Ocean City Gazette

Ocean City boardwalk reconstruction contract awarded

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Written by Christie Rotondo Sunday, July 13, 2014 02:47 pm

OCEA CITY – City Council awarded a $1.6 million contract to Fred M. Schiavone Construction, Inc. for reconstruction of the boardwalk between Sixth Street and Plaza Place. The same company recently completed reconstruction of the boardwalk between Fifth and Sixth streets.

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Ocean City proposes to add two members to tourism commission

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Written by Christie Rotondo Sunday, July 13, 2014 11:45 am

OCEAN CITY - Two additional non-voting members will be added to the city’s tourism commission, which currently consists of five members, if an ordinance introduced July 9 should pass a final vote July 24.

City solicitor Dottie McCrossen said that the additional two members will give the business community two additional seats at the commission’s table, and the new members will be able to provide input on issues before they are put to a vote. The non-voting members will also provide a path of succession onto the board as voting members, she said. 

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Council asks planning board to review changes to redevelopment property

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Written by Christie Rotondo Sunday, July 13, 2014 09:44 am

OCEAN CITY – It’s been almost 10 years since Ocean City declared the property across from the Flanders Hotel an area in need of redevelopment, but nothing has been built at the site yet. 

Originally, the Soleil Hotel and Spa was planned to be built there, but on Thursday, new owners of the property asked for it to be developed into a six-story, 94-unit condominium complex. 

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Ocean City looks to lease property for American Legion headquarters

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, July 11, 2014 12:20 pm

OCEAN CITY— American Legion Movay-Miley Post 524 could get its own permanent headquarters through a lease of city property at 46th Street.

Ocean City Council introduced an ordinance Thursday, July 10 that would lease city-owned property to the post for the next 50 years.

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Boardwalk reconstruction contract up for a vote at Ocean City Council meeting

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, July 10, 2014 03:35 pm

OCEAN CITY – City council is scheduled to vote on a contract to reconstruct a portion of the boardwalk at Sixth Street at its meeting tonight.

Also on the agenda is a resolution to lease city property at 46th Street to American Legion Morvay-Miley Post 524 for the use of a headquarters, authorize a contract for design services for reconstruction of the 29th Street firehouse, a contract for engineering services for a pump station at Merion Park, and a resolution directing the planning board to examine potential changes to the redevelopment area across from The Flanders Hotel at 11th Street and Ocean Ave.

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OCTC bringing ‘Broadway to the Boardwalk’ this week

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:34 am

Submitted / The Ocean City Theater Company will present “The Cat in the Hat” on Saturday, July 12 at the Moorlyn Family Theater. There will also be performances of “Guys and Dolls” at the Music Pier this week. Submitted / The Ocean City Theater Company will present “The Cat in the Hat” on Saturday, July 12 at the Moorlyn Family Theater. There will also be performances of “Guys and Dolls” at the Music Pier this week. OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Theatre Company will bring Broadway to the boardwalk this week.

“The Cat in the Hat” will be performed at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 12 at the Moorlyn Family Theatre on the boardwalk. “Guys and Dolls” is set for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9 and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 10 at the Music Pier.

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Junior crew boats congratulated on winning seasons

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 09, 2014 09:51 am

Coaches and members of the boys junior eight boat that won a national championship were honored by the Ocean City Board of Education last month.
photos by Ann Richardson / Coaches and members of the boys junior eight boat that won a national championship were honored by the Ocean City Board of Education last month. OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City High School boys and girls crew teams were recognized last month for securing county, state and national championships this year.

The Ocean City Board of Education recognized the teams and their coaches at a Wednesday, June 25 meeting.

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High school students hit the right note

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 09, 2014 09:51 am

Isabel Benvenuti at a June 25 school board meeting where she was honored. Connie Meyer (not pictured) was also honored for musical achievements.
photo by Ann Richardson / Isabel Benvenuti at a June 25 school board meeting where she was honored. Connie Meyer (not pictured) was also honored for musical achievements.

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City High School students Isabel Benvenuti and Connie Meyer were recognized at a Wednesday, June 25 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education for their musical accomplishments.

Benvenuti, of Upper Township, graduated last week with the Class of 2014. She was a member of both the Cape Atlantic Honors Band and the All South Jersey Symphonic Band for the past three years.

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Retiring OCHS Teacher of the Year ‘touched hundreds of lives’

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 09, 2014 05:28 am

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Ocean City High School Teacher of the Year Mary Maguire, who is retiring, worked in education for 35 years and touched hundreds of lives, Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said.
photo by Ann Richardson/ Ocean City High School Teacher of the Year Mary Maguire, who is retiring, worked in education for 35 years and touched hundreds of lives, Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said.

OCEAN CITY – Teacher Mary Maguire always arrived at school with an open door, a smile on her face and a soft spot in her heart.

At a Wednesday, June 25 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education, Maguire was recognized as the Teacher of the Year for Ocean City High School and for her 35 years teaching.

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National Latin and Greek exam winners honored

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:00 am

photo by Ann Richardson Superintendent Kathleen Taylor and the Ocean City Board of Education recognized winners of the national Latin and Greek exams at a Wednesday, June 25 school board meeting. Latin exam winner Robert Phillips is pictured. photo by Ann Richardson Superintendent Kathleen Taylor and the Ocean City Board of Education recognized winners of the national Latin and Greek exams at a Wednesday, June 25 school board meeting. Latin exam winner Robert Phillips is pictured. OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Board of Education recognized two students whose exceptional performance on the 2014 National Latin and Greek exams earned high honors.

Robert Phillips was a 2014 National Latin Exam Award Recipient, scoring Cum Laude on the National Latin III Poetry Exam.

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