• 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

The Business at Hand >> Jersey Shore HEROES are the designated drivers

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, June 12, 2012 01:00 am

It was every parent’s worst nightmare; a knock on the door at 4 a.m.

State Police officers arrived at the home of Bill and Muriel Elliott on July 22, 2000 to inform them that their only son was dead.

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The article, not the word, was offensive

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, June 12, 2012 01:00 am

To the editor:

So I have let some time go by before I responded to the article (about my store, Linda's Gifts) written in the May 30 edition of the Ocean City Gazette. To be truthful, I did not even read the article, but my manager (a 78-year-old, die-hard Christian, and the mother in law of the minister at the Cornerstone Community Church) read it and she was very upset. So upset, in fact, that I asked her not to show the article to me.

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My advice to the graduates: Have a ‘Glee’ful life!

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, June 08, 2012 01:06 am

Graduation ceremonies are often marked by grave proclamations about how “today is the first day of the rest of your life,” or how “today is the day that one chapter ends, but another begins,” or how “today is the day one door closes, but another one opens.”

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Feast on iCandy, a new confectionery on Asbury Ave.

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, June 08, 2012 01:03 am

Arie Staller, owner of iCandy owner Jan Staller, displays a tray of hand-decorated chocolate-covered Oreos. Arie Staller, owner of iCandy owner Jan Staller, displays a tray of hand-decorated chocolate-covered Oreos. OCEAN CITY – Arie Staller is the proverbial kid in a candy store.

Staller, a former newspaper reporter who currently practices law in New York City, gets excited just talking about her mother's handmade chocolate creations. Recently, she's been helping her mother, Jan, get her second iCandy store up and running at 754 Asbury Ave.

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On naughty words, and what they mean

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Written by Bill Barlow Thursday, June 07, 2012 01:00 am

You bet I believe words matter.

The right collection of well chosen words can change a society. Words can raise a nation or raze one. Whoever came up with the line about sticks and stones was a prevaricator of the first order.

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Ocean City business briefs, edition of June 6, 2012

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 06, 2012 01:00 am

Prudential honors sales associates
Prudential Fox and Roach recently honored sales associates Jane Snyder, Bill Mack and Lorraine Swires from the Ocean City 34th Street office with a Leading Edge Award for their excellent sales performance for 2011, placing them in the top 11 percent of associates companywide.

Realtors recognized in Circle of Excellence
Prudential Fox and Roach congratulate the top-producing sales associates in the Ocean City offices for their New Jersey Association of Realtors recognition in the Circle of Excellence. Platinum awardees are Jeff Quintin, 55th Street office, and Cheryl Huber, 34th Street office; silver awardees are Joseph Sheppard, 55th Street office, and Kevin DeCosta, 34th Street office; and bronze awardees are Mary Louise Bowdler and Robin Parris, both 34th Street, and Nicole Presnall, Battersea office.
Four performance levels were designated for these awards: platinum - $25 million and 30 units minimum or 125 units; gold - $15 million and 25 units minimum or 90 units; silver - $7.5 million and 20 units minimum or 70 units; and bronze -$3 million and 15 units minimum or 30 units.

   

Rude T-shirts don’t warrant call to OCPD

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, June 06, 2012 01:00 am

To the editor:

Really? Someone is offended by a T-shirt in a boardwalk store and the owner was “rude?” I'm not certain what annoys me about her more; the fact that she feels our boardwalk and its visitors are not up to her class level, or that she was so upset by the owner of the store's rudeness that it warranted a phone call to our already busy police department?

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Put more pressure on store owner to take down vulgar T-shirts

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, June 06, 2012 01:00 am

To the editor:

The article would have been more informative with details about Linda's T-shirt Shop other than its name and address and that it has a rude, uncommunicative, nameless manager who seems familiar with the law. Who owns the shop? If it is in rented premises, who is the building's owner where this non-Ocean City-like display is occurring?  Maybe more PR pressure of that nature would have success in getting the vulgar T-shirts out of sight.

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The Business at Hand >> New bridge spans over four mayors

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, June 05, 2012 01:00 am

Following the official grand opening ceremony of the new Ninth Street Bridge and Route 52 Causeway project in Somers Point, four Ocean City mayors boarded a big white trolley and rode across the new bridge Thursday, May 24.

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Meola rep receives Five Star award

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, June 05, 2012 01:00 am

Lisa Meola

Lisa Meola, condominium department manager for the McMahon Insurance Agency of Ocean City, has been named a Five Star award winner. The designation is given to home and auto insurance managers from Five Star Professional and New Jersey Monthly magazine.DeMeola has more than 25 years of insurance experience and is a certified insurance counselor. She has been with the agency since 2000 and lives in Ocean City.

   

Here comes The Sun

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Sunday, June 03, 2012 01:00 am

photo courtesy of The Sun
Elsie Becker of Ocean City delivers The Sun-by-the-Sea in the newspaper’s bright yellow electric-powered LSV (low-speed vehicle).
photo courtesy of The Sun. Elsie Becker of Ocean City delivers The Sun-by-the-Sea in the newspaper’s bright yellow electric-powered LSV (low-speed vehicle).

New newspaper debuts in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY – The mother-and-son team of Dorothy and Rob Kulisek are expanding their news business.

Dorothy, an oil painter who worked in design and graphics for 25 years for other publications, founded The Sun in the last decade in Wildwood. Rob, a fine arts photographer, has joined his mother in the family business with the May debut of their second publication, The Ocean City Sun by-the-Sea.

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Fishing is aplenty in Ocean City

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Written by Heather Holtzapfel James Friday, June 01, 2012 12:31 pm

  fishing

Fishing and crabbing aren't just for grown-ups, especially at the shore. Ocean City is a family-oriented town - from its clean beaches and boardwalk to bike paths and many safe, convenient fishing piers. Ocean City and its neighboring towns offer the most public choices when it comes to fishing and crabbing. All sites are all well-maintained, plenty of parking is available and all accommodate families of all ages.

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