Ocean City Gazette

Ocean City shares post-Sandy progress with Filipino sister city

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Written by Ann Richardson Saturday, April 13, 2013 01:00 am

Leon De Leon, Consul General of The Philippines in New York, and guests from the Filipino community met with former Ambassador and Congressman William J. Hughes, Mayor Jay Gillian, his wife Michele Gillian, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, city publicist Mark Soifer and city business administrator Mike Dattilo to discuss beach replenishment and tourism promotion in the mayor's office on Thursday. Leon De Leon, Consul General of The Philippines in New York, and guests from the Filipino community met with former Ambassador and Congressman William J. Hughes, Mayor Jay Gillian, his wife Michele Gillian, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, city publicist Mark Soifer and city business administrator Mike Dattilo to discuss beach replenishment and tourism promotion in the mayor's office on Thursday.

OCEAN CITY — Representatives of  San Jose Occidental Mindoro in The Philippines met with Mayor Jay Gillian and former Ambassador William J. Hughes to see how their sister city fared after Hurricane Sandy, and to discuss Ocean City’s ongoing beach fill Thursday, April 11.

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Council moves to eliminate Ocean City Ethics Board

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, April 12, 2013 10:27 am

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Ethics Board is again in limbo as City Council Thursday voted 6-1 to introduce an ordinance that will eliminate the board. Councilman Pete Guinosso voted against the measure.

Council President Michael Allegretto proposed the ordinance to abolish the ethics committee by removing the ordinance that created it. This was after a debate at the March 28 meeting where Allegretto asked council to consider whether it would fund the ethics board for 2013.

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Ocean City's $70 million budget introduced 4-3

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, April 12, 2013 09:25 am

Councilmen want to see more part-time employees

OCEAN CITY — In a 4-3 split vote, City Council introduced its 2013 budget at its Thursday, April 11 meeting without the support of Councilmen Scott Ping, Keith Hartzell and Pete Guinosso.

The three men all said they could not support a budget that has not adequately explored cost-saving measures, especially the Hartzell-Ping plan to reduce overtime in the fire department by using EMTs instead of firefighters on city ambulances.

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Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of April 12, 2013

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, April 12, 2013 01:00 am

Zoning changes introduced, skateboard park coming back, public safety changes ahead

Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of April 12, 2013 Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of April 12, 2013

OCEAN CITY — The following items were discussed when Ocean City Council met Thursday, April 11 at the Ocean City Library.

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Police end traffic detour experiment near 34th Street

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, April 12, 2013 01:00 am

Police will end traffic detour experiment near 34th Street Police will end traffic detour experiment near 34th Street

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Police removed a series of traffic detours put in place two weeks ago in an attempt to keep non-local traffic, especially trucks, off of Haven and Simpson avenues between 29th and 34th streets.

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Detours on Simpson Ave. are a dumb idea

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, April 12, 2013 01:00 am

 

Two weeks ago, two road blocks bearing orange detour signs appeared in the intersection of 31st Street and Simpson Avenue. Orange traffic cones radiate out in four directions from the road blocks.

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New statewide teacher evaluation program previewed at OCHS

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, April 12, 2013 01:00 am

New statewide teacher evaluation program previewed at Ocean City High School. New statewide teacher evaluation program previewed at Ocean City High School.

OCEAN CITY — The “AchieveNJ Regional Presentation” attracted over 100 teaching professionals to Ocean City High School April 10 to discuss the state’s new teacher and principal evaluation program.

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(UPDATE) Missing Ocean City woman found

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Thursday, April 11, 2013 12:16 pm

Viola Tietsen, an Alzheimer’s patient, was reported missing by a family member at 5 a.m. Thursday, April 11. Viola Tietsen, an Alzheimer’s patient, was reported missing by a family member at 5 a.m. Thursday, April 11.

(UPDATE 12:23 p.m.) Viola Tietsen has been found in the Ocean City area, according to the Ocean City Police Department spokeman Capt. Steve Ang.

OCEAN CITY — A 79-year-old woman has been reported missing from Ocean City.

Viola Tietsen, an Alzheimer’s patient, was reported missing by a family member at 5 a.m. Thursday, April 11.

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Firefighters practice techniques on damaged Ocean City home

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Wednesday, April 10, 2013 04:14 pm

Photo Cindy Nevitt / Ocean City firefighters from all three companies participate Wednesday in a firefighting tactical exercise at 3800 Westminster Lane in Merion Park. Photo Cindy Nevitt / Ocean City firefighters from all three companies participate Wednesday in a firefighting tactical exercise at 3800 Westminster Lane in Merion Park.

OCEAN CITY – Firefighters from all three Ocean City fire companies participated Wednesday, April 10 in a firefighting tactical exercise at a Sandy-damaged home in Merion Park.

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Ocean City rebuilding southend beach

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, April 10, 2013 01:10 am

Access restricted as city adds sand in the south end

Claire Lowe / A front end loader moves piles of sand on the beach near 48th Street Tuesday, April 9. A huge berm has been built between the homes and the water all the way down to 59th Street. Claire Lowe / A front end loader moves piles of sand on the beach near 48th Street Tuesday, April 9. A huge berm has been built between the homes and the water all the way down to 59th Street.

OCEAN CITY — Although only a temporary fix, the south end will have a beach to relax on this summer. The city has begun trucking sand there.

As of April 8, access to the beach from 49th to 59th streets has been restricted for this project. This restriction will be in effect Monday through Friday only and will be lifted as each beach is completed.

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