• photos by Claire Lowe / The Ocean City Exchange Club held its annual Halloween Parade on Thursday, Oct. 30 along Asbury Avenue.

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Exchange Club held its annual Halloween Parade on Thursday, Oct. 30 along Asbury Avenue.

  • Date set for Night in Venice 2015

    OCEAN CITY — Night in Venice, one of the largest boat parades of its kind, will sail down the bayfront and through the lagoons on Saturday, July 11, 2015.

    The 62nd annual Night in Venice parade will begin at 6 p.m., according to Jim Mallon, assistant to Mayor Jay Gillian.

  • Ocean City High School student Mercy Griffith, one of six students who designed a science experiment that was chosen to be tested in space as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program, speaks about watching the Antares rocket carrying their experiment explode, during a press conference Wednesday at the high school.

    OCEAN CITY — At a press conference in front of the school to discuss the rocket explosion on Wednesday, Oct. 29, Ocean City Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said school officials knew the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program would be a great learning experience for students.

    “Sometimes, however, one never realizes what he or she might learn,” she said. “Our students are learning that the world of science is full of twists and turns; the line between success and disappointment can sometimes be blurred.”

  • Seats up for grabs on local school board, U.S. House and Senate

    From left are Joseph S. Clark Jr., Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes, Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr., the local candidates for the three open seats on the Ocean City Board of Education.

    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.

  • Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night

    Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night

    The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Welcome Night 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Welcome Night serves as a way for the chamber to introduce new and current residents to community, civic and social organizations; community leaders and city officials; and local businesses including restaurants, financial and insurance services, retail stores and medical offices.

  • Presented during a council workshop meeting in April, the proposed Ocean City skatepark would include a 4- to 6-foot deep bowl, ramps, a raised plaza, and other amenities.

    (UPDATE 1 p.m. Oct. 30) The time of this meeting has been changed to 7-8:30 p.m.

    OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Council plans to hold a town hall meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5 on the proposed permanent skatepark to be constructed at Fifth Street near the Ocean City Fire Headquarters.

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Student scientists receive kudos from LoBiondo

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, October 27, 2014 12:03 pm

Space launch delayed until Tuesday at 6:22 p.m.

Ocean City High School student Lauren Bowersock shows U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo what her group’s experiment entails. The experiment will travel to the International Space Station Monday, Oct. 27 to be tested by astronauts there. Ocean City High School student Lauren Bowersock shows U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo what her group’s experiment entails. The experiment will travel to the International Space Station Monday, Oct. 27 to be tested by astronauts there.

OCEAN CITY — So impressed with the Ocean City High School students who had designed an experiment that would be tested aboard the International Space Station, U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo said he wanted to meet the students involved, learn more about the project and congratulate them.

The congressman met with the six seniors at the high school on Friday, Oct. 24 and as their story unfolded, LoBiondo said he was in awe of the students.

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Ocean City Police warn of fraudulent bill collection scheme

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, October 27, 2014 10:39 am

Ocean City Police warn of fraudulent bill collection scheme Ocean City Police warn of fraudulent bill collection scheme

OCEAN CITY — Police issued a fraud alert on Monday, Oct. 27 after receiving multiple reports of attempted fraud at local businesses over the last several weeks.

According to a press release from the Ocean City Police Department, the fraud involves a person calling the business and identifying themselves as an electric company representative attempting to collect on overdue bills.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Oct. 25, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 25, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Oct. 25, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Oct. 25, 2014

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

Ocean City Police responded to 561 calls for service Oct. 12-18

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Local Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO visits Exchange Club

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Written by Submitted by Doug Otto Saturday, October 25, 2014 12:00 am

At left, Beatrix Jerkins, chief executive officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, is the guest speaker at a recent Exchange Club of Ocean City meeting. With Jerkins is Exchange Club President Bill Culp. At left, Beatrix Jerkins, chief executive officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, is the guest speaker at a recent Exchange Club of Ocean City meeting. With Jerkins is Exchange Club President Bill Culp.

Beatrix Jerkins, chief executive officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, presented an informational program to the Exchange Club of Ocean City during its weekly dinner meeting at Clancy’s By The Bay in Somers Point.

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Original Bill Haley and His Comets members on WIBG Saturday

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 24, 2014 04:42 pm

Bill Haley and His Comets’ original saxaphoist Joey Ambrosia, left, and drummer Dick Richards, in back, are pictured with Bill Haley. Bill Haley and His Comets’ original saxaphoist Joey Ambrosia, left, and drummer Dick Richards, in back, are pictured with Bill Haley.

Two of the original members of the famed 1950s rock ’n’ roll band, Bill Haley and His Comets, will appear for a live on-air interview noon Saturday, Oct. 25 on WIBG-FM 94.3’s “Down The Shore with Philly Bill Culp” show. The show will also be available online.

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TIME CHANGE: Ocean City Council to hold town hall meeting on skatepark

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, October 24, 2014 02:27 pm

Presented during a council workshop meeting in April, the proposed Ocean City skatepark would include a 4- to 6-foot deep bowl, ramps, a raised plaza, and other amenities. Presented during a council workshop meeting in April, the proposed Ocean City skatepark would include a 4- to 6-foot deep bowl, ramps, a raised plaza, and other amenities.

(UPDATE 1 p.m. Oct. 30) The time of this meeting has been changed to 7-8:30 p.m.

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Council plans to hold a town hall meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5 on the proposed permanent skatepark to be constructed at Fifth Street near the Ocean City Fire Headquarters.

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City agrees to 50-year commitment for southend beach replenishment

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, October 24, 2014 12:50 pm

OCEAN CITY — Council approved two agenda items to move along the southend beach replenishment project on Thursday, Oct. 23 at City Hall.

The first was an introduction of an ordinance that will grant the state of New Jersey easements for the riparian property from 34th Street to Corson’s Inlet in order to complete the beach replenishment.

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Northend pump station construction on track for fall 2015

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, October 24, 2014 12:07 pm

OCEAN CITY — The city is hoping to start construction of a northend pump station in fall 2015, city administrator Mike Dattilo said Thursday, Oct. 23.

During his administrative reports at the City Council meeting, Dattilo updated council on the status of the project.

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Ocean City Police offer Halloween safety tips

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 03:09 pm

Ocean City Police offer Halloween safety tips Ocean City Police offer Halloween safety tips

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Police Department wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Halloween weekend.  To help families better enjoy this annual event, the police have issued a few safety tips that can be followed when trick or treating:

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Environmental commission weighs in on curb strip sod proposal

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, October 23, 2014 01:09 pm

OCEAN CITY — Whether property owners are required to install sod and irrigation on curb strips or not, the Ocean City Environmental Commission is looking into all suitable alternatives to concrete and stones.

Responding to a citizen’s request, members of City Council introduced an ordinance on Sept. 11 requiring sod and irrigation on new construction. It is believed that sod would help alleviate flooding and look nicer than concrete or stones.

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Somers Point artist takes first in October show

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:00 am

“Landscape at Colloure” “Landscape at Colloure”

OCEAN CITY — Annette Maynard of Somers Point was named the first-place winner of the Ocean City Fine Arts League’s “Tribute to an Artist” October show.

Maynard’s winning piece is an acrylic titled “Landscape at Colloure,” in the style of Matisse.

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Bubble Mania supports pediatric care at Shore Medical

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / From left are Kenneth Sedberry, 2015 Ocean City Board of Realtors president; Jeung Leon, nurse manager at Shore Medical Center; Ken Cooper of Monihan Realty; Maria Marinelli of Long & Foster Realty, chairwoman of Bubble Mania Committee; Gloria Votta of RE/Max at The Shore Realty; Karen Sharkey, administrative director of pediatrics at Shore Medical Center; Nicholas Marotta of Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors; Lynda Greaves of Grace Realty; Jane Snyder of Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors; Chelsea Connor of Goldcoast Sotheby’s; and Anne Gallagher of Grace Realty. Submitted / From left are Kenneth Sedberry, 2015 Ocean City Board of Realtors president; Jeung Leon, nurse manager at Shore Medical Center; Ken Cooper of Monihan Realty; Maria Marinelli of Long & Foster Realty, chairwoman of Bubble Mania Committee; Gloria Votta of RE/Max at The Shore Realty; Karen Sharkey, administrative director of pediatrics at Shore Medical Center; Nicholas Marotta of Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors; Lynda Greaves of Grace Realty; Jane Snyder of Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors; Chelsea Connor of Goldcoast Sotheby’s; and Anne Gallagher of Grace Realty.

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Board of Realtors Bubble Mania Committee presented a check of $2,255 to the Pediatric Care Center at Shore Medical Center on Oct. 14. 

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