Ocean City Gazette

With the help of Massage Without Borders, Compass spa reopens

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, January 10, 2013 01:00 am

With the help of Massage Without Borders, Compass spa in Ocean City reopens. With the help of Massage Without Borders, Compass spa in Ocean City reopens.

OCEAN CITY — Even the healers need healing once in a while.

Monique DeLozier Bottatlico thought she hit bottom in the long recovery process when the flooded out, gutted space at 803 East Eighth St., which once housed a thriving spa and wellness center, seemed like it might never return.

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City, bikeathon working toward agreement to keep MS event in Ocean City

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Wednesday, January 09, 2013 01:00 pm

OCEAN CITY – For lack of a staging place, the Bike MS: City to Shore ride may be forced to leave Ocean City this September.

Both the city administration and the Greater Delaware Valley chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society say they are working to keep Ocean City as the finish line for the event, which last year raised $5.6 million. Chapter president Tami Caesar added, “We have reason to hope we will have a solution by Friday,” (Jan. 11).

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The Business at Hand >> Senate Sandy relief bill a gravy train

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, January 09, 2013 01:00 am

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

Touring the storm-ravaged Jersey coast after Hurricane Sandy, President Barack Obama put his arm around Gov. Chris Christie and promised the federal government would be there for the long haul.

“We are not going to tolerate red tape,” Obama said. “We are not going to tolerate bureaucracy … We will not quit until this is done.”

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New Jersey Realty opens Ocean City office

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, January 09, 2013 01:00 am

Submitted / Kevin Redmond, who has worked at Prudential, Fox and Roach and Ocean City Realty, is the owner and operator of the new New Jersey Realty office in Ocean City. Submitted / Kevin Redmond, who has worked at Prudential, Fox and Roach and Ocean City Realty, is the owner and operator of the new New Jersey Realty office in Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY — Bucking a trend in recent years as bigger real estate companies have swallowed up their smaller competitors, New Jersey Realty is opening a new office in Ocean City.

New Jersey Realty, with an office in Sea Isle City, will open in a red brick building on the southwest corner of 10th Street and West Avenue this week.

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Art is back on Asbury

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, January 09, 2013 01:00 am

The Art of Asbury Gallery has reopened after Hurricane Sandy. The Art of Asbury Gallery has reopened after Hurricane Sandy.

OCEAN CITY — It’s been two months since Hurricane Sandy flooded their Asbury Avenue art gallery, but hard work and help from the community, the Ocean City Fine Arts League’s Art on Asbury Gallery is back in business.

Celebrating their grand reopening, the Ocean City Fine Arts League is hosting a meet the artist reception 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 at the gallery, 608 Asbury Ave.  

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Why is the press so favorable to Obama?

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, January 09, 2013 01:00 am

To the editor:

Why is it our press can never be objective and report the good and the bad of the programs of President Obama as they do with all his speeches and comments?

For weeks now, all we heard was about the “fiscal cliff” and how it was going to hurt only the top, rich “one percenters.”

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Thanks to all who help with Food Cupboard

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, January 09, 2013 01:00 am

To the editor:

To all the pastors of our churches, members of the Ecumenical Council and all the volunteers, as coordinator of the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Community Food Cupboard, I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came to help at the Food Cupboard during these past two months. Even in face of your own losses, you gave unselfishly of your time to help us efficiently assist those in need. We were able to service 1,430 families totaling 4,576 people that requested our help. Now back at St. Peter’s, we will continue our mission to serve those in need throughout the year.

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Ocean City Intermediate School rain garden complete

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, January 08, 2013 01:00 am

School officials honor all involved in yearlong process

Ann Richardson / Ocean City Intermediate School rain garden complete. Ann Richardson / Ocean City Intermediate School rain garden complete.

OCEAN CITY — It took more than a year, but the rain garden at the Ocean City Intermediate School is finally finished. At a Thursday, Jan. 3 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education, board members celebrated its completion.

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