• 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

Museum event compares old Ocean City with new

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:30 am

Delaware Hotel one of many buildings no longer standing

photo courtesy of the Ocean City Historical Museum / The Delaware Hotel was built in 1925 on the beach between Third Street and Park Place. One of many grand hotels built in the 1920s, it was demolished in 1971 to make way for the Gardens Plaza high-rise condominium. photo courtesy of the Ocean City Historical Museum / The Delaware Hotel was built in 1925 on the beach between Third Street and Park Place. One of many grand hotels built in the 1920s, it was demolished in 1971 to make way for the Gardens Plaza high-rise condominium.

OCEAN CITY — Built in 1925, The Delaware Hotel graced the north end of the boardwalk for 46 years before giving way to the more modern Gardens Plaza.

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Ocean City events, edition of Aug. 20, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 am

OC Theatre Co. junior company presents two shows

OC Theatre Co. junior company presents two shows OC Theatre Co. junior company presents two shows

The middle school students in Ocean City Theatre Company’s junior company will present “The Music Man Junior” 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 and 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 in the auditorium of Upper Township Middle School, 525 Perry Road, Petersburg. Tickets will be available at the door for $12, cash or check. Master Showman Harold Hill is in town, and he's got “seventy-six trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure? Based on the Broadway classic, “The Music Man Junior” adapts this masterful musical for young performers.

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American Legion welcomes new veteran and family to R and R program

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / The Carbone family, clockwise from top, Gavin, 11; Army Capt. Christropher; Alaina Rose, 1; and Janine Marie, will travel to Ocean City as part of the American Legion’s Rest and Relaxation Program for veterans. Submitted / The Carbone family, clockwise from top, Gavin, 11; Army Capt. Christropher; Alaina Rose, 1; and Janine Marie, will travel to Ocean City as part of the American Legion’s Rest and Relaxation Program for veterans.

OCEAN CITY — US Army Capt. Christopher Carbone and his family are the third military family this year to be honored with a free stay in “America’s Favorite Family Resort” courtesy of the Ocean City American Legion Post 524’s Rest and Relaxation Program. Last year five families took part.

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Ocean City Charitable Foundation donates to 15 area charities

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 am

At the foundation’s semi-annual awards reception on July 16, the organization distributed $43,000 in grants to 15 area charities, including: A Work in Progress Foundation; ARC of Atlantic County; Atlantic City Ballet; Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties; Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund; Cape May County Council on Alcoholism; CONTACT Cape-Atlantic; Friends of the Ocean City Pops; Hammonton Revitalization Corporation; Jersey Shore Council of Boy Scouts of America; Marine Mammal Stranding Center; Ocean City Ecumenical Council; Ocean City Education Foundation; Ocean City Red Raider Football Association; and Schultz-Hill Foundation.  At the foundation’s semi-annual awards reception on July 16, the organization distributed $43,000 in grants to 15 area charities, including: A Work in Progress Foundation; ARC of Atlantic County; Atlantic City Ballet; Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties; Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund; Cape May County Council on Alcoholism; CONTACT Cape-Atlantic; Friends of the Ocean City Pops; Hammonton Revitalization Corporation; Jersey Shore Council of Boy Scouts of America; Marine Mammal Stranding Center; Ocean City Ecumenical Council; Ocean City Education Foundation; Ocean City Red Raider Football Association; and Schultz-Hill Foundation.

OCEAN CITY — From community gardens to clothing for the needy, several charitable programs in Atlantic and Cape May counties received a boost from the Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Aug. 20, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 18, 2014 03:37 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Aug. 20, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Aug. 20, 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 1,245 calls for service Aug. 10-16

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A week of Night in Venice events in Ocean City

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Around our Town with Cathy Finnegan Around our Town with Cathy Finnegan

A week of celebration kicked off when 12 contestants competing for the title of Miss Night in Venice turned in money they collected for local charities the past six weeks.

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Babies on parade in Ocean City

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, August 15, 2014 06:35 pm

Claire Lowe / Ocean City’s 105th Baby Parade took off down the boardwalk Thursday, Aug. 14. Claire Lowe / Ocean City’s 105th Baby Parade took off down the boardwalk Thursday, Aug. 14.

OCEAN CITY — Dozens of babies and children dressed up in costume to compete for prizes as Ocean City’s 105th Baby Parade took off down the boardwalk Thursday, Aug. 14.

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Ocean City approves purchase of Schilling property

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, August 15, 2014 03:07 pm

After years of controversy over the beachfront property known as the Schilling Estate, the city of Ocean City is now in a position to purchase the three lots at 19th Street. After years of controversy over the beachfront property known as the Schilling Estate, the city of Ocean City is now in a position to purchase the three lots at 19th Street.

OCEAN CITY — Protecting the beachfront lots from any future development, City Council unanimously approved a resolution and an accompanying spending ordinance to purchase the Schilling Estate property at 19th and Boardwalk at its Aug. 14 meeting.

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Council asks mayor to apply for permit for Corson’s Inlet boardwalk

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, August 15, 2014 12:20 pm

OCEAN CITY — It’s now up to the mayor to decide if the state can proceed with plans to build an elevated boardwalk in Corson’s Inlet, connecting West Avenue at 59th Street to the existing gravel path along a former railroad line in the wetlands.

City Council voted 6-1, with Councilman Pete Guinosso dissenting, to approve a resolution asking Mayor Jay Gillian to sign off on permit applications required to build the raised walkway over the wetlands at its Aug. 14 meeting.

Gillian said Thursday that he is not sure whether he will sign the permit applications because he is still researching the topic.

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Casino workers, protestors greet Christie in Ocean City

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, August 14, 2014 06:07 pm

Protestors outside Ocean City’s Music Pier asked Gov. Chris Christie for help, as three Atlantic City casinos are expected to close by mid-September. Protestors outside Ocean City’s Music Pier asked Gov. Chris Christie for help, as three Atlantic City casinos are expected to close by mid-September. OCEAN CITY — Gov. Chris Christie was greeted by protestors and supporters in Ocean City Thursday, with many casino workers petitioning for Christie to come to their aid before three more Atlantic City casinos close.

The town hall meeting at the Music Pier was expected to be on pension reform, and was one of several stops Christie has made throughout the state to push pension and benefits reform.

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OCBP announces unguarded beaches

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 13, 2014 03:23 pm

OCBP announces unguarded beaches OCBP announces unguarded beaches

OCEAN CITY — The Department of Fire and Rescue Services has announced the following beaches will be unguarded beginning Monday, Aug. 18:

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Coast Guard, Stranding Center rescue 800-pound turtle off Corson’s Inlet

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 13, 2014 08:35 am

OCEAN CITY — Crew members from Coast Guard Station Cape May and the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine rescued an approximately 800-pound leatherback turtle Saturday, Aug. 9 entangled in fishing gear 30 miles off the coast.

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