Ocean City Gazette

Two vie for Ocean City mayor’s seat -- Ed Price: Ocean City can do better

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, April 07, 2014 02:30 pm

OCEAN CITY — Running on a platform of FACTS: Fairness, Accountability, Communication, Transparency and Sensibility, Ed Price is challenging incumbent Mayor Jay Gillian in the May 13 municipal election.

“I think Ocean City can do better,” he said. “I want to bring a different style. I want to bring a different approach a more systematic, long-term approach to the issues.

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Two vie for Ocean City mayor’s seat -- Jay Gillian cites proven leadership

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, April 07, 2014 01:45 pm

OCEAN CITY — With the platform of “proven, common sense leadership,” Jay Gillian is seeking a second term as mayor.

“I want to continue with all the good things that we started, to build on the accomplishments from my first term,” Gillian said.

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Ocean City community news, edition of April 9, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 07, 2014 12:00 am

Violence is TED topic Saturday

TED talks continue this 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12 with Dr. Gary Slutkin discussing, “What if we treated violence as a contagious disease?” Ocean City Library, 1735 Simpson Ave.

Slutkin, an epidemiologist, wondered if violence spread like a disease and founded Cure Violence.  “Join us to learn how science-based strategies have been developed to stop violence before it starts and learn what is happening worldwide with this approach,” reads a statement from organizers.

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Family, community seek to improve lives in the DR

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Written by Ann Richardson Saturday, April 05, 2014 05:25 pm

St. Peter's mission  OCEAN CITY — Seven years ago, Anne and Matt Dice and their two children spent six months in Los Cocos de Jacagua in the Dominican Republic. 

With the assistance of a mission team from St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, they built a small home and started a movement. In June, the mission team will return to complete its 50th home.

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First step set for demolition of Christian Brothers buildings

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Written by Bill Barlow Saturday, April 05, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Asbestos abatement is expected to begin next week on the first of two buildings at the historic Christian Brothers Retreat at 31st Street and Central Avenue.

The rambling beachfront buildings, more than a century old, are slated for demolition, of which the asbestos removal is the first step.

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Additional state aid lowers proposed tax increase in Ocean City school budget

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, April 04, 2014 02:53 pm

Additional state aid lowers proposed tax increase in Ocean City school budget Additional state aid lowers proposed tax increase in Ocean City school budget

OCEAN CITY — Additional state aid funding means a slight reduction in the tax levy for the Ocean City School District, school officials announced last week.

Anticipating flat state aid figures in the 2014-2015 budget, district officials were pleased when they learned the district would receive a 12-percent increase.

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Some neighbors skeptical about proposed location for Ocean City skatepark

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, April 04, 2014 01:04 pm

Photo by Christie Rotondo/ About 200 people came out to the City Council Workshop meeting about the skatepark Thursday. Photo by Christie Rotondo/ About 200 people came out to the City Council Workshop meeting about the skatepark Thursday.
OCEAN CITY—About 200 people packed into the Ocean City Free Public Library Thursday night to hear a proposal to bring a skatepark back to Ocean City.

But, while building a skatepark somewhere in town had the support of most in the room, several residents expressed concerns about the possible location for the park at Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue.

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Aaron-Stanton inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 04, 2014 12:00 am

Desiree Aaron-Stanton of Ocean City, a student at Widener University, was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

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