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    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

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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2015 Ocean City seasonal beach tags now on sale

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 08, 2014 12:00 am

2015 Ocean City beach tags 2015 Ocean City beach tags

OCEAN CITY – Seasonal beach tags for summer 2015 in Ocean City are now on sale. The 2015 beach tag design honors the U.S. Life Saving Service.

Preseason beach tags are available for $20 and are required for beachgoers age 12 and up. On June 1, 2015, seasonal beach tags prices increase to $25.

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Thoughts on Bangle reappointment

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Written by Opinion Monday, December 08, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I’ve never seen opinion on an Ocean City issue so unanimous as the immediate uproar against the reappointment of Charles Bangle to the tourist commission. 

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Misrepresentation in skatepark process

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Written by Opinion Monday, December 08, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Did you ever wonder why it is the new skateboard park will be located at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue? Do you remember the statement that we had to quickly identify a site so we could apply for funding from the county before the window closed, but that we could select another site after the funding was in place? Well, that apparently wasn’t true. The funding was specific to the site.

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Thanks to community for Thanksgiving support

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Written by Opinion Monday, December 08, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

On Tuesday, Nov. 25, the Ocean Community Thanksgiving Service, organized by the Ocean City Ministerium, was celebrated at Coastal Christian Ocean City. We thank the Ocean City Community and the many members of the various churches and places of worship for their participation in the service.

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Ocean City holiday events calendar 2014

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Last Updated on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 09:41 am Written by Staff Reports Saturday, December 06, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City holiday events calendar 2014 Ocean City holiday events calendar 2014

Horse and carriage rides and photos with Santa

Noon-3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, through Dec. 21 will be horse and carriage rides in front of City Hall, Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue, and photos with Santa at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

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Stainton’s fills stockings for Liberty USO

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Written by Claire Lowe Saturday, December 06, 2014 12:00 am

Claire Lowe / From left are MJ Flammer, USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey operations manager; Pfc. Joshua Lathrop of Bordentown; Pfc. Nicholas Gagliardi of Hammonton; Nicole Foxman, co-owner of Stainton’s; and Howard the Bear, Stainton’s mascot, with the collection for Liberty USO’s “Operation Stocking Stuffers” Wednesday, Dec. 3 at Stainton’s. Claire Lowe / From left are MJ Flammer, USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey operations manager; Pfc. Joshua Lathrop of Bordentown; Pfc. Nicholas Gagliardi of Hammonton; Nicole Foxman, co-owner of Stainton’s; and Howard the Bear, Stainton’s mascot, with the collection for Liberty USO’s “Operation Stocking Stuffers” Wednesday, Dec. 3 at Stainton’s.

OCEAN CITY – After several weeks of collecting, Stainton’s Gallery of Shops concluded is “Operation Stocking Stuffer” drive with a pick-up by representatives from Liberty USO Wednesday, Dec. 3.

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Ocean City business leaders hope to build upon success with 2015 SID budget

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Written by Claire Lowe Saturday, December 06, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — The merchant organizations that make up the city’s Special Improvement District (SID) plan to continue the momentum from 2014 into 2015 with their latest budget, the groups’ leaders told City Council.

Council approved on introduction the SID’s $311,448 budget for 2015 after hearing from Downtown Merchants Association co-chairman Paul Cunningham and Boardwalk Merchants Association President Wes Kazmarck at its Thursday, Dec. 4 meeting in City Hall.

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Santa arrives for Ocean City Christmas parade

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, December 05, 2014 11:33 pm

 A little rain couldn’t stop Santa Claus from visiting local children as the Ocean City Christmas Parade made its way down Asbury Avenue Friday evening, Dec. 5.  (photos by Claire Lowe) A little rain couldn’t stop Santa Claus from visiting local children as the Ocean City Christmas Parade made its way down Asbury Avenue Friday evening, Dec. 5. (photos by Claire Lowe)

OCEAN CITY — A little rain couldn’t stop Santa Claus from visiting local children as the Ocean City Christmas Parade made its way down Asbury Avenue Friday evening, Dec. 5.

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Ocean City agrees to send dredge spoils to Wildwood

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, December 05, 2014 12:45 am

Agreement paves the way for back bay dredging, dependent on permits and soil testing

Low tide on the bay in Ocean City in 2013. Low tide on the bay in Ocean City in 2013.

OCEAN CITY — Clearing the way for much-needed lagoon and back bay dredging, Ocean City hopes to free up space in one of its spoils sites by sending the silt to Wildwood. Wildwood, in turn, will use the material to cap its landfill.

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Funding put in place for Ocean City skatepark

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, December 05, 2014 12:03 am

A rendering of the proposed Cape May County of Skatepark in Ocean City. A rendering of the proposed Cape May County of Skatepark in Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY — In a 5-0 vote, City Council approved a $750,000 bond ordinance Thursday, Dec. 4 that puts funding in place for a permanent, concrete skatepark adjacent to the fire headquarters at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue.

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