• Alumni upset over change

    At left, the old athletic log for Ocean City High School, and, at right, the new logo approved by the Ocean City Board of Education at its Aug. 27 meeting.

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City High School Red has a new logo for athletics, but not everyone is happy about it.

    Featuring a red-tailed hawk flying above the words “OCHS” in red with a black outline, and “Red Raiders” in white with a black outline, the new athletic logo was approved 7-1 by the Ocean City Board of Education at its Wednesday, Aug. 27 meeting, with board member Bill Holmes casting the dissenting vote.

  • Labor Day heat is going to turn into the pro-longed heat wave of several days, smothering South Jersey and the rest of the Middle Atlantic States with hot and humid conditions just as the school year starts./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.comLabor Day heat is going to turn into the pro-longed heat wave of the season, smothering South Jersey and the rest of the Middle Atlantic States with hot and humid air just as the school year starts.

  • According to Time Magazine, Cape May County is one of the most dangerous places in the nation for natural disasters. Atlantic County is safer, according to the magazine, but still makes the list of top 15 danger spots.

    In fact, it appears from Time’s data that New Jersey is an exceptionally disaster prone area.

  •  A proposed ban on bamboo in Ocean City moved closer to becoming law Thursday despite concerns from several residents.

    OCEAN CITY — A proposed ban on bamboo in Ocean City moved closer to becoming law Thursday despite concerns from several residents.

  • A surfer takes a turn off the lip on Thursday’s overhead waves. Surfers flocked to the water from throughout the region for the weekday swell. By Thursday morning, Hurricane Cristobal was passing well off the coast, and was expected to pass off Nova Scotia by Thursday night. In the meantime, the storm sent huge waves toward the beach from North Carolina to New England, with heavy waves throughout Cape May County. Some sets were well overhead, and there were steady waves throughout the morning.Well, that went quick.

    How did Labor Day weekend get here so fast? Well, I guess you blinked. Either that or they’ve changed the length of July and August…

  • Submitted / The Ocean City Theatre Company and the Ocean City Pops Orchestra present “Swing! The Musical” at the Ocean City Music Pier this weekend. The show features professional singers and dancers and local high school students.

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Theatre Company will close out its summer shows this weekend with a collaboration with the Ocean City Pops. “Swing! The Musical” combines music and dancing from the jazz era 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 2 and 5 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

    “It’s really exciting, a true celebration of music and dance,” said Michael Hartman, artistic director for the Ocean City Theatre Company. “It’s high energy, and it’s going to have people dancing in their seats. The show is packaged well and really captures what the swing era was all about.”

Ocean City Gazette

Ocean City police now using Segways to patrol

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Written by Ann Richardson Saturday, August 23, 2014 12:00 am

Ann Richardson / Patrolman Thomas Runyon spends his shift Friday afternoon on one of the Ocean City Police Department's new Segways. Ann Richardson / Patrolman Thomas Runyon spends his shift Friday afternoon on one of the Ocean City Police Department's new Segways.

OCEAN CITY — Maneuvering along Asbury Avenue with ease on a new Segway Friday, Ocean City Patrolman Thomas Runyon was attracting quite a bit of attention.   

“People ask me a lot of different questions, they’re curious about the Segway,” Runyon said. “It definitely draws a lot of attention.”

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Ocean City named finalist in downtown competition

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 01:44 pm

Ocean City named finalist in downtown competition Ocean City named finalist in downtown competition

OCEAN CITY — Downtown Ocean City has been named a finalist by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association in the 2014 People's Choice Awards for outstanding downtowns in New Jersey.

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City officials to meet with residents for northend bike path connector

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, August 22, 2014 11:06 am

OCEAN CITY — City officials hope to complete the northern piece of the bike path in the near future, but they will be seeking input from neighbors before proceeding.

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Local projects help move bike path toward completion

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, August 22, 2014 10:50 am

OCEAN CITY — The bike path in Ocean City is nearing completion thanks to the installation of a traffic signal at Ninth Street and upcoming projects in the north and south ends of the island, Bike OCNJ members said during its seventh annual public meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

Bike OCNJ is a local bicycling advocacy group with the goal of encouraging bicycling on the island while making the streets safer for those who choose to ride.

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OCBP announces more unguarded beaches

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 01:03 pm

OCBP announces more unguarded beaches OCBP announces more unguarded beaches

OCEAN CITY — The Department of Fire and Rescue Services has announced the following beaches will be unguarded beginning Monday, Aug. 25:

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Handshaw named to the University of Rhode Island dean’s list

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:00 am

James Lawrence Handshaw of Ocean City was one of more than 4,000 undergraduates at The University of Rhode Island who qualified for the spring 2014 dean’s list. The students represent all of Rhode Island’s cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, many other states and more than a dozen countries.

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Waller graduates basic training

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:00 am

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Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacob D. Waller graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

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Dobak to attend Dayton

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:00 am

Michael Dobak of Ocean City will attend the University of Dayton this fall as part of one of the largest classes in the university’s history, as the school exceeded all enrollment goals and received a record 16,918 applications for the 2014-15 academic year. At 59 percent, the overall selectivity remains competitive, including more than 1,000 out-of-state students and nearly 200 international students.

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Coronation of a new Little Miss

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:48 pm

Jen Marra / Mary Grace Jamison, Little Miss Ocean City 2014, pins a crown on Hope Aita, winner of this year’s Little Miss Ocean City Scholarship Pageant Friday, Aug. 15 in the Ocean City Music Pier. Jen Marra / Mary Grace Jamison, Little Miss Ocean City 2014, pins a crown on Hope Aita, winner of this year’s Little Miss Ocean City Scholarship Pageant Friday, Aug. 15 in the Ocean City Music Pier.

Mary Grace Jamison, Little Miss Ocean City 2014, pins a crown on Hope Aita, winner of this year’s Little Miss Ocean City Scholarship Pageant Friday, Aug. 15 in the Ocean City Music Pier.


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Guest Column >> Grimes was one of Ocean City’s finest

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:15 pm

OCEAN CITY — Interviewing Richard “Dick” Grimes after being named Citizen of the Year in 2010, I asked him how, at the age of 92, he was able to do so many things.

“The good Lord will decide when it’s time for Dick Grimes to stop and I guess he’s telling me to keep going,” he said. 

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Ocean City police: Increase in complaints against bicyclists

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, August 20, 2014 05:00 am

A bicyclist at the intersection of Ninth Street and Haven Avenue where a HAWK signal was recently installed. A bicyclist at the intersection of Ninth Street and Haven Avenue where a HAWK signal was recently installed.

OCEAN CITY — As summer hits its stride, clashes are inevitable as motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians share the roads. However, Capt. Steve Ang of the Ocean City Police Department says bicyclists are generating a lot of complaints. 

“The majority don’t obey traffic devices, especially along the bike path on Haven Avenue,” Ang said.

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Former Miss OC taking a year off from competing

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Carley Del Sordo Carley Del Sordo

OCEAN CITY — Stepping out of the spotlight, Miss Ocean City 2014 Carley Del Sordo crowned her successor, Kendall Couglin, on Saturday, Aug. 9.

“It didn’t really hit me until they called Kendall’s name,” Del Sordo said.

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