• TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday that reflects recent court rulings and removes prohibitions against sports wagering in New Jersey.

    “As I’ve said all along, I am a strong proponent of legalized sports wagering in New Jersey. But given earlier decisions by federal courts, it was critical that we follow a correct and appropriate path to curtail new court challenges and expensive litigation,” Christie said. “I believe we have found that path in this bipartisan legislative effort.” 

  • The staff at Cape Regional Medical Center is training to be ready if a case of Ebola arrives in Cape May County. There was a drill this week, and hospital officials say they are updating their procedures to be ready, just in case. (photo by Jen Marra)CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Kevin Thomas has his hands full.

    The Cape May County health officer is meeting with emergency service providers, hospital staff and others, getting ready for the worst.

    He is also fielding call after call from reporters in the region.

    It seems like everyone in the county – everyone in the world – is scared of Ebola.

    “There’s nothing to be scared about. It’s a matter of being prepared,” Thomas said Friday.

  • MARMORA – An Upper Township man has been charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and unlawful possession of a weapon after the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force and New Jersey State Police executed a search warrant on his home Thursday.

    Angelo Cuculino, 48, of Marmora, was found with more than 28 grams of marijuana and an amount of alpha-pyrrolidinopeniophenone, a stimulant, at his home, according to Prosecutor Robert Taylor. He also had three firearms and $19,225 in cash, the prosecutor said.

  • Skeptics continue to push for privacy protections

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — County officials are continuing to move toward bringing drone testing to the Cape May County Airport.

    Some skeptics say too quickly.

    Last week, Freeholder Will Morey met with Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership officials, along with representatives of the Delaware River and Bay Authority at the airport in Lower Township.

  • Carey Stadium at Ocean City High School as seen from the air.(photo by Matt Ulmer)

    OCEAN CITY — Citing the need for more study, Mayor Jay Gillian said Tuesday, Oct. 14 that the city will discontinue the planned artificial turf installation at Carey Stadium until further notice.

    “In light of recent news media accounts regarding possible health risks associated with certain types of artificial turf on athletic fields, I have directed my staff to discontinue the planned project to install this material at Carey Stadium,” Gillian said.

  • Ann Richardson / At left, Barbara Maloney assists Jennifer Shirk, president of the Ocean City Library Board of Trustees, and Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian, in unveiling a portrait of her son, Chris, which will hang in the library.

    OCEAN CITY – Barbara Maloney, the mother of the late Christopher Maloney, had tears in her eyes as she recalled the love her son had for the Ocean City Free Public Library, the organization he led for a decade before his sudden death last December.

    At the unveiling of a portrait of her son and the dedication of the lecture hall now named for him on Monday, Oct. 13 at the library, Maloney said it was “a happy day,” despite her grief, “a happy occasion in a wonderful room in a wonderful building.”

Ocean City Gazette

The Business at Hand >> Tabernacle has big plans for boardwalk theater

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, May 22, 2013 03:36 am

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 On Saturday, May 25 the Moorlyn Family Theatre will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony, marking the grand opening of family entertainment on the boardwalk, including movies, live shows and a wide assortment of community events.

Restored, repaired, repurposed and modernized, the building that opened in 1901 as a bowling alley will take on a new role. The revival of the boardwalk theater promises to bring some much-needed joy and nostalgia to the boardwalk.

Memorial Day weekend opens the 2013 summer season with "Iron Man 3,” “Epic,” “Home Run” and “Star Trek: Into Darkness."

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Local women saluted at annual Ocean City Chamber luncheon

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, May 19, 2013 12:00 am

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It was a beautiful spring day when guests arrived at the Ocean City Yacht Club for the annual Salute to Working Women luncheon. Barbara Brown and Shawnda McGinnis welcomed everyone as they arrived and marveled at the lovely new look of the Yacht Club that just went through six months of renovations after Hurricane Sandy.

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The math of flood insurance just doesn’t add up

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, May 17, 2013 06:13 am

Unfiltered

At the second Stop FEMA Now meeting held in South Jersey, founder George Kasimos called the math being used to calculate future increases in flood insurance “Chinese algebra.” He meant it as an insult.

But it’s the Chinese, having mastered algebra in the 13th century, who should be highly insulted.

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The Business at Hand >> Veterans organizations deserve recognition for charitable work

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:00 am

The Business at Hand is a weekly column by Ann Richardson where she discusses her take on local issues

When he returned to the United States in 1968 after putting his life on the line for his country in Vietnam, Steve Cole said he and his fellow veterans found a nation deeply divided about the war.

“When I got out of the Army, the mood of the country was not as welcoming as it is today,” he said.

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OCHS After Prom offers a safe alternative for prom-goers

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:00 am

Ocean City High School students are invited to attend the After Prom inside the high school immediately following 2013 Prom at The Flanders May 18. Ocean City High School students are invited to attend the After Prom inside the high school immediately following 2013 Prom at The Flanders May 18.

OCEAN CITY – The After Prom at Ocean City High School will mark its 20th anniversary this year on May 18 in a spectacle that promises to top its predecessors.

“A Night on the Red Carpet,” a drug- and alcohol-free event featuring games, entertainment, prizes and food, will begin immediately following the prom at The Flanders.

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Disappointed in the city

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor:

My family and I have participated in the MS Walk for years. Since it has moved to Fifth Street, it has been very convenient to park in the adjacent parking lot. It has been a great plus that it has been free.

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The Fractured Prune Donut Shop expands to second OC location

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013 11:13 am

OCEAN CITY — The Fractured Prune is set to open a second donut shop near 34th Street in Ocean City to better serve the its’ hungry customers, the business announced.

The original location is at 1225 Asbury Ave. The new location will be at 3339 West Ave.

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Don’t allow demolition during the summer

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor:

As someone who lived next door to demolition last winter I don’t know why people are aren’t more concerned about the city’s recent move to allow demolition, pile driving, and construction during the summer months.

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First Night Ocean City honored by Exchange Club

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, May 12, 2013 12:00 am

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The Ocean City Exchange Club held their 48th annual Book of Golden Deeds Award dinner honoring First Night Ocean City at the Greate Bay Country Club. Andrea Paul and I walked into the club with Anita Culp while our husband’s, Jim, Don and Bill, parked the cars on this unseasonably cold night.

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Ocean City celebrates start of summer with annual businesspersons plunge

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Written by MARK SOIFER / City Public Relations Director Saturday, May 11, 2013 12:00 am

Ocean City celebrates start of summer with annual businesspersons plunge Ocean City celebrates start of summer with annual businesspersons plunge

Ocean City’s 10th annual Businesspersons Plunge will kick off the Memorial Day Weekend in Ocean City, noted Realtor John Walton, a founder of the event and its director.

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It's time to volunteer for the biggest party in town

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, May 10, 2013 12:00 am

Tuesday night, the Ocean City High School After Prom Committee met as it always does, at 6 p.m. in the high school faculty lounge. Thursday night, the committee met again. It’s been doing this for about two months now, gearing up for the 20th anniversary edition of After Prom.

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Prudential teams honored for sales

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 08, 2013 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Prudential Fox and Roach recently honored the Thomas Palermo Team, of the Battersea office, the Kevin DeCosta Team, of the 34th Street office, with a Chairman’s Circle Award for their excellent sales performance for 2012, placing them in the top 2 percent of all PFR agents.

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