• Gov. Chris Christie holds a press conference to announce the activation of a statewide Ebola preparedness plan at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. 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.

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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.

  • City has secured all easements necessary to complete long-awaited project

    According to project manager Dwight Pakan of the Army Corp’s Philadelphia District, which is overseeing the project, bids were opened Friday, Oct. 10 and the low bidder was Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. of Oak Brook, Ill. for a base bid amount of approximately $58 million.

    The US Army Corps of Engineers is almost ready to award a contract for the southend Ocean City beach replenishment project.

Ocean City Gazette

Best of Ocean City >> Local luminaries give their top 10

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 30, 2012 11:33 pm

Well-known faces in Ocean City, Tom Williams, Cathy Finnegan, Mark Soifer, Michele Gillian and Michael Hartman give their lists of the Top 10 things to do or see when visiting Ocean City.

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Golf by the bay

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Written by Tom Williams Wednesday, May 30, 2012 09:46 pm

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 Over near the bay, is the Ocean City Golf Course, where golfers can work on their short game on the 12 holes – 11 par threes and one par four.

The golf course, at 26th Street and Bay Avenue, has a fully equipped pro shop where you can rent bags and clubs or carts. It is adjacent to the airport on Bay Avenue and you can play for $12 a round, $10 if you are over 62 or under 14. The course was designed by Leo Fraser, former owner of the Atlantic City Country Club and member of the Philadelphia PGA Hall of Fame.

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New Route 52 Bridge is a destination in itself

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, May 30, 2012 08:21 pm

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The ceremony was so big and so important that, like the bridge it was commemorating, it spanned two communities.

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Rentals are going fast, as Ocean City real estate market is on the upswing

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, May 30, 2012 07:27 pm

It’s a magical mix; a mild winter, historically low interest rates and a gradual stabilization of pricing.

Local Realtors say it’s helped spur one of the best spring seasons they’ve had in a number of years.

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Playland and Gillian’s offering new attractions for the 2012 season

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, May 30, 2012 04:34 pm

The Disk‘o’ at Wonderland Pier takes riders around and up and down at the same time. The Disk‘o’ at Wonderland Pier takes riders around and up and down at the same time.  OCEAN CITY — A visit to Ocean City’s famed boardwalk wouldn’t be complete without going on the rides, and America’s Greatest Family Resort doesn’t disappoint.

Offering two amusement parks, Ocean City doubles the fun with Wonderland Pier at Sixth Street and Playland’s Castaway Cove, between 10th and 11th Streets. Both parks boast over 30 rides and some new and exciting things to offer.

A mild winter allowed both parks plenty of time and opportunity to prepare for the upcoming summer season, so make sure you check out the action. At Wonderland, the 2012 season brings new rides. At Castaway Cove, the excitement comes in the form of animated, computerized characters on a miniature golf course. Pirates of the Golden Galleon will be the first in the area to offer these lifelike, realistic animals, which, in keeping with the pirate them, include a pair of alligators and a parrot.

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Exploring Ocean City’s past

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 30, 2012 01:39 pm

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Before the $17 million expansion and renovation of the Ocean City Community Center, completed in 2011, it was easy for visitors and even some residents to overlook the Ocean City Historical Museum, which houses artifacts of the island resort’s long and lustrous past.

In the community center’s prior incarnation, the museum entrance was nearly hidden; would-be guests often walked on by, unaware of the rich collection stored there.

Now, the museum – more visible and more inviting – is drawing many more guests to see its heirlooms, artifacts and memorabilia. A 50th anniversary program about the March 1962 nor’easter drew standing-room-only crowds.

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Who’s who in Ocean City

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 30, 2012 12:29 pm

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Historic City Hall is located at the corner of Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue. Call 609-399-6111 or see www.ocnj.us.  For Mayor Jay Gillian, dial ext. 9333.

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Arts abound in OC

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 30, 2012 11:00 am

Trouble in River City: “The Music Man.” Trouble in River City: “The Music Man.”

From theater and music to galleries and exhibits, the arts are abundant in Ocean City.

The play’s the thing. Last fall, the Ocean City Theatre Company went from great to Greater.

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Marotta named 2012 Five Star agent

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 30, 2012 01:00 am

Nick Marotta Nick Marotta OCEAN CITY – Prudential Fox & Roach announced Nick Marotta, an Ocean City Battersea Office sales associate, was named by Five Star Professional as a New Jersey recipient of the 2012 Five Star Real Estate Agent award. The award winners appeared in a special section in the March issue of “New Jersey Monthly.”

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The Business at Hand >> Optimism rolls in on new OC bridge

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, May 29, 2012 04:16 pm

Following the official grand opening ceremony of the new NinthStreetBridge and Route 52 Causeway project in Somers Point, four OceanCity mayors boarded a big white trolley and rode across the new bridge last Thursday.

Former mayors Roy Gillian, 1986 – 1990, Henry “Bud” Knight, 1992-2006 and Sal Perillo, 2006 – 2010 joined the current Mayor Jay Gillian for the ride. Side-by-side, they rode across the bridge, with an OceanCity fire truck and police motorcycle escort.

It’s not often you see four mayors together, spanning 24 years of service, bookended by the Gillians, the city’s only father and son who have both served as mayors. The only mayor missing was the late Nicholas “Chick” Trofa. An avid cyclist, Trofa would have surely have wanted to be among the first to bike across the new causeway.

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Philly Pretzel Factory arrives in Ocean City

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Written by Ann Richardson Saturday, May 26, 2012 01:00 am

Life takes a twist for local couple

Don and Brenda Moiso opened The Pretzel Factory in mid-May at Wonderland Pier on the Ocean City Boardwalk. The couple also owns the Somers Point location, where the pretzels are baked. Don and Brenda Moiso opened The Pretzel Factory in mid-May at Wonderland Pier on the Ocean City Boardwalk. The couple also owns the Somers Point location, where the pretzels are baked. OCEAN CITY — Endless batches of piping hot, fresh-twisted pretzels come out of the ovens of the Philly Pretzel Factory’s Somers Point bakery each day. The wholesome, delicious treats are distributed throughout the region, and with the recent addition of a new satellite location, they’re now putting smiles on the faces of hungry patrons on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

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Driving us mad (or is it crazy?)

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, May 25, 2012 01:00 am

It’s Memorial Day weekend (Already? How did that happen?) and, as usual, everyone is heralding it as the unofficial beginning of summer. What it officially is: the beginning of bad driver season.

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