• OCEAN CITY — The student experiments that were lost when the Antares rocket carrying them, along with supplies, to the International Space Station exploded after launching Oct. 28 are getting a second chance to fly to space.

    According to Ocean City School Superintendent Kathleen Taylor, a re-launch of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program projects is in the works and tentatively scheduled for Dec. 9.

  • A rendering of the proposed Cape May County of Skatepark in Ocean City.

    OCEAN CITY — Council took the next step in getting a permanent skatepark built at Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue when it met Thursday, Nov. 13 at City Hall.

    In a 6-1 vote, council introduced a $750,000 bond ordinance that would pay for the skatepark, with Councilman Pete Guinosso voting “no.”

  • The Ocean City High School boys soccer team defeated Toms River South Thursday afternoon, 2-0, to win its second straight South Jersey Group 3 championship and the 10th in school history. The Ocean City High School boys soccer team defeated Toms River South Thursday afternoon, 2-0, to win its second straight South Jersey Group 3 championship and the 10th in school history. The Raiders last won back-to-back titles in 2004-05.

    After a scoreless first half, Don Van Meter scored for Ocean City in the first 10 minutes of the second half and Aaron King added the insurance goal in the final eight minutes that started the coundown among fans and players.

  • File photo / Ocean City Christmas parade 2012.

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Christmas Parade is back on. It is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 on Asbury Avenue from Sixth to 11th streets.

  • STRATHMERE – The Cape May County Bridge Commission is planning a $1 million project to repair the substructure of the 68-year-old Corson’s Inlet Bridge next summer.

    County engineer Dale Foster said this week that the most recent inspection of the bridge, part of Ocean Drive, determined numerous repairs are needed to the pilings. Plans are being prepared by engineering and construction services firm Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. of Lebanon, he said.

  • courtesy US Army Corps of Engineers / The Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet project calls for construction of a beachfill with a berm and dune in the municipalities of Ocean City, Upper Township, and Sea Isle City.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Wednesday that it has awarded a $57.6-million contract to the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company for a beach replenishment project in the south end of Ocean City, as well as Strathmere and Sea Isle City.

    The project is a joint effort of the Army Corps’ Philadelphia District and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

  • Bill Barlow / Charlie Palermo, a World War II Marine veteran, salutes during the national anthem at Ocean City’s Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Veterans Memorial Park. Palermo was in the front row for the event, joined by fellow veterans from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

    OCEAN CITY — Community members again gathered at Veterans Memorial Park Tuesday, Nov. 11 to honor veterans and those who now serve in the armed forces, but two familiar faces were missing and missed.

    Speakers remembered Joe DiOrio and Dick Grimes, two World War II veterans who died this year. Both men would usually have been in the front row at the event. Mayor Jay Gillian described them as “the perfect examples of the Greatest Generation.”

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