduced an ordinance on Sept. 11 requiring sod and irrigation on new construction. It is believed that sod would help alleviate flooding and look nicer than concrete or stones.

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Somers Point artist takes first in October show

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:00 am

“Landscape at Colloure” “Landscape at Colloure”

OCEAN CITY — Annette Maynard of Somers Point was named the first-place winner of the Ocean City Fine Arts League’s “Tribute to an Artist” October show.

Maynard’s winning piece is an acrylic titled “Landscape at Colloure,” in the style of Matisse.

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Bubble Mania supports pediatric care at Shore Medical

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / From left are Kenneth Sedberry, 2015 Ocean City Board of Realtors president; Jeung Leon, nurse manager at Shore Medical Center; Ken Cooper of Monihan Realty; Maria Marinelli of Long & Foster Realty, chairwoman of Bubble Mania Committee; Gloria Votta of RE/Max at The Shore Realty; Karen Sharkey, administrative director of pediatrics at Shore Medical Center; Nicholas Marotta of Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors; Lynda Greaves of Grace Realty; Jane Snyder of Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors; Chelsea Connor of Goldcoast Sotheby’s; and Anne Gallagher of Grace Realty. Submitted / From left are Kenneth Sedberry, 2015 Ocean City Board of Realtors president; Jeung Leon, nurse manager at Shore Medical Center; Ken Cooper of Monihan Realty; Maria Marinelli of Long & Foster Realty, chairwoman of Bubble Mania Committee; Gloria Votta of RE/Max at The Shore Realty; Karen Sharkey, administrative director of pediatrics at Shore Medical Center; Nicholas Marotta of Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors; Lynda Greaves of Grace Realty; Jane Snyder of Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors; Chelsea Connor of Goldcoast Sotheby’s; and Anne Gallagher of Grace Realty.

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Board of Realtors Bubble Mania Committee presented a check of $2,255 to the Pediatric Care Center at Shore Medical Center on Oct. 14. 

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Four seek seats on Ocean City Board of Education

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, October 22, 2014 08:47 am

Incumbents Joseph S. Clark Jr. and Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes are running for re-election with newcomers Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr. also seeking seats. Incumbents Joseph S. Clark Jr. and Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes are running for re-election with newcomers Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr. also seeking seats.

OCEAN CITY — Four candidates are hoping to fill the three open seats on the Ocean City Board of Education in the Nov. 4 general election.

Incumbents Joseph S. Clark Jr. and Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes are running for re-election with newcomers Dale F. Braun Jr. and Michael Allan James also seeking seats. Incumbent Tiffany Prettyman will not run for re-election.

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Love of antiquing helped Ocean City resident start her dream job

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, October 22, 2014 08:45 am

Ann Richardson / Lorraine Hansen turned her lifelong love of vintage items into a business with Shorely Vintage at Stainton's on Asbury Avenue. Ann Richardson / Lorraine Hansen turned her lifelong love of vintage items into a business with Shorely Vintage at Stainton's on Asbury Avenue.

OCEAN CITY — Always on the lookout for vintage items, Lorraine Hansen trolled garage sales and old homes destined for demolition for treasures to fill her large north end home over in past three decades.

Passionate about anything vintage, she changed it up; rotating her treasures from one room to the next, eventually running out of rooms to fill.  

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