• PETERSBURG – Members of the Upper Township Board of Education said last week that they are still seeking to restore some of their voting rights on the Ocean City school board.

    Three Upper Township school board members serve on the Ocean City school board. They are permitted to vote on issues affecting Upper Township students, but since 2010 they have not had a say in the election of the Ocean City Board of Education president, vice president or solicitor.

  • Ocean City High School senior Devon Grisbaum did something on Saturday that only one other runner in Cape-Atlantic League history has done - she won the NJSIAA Meet of Champions.

    Grisbaum ran the Homdel Park course in 18 minutes, 19.26 seconds to finish a little more than 2.5 seconds ahead of Mainland freshman Alyssa Aldridge. Grisbaum had finished third and Aldridge fourth in the State Group 3 Meet a week earlier and have run one-two all season.

  • Ocean City named third smartest small town by Forbes

    According to a new list by Forbes, Ocean City – and the rest of Cape May County – was named one of America's smartest cities. The metropolitan statistical area was ranked third on the list of small towns by contributors Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill.

  • Claire Lowe / Ocean City High School and Intermediate School students work together on posters that depict the negative effects of smoking to celebrate the Great American Smokeout Thursday, Nov. 20.

    OCEAN CITY — To celebrate the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout, Ocean City High School’s REBEL and SADD clubs presented to over 80 students in Renee Bendig’s health classes on Thursday, Nov. 20 on the negative effects of tobacco use.

    Latching on to the city and school district’s Did You Know? campaign, members of SADD, which stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions, and REBEL, formerly SCAT or Student Coalition Against Tobacco, traveled to the Ocean City Intermediate School to encourage their younger cohorts to stay away from smoking.

  • Ocean City holiday events calendar 2014

    Horse and carriage rides and photos with Santa

    Noon-3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22 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.

  • St. Peter's United Methodist Church was one of several Ocean City historic properties awarded $1.3 million in Sandy Relief grants

    OCEAN CITY — Several historic Ocean City properties were named recipients of Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grants Wednesday, Nov. 19, with awards totaling over $1.3 million.

    Recipients include St. Peter's United Methodist Church at $145,229; First Presbyterian Church at $151,000; and My Shore House at $335,879, as well as the city-owned Ocean City Transportation Center at $501,000; US Life Saving Station 30 at $143,031; and City Hall at $230,000.

  • OCEAN CITY — The city is hosting a public meeting to discuss phase II of the northend road improvement project 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 at St. Francis Cabrini Church in Culliney Hall, 114 Atlantic Ave. in Ocean City.

Ocean City Gazette

EHT artist wins November art show

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 12, 2014 10:22 am

“On the Wild Side” by Bernice Rappoport of Egg Harbor Township took top prize in the Art on Asbury November show, “Anything Goes.” “On the Wild Side” by Bernice Rappoport of Egg Harbor Township took top prize in the Art on Asbury November show, “Anything Goes.”

OCEAN CITY — Bernice Rappoport of Egg Harbor Township was named the first place winner of the Ocean City Fine Arts League November show, “Anything Goes,” for her mixed media piece titled “On the Wild Side.”

Rappoport studied at the Art Students League in New York and with many notable artists, working in oil, pastel, acrylics, charcoal or watercolor. Many of Rappoport’s paintings feature the play of light on landscapes, portraits and figures, and still life.

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Ocean City Boardwalk reconstruction underway

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, November 12, 2014 09:00 am

 Jen Marra / Visitors look out at the section of the Ocean City Boardwalk that has been torn out in front of Gillian’s Wonderland Pier Saturday, Nov. 8. Jen Marra / Visitors look out at the section of the Ocean City Boardwalk that has been torn out in front of Gillian’s Wonderland Pier Saturday, Nov. 8.

Work on the ’Walk

Visitors look out at the section of the Ocean City Boardwalk that has been torn out in front of Gillian’s Wonderland Pier Saturday, Nov. 8. The city is in the second phase of a multi-year plan to replace the boardwalk and substructure. The current work is between Sixth and Seventh streets and is expected to be completed in the spring.

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Ocean City honors veterans with annual service

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Written by Bill Barlow Tuesday, November 11, 2014 07:27 pm

Bill Barlow / Charlie Palermo, a World War II Marine veteran, salutes during the national anthem at Ocean City’s Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Veterans Memorial Park. Palermo was in the front row for the event, joined by fellow veterans from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. Bill Barlow / Charlie Palermo, a World War II Marine veteran, salutes during the national anthem at Ocean City’s Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Veterans Memorial Park. Palermo was in the front row for the event, joined by fellow veterans from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

OCEAN CITY — Community members again gathered at Veterans Memorial Park Tuesday, Nov. 11 to honor veterans and those who now serve in the armed forces, but two familiar faces were missing and missed.

Speakers remembered Joe DiOrio and Dick Grimes, two World War II veterans who died this year. Both men would usually have been in the front row at the event. Mayor Jay Gillian described them as “the perfect examples of the Greatest Generation.”

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Stainton’s to launch Liberty USO's ‘Operation Stocking Stuffers’ on Veterans Day

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:00 am

Stainton’s to launch Liberty USO's ‘Operation Stocking Stuffers’ on Veteran’s Day Stainton’s to launch Liberty USO's ‘Operation Stocking Stuffers’ on Veteran’s Day

OCEAN CITY – Beginning on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11 and continuing through the first week of December, Stainton’s Gallery of Shops will be collecting stocking stuffers to fill 100 stockings for U.S. troops overseas.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Nov. 12, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 10, 2014 02:29 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Nov. 12, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Nov. 12, 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 520 calls for service Nov. 2-8

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Dog of the Year crowned in Ocean City

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Written by Jen Marra Monday, November 10, 2014 10:44 am

Jen Marra / The 2015 Ocean City Dog of the Year, Mr. P.W. Scrubbs, with owners Stephanie Lindley and Robert Wilent of Ocean City, walks over to receive his crown from Lynne Lewis, advisor with the Ocean City Dog Park Association, Saturday, Nov. 8, in the parking lot of the Tahiti Inn. Proceeds and donations from the event go towards the dog park's maintenance and upgrades. Jen Marra / The 2015 Ocean City Dog of the Year, Mr. P.W. Scrubbs, with owners Stephanie Lindley and Robert Wilent of Ocean City, walks over to receive his crown from Lynne Lewis, advisor with the Ocean City Dog Park Association, Saturday, Nov. 8, in the parking lot of the Tahiti Inn. Proceeds and donations from the event go towards the dog park's maintenance and upgrades.

The 2015 Ocean City Dog of the Year, Mr. P.W. Scrubbs, with owners Stephanie Lindley and Robert Wilent of Ocean City, walks over to receive his crown from Lynne Lewis, advisor with the Ocean City Dog Park Association, Saturday, Nov. 8, in the parking lot of the Tahiti Inn. 

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Ocean City filmmaker wins awards at Downbeach Film Fest

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, November 10, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City resident Pat Kazanjian’s film, “The Beacon,” a science fiction short film, won for Best Sci-Fi Short, Best Director Sci-Fi Short, and Best Actress (Paulette Freas) at the Downbeach Film Festival in October. Ocean City resident Pat Kazanjian’s film, “The Beacon,” a science fiction short film, won for Best Sci-Fi Short, Best Director Sci-Fi Short, and Best Actress (Paulette Freas) at the Downbeach Film Festival in October.

OCEAN CITY — Entering her first film contest, local filmmaker Pat Kazanjian was overwhelmed to be selected as the winner in three categories at the Downbeach Film Festival last month.

“It was crazy. I didn’t think I was hearing it right,” Kazanjian said. “It was really great. It was like Hollywood in South Jersey.”

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Ocean City student named to National Honor Society at Prep

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, November 09, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / Seven seniors at St. Augustine Preparatory School have been named to the National Honor Society. From left are Prep President Donald Reilly; George Steffa, of Sea Isle City; John W. O’Brien, of Ocean City; Robert Fralinger, of Bridgeton; Kyle DeMatte, of Sewell; Sean Carew, of Northfield; Steve Alvarez and Daniel Alvarez, both of Mays Landing; dean of academics Joseph Vandenberg, and dean of student life Kevin Burke. Submitted / Seven seniors at St. Augustine Preparatory School have been named to the National Honor Society. From left are Prep President Donald Reilly; George Steffa, of Sea Isle City; John W. O’Brien, of Ocean City; Robert Fralinger, of Bridgeton; Kyle DeMatte, of Sewell; Sean Carew, of Northfield; Steve Alvarez and Daniel Alvarez, both of Mays Landing; dean of academics Joseph Vandenberg, and dean of student life Kevin Burke.

John W. O’Brien of Ocean City was one of seven seniors at St. Augustine Preparatory School in Richland named to the National Honor Society.  

While most schools qualify their students with an 85 average, Prep students qualify after their first semester of junior year with a weighted cumulative average of 93. These seven students join the 60 Prep students who were inducted in the spring.

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Costello named Ocean City Citizen of the Year

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Written by Claire Lowe Saturday, November 08, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City Chamber announces award winners

Leon Costello was named the 2014 Ocean City Citizen of the Year. Leon Costello was named the 2014 Ocean City Citizen of the Year.

OCEAN CITY — Leon Costello has been named Ocean City’s 2014 Citizen of the Year by the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce.

“I’m amazed,” Costello said of the honor. “I’m certainly thrilled and, again, amazed that I was picked.”

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Nov. 5, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 07, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Nov. 5, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Nov. 5, 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 550 calls for service Oct. 26-Nov. 1

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Newly elected board members say they are thankful and excited

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, November 07, 2014 12:00 am

Joseph Clark, Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes and Michael Allan James were recently elected to the Ocean City Board of Education. Joseph Clark, Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes and Michael Allan James were recently elected to the Ocean City Board of Education.

OCEAN CITY – The two incumbents and one newcomer elected to the Ocean City Board of Education this week said they were grateful for their community’s support.

Voters went to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4, re-electing current board President Joseph Clark and incumbent Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes, as well as Michael Allan James.

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Ocean City skatepark location finalized, design nearing completion

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, November 06, 2014 01:36 pm

Residents come out to support, ask questions on plan

Claire Lowe / The Ocean City Library was packed with residents and supporters of a skatepark in Ocean City during a town hall meeting on the subject Wednesday. Claire Lowe / The Ocean City Library was packed with residents and supporters of a skatepark in Ocean City during a town hall meeting on the subject Wednesday.

OCEAN CITY — A location has been finalized for the Cape May County Skatepark in Ocean City, Councilman Mike DeVlieger announced at a town hall meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the library.

The meeting was hosted by DeVlieger and fellow Councilmen Michael Allegretto and Antwan McClellan, and city administrator Mike Dattilo. Over a hundred residents and supporters came out to the meeting. Many were wearing T-shirts that said “Cape May County Skatepark.”

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