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Ocean City Police: No parking on West Ave. in snow

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, January 26, 2015 09:27 am

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Ocean City Police have issued a reminder to drivers that parking is prohibited along the designated snow emergency route in Ocean City, which is the entire length of West Avenue from North Street to 59th Street.

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Howey of performs spring recital at LVC

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, January 25, 2015 12:00 am

Dean Howey of Ocean City is one of the 17 students to perform a spring recital at Lebanon Valley College. Howey, a graduate of Ocean City High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in music education.

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Handshaw named to dean's list

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, January 25, 2015 12:00 am

Joshua Handshaw of Ocean City was been named to Millersville University of Pennsylvania's dean's list for the fall 2014 semester. The 1,465 students named to Millersville University's fall 2014 dean's list earned a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher and attempted at least 12 credits of course work.

 

Ocean City lawsuit clarifies government’s duty in regard to master plans

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, January 23, 2015 11:27 pm

An appellate court decision in an Ocean City lawsuit sets new precedent when it comes to government action on master plan re-examination reports.

According to an appellate court decision issued Friday, Jan. 16, which reversed a lower court’s ruling, municipal land use law does not require a city’s governing body to act on recommendations in its master plan.

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Ocean City moves to ban jumping from bridges

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, January 23, 2015 12:02 am

The Route 52 bridge and causeway. The Route 52 bridge and causeway.

OCEAN CITY — At the request of the police, City Council on Thursday unanimously approved an ordinance on introduction that will make it illegal to jump off any bridges in the city.

The ordinance applies to the Route 52, 34th Street, 17th Street, Longport, Rush Chattin, and Strathmere bridges.

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Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Jan. 22, 2015

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, January 22, 2015 11:12 pm

Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Jan. 22, 2015 Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Jan. 22, 2015

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Council discussed the following items when it met Thursday, Jan. 22 at City Hall.

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Brady hopes for local success in annual economic forecast

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, January 22, 2015 04:44 pm

Claire Lowe / Steve Brady, chief operating officer and president of Ocean City Home Bank, addresses the crowd during his Economic Forecast before the Ocean City Chamber Jan. 22 at The Flanders. Claire Lowe / Steve Brady, chief operating officer and president of Ocean City Home Bank, addresses the crowd during his Economic Forecast before the Ocean City Chamber Jan. 22 at The Flanders.

OCEAN CITY — The outlook was sunny as Steve Brady, chief operating officer and president of Ocean City Home Bank, gave his annual Economic Forecast during the Ocean City Chamber luncheon Jan. 22 at The Flanders.

Looking back, Brady said that 2014 was a great year for the stock market. He was optimistic about the recent turnover in Congress.

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Beaches to be closed in 1,000-foot increments during southend replenishment

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, January 22, 2015 03:51 pm

Bill Barlow / The beach at 58th Street (seen here Monday, Aug. 25) will be one of several beaches in Ocean City’s south end to be included in a federal beach replenishment project. Bill Barlow / The beach at 58th Street (seen here Monday, Aug. 25) will be one of several beaches in Ocean City’s south end to be included in a federal beach replenishment project.

OCEAN CITY — City officials released more details on the long-awaited beach replenishment in the city’s south end Thursday during an Ocean City Chamber of Commerce meeting at The Flanders.

City business administrator Jim Mallon told the business owners and representatives at the annual economic forecast luncheon that the contractor will begin pumping sand on May 1, but that mobilization will begin before that.

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Ocean City presents Philly baseball history

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Written by MARK SOIFER / Ocean City Publicist Wednesday, January 21, 2015 09:04 am

Submitted / Members of the Phillies 1915 Pennant-winning baseball team fish off a dock during Spring Training in St. Petersburg, Florida that year. Submitted / Members of the Phillies 1915 Pennant-winning baseball team fish off a dock during Spring Training in St. Petersburg, Florida that year.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Philadelphia Phillies winning their first National League Pennant. I know this is true because Bob Warrington told me so. Bob is a nationally recognized historian, author and longtime collector of artifacts related to the Phillies and former Philadelphia Athletics Baseball teams.

He has been published in many national baseball periodicals. His most recent article about the Phillies appeared in the Society for American Baseball Research Magazine. Yep, baseball is a well-documented sport.

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Ocean City VFW, Sunshine Foundation surprise child with Disney trip

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Written by Portia Cole Wednesday, January 21, 2015 08:41 am

Portia Cole / Jacyn Pisieczko, at right, gives a speech after accepting his trip to Walt Disney World. Portia Cole / Jacyn Pisieczko, at right, gives a speech after accepting his trip to Walt Disney World.

OCEAN CITY — The Sunshine Foundation and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ferguson-Foglio Post 6650 of Ocean City made one child’s dream come true on Friday, Jan. 16.

Fourteen-year-old Jacyn Pisieczko, of Lower Township, who was diagnosed with severe autism, was presented with an all-expenses-paid trip to Walt Disney World by the members of the VFW Friday evening as his family and friends surrounded him.

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Ocean City Home Bank donations top $1 million

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:00 am

Submitted / Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation grant recipients gather during a reception Dec. 17 in their honor. Submitted / Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation grant recipients gather during a reception Dec. 17 in their honor.

OCEAN CITY — With its latest round of donations, the charitable arm of Ocean City Home Bank has distributed more than $1 million to local organizations over the last 10 years.

On Dec. 17, the Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation distributed $90,600 in grants to 26 charities from Atlantic and Cape May counties, bringing the Foundation’s donation total to $1,035,100.

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Ocean City events, edition of Jan. 21, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:00 am

Pills to Heroin presentation at OCHS

Adults, parents, and children in sixth grade and older are invited to attend a special presentation titled “Pills to Heroin” 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 at the high school auditorium, Sixth Street and Atlantic Avenue. This free event, hosted by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, in conjunction with Cape Assist and the Ocean City Community Team, will educate the public about the current heroin epidemic that is affecting communities across the country – including Cape May County.

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