• 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.

  • 
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

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

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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

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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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Ocean City specializes in special events all summer

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, June 01, 2012 07:45 am

 Hermit Crab Race

In a town that can trace its roots back over 125 years, it may come as no big surprise that some of the highlights of the summer are also the longest running events on the island.

While Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, the season really gets going in July. The Fourth of July celebration begins at the end of June with the July Jubilee. Each day at 11 a.m., Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29 at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, will be a different wacky contest, city publicist Mark Soifer explained. Contests leading up to July 4 include taffy sculpting, treasure hunts and more.

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An open letter to AT&T: Can you hear me now?

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, June 01, 2012 01:00 am

Unfiltered

Dear AT&T,

When last we communicated (and by we, I mean me because you did not extend me the courtesy of a reply), I informed you of the lack of cell phone service here in my hometown and my frustration with such.

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Walking around town, there’s so much to see

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Thursday, May 31, 2012 11:47 pm

Get off the beaten path and take a walk on the wild side. Ocean City has miles of trails, sidewalks, beach and boardwalk for walkers to explore.

At the beach

Ocean City’s eight miles of beach are walkable at low tide and notable for a number of reasons. But the most famous sight along the shoreline is one you cannot see: the wreck of the Sindia.

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Frozen yogurt is on trend this summer in Ocean City

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Thursday, May 31, 2012 04:40 pm

 Trends often start in California and emerge a few years later on the East Coast. The latest fad to wash ashore: self-serve frozen yogurt stores.

The healthy dessert alternative to ice cream was introduced to Ocean City by native Tina Spadafora, who graduated from the University of San Diego in 2009 with a marketing degree. A self-confessed frozen yogurt addict, Spadafora opened Yoasis at 838 Asbury Ave. in March.

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Where to go in Ocean City

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 31, 2012 01:30 pm

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Parks and playgrounds and other spots to know in and around Ocean City.

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Hungry? Ocean City Boardwalk has lots of new choices to offer this summer

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Thursday, May 31, 2012 06:33 am

OCEAN CITY – For the most part, most of what’s new on the boardwalk for summer 2012 focuses on what to eat; however, two new retail shops have opened.

After one year on the boardwalk, Bryn & Dane’s packed up its healthy menu and vacated its spot at Gillian’s Wonderland in the 600 block. Philly Pretzel Factory has moved into the space with a menu of pretzel twists, cinnamon pretzels, and pretzel-wrapped hot dogs.

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