• Gov. Chris Christie holds a press conference to announce the activation of a statewide Ebola preparedness plan at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Administration officials, state agencies and departments will work in a coordinated manner to ensure the health and safety of New Jersey residents is protected and to execute on decisions in an efficient and effective manner. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

    Gov. Chris Christie signed Executive Order 164 on Oct. 22, creating the Ebola Virus Disease Joint Response Team to implement the state’s Ebola preparedness plan. The plan covers airport travel, public transportation, schools and universities, and hospitals.

  • Incumbents Joseph S. Clark Jr. and Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes are running for re-election with newcomers Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr. also seeking seats.

    OCEAN CITY — Four candidates are hoping to fill the three open seats on the Ocean City Board of Education in the Nov. 4 general election.

    Incumbents Joseph S. Clark Jr. and Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes are running for re-election with newcomers Dale F. Braun Jr. and Michael Allan James also seeking seats. Incumbent Tiffany Prettyman will not run for re-election.

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Kevin Gill, holding a proclamation, is honored by Upper Township Committee members (from left) John Coggins, Hobie Young, Richard Palombo, Anthony Inserra and Ed Barr.
PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee last week honored Kevin Gill for winning the ocean swim event at the South Jersey Lifeguarding Championships this summer.

    Gill, 17, also helped the Upper Township Beach Patrol finish second overall at the Cape May County Championships by winning two events. He won the swimming events at the Beschen-Callahan Memorial Lifeguard Races, the Dutch Hoffman Memorial Lifeguard Championships and Margate Memorials.

  • TRENTON – The state Senate Judiciary Committee unexpectedly put a hold on two of Gov. Chris Christie’s nominees to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission last week.

    Committee chair Sen. Nicholas Scutari said at the beginning of the meeting on Thursday, Oct. 16 that he expected to have a vote on the nominees following their testimony and comments from members of the public. But after testimony from New Hanover Mayor Dennis Roohr and Robert Barr of Ocean City he adjourned the hearing.

  • OCEAN CITY —When he took a seat at the board table at a Wednesday, Oct. 15 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education, Carl Tripician made history.

    Tripician, of Longport, was representing the Longport School District, the result of a sending-receiving relationship established between the two districts this year. While permitted to participate in board discussion, the Longport representative will not be permitted to vote.

  • Members of the Trail of Two Cities Committee visit the Ocean City Welcome Center overlooking the Route 52 causeway between the two cities where the event will be held on Nov. 1. Displaying Trail of Two Cities T-shirts are Sydney Somers and Peg Meidel of Somers Point and Mark Soifer, Karen Pratz and Wendy Moyle representing Ocean City.

    Trail of Two Cities Nov. 1

    The 25th annual Trail of Two Cities 5K Run/Walk over the causeway between Ocean City and Somers Point is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. The event begins at the Ocean City Transportation Center, Ninth Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City, and ends at JFK Park in Somers Point.

  • City has secured all easements necessary to complete long-awaited project

    According to project manager Dwight Pakan of the Army Corp’s Philadelphia District, which is overseeing the project, bids were opened Friday, Oct. 10 and the low bidder was Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. of Oak Brook, Ill. for a base bid amount of approximately $58 million.

    The US Army Corps of Engineers is almost ready to award a contract for the southend Ocean City beach replenishment project.

Ocean City Gazette

Ocean City Library keeps Maloney’s spirit alive

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, October 14, 2014 11:28 am

Ann Richardson / At left, Barbara Maloney assists Jennifer Shirk, president of the Ocean City Library Board of Trustees, and Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian, in unveiling a portrait of her son, Chris, which will hang in the library. Ann Richardson / At left, Barbara Maloney assists Jennifer Shirk, president of the Ocean City Library Board of Trustees, and Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian, in unveiling a portrait of her son, Chris, which will hang in the library.

OCEAN CITY – Barbara Maloney, the mother of the late Christopher Maloney, had tears in her eyes as she recalled the love her son had for the Ocean City Free Public Library, the organization he led for a decade before his sudden death last December.

At the unveiling of a portrait of her son and the dedication of the lecture hall now named for him on Monday, Oct. 13 at the library, Maloney said it was “a happy day,” despite her grief, “a happy occasion in a wonderful room in a wonderful building.”

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Ocean City events, edition of Oct. 15, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:00 am

Junior Miss Ocean City

The Junior Miss Ocean City Pageant will be 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. This pageant features young ladies between the ages of 12 and 15. Admission is $10. Call 609-525-9300. For information, contact Kristie Fenton at 609-525-9304 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Ocean City community news, edition of Oct. 15, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:00 am

Sweet Adelines International looking for singers

Cape Shore Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is offering women, ages 18 and up, the opportunity to sing at one or more of its upcoming holiday performances. Attend rehearsals beginning 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 at the Upper Township Community Center on Route 50. For more information, call Brenda at 609-463-8870.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Oct. 13, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 13, 2014 01:48 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Oct. 13, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Oct. 13, 2014

Police Blotter information is supplied by local and other law enforcement agencies. Each person named is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Ocean City Police responded to 474 calls for service Oct. 5-11

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Third quarter real estate sales up in 2014

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Written by Ann Richardson Sunday, October 12, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Sales and rentals are up in Ocean City for the third quarter, the Ocean City Board of Realtors reports. Visitors are booking early for 2015, and Board of Realtors President Ken Sedberry predicts another banner year.

“It’s good news,” Sedberry said. “We’ve had a big increase with people, who rented this year, wanting to return and rent again next year, so based on the interest we’re seeing, 2015 should be a really good year.”

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Historic commission wants stricter demolition rules

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Written by Ann Richardson Saturday, October 11, 2014 12:00 am

Members would not discuss proposal to cut district

OCEAN CITY — Members of the Ocean City Historic Preservation Commission agreed to a compromise on proposed demolition requirements at a Tuesday, Oct. 7 meeting, but commission President Jack Ball said that a map, which proposed a nearly 40 percent decrease in the size of the historic district, would not be discussed.

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Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Oct. 15, 2014

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, October 10, 2014 03:22 pm

 Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Oct. 15, 2014 Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Oct. 15, 2014

OCEAN CITY — City Council discussed the following items when it met Thursday, Oct. 9 in City Hall. Mayor Jay Gillian was not present.

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Ocean City to state: ‘Leave our beaches alone’

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, October 10, 2014 03:00 pm

Council opposes legislation to require free beaches where towns receive state and federal aid for replenishment

Ocean City to state: ‘Leave our beaches alone’ Ocean City to state: ‘Leave our beaches alone’

OCEAN CITY — Joining other shore towns in the state, Ocean City Council vehemently opposed a state bill that would require towns accepting state and federal money for beach replenishment to provide free beaches.

“I think it’s disgusting,” Councilman Mike DeVlieger said at the Thursday, Oct. 9 council meeting.

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Governor creates drug addiction task force

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 09, 2014 04:01 pm

Ocean City resident to serve on team

TRENTON – A 12-member team of leaders and experts from inside and outside of government have been assembled by Gov. Chris Christie to fight drug addiction through treatment and prevention. On Thursday, Oct. 9, Christie signed Executive Order No. 163 to create the Facing Addiction Task Force.

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Tidal Wave band brings surf music to OC Block Party

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:00 am

At top, from left are Ed Targonski (The Pelican), Jason Ragan (CellFish), Scott Raab (Surfer Joe) ,Thom Piecara (Thiki Thom), and Jon Dalton (The Turtle). At bottom, from left are Scott Pieczara (The Big Kahuna) and Scott Carey (Woody Buffet). At top, from left are Ed Targonski (The Pelican), Jason Ragan (CellFish), Scott Raab (Surfer Joe) ,Thom Piecara (Thiki Thom), and Jon Dalton (The Turtle). At bottom, from left are Scott Pieczara (The Big Kahuna) and Scott Carey (Woody Buffet).

OCEAN CITY — For 28 years, The Tidal Wave Band has been keeping the summer alive and the locals dancing, and will continue that tradition at the Ocean City Fall Block Party Saturday, Oct. 11 along Asbury Avenue.

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1,500 participate in 4th annual HERO Walk

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Written by Submitted Wednesday, October 08, 2014 01:02 pm

Nearly 1,500 supporters walked in the fourth annual John R. Elliott HERO Walk Sunday, Oct. 5 on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Nearly 1,500 supporters walked in the fourth annual John R. Elliott HERO Walk Sunday, Oct. 5 on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

Nearly 1,500 supporters walked in the fourth annual John R. Elliott HERO Walk Sunday, Oct. 5 on the Ocean City Boardwalk.


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Poltorak honored with Service Excellence Award

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 08, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Bev Poltorak, staff pharmacist at Cape Regional Medical Center, has been honored with the Service Excellence Award for August in recognition of her consistently superior customer service.

Poltorak, of Ocean City, has been recognized as a team member who always puts the patients’ needs ahead of her own and makes service excellence an everyday habit. 

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