Ocean City Gazette

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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Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of April 10, 2013

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 01:00 am

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of April 10, 2013 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of April 10, 2013

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

The Ocean City Police Department responded to 626 calls for service March 31- April 6

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Botto’s Sausage Express coming to OC boardwalk

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, April 10, 2013 01:00 am

Botto’s Sausage Express is expected to open this spring on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Botto’s Sausage Express is expected to open this spring on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

OCEAN CITY – Whether it’s spaghetti and meatballs or sausage and peppers, a “Botto Bucket” can feed a hungry family, and that’s what Botto’s Sausage Express is all about.

This spring, the Botto family is launching at 10th Street on the boardwalk the first of what they hope will be many Botto’s Sausage Express franchises.

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Bring back citywide yard sale in 2014

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, April 10, 2013 01:00 am

To the editor:

We write with great disappointment as we learned there will be no citywide garage sales in Ocean City in 2013.

We were told by various city officials the decision was made because there were concerns "damaged" Sandy-affected items might be sold.

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Occupancy and noise ordinances need to be enforced

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, April 10, 2013 01:00 am

To the editor:

There is a scene in the movie “The Magnificent 7” where the bandit, Calavera, says to Chris, the advocate for the villagers, “If God did not want them to be sheared, he would not have made them sheep.” There are times here in Ocean City when this description appears appropriate.

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The Business at Hand >> As the Jersey Shore recovers from Sandy, officials want you to know Cape May County is open

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, April 10, 2013 01:00 am

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

Long before the dreadful reality show hijacked the name, Diane Wieland wasn’t a fan of “The Jersey Shore.”

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Disaster recovery center hours change

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 09, 2013 01:17 pm

As of April 8, New Jersey disaster recovery center hours have changed to 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Saturday hours will remain 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

In Cape May County, the disaster recovery center is located at the Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave.

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Edible garden to sprout in OCIS courtyard

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, April 09, 2013 01:00 am

OCEAN CITY – Out of the 75 schools that AtlantiCare partners with, Amy Hogan said the Ocean City Intermediate School, one of the organization’s newest partners, is “the most energetic and enthusiastic” and she attributes that to consumer science teacher Linda Spengler.

Hogan, health educator for the AtlantiCare’s Healthy Schools, Healthy Children initiative, appeared before the Ocean City Board of Education with Spengler and Ocean City Intermediate School Principal Geoff Haines at its Wednesday, March 27 meeting to discuss the program.

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Ocean City real estate sales down from first quarter of 2012

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, April 09, 2013 01:00 am

File photo / Ocean City real estate sales down from first quarter of 2012 File photo / Ocean City real estate sales down from first quarter of 2012

OCEAN CITY – It’s been a rough six months since Hurricane Sandy devastated the Jersey Shore, and the local market isn’t where Ocean City Realtors would like it to be.

However, Kevin Redmond, president of the Ocean City Board of Realtors says the less than stellar start to the season must be put in perspective.

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