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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Feb. 25, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 23, 2015 04:22 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Feb. 25, 2015 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Feb. 25, 2015

Police Blotter information is supplied by local and other law enforcement agencies.

Ocean City Police responded to 622 calls for service Feb. 15-21

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Garden Club celebrates Valentine’s Day, Exchangettes welcome new officers

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Monday, February 23, 2015 12:04 pm

Jane Lugo, center, passes the gavel to new Exchangette President Anita Culp while Dottie McClain, Bill Culp, John Lugo and Suzan and John LaRosa look on.Jane Lugo, center, passes the gavel to new Exchangette President Anita Culp while Dottie McClain, Bill Culp, John Lugo and Suzan and John LaRosa look on. Jane Lugo, center, passes the gavel to new Exchangette President Anita Culp while Dottie McClain, Bill Culp, John Lugo and Suzan and John LaRosa look on.

It was a cold, sunny day when I arrived at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on Bay Avenue for the Garden Club’s monthly luncheon meeting.

Donna Halper had the back of her SUV open unloading bags of fashion magazines, so I lent her a hand carrying them inside. Jeanne Robinson, sporting her apron celebrating the Garden Club’s 40th anniversary, was near the door to greet me when I arrived. Jeanne provided the flowers and Valentine’s Day decorations on the dessert table. Marie Platzer served as official greeter while Lorraine Scott distributed name tags to members.

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Ocean City Intermediate School 2nd marking period honor roll

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Written by Claire Lowe Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:58 am

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OCEAN CITY — The following students were named to the honor roll for the second marking period of the 2014-15 school year at Ocean City Intermediate School.

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Ocean City to pay Raab $150,000 in settlement

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, February 20, 2015 05:11 pm

OCEAN CITY — In an agreement signed Dec. 31, the city of Ocean City settled a lawsuit with the wife of a local physician who was suing the Ocean City Police Department for assaulting her without cause, among many other accusations.

Ocean City will pay Monica Raab, the wife of Dr. Gary Raab, $150,000 as per the agreement to settle her complaint against the city and police Officer Jessie Scott Ruch, filed in US District Court in November 2011.

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Council gets in-depth look at 2015 budget

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, February 20, 2015 01:01 pm

OCEAN CITY — An increase in the ratable base and in revenues other than taxes helped Mayor Jay Gillian and his administration put together a budget that raises the tax rate by less than one penny, while increasing spending by 2.7 percent.

The mayor’s proposed $72 million budget, up $2 million from 2014, was broken down into specific details of revenues and appropriations for council at its annual budget workshop Thursday, Feb. 19 in City Hall.

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Vending licenses changes put on hold

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, February 19, 2015 04:11 pm

OCEAN CITY — Rules for street vendors and vending licenses will not change this summer after the city received complaints about the proposed changes.

At the request of the administration, council agreed to hold off on voting on an ordinance that was introduced unanimously at a Jan. 22 meeting.

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Dangerously cold temps coming Thursday night

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, February 19, 2015 04:08 pm

Hypothermia, burst pipes possible

Bill Barlow / The bay in Ocean City is frozen as temperatures hover in the teens on Thursday, Feb. 19. The temperature dropped to 5 degrees overnight Wednesday. Bill Barlow / The bay in Ocean City is frozen as temperatures hover in the teens on Thursday, Feb. 19. The temperature dropped to 5 degrees overnight Wednesday.

OCEAN CITY — It has been so cold over the last few days that the bay in Ocean City froze, and forecasters are warning of more dangerously cold conditions to come.

The temperature dropped to 5 degrees overnight Wednesday, Feb. 18 and remained below freezing Thursday. Strong winds accompanying the cold air Thursday evening has led the National Weather Service in Mount Holly to issue a wind chill advisory for most of New Jersey from 7 p.m. Thursday through 11 a.m. Friday.

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Man suffers severe burns in Ocean City fire Wednesday night

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, February 19, 2015 11:38 am

photo courtesy Ocean City Fire Department / Ocean City firefighters respond to a fire Wednesday, Feb. 18 at an apartment complex in the 1500 block of Simpson Avenue. photo courtesy Ocean City Fire Department / Ocean City firefighters respond to a fire Wednesday, Feb. 18 at an apartment complex in the 1500 block of Simpson Avenue.

OCEAN CITY — One person was taken to a Philadelphia hospital after he was severely injured in a structure fire Wednesday, Feb. 18. Ocean City firefighters responded to a report of a fire in an apartment complex on the 1500 block of Simpson Avenue at approximately 10:32 p.m., Fire Chief Chris Breunig said.

“While investigating smoke in the neighboring unit, we found that the fire was actually in the downstairs unit,” he said.

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Officers and board members installed to Ocean City chamber

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 18, 2015 04:39 pm

courtesy of Ocean City Chamber of Commerce / William McMahon III was reinstalled as president of the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce for 2015 at a dinner Tuesday, Feb. 17 at Ocean City Yacht Club. courtesy of Ocean City Chamber of Commerce / William McMahon III was reinstalled as president of the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce for 2015 at a dinner Tuesday, Feb. 17 at Ocean City Yacht Club.

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce installed their new board of directors and officers Tuesday, Feb. 17 at Ocean City Yacht Club.

William McMahon III (McMahon Agency) was reinstalled as the president of the chamber.  Carol Heenan (Garden Court Estates) was reinstalled as first vice president. Kim Davidson (Ocean City Home Bank) was reinstalled as secretary and Dave Allegretto was installed as treasurer. 

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Southend West Ave. restriping a possibility this spring

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, February 18, 2015 06:00 am

File photo / A rendering of the lane changes the county plans to make on West Avenue in Ocean City's south end. File photo / A rendering of the lane changes the county plans to make on West Avenue in Ocean City's south end.

OCEAN CITY — The restriping of the south end of West Avenue could happen this May, as the county Board of Freeholders approved a resolution to re-bid documents for the project when it met Tuesday, Feb. 10.

According to county engineer Dale Foster, the project was first put out to bid last year, but a contract was never awarded.

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Cornwell earns degree from Delaware Valley College

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:00 am

Stephanie Cornwell of Ocean City earned her bachelor’s degree in small animal science from Delaware Valley College in December 2014, Bashar Hanna, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Delaware Valley College, announced.

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Local students named to Wake Forest University’s dean’s list

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:00 am

Cameron Mulhall and Madeline Price, both from Ocean City, were named to Wake Forest University’s dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester. Students who achieve a 3.4 grade point average and no grade below a "C" were named to the list.

   

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