• 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.

Ocean City Gazette

Post 524 welcomes Santa for breakfast

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Written by Submitted by Doug Otto Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / With Santa are, from left, post member Mike Byerly and friend of Santa Andrew Robinson. Submitted / With Santa are, from left, post member Mike Byerly and friend of Santa Andrew Robinson.

OCEAN CITY — As a nod to the season, Ocean City’s American Legion Post 524 welcomed Santa Claus to its Dec. 7 Sunday breakfast. Twice a month (on the first and third Sunday), the post hosts an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 8 a.m. at its headquarters at 3304 Bay Ave. to raise funds for to support its many veterans causes.

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Free movies presented by Arts League

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:00 am

Free movies presented by Arts League Free movies presented by Arts League

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Fine Arts League announces free movie nights for 2015, held 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Ocean City Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave.

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Richards begins at Berkshire, welcomes daughter

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:00 am

Kevin Richards, along with his wife, Lauren, and step-daughter, Scarlett, recently welcomed a daughter, Piper Ocean Richards, born on Sept. 3, to their family. Kevin Richards, along with his wife, Lauren, and step-daughter, Scarlett, recently welcomed a daughter, Piper Ocean Richards, born on Sept. 3, to their family.

Kevin Richards, 32, of Ocean City has become a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Fox & Roach on Battersea Road. Richards is the son of Tim and Sue Richards of Florida and Ocean City. He is a member of the Ocean City High School class of 2000.

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Nor’easter brings erosion, flooding to Ocean City

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Written by Bill Barlow Tuesday, December 09, 2014 04:34 pm

The northeast storm-powered high tide Tuesday morning slammed the dune at 57th Street, built to hold back the ocean after Hurricane Sandy. The storm brought rain, high winds and flooding throughout town.

The northeast storm-powered high tide Tuesday morning slammed the dune at 57th Street, built to hold back the ocean after Hurricane Sandy. The storm brought rain, high winds and flooding throughout town.

The northeast storm-powered high tide Tuesday morning slammed the dune at 57th Street, built to hold back the ocean after Hurricane Sandy. The storm brought rain, high winds and flooding throughout town.

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(UPDATE) Route 52 causeway outbound lanes now open

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, December 09, 2014 12:18 pm

(UPDATE 1:15 p.m.) The Ocean City Office of Emergency Management has announced that the outbound lanes heading toward Somers Point from Ocean City are now open, after being closed due to flooding Tuesday, Dec. 9.

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Ocean City schools closed due to storm

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, December 09, 2014 08:07 am

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All Ocean City schools are closed Tuesday, Dec. 9, due to the heavy rains, high winds, and tidal flooding, the school announced Tuesday morning.

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Council considering taller attics in Ocean City Homes neighborhood

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, December 09, 2014 12:01 am

OCEAN CITY — A new ordinance will increase the height of attics in the Ocean City Homes neighborhood and make them more accessible, according to members of City Council.

The ordinance changes the constraints for attics in the Ocean City Homes neighborhood – the area approximately between 52nd and 55th streets from West Avenue west – by increasing the maximum permitted height of the main roof, eave to roof peak, from 6 to 9 feet, and removing the requirement for pull-down stairs.

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Discovery World coat drive underway

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 09, 2014 12:00 am

From left are Carolyn Stamm, 3, and Riley Tolson, 4, of Ocean City, students at Discovery World preschool in Ocean City, with the coats they are collecting for the needy. From left are Carolyn Stamm, 3, and Riley Tolson, 4, of Ocean City, students at Discovery World preschool in Ocean City, with the coats they are collecting for the needy.

OCEAN CITY — Discovery World has teamed up with One Warm Coat and the Atlantic City Rescue Mission to collect gently used coats for those in need.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Dec. 10, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 09, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Dec. 10, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Dec. 10, 2014

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

Ocean City Police responded to 485 calls for service Nov. 30-Dec. 6

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Joe and Chris Ferzoco join Keller Williams

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 09, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Joe Ferzoco and Chris Ferzoco of The Ferzoco Group, one of the country’s top-producing real estate teams, is leaving Re/Max at the Shore to join the Keller Williams Realty team at the Jersey Shore market center.

“We’re excited to welcome Joe and Chris and the entire Ferzoco Group to the Keller Williams family,” said operating principal Paul Chiolo. “This market center succeeds through its people, and having Joe and Chris on our team is a huge win for us.”

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Tidal flooding expected in Ocean City Monday night and Tuesday morning

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 08, 2014 05:33 pm

Tidal flooding Monday, Dec. 8 at 10th Street and Bay Avenue. Tidal flooding Monday, Dec. 8 at 10th Street and Bay Avenue.

Ocean City emergency officials have called residents through an automatic system warning of coastal flooding for high tide tonight and tomorrow morning.

The flooding is expected to be “minor to moderate,” and last through Tuesday afternoon. Residents were warned that flooding Tuesday morning is likely to exceed Monday morning, and can last several hours. Officials warned those in the city to move vehicles to higher ground through the high tides.

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Ocean City Theatre Company to get new home

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, December 08, 2014 02:10 pm

Claire Lowe / City Council is considering an ordinance approving a lease agreement with the Ocean City Theatre Company for the vacant property at 1501 West Ave. at $1 per year. Claire Lowe / City Council is considering an ordinance approving a lease agreement with the Ocean City Theatre Company for the vacant property at 1501 West Ave. at $1 per year.

OCEAN CITY — As the Ocean City Theatre Company was wrapping up its seventh summer of performances, it was unclear to director Michael Hartman if there would be a holiday show this year, let alone an eighth season.

Hartman’s fears were relieved when the city of Ocean City offered up a now vacant space for lease at just $1 a year. On Thursday, Dec. 4, City Council took the first step in making that agreement official by introducing an ordinance to seal the deal.

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