• OCEAN CITY — Carrying a science experiment designed by six Ocean City High School students, Mission 6 is scheduled to blast off to the International Space Station this October.

    The Ocean City School District is one of 20 districts from across the nation selected to participate in the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education’s Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP).

  • Submitted / “Come on down to the beach and fish!” urges Kieth Van Laarhoven, chairman of the October 18th Ocean City surf fishing tournament.

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Fishing Club is extending a broad invitation for anglers to participate in its 47th annual surf fishing tournament on Saturday, Oct. 18.

    “This is an opportunity for anyone interested in fishing to come out and have fun competing in our tournament,” said tournament Chairman Kieth Van Laarhoven, of Ocean City and Browns Mills. “This event is open not only to members of the fishing clubs throughout our area, but also to individuals and families.”

  • OCEAN CITY — Council is expected to host a workshop concerning the city’s historic district sometime in the near future, City Councilman Michael Allegretto said Thursday, Sept. 11.

    “We will let everyone know about the workshop, we want to get everyone involved,” he said, adding that it will be announced within the next 30 to 45 days.

  • According to the plan presented in April, the proposed park would include a 4- to 6-foot deep bowl, ramps, a raised plaza, and other amenities.

    OCEAN CITY — A new skatepark in Ocean City is one step closer to becoming a reality as the Cape May County Board of Freeholders approved $500,000 in Open Space funding toward the project when it met Tuesday, Sept. 9.

    “I’m tickled. I am excited that the county sees as much value in the project as we do. I believe, to date, this is one of the biggest awards they’ve ever given. Their enthusiasm for the project is refreshing,” said Ocean City Councilman Mike DeVlieger.

  • AVALON – Authorities have determined that accidental drowning was the cause of death of Brett Fitzpatrick, whose body was found at the 23rd Street beach in Avalon on New Year’s Day.

    The cause of the drowning is undetermined, said Ken Super, chief of county investigators at the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office. However, a toxicology report “revealed a high level of alcohol in his system, which may have led to an accidental drowning,” he said.

Ocean City Gazette

Councilman: workshop coming on historic district

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, September 12, 2014 03:51 pm

OCEAN CITY — Council is expected to host a workshop concerning the city’s historic district sometime in the near future, City Councilman Michael Allegretto said Thursday, Sept. 11.

“We will let everyone know about the workshop, we want to get everyone involved,” he said, adding that it will be announced within the next 30 to 45 days.

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Turf coming to Carey Field in Ocean City

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, September 12, 2014 11:52 am

Jen Marra / Carey Stadium at Ocean City High School will get a new turf field this year. Jen Marra / Carey Stadium at Ocean City High School will get a new turf field this year.

OCEAN CITY — Carey Stadium at Ocean City High School is on track to get a new turf field.

City Council introduced a $1.435 million bond ordinance Thursday, Sept. 11, $1.25 million of which would be dedicated to the installation of the turf substructure and field.

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On 9/11, Ocean City remembers

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:22 pm

Claire Lowe/ A large crowd gathers in front of the Ocean City Fire Headquarters for the city’s annual Sept. 11 memorial service Thursday. Claire Lowe/ A large crowd gathers in front of the Ocean City Fire Headquarters for the city’s annual Sept. 11 memorial service Thursday.

OCEAN CITY — As the nation begins a new battle in War on Terror, this time against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, people across the country gathered Thursday at small ceremonies in their hometowns to recall the attacks 13 years ago that rocked the nation.

In Ocean City, residents were reminded to live life to the fullest because not every day is promised, as the city held its annual Sept. 11 memorial ceremony Thursday in front of the Ocean City Fire Headquarters.

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Commissioners outraged at proposal to cut historic district

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:50 am

File photo / The Ocean City historic district was created in 1991 and includes the area from Third to Eighth streets along Wesley, Ocean and Central avenues on both sides, and Eighth to Ninth streets on Wesley Avenue, as well as US Life Saving Station 30 at Fourth Street and Atlantic Avenue. File photo / The Ocean City historic district was created in 1991 and includes the area from Third to Eighth streets along Wesley, Ocean and Central avenues on both sides, and Eighth to Ninth streets on Wesley Avenue, as well as US Life Saving Station 30 at Fourth Street and Atlantic Avenue.

OCEAN CITY — The unveiling of a proposal that could potentially reduce the historic district by 40 percent opened a hornet’s nest at a Tuesday, Sept. 9 meeting of the Ocean City Historic Commission.  

On the agenda was a discussion with a City Council subcommittee concerning demolition timelines within the city’s historic district, said Historic Commission member Ken Cooper. He said he and the other commissioners were unaware of the proposal to pare down the district.

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Coolahan receives Citizens Bank Excellence Award

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Citizens Bank has recognized Keith Coolahan of Ocean City with the Home Lending Solutions 2013 Mortgage Sales Excellence Award for his success as the number one producing loan officer in the company for the second year in a row.

The annual award is given to mortgage loan officers who have performed above their peers in sales and service.

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Charap receives merit scholarship at SUNY Oswego

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:00 am

SUNY Oswego has awarded a $3,000 merit scholarship to Sarita L. Charap of Ocean City. The award recognizes past academic achievement and potential for success. Charap also received a Destination Oswego scholarship of $8,000 a year.

Charap reserved a place in the incoming freshman class for the fall semester. She was scheduled to begin classes Aug. 25.

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Fire! on the Beach offers a twist on comfort food

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Ann Richardson / Fire! on the Beach is located at 949 Asbury Ave. Ann Richardson / Fire! on the Beach is located at 949 Asbury Ave.

OCEAN CITY — When discussing the success of his new restaurant at 949 Asbury Ave., Charles Coburn is not bashful.

“If you want to be a success, you have to offer something to make people go past 10 or 20 other restaurants to get to you,” said Coburn, of Egg Harbor Township, who runs Fire! on the Beach with his wife, Judith. “If you don’t do that, it won’t work.

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Freeholders approve $500,000 toward Ocean City skatepark

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, September 10, 2014 03:46 pm

According to the plan presented in April, the proposed park would include a 4- to 6-foot deep bowl, ramps, a raised plaza, and other amenities. According to the plan presented in April, the proposed park would include a 4- to 6-foot deep bowl, ramps, a raised plaza, and other amenities.

OCEAN CITY — A new skatepark in Ocean City is one step closer to becoming a reality as the Cape May County Board of Freeholders approved $500,000 in Open Space funding toward the project when it met Tuesday, Sept. 9.

“I’m tickled. I am excited that the county sees as much value in the project as we do. I believe, to date, this is one of the biggest awards they’ve ever given. Their enthusiasm for the project is refreshing,” said Ocean City Councilman Mike DeVlieger.

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Women of St. John look to restore needlepoint kneelers

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:09 am

Submitted / Women from St. John Lutheran Church, Sue Baker, Mary Grant, Mary Bullock, Susy Wilkins, Barbara Piston, and Janet Yunghans, display a restored needlepoint kneeler. Submitted / Women from St. John Lutheran Church, Sue Baker, Mary Grant, Mary Bullock, Susy Wilkins, Barbara Piston, and Janet Yunghans, display a restored needlepoint kneeler.

OCEAN CITY — After cushioning the knees of worshipers for the last 33 years, the kneelers at St. John Lutheran Church are in need of restoration; and the women of St. John are working hard to make it happen.

In the early 1980s, the 11 padded kneelers were stitched by women in the congregation.

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Back to school

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:05 am

Eighth-grader Colin Perro and seventh-grader Samantha Perro on the first day of school at Upper Township Middle School Thursday, Sept. 4. Eighth-grader Colin Perro and seventh-grader Samantha Perro on the first day of school at Upper Township Middle School Thursday, Sept. 4.

Eighth-grader Colin Perro and seventh-grader Samantha Perro on the first day of school at Upper Township Middle School Thursday, Sept. 4.


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Bongo Café owners cite road work in decision to leave

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:00 am

Breakfast and lunch spot to close Sept. 13

OCEAN CITY — They survived the worst storm to hit the New Jersey coastline in more than a century and a prolonged economic downturn, but the owners of the Bongo Café and Grill say they cannot weather another round of road construction.

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Move surfers to 31st Street

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor: 

Should safety be a concern on the waterfront at the 29th Street beach? I appreciated the appeal of surfing on the 29th Street beach for Mr. Kiefner's family and friends. I would like to share some important facts.

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