• Teen's suicide draws attention to district’s bullying, mental health policies

    Claire Lowe / Cassandra Rosamond, 19, of Ocean City reads anonymous stories from local students about bullying in Ocean City during a Wednesday, Dec. 17 Ocean City school board meeting.

    OCEAN CITY — Members of the community pressed the Ocean City Board of Education at its Wednesday, Dec. 17 meeting to make bullying and mental illness awareness priorities in the district in the wake of the death of Ocean City High School student Maliha Chowdhury.

  • Ocean City High School

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – School officials in Ocean City said they will not accept School Choice students from Upper Township’s middle school at Ocean City High School, Superintendent Vincent Palmieri said Monday.

    During the Upper Township Board of Education meeting Dec. 15, Palmieri said he and school board president Michele Barbieri met with high school principals and Ocean City Superintendent Kathleen Taylor on Thursday to discuss the issue, and were notified Friday that the students would not be admitted.

  • Jen Marra / Guests take a closer look at the names engraved on the glass plaques of the donor wall that was unveiled Friday, Dec. 12 in the lobby of the Ocean City Community Center. The wall was uncovered during the Ocean City Community Center Association’s Afternoon of Appreciation, recognizing the contributors who made the center possible.

    OCEAN CITY — The many volunteers who helped make the Ocean City Community Center a reality were honored Friday with the unveiling of a new Donor Wall during the Ocean City Community Center Association’s Afternoon of Appreciation.

    “That turned out so well. We couldn’t have been happier,” said Ken Cooper, chairman of the association.

  • Ocean City Downtown Holiday Dash Dec. 19

    A new race will take off in the downtown this month. The Ocean City Downtown Holiday Dash will begin 5:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 on Asbury Avenue. The race begins at Fifth Street and finishes just beyond 14th Street. Race-day registration begins at 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue.

  • Strathmere, Sea Isle City dredging will start first, US Army Corps says

    Bill Barlow / A Dec. 9 nor'easter battered southend beaches in Ocean City, eroding some areas like here at 57th Street.

    A beach replenishment project in southend Ocean City, Strathmere and Sea Isle City is currently scheduled to begin in early March 2015, according to new information from the US Army Corps of Engineers, which is coordinating the project.

  • Projects could allow for water hook ups

    MARMORA – The Upper Township Zoning Board of Adjustment Thursday approved an amended site plan, conditional use and lot width and lot frontage variances for a New Jersey American Water project in Marmora that aims to increase water pressure in Upper Township.

    A new well facility there and a planned water tower in Seaville will be connected by a water main, potentially allowing residents to hook up to water service.

  • photos by Claire Lowe / Lawyer Solomon Rothschild (JoHannah Newman, a senior from Ocean City) protests as her client, Jacob Marley (TJ Rumer, a freshman from Marmora), is questioned by Ebenezer Scrooge (Justin Angelastro, a junior from Seaville).

    OCEAN CITY — Students in the Ocean City High School Drama Guild will put Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future on the witness stand as they present “The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge” as their fall play next week.

    Making his directorial debut for the Drama Guild is Ocean City High School alumnus Don Toal Jr. A member of the class of 2003, Toal is also a substitute teacher and has worked in the arts for several years, directing shows and teaching classes for the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company.

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Ocean City events, edition of Dec. 17, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City Downtown Holiday Dash Dec. 19

A new race will take off in the downtown this month. The Ocean City Downtown Holiday Dash will begin 5:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 on Asbury Avenue. The race begins at Fifth Street and finishes just beyond 14th Street. Race-day registration begins at 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue.

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Ocean City community news, edition of Dec. 17, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:00 am

Epiphany Concert

The Cape Shore Chorale, under the direction of Scott J. Breiner, will present its Epiphany Concert 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 30th Street and Bay Avenue in Ocean City. “A Ceremony of Carols” by Benjamin Britton for treble voices and harp, “Ave Maria” by Franz Biebl for men's voices, and “Christmas Oratorio” by Camille Saint-Saens will be performed. Guest artists will include tenor Frank Hampton, baritone Grant Mech and harpist Sophie Bruno Labiner.

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Thanks from the Ecumenical Council

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

A huge “thank you” goes to the Ocean City postal workers, the members of the Ecumenical Council, Food Cupboard volunteers and members of the community (youth and adults alike), who gave so generously of their time to assist with the Dec. 6 Postal Food Drive by weighing, sorting and organizing the food donations.

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EHT artist takes first place in December art show

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:00 am

Mary Ann Kline of Egg Harbor Township received first place in the Ocean City Fine Arts League December Show, “Le Petite,” for her oil painting, “Red Reflection. Mary Ann Kline of Egg Harbor Township received first place in the Ocean City Fine Arts League December Show, “Le Petite,” for her oil painting, “Red Reflection.

OCEAN CITY — Egg Harbor Township artist Mary Ann Kline was named the winner of the Ocean City Fine Arts League “Le Petite” December Show with her oil painting, “Red Reflection.”

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Three exhibits, three generations at Ocean City Arts Center

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 15, 2014 10:18 pm

OCEAN CITY — Lance Balderson’s “Three Generations of Artists” exhibit kicks off the Ocean City Arts Center’s 50th year celebration. 

Well-known painter Balderson joins his daughter Jody Balderson-Wiker, a printmaker, and granddaughter Maddelinde Wiker, a sculptor, at the Ocean City Arts Center Jan. 5 through 31. 

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Dec. 17, 2014

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Written by supplied by the Ocean City Police Department Monday, December 15, 2014 04:14 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Dec. 17, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Dec. 17, 2014

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

Ocean City Police responded to 556 calls for service Dec. 7-13

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Donations, volunteers needed for Ocean City Christmas dinner

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, December 15, 2014 11:52 am

All are welcome to annual event

Submitted / Volunteers carve turkeys for the annual Christian Community Circle Christmas Dinner at St. Peter’s in Ocean City. Submitted / Volunteers carve turkeys for the annual Christian Community Circle Christmas Dinner at St. Peter’s in Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY — For the 25th year, the Christian Community Circle Christmas Dinner in Ocean City will feed the residents of Ocean City and is looking for donations and volunteers to make it happen.

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UMW retreat focuses on many ‘hats’ its members wear

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, December 14, 2014 12:00 am

Marilyn Curley, Candy Young, Ginny Strang, Della Ostien, Vicki Scheetz and Ginny Scheetz welcome guests to the United Methodist Women’s Retreat. Marilyn Curley, Candy Young, Ginny Strang, Della Ostien, Vicki Scheetz and Ginny Scheetz welcome guests to the United Methodist Women’s Retreat.

“Hats, Hats, Hats” was the theme of the United Methodist Women’s Retreat held recently in the Stainton Room at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church. The ladies picked out their favorite chapeau to wear to the retreat and were greeted by Elaine Winder and her mom, Ellie Beebe, at the door.

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Southend Ocean City beach fill to begin in the spring

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, December 12, 2014 05:23 pm

Strathmere, Sea Isle City dredging will start first, US Army Corps says

Bill Barlow / A Dec. 9 nor'easter battered southend beaches in Ocean City, eroding some areas like here at 57th Street. Bill Barlow / A Dec. 9 nor'easter battered southend beaches in Ocean City, eroding some areas like here at 57th Street.

A beach replenishment project in southend Ocean City, Strathmere and Sea Isle City is currently scheduled to begin in early March 2015, according to new information from the US Army Corps of Engineers, which is coordinating the project.

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OC resident is 2nd American to complete Australia’s Coolangatta

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 12, 2014 11:16 am

Screenshot from Vimeo video / On Nov. 2, Ocean City resident Bruckner Chase became the second American in the event’s 30-year history to complete the Coolangatta Gold Iron Man Surf Life Saving event on the Gold Coast of Australia. Screenshot from Vimeo video / On Nov. 2, Ocean City resident Bruckner Chase became the second American in the event’s 30-year history to complete the Coolangatta Gold Iron Man Surf Life Saving event on the Gold Coast of Australia.

On Nov. 2, Ocean City resident Bruckner Chase became the second American in the event’s 30-year history to complete the Coolangatta Gold Iron Man Surf Life Saving event on the Gold Coast of Australia. 

The event will be broadcast in the US this month.

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New Ocean City hotel gets preliminary approval

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, December 11, 2014 06:30 pm

Submitted / A rendering of the proposed North Island Inn hotel, to be located directly across from the Impala Island Inn at 10th Street and Ocean Avenue. Submitted / A rendering of the proposed North Island Inn hotel, to be located directly across from the Impala Island Inn at 10th Street and Ocean Avenue.

OCEAN CITY — The owner of the Impala Island Inn received preliminary site plan approval Wednesday to build a new four-story, 15-unit hotel across the street.

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Enthusiasts, young and old, come out for annual train show at Music Pier

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:47 am

 Jen Marra / Jack Jones, 5, of Mullica Hill points to his favorite model motorcycle from Gary’s Collectibles of Wildwood as he visits Ocean City’s annual Jay Eggly Train Show Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Jen Marra / Jack Jones, 5, of Mullica Hill points to his favorite model motorcycle from Gary’s Collectibles of Wildwood as he visits Ocean City’s annual Jay Eggly Train Show Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Ocean City Music Pier.

Jack Jones, 5, of Mullica Hill points to his favorite model motorcycle from Gary’s Collectibles of Wildwood as he visits Ocean City’s annual Jay Eggly Train Show Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Ocean City Music Pier.

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