Ocean City Gazette

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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Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Feb. 12, 2015

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Written by Claire Lowe Saturday, February 14, 2015 11:48 am

Claire Lowe / Jennifer Bowman receives a certificate from Mayor Jay Gillian recognizing her time as a volunteer on the Advisory Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Claire Lowe / Jennifer Bowman receives a certificate from Mayor Jay Gillian recognizing her time as a volunteer on the Advisory Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Council discussed the following items when it met Thursday, Feb. 12 at City Hall. Councilman Pete Madden was not present.

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Ocean City Boardwalk work nearly complete

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, February 13, 2015 04:45 pm

photos by Jen Marra / Workers work on the final details of the reconstruction of a section of the Ocean City Boardwalk Friday, Feb. 13 in front of Gillian's Wonderland Pier.  photos by Jen Marra / Workers work on the final details of the reconstruction of a section of the Ocean City Boardwalk Friday, Feb. 13 in front of Gillian's Wonderland Pier.

OCEAN CITY — Workers were putting the finishing touches on phase II of a multi-year boardwalk reconstruction project Friday, Feb. 13 in front of Gillian’s Wonderland Pier.

The reconstruction included the replacement of decking and substructure between Sixth and Seventh streets and was expected to be complete in the spring, but will finish up much earlier than that.

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Flooding concerns rise in Ocean City

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, February 13, 2015 12:15 pm

File photo / Tidal flooding in Ocean City at 10th Street in 2013. File photo / Tidal flooding in Ocean City at 10th Street in 2013.

OCEAN CITY — Residents who live on and around Haven Avenue near 29th Street flooded council chambers during its meeting Thursday, Feb. 12, demanding to know when and what the city was doing about rising water in their neighborhood.

The day prior, many of these residents attended a meeting at the library hosted by a flooding subcommittee of Fairness in Taxes and headed up by residents Eric Sauder and Suzanne Hornick.

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Mayor introduces $72M budget, slight tax increase for 2015

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, February 13, 2015 12:47 am

OCEAN CITY — Services will remain the same, record amounts will be spent on capital projects and the local municipal tax rate will rise very slightly under the 2015 budget proposed by Mayor Jay Gillian.

“The budget I am presenting to you tonight maintains all services that our residents, visitors and property owners expect and enjoy. It does so with a modest tax rate increase of 1/2 of one cent,” Gillian said in his state of the city address Thursday.

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