Ocean City Gazette

Mid-April makes it mark again

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, April 19, 2013 01:00 am

My mother always likes to say the last time something good happened on April 19, Paul Revere rode to warn U.S. patriots, “The British are coming! The British are coming!”

What she fails to add is that, two hours into his historic ride in 1775, he was captured.

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OCHS students show their school spirit at Red and White Night

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, April 18, 2013 10:19 pm

Claire Lowe / Ocean City High School students from all grade levels showed up Thursday evening for the first Red and White Night to encourage school spirit. Claire Lowe / Ocean City High School students from all grade levels showed up Thursday evening for the first Red and White Night to encourage school spirit.

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City High School hosted its first Red and White Night to encourage school spirit Thursday, April 18 inside the school gymnaisum. Students from all grade levels were invited to participate.

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Ocean City marathon runner missed bombing by minutes

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Thursday, April 18, 2013 11:30 am

Robert Swayne of Ocean City ran in the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15 and missing the bombing by just minutes. Robert Swayne of Ocean City ran in the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15 and missing the bombing by just minutes.

Robert Swayne was about two minutes from finishing the Boston Marathon when he heard what he thought were cannon shots.

The 65-year-old Ocean City resident was on target to complete the 26.2-mile race in 4 hours, 12 minutes when a bomb exploded 4:09:45 into the race, near the finish line on Boylston Street. A second bomb detonated 12 seconds later.

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Khebzou wins April art show

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Thursday, April 18, 2013 01:00 am

Submitted / Doreen Khebzou of Galloway is the first place winner of the Ocean City Fine Arts League April show “Rain, Mist and Fog” with her oil painting “Jimmie Leeds Road.” Submitted / Doreen Khebzou of Galloway is the first place winner of the Ocean City Fine Arts League April show “Rain, Mist and Fog” with her oil painting “Jimmie Leeds Road.”

OCEAN CITY — Doreen Khebzou of Galloway was named the first place winner of the Ocean City Fine Arts League April show “Rain, Mist and Fog.”

Khebzou won for her oil painting called “Jimmie Leeds Road.”

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Former Ocean City beach tag director indicted on sexual assault charge

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Wednesday, April 17, 2013 04:46 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A grand jury has handed up an indictment against Ocean City’s former superintendent of beach fees, charging him with second-degree sexual assault on a juvenile.

Charles Cusack, who was terminated by the city of Ocean City from his position at the time of his arrest Aug. 4, 2012, was indicted on March 26 in Cape May County Superior Court on one charge of sexual assault with a juvenile under the age of 18, said Ken Super, chief of county detectives with the prosecutor’s office.

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Normal trash collection resumes in OC

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 03:00 pm

OCEAN CITY — As of Monday, April 15, Ocean City is back to its normal trash collection practice and will no longer pick up demolition and construction debris.

The city began offering this free service after Hurricane Sandy caused destruction throughout the island in October 2012.

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Christian Brothers demolition plan awaits subdivision approval by Ocean City Planning Board

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Wednesday, April 17, 2013 01:10 am

Cindy Nevitt / More than a century of hosting the De La Salle Christian Brothers at Ocean Rest, located at the corner of 31st Street and Central Avenue, will end if a plan to subdivide the property, as seen here from the beach, is approved. Cindy Nevitt / More than a century of hosting the De La Salle Christian Brothers at Ocean Rest, located at the corner of 31st Street and Central Avenue, will end if a plan to subdivide the property, as seen here from the beach, is approved.

OCEAN CITY — Months after a second meeting with neighbors, and more than a year after first introducing a plan to subdivide the land upon which the Christian Brothers Ocean Rest retreat is situated, the historic structures at 31st Street and Central Avenue continue to fall into disrepair as their owners wait to go before the Ocean City Planning Board for approval to split the oceanfront tract into four lots.

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The Business at Hand >> Local artist reflects on Margaret Thatcher

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, April 17, 2013 01:09 am

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

Margaret Thatcher was the grocer’s daughter who took the world by storm, the “Iron Lady,” who transformed a restless, rundown nation.

The former prime minister, who ruled for 11 years broke the unions and triumphed in a far-away war. She sold off industries, downsized government and, in the process, upended decades of liberal control.

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Home Bank foundation donates to SJ Cancer Fund

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 01:00 am

Submitted / From left are Sylva Bertini, Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation board of directors; Kathleen Rubba, Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation vice president; Christopher Ford, Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation board of directors; Joseph McNally, president of South Jersey Cancer Fund; Jean Jacobson, Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation president; and John Glassey, South Jersey Field of Dreams board member. Submitted / From left are Sylva Bertini, Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation board of directors; Kathleen Rubba, Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation vice president; Christopher Ford, Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation board of directors; Joseph McNally, president of South Jersey Cancer Fund; Jean Jacobson, Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation president; and John Glassey, South Jersey Field of Dreams board member.

OCEAN CITY — With a $2,000 grant from the Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation, the South Jersey Cancer Fund will help alleviate significant expenses such as insurance copays and nursing care by providing financial assistance to cancer patients in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties. 

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Lucey wins PSA contest

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 01:00 am

Hannah Lucey of Ocean City, a sophomore at Ocean City High School and SADD Club member, recently won Cape Assist’s Public Service Announcement contest. Lucey, along with other local winners from the county, attended a breakfast at Avalon Golf Club. The students read their PSA and recorded it for local radio playtime during the month of April for Alcohol Awareness Month. Hannah Lucey of Ocean City, a sophomore at Ocean City High School and SADD Club member, recently won Cape Assist’s Public Service Announcement contest. Lucey, along with other local winners from the county, attended a breakfast at Avalon Golf Club. The students read their PSA and recorded it for local radio playtime during the month of April for Alcohol Awareness Month.

Hannah Lucey of Ocean City, a sophomore at Ocean City High School and SADD Club member, recently won Cape Assist’s Public Service Announcement contest. Lucey, along with other local winners from the county, attended a breakfast at Avalon Golf Club. The students read their PSA and recorded it for local radio playtime during the month of April for Alcohol Awareness Month. 

   

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