Ocean City Gazette

Dangerously cold temps coming Thursday night

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, February 19, 2015 04:08 pm

Hypothermia, burst pipes possible

Bill Barlow / The bay in Ocean City is frozen as temperatures hover in the teens on Thursday, Feb. 19. The temperature dropped to 5 degrees overnight Wednesday. Bill Barlow / The bay in Ocean City is frozen as temperatures hover in the teens on Thursday, Feb. 19. The temperature dropped to 5 degrees overnight Wednesday.

OCEAN CITY — It has been so cold over the last few days that the bay in Ocean City froze, and forecasters are warning of more dangerously cold conditions to come.

The temperature dropped to 5 degrees overnight Wednesday, Feb. 18 and remained below freezing Thursday. Strong winds accompanying the cold air Thursday evening has led the National Weather Service in Mount Holly to issue a wind chill advisory for most of New Jersey from 7 p.m. Thursday through 11 a.m. Friday.

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Man suffers severe burns in Ocean City fire Wednesday night

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, February 19, 2015 11:38 am

photo courtesy Ocean City Fire Department / Ocean City firefighters respond to a fire Wednesday, Feb. 18 at an apartment complex in the 1500 block of Simpson Avenue. photo courtesy Ocean City Fire Department / Ocean City firefighters respond to a fire Wednesday, Feb. 18 at an apartment complex in the 1500 block of Simpson Avenue.

OCEAN CITY — One person was taken to a Philadelphia hospital after he was severely injured in a structure fire Wednesday, Feb. 18. Ocean City firefighters responded to a report of a fire in an apartment complex on the 1500 block of Simpson Avenue at approximately 10:32 p.m., Fire Chief Chris Breunig said.

“While investigating smoke in the neighboring unit, we found that the fire was actually in the downstairs unit,” he said.

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Officers and board members installed to Ocean City chamber

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 18, 2015 04:39 pm

courtesy of Ocean City Chamber of Commerce / William McMahon III was reinstalled as president of the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce for 2015 at a dinner Tuesday, Feb. 17 at Ocean City Yacht Club. courtesy of Ocean City Chamber of Commerce / William McMahon III was reinstalled as president of the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce for 2015 at a dinner Tuesday, Feb. 17 at Ocean City Yacht Club.

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce installed their new board of directors and officers Tuesday, Feb. 17 at Ocean City Yacht Club.

William McMahon III (McMahon Agency) was reinstalled as the president of the chamber.  Carol Heenan (Garden Court Estates) was reinstalled as first vice president. Kim Davidson (Ocean City Home Bank) was reinstalled as secretary and Dave Allegretto was installed as treasurer. 

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Southend West Ave. restriping a possibility this spring

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, February 18, 2015 06:00 am

File photo / A rendering of the lane changes the county plans to make on West Avenue in Ocean City's south end. File photo / A rendering of the lane changes the county plans to make on West Avenue in Ocean City's south end.

OCEAN CITY — The restriping of the south end of West Avenue could happen this May, as the county Board of Freeholders approved a resolution to re-bid documents for the project when it met Tuesday, Feb. 10.

According to county engineer Dale Foster, the project was first put out to bid last year, but a contract was never awarded.

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Cornwell earns degree from Delaware Valley College

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:00 am

Stephanie Cornwell of Ocean City earned her bachelor’s degree in small animal science from Delaware Valley College in December 2014, Bashar Hanna, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Delaware Valley College, announced.

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Local students named to Wake Forest University’s dean’s list

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:00 am

Cameron Mulhall and Madeline Price, both from Ocean City, were named to Wake Forest University’s dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester. Students who achieve a 3.4 grade point average and no grade below a "C" were named to the list.

   

Heist makes dean’s list at Washington College

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:00 am

Thomas Heist of Ocean City was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester at Washington College in Chestertown, Md.

Heist was recognized for academic excellence and achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester.

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Flooding is not being addressed

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:00 am

To the editor:

The following is an open letter to municipal government.  

Dear Mayor Gillian and Councilmen,

You should be aware that 40-plus homeowners and concerned citizens from First to 54th streets from Central Avenue to the bay came together at a community meeting Wednesday, Feb. 11 to express their frustration with recurring street flooding in their neighborhoods. In addition, a dozen or so second homeowners who couldn’t attend the meeting sent statements of support to the flooding committee.

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Prom dress sale benefits Maliha Chowdhury scholarship

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, February 16, 2015 05:51 pm

Claire Lowe / Fabiana Edward Salon owner Fabiana Hackett and receptionist Suzette Hay show off the prom dresses they collected for a dress drive this weekend to benefit the Maliha Chowdhury scholarship fund. Claire Lowe / Fabiana Edward Salon owner Fabiana Hackett and receptionist Suzette Hay show off the prom dresses they collected for a dress drive this weekend to benefit the Maliha Chowdhury scholarship fund.

OCEAN CITY — As prom dress shopping begins, Fabiana Edwards Studio Salon in Ocean City will be selling gowns this weekend at a highly discounted price to raise funds for the Maliha Chowdhury scholarship at Ocean City High School.

In December, Chowdhury, a senior at the high school, committed suicide, sending shockwaves through the community. The girl, known widely for her vibrant smile, was facing a deeper struggle, her mother said at the time.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Feb. 18, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 16, 2015 02:24 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Feb. 18, 2015 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Feb. 18, 2015

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

Ocean City Police responded to the following calls for service Feb. 8-14

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Ocean City Council OKs $5M for lagoon dredging

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, February 16, 2015 01:33 pm

Big problem will require big money

OCEAN CITY — Council approved $5 million for dredging the city’s lagoons and bays, but city officials say that it will likely not be enough money to finish the job.

The bond ordinance was approved unanimously when council met Thursday, Feb. 12. Councilman Keith Hartzell asked how much of the funding would be used for the current dredging project, expected to start July 1.

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Hearts and crafts at Ocean City Primary School

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Written by Jen Marra Saturday, February 14, 2015 04:29 pm

Jen Marra / Brooke Middleton, 7, of Ocean City sprinkles red glitter onto a Valentine’s Day card she created during the Ocean City Parent Teacher Association’s Valentine’s craft activity Friday, Feb. 6 at the Ocean City Primary School. Jen Marra / Brooke Middleton, 7, of Ocean City sprinkles red glitter onto a Valentine’s Day card she created during the Ocean City Parent Teacher Association’s Valentine’s craft activity Friday, Feb. 6 at the Ocean City Primary School.

Brooke Middleton, 7, of Ocean City sprinkles red glitter onto a Valentine’s Day card she created during the Ocean City Parent Teacher Association’s Valentine’s craft activity Friday, Feb. 6 at the Ocean City Primary School. 


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