• photos by Claire Lowe / The Ocean City Exchange Club held its annual Halloween Parade on Thursday, Oct. 30 along Asbury Avenue.

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Exchange Club held its annual Halloween Parade on Thursday, Oct. 30 along Asbury Avenue.

  • Date set for Night in Venice 2015

    OCEAN CITY — Night in Venice, one of the largest boat parades of its kind, will sail down the bayfront and through the lagoons on Saturday, July 11, 2015.

    The 62nd annual Night in Venice parade will begin at 6 p.m., according to Jim Mallon, assistant to Mayor Jay Gillian.

  • Ocean City High School student Mercy Griffith, one of six students who designed a science experiment that was chosen to be tested in space as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program, speaks about watching the Antares rocket carrying their experiment explode, during a press conference Wednesday at the high school.

    OCEAN CITY — At a press conference in front of the school to discuss the rocket explosion on Wednesday, Oct. 29, Ocean City Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said school officials knew the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program would be a great learning experience for students.

    “Sometimes, however, one never realizes what he or she might learn,” she said. “Our students are learning that the world of science is full of twists and turns; the line between success and disappointment can sometimes be blurred.”

  • Seats up for grabs on local school board, U.S. House and Senate

    From left are Joseph S. Clark Jr., Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes, Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr., the local candidates for the three open seats on the Ocean City Board of Education.

    OCEAN CITY — Four candidates are hoping to fill the three open seats on the Ocean City Board of Education in the Nov. 4 general election.

  • Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night

    Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night

    The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Welcome Night 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Welcome Night serves as a way for the chamber to introduce new and current residents to community, civic and social organizations; community leaders and city officials; and local businesses including restaurants, financial and insurance services, retail stores and medical offices.

  • Presented during a council workshop meeting in April, the proposed Ocean City skatepark would include a 4- to 6-foot deep bowl, ramps, a raised plaza, and other amenities.

    (UPDATE 1 p.m. Oct. 30) The time of this meeting has been changed to 7-8:30 p.m.

    OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Council plans to hold a town hall meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5 on the proposed permanent skatepark to be constructed at Fifth Street near the Ocean City Fire Headquarters.

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Ocean City Library keeps Maloney’s spirit alive

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, October 14, 2014 11:28 am

Ann Richardson / At left, Barbara Maloney assists Jennifer Shirk, president of the Ocean City Library Board of Trustees, and Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian, in unveiling a portrait of her son, Chris, which will hang in the library. Ann Richardson / At left, Barbara Maloney assists Jennifer Shirk, president of the Ocean City Library Board of Trustees, and Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian, in unveiling a portrait of her son, Chris, which will hang in the library.

OCEAN CITY – Barbara Maloney, the mother of the late Christopher Maloney, had tears in her eyes as she recalled the love her son had for the Ocean City Free Public Library, the organization he led for a decade before his sudden death last December.

At the unveiling of a portrait of her son and the dedication of the lecture hall now named for him on Monday, Oct. 13 at the library, Maloney said it was “a happy day,” despite her grief, “a happy occasion in a wonderful room in a wonderful building.”

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Oct. 13, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 13, 2014 01:48 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Oct. 13, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Oct. 13, 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 474 calls for service Oct. 5-11

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Third quarter real estate sales up in 2014

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Written by Ann Richardson Sunday, October 12, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Sales and rentals are up in Ocean City for the third quarter, the Ocean City Board of Realtors reports. Visitors are booking early for 2015, and Board of Realtors President Ken Sedberry predicts another banner year.

“It’s good news,” Sedberry said. “We’ve had a big increase with people, who rented this year, wanting to return and rent again next year, so based on the interest we’re seeing, 2015 should be a really good year.”

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Historic commission wants stricter demolition rules

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Written by Ann Richardson Saturday, October 11, 2014 12:00 am

Members would not discuss proposal to cut district

OCEAN CITY — Members of the Ocean City Historic Preservation Commission agreed to a compromise on proposed demolition requirements at a Tuesday, Oct. 7 meeting, but commission President Jack Ball said that a map, which proposed a nearly 40 percent decrease in the size of the historic district, would not be discussed.

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Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Oct. 15, 2014

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, October 10, 2014 03:22 pm

 Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Oct. 15, 2014 Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Oct. 15, 2014

OCEAN CITY — City Council discussed the following items when it met Thursday, Oct. 9 in City Hall. Mayor Jay Gillian was not present.

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Ocean City to state: ‘Leave our beaches alone’

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, October 10, 2014 03:00 pm

Council opposes legislation to require free beaches where towns receive state and federal aid for replenishment

Ocean City to state: ‘Leave our beaches alone’ Ocean City to state: ‘Leave our beaches alone’

OCEAN CITY — Joining other shore towns in the state, Ocean City Council vehemently opposed a state bill that would require towns accepting state and federal money for beach replenishment to provide free beaches.

“I think it’s disgusting,” Councilman Mike DeVlieger said at the Thursday, Oct. 9 council meeting.

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Governor creates drug addiction task force

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 09, 2014 04:01 pm

Ocean City resident to serve on team

TRENTON – A 12-member team of leaders and experts from inside and outside of government have been assembled by Gov. Chris Christie to fight drug addiction through treatment and prevention. On Thursday, Oct. 9, Christie signed Executive Order No. 163 to create the Facing Addiction Task Force.

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Tidal Wave band brings surf music to OC Block Party

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:00 am

At top, from left are Ed Targonski (The Pelican), Jason Ragan (CellFish), Scott Raab (Surfer Joe) ,Thom Piecara (Thiki Thom), and Jon Dalton (The Turtle). At bottom, from left are Scott Pieczara (The Big Kahuna) and Scott Carey (Woody Buffet). At top, from left are Ed Targonski (The Pelican), Jason Ragan (CellFish), Scott Raab (Surfer Joe) ,Thom Piecara (Thiki Thom), and Jon Dalton (The Turtle). At bottom, from left are Scott Pieczara (The Big Kahuna) and Scott Carey (Woody Buffet).

OCEAN CITY — For 28 years, The Tidal Wave Band has been keeping the summer alive and the locals dancing, and will continue that tradition at the Ocean City Fall Block Party Saturday, Oct. 11 along Asbury Avenue.

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1,500 participate in 4th annual HERO Walk

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Written by Submitted Wednesday, October 08, 2014 01:02 pm

Nearly 1,500 supporters walked in the fourth annual John R. Elliott HERO Walk Sunday, Oct. 5 on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Nearly 1,500 supporters walked in the fourth annual John R. Elliott HERO Walk Sunday, Oct. 5 on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

Nearly 1,500 supporters walked in the fourth annual John R. Elliott HERO Walk Sunday, Oct. 5 on the Ocean City Boardwalk.


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Poltorak honored with Service Excellence Award

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 08, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Bev Poltorak, staff pharmacist at Cape Regional Medical Center, has been honored with the Service Excellence Award for August in recognition of her consistently superior customer service.

Poltorak, of Ocean City, has been recognized as a team member who always puts the patients’ needs ahead of her own and makes service excellence an everyday habit. 

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Porches to nowhere: small structures required to access utility meters

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, October 08, 2014 12:00 am

Small porches are being constructed on new or renovated homes in Ocean City as a means to access utility meters. Small porches are being constructed on new or renovated homes in Ocean City as a means to access utility meters.

OCEAN CITY — Small porches are popping up on the sides of new or renovated homes around the island, but these structures do not permit access to the building to which they’re attached.

They’re porches to nowhere, existing solely to provide access to the utility meters.

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Collector shares love of Frankenstein at Ocean City Library

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, October 08, 2014 12:00 am

Claire Lowe / Collector and Frankenstein enthusiast Ron MacCloskey and Ocean City librarian Karen Mahar stand in front of over 50 pieces of Frankenstein artwork now on display in the atrium at the Ocean City Library. Claire Lowe / Collector and Frankenstein enthusiast Ron MacCloskey and Ocean City librarian Karen Mahar stand in front of over 50 pieces of Frankenstein artwork now on display in the atrium at the Ocean City Library.

OCEAN CITY — Collector Ron MacCloskey is again sharing part of his Frankenstein collection with visitors of the Ocean City Library to celebrate Halloween.

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