• Teen's suicide draws attention to district’s bullying, mental health policies

    Claire Lowe / Cassandra Rosamond, 19, of Ocean City reads anonymous stories from local students about bullying in Ocean City during a Wednesday, Dec. 17 Ocean City school board meeting.

    OCEAN CITY — Members of the community pressed the Ocean City Board of Education at its Wednesday, Dec. 17 meeting to make bullying and mental illness awareness priorities in the district in the wake of the death of Ocean City High School student Maliha Chowdhury.

  • Ocean City High School

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – School officials in Ocean City said they will not accept School Choice students from Upper Township’s middle school at Ocean City High School, Superintendent Vincent Palmieri said Monday.

    During the Upper Township Board of Education meeting Dec. 15, Palmieri said he and school board president Michele Barbieri met with high school principals and Ocean City Superintendent Kathleen Taylor on Thursday to discuss the issue, and were notified Friday that the students would not be admitted.

  • Jen Marra / Guests take a closer look at the names engraved on the glass plaques of the donor wall that was unveiled Friday, Dec. 12 in the lobby of the Ocean City Community Center. The wall was uncovered during the Ocean City Community Center Association’s Afternoon of Appreciation, recognizing the contributors who made the center possible.

    OCEAN CITY — The many volunteers who helped make the Ocean City Community Center a reality were honored Friday with the unveiling of a new Donor Wall during the Ocean City Community Center Association’s Afternoon of Appreciation.

    “That turned out so well. We couldn’t have been happier,” said Ken Cooper, chairman of the association.

  • Ocean City Downtown Holiday Dash Dec. 19

    A new race will take off in the downtown this month. The Ocean City Downtown Holiday Dash will begin 5:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 on Asbury Avenue. The race begins at Fifth Street and finishes just beyond 14th Street. Race-day registration begins at 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue.

  • Strathmere, Sea Isle City dredging will start first, US Army Corps says

    Bill Barlow / A Dec. 9 nor'easter battered southend beaches in Ocean City, eroding some areas like here at 57th Street.

    A beach replenishment project in southend Ocean City, Strathmere and Sea Isle City is currently scheduled to begin in early March 2015, according to new information from the US Army Corps of Engineers, which is coordinating the project.

  • Projects could allow for water hook ups

    MARMORA – The Upper Township Zoning Board of Adjustment Thursday approved an amended site plan, conditional use and lot width and lot frontage variances for a New Jersey American Water project in Marmora that aims to increase water pressure in Upper Township.

    A new well facility there and a planned water tower in Seaville will be connected by a water main, potentially allowing residents to hook up to water service.

  • photos by Claire Lowe / Lawyer Solomon Rothschild (JoHannah Newman, a senior from Ocean City) protests as her client, Jacob Marley (TJ Rumer, a freshman from Marmora), is questioned by Ebenezer Scrooge (Justin Angelastro, a junior from Seaville).

    OCEAN CITY — Students in the Ocean City High School Drama Guild will put Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future on the witness stand as they present “The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge” as their fall play next week.

    Making his directorial debut for the Drama Guild is Ocean City High School alumnus Don Toal Jr. A member of the class of 2003, Toal is also a substitute teacher and has worked in the arts for several years, directing shows and teaching classes for the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company.

Ocean City Gazette

Ocean City agrees to send dredge spoils to Wildwood

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, December 05, 2014 12:45 am

Agreement paves the way for back bay dredging, dependent on permits and soil testing

Low tide on the bay in Ocean City in 2013. Low tide on the bay in Ocean City in 2013.

OCEAN CITY — Clearing the way for much-needed lagoon and back bay dredging, Ocean City hopes to free up space in one of its spoils sites by sending the silt to Wildwood. Wildwood, in turn, will use the material to cap its landfill.

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Funding put in place for Ocean City skatepark

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, December 05, 2014 12:03 am

A rendering of the proposed Cape May County of Skatepark in Ocean City. A rendering of the proposed Cape May County of Skatepark in Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY — In a 5-0 vote, City Council approved a $750,000 bond ordinance Thursday, Dec. 4 that puts funding in place for a permanent, concrete skatepark adjacent to the fire headquarters at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue.

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Manco and Manco owner will not be reappointed to Ocean City tourism commission

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, December 04, 2014 01:13 pm

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City’s administration has decided to withdraw its reappointment of Manco and Manco owner Chuck Bangle to the city’s tourism commission, the city announced Thursday, Dec. 4.

The resolution authorizing the reappointment was pulled from City Council’s agenda for Thursday evening. Bangle, of Somers Point, is facing federal tax evasion charges.

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Ocean City presents 23rd annual First Night New Year’s Eve celebration

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 03, 2014 03:21 pm

Reduced admission extended through Friday

Ocean City presents 23rd annual First Night New Year’s Eve celebration Ocean City presents 23rd annual First Night New Year’s Eve celebration

OCEAN CITY — On New Year’s Eve, Ocean City will present its 23rd annual First Night. This popular event offers eight hours of family entertainment from 4 p.m. through midnight, capped by a fireworks display.

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OCHS boys soccer donates to ALS

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 03, 2014 12:00 am

The Ocean City High School boys soccer team was challenged to take the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but thought it was a better idea to pool their money and donate to the ALS Association. The Ocean City High School boys soccer team was challenged to take the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but thought it was a better idea to pool their money and donate to the ALS Association.

The Ocean City High School boys soccer team was challenged to take the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but thought it was a better idea to pool their money and donate to the ALS Association, which works to treat and cure ALS. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, ALS is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement, according to the US National Library of Medicine.

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Know before you go: Ocean City Council meets 7 p.m. Dec. 4

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, December 02, 2014 05:44 pm

Know before you go: Ocean City Council meets 7 p.m. Dec. 4 Know before you go: Ocean City Council meets 7 p.m. Dec. 4

OCEAN CITY — Council will discuss the following items when it meets 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 in City Hall, Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue.

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Drunken driving enforcement holiday crackdown in Ocean City

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 02, 2014 03:23 pm

Ocean City police cruiser Ocean City police cruiser

OCEAN CITY — Law enforcement officials from the Ocean City Police Department will be cracking down on drunken drivers as part of the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign.

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Beach tags don’t pay for sand

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, December 02, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

The following is a response to a letter to the editor written by Mike Hudick of Manheim, Pa., published by the Gazette:

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Moved by ‘Citizenfour’

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, December 02, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I just saw “Citizenfour,” a powerful documentary on Edward Snowden.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Dec. 3, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 01, 2014 01:17 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Dec. 3, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Dec. 3, 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 509 calls for service Nov. 23-29

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Post 524 to host VA mobile outreach van Dec. 29

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 01, 2014 12:59 pm

Ocean City American Legion Post 524 will host the Veterans Administration Medical Center’s Mobile Outreach Clinic Van 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29 at post headquarters, 3304 Bay Ave.

“I encourage all veterans to take advantage of this medical outreach program,” said Ocean City American Legion Post 524 Cmdr. Bob Marzulli. “Please take the time to visit the van while it’s on the island.”

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Leeds is Exchange Club’s November Student of the Month

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Written by Submitted by Doug Otto Monday, December 01, 2014 12:47 pm

An AP Scholar with Distinction, Ocean City Exchange Club November Student of the Month Emma Leeds, in center, was recognized at a recent meeting. With her are Leeds’ parents and brother, Exchange Club President Bill Culp and Ocean City Board of Education member James Bauer. An AP Scholar with Distinction, Ocean City Exchange Club November Student of the Month Emma Leeds, in center, was recognized at a recent meeting. With her are Leeds’ parents and brother, Exchange Club President Bill Culp and Ocean City Board of Education member James Bauer.

OCEAN CITY — The Exchange Club of Ocean City paid tribute to its November Student of the Month when it recognized Ocean City High School senior Emma Leeds at a recent meeting.

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