Ocean City Gazette

Freckles are cause for concern

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 14, 2014 02:07 pm

To the editor:

The annual "Greatest Freckles" competition was recently held at the Music Pier.

I don't mean to be a party pooper but freckles to a board certified dermatologist are the sign of sun damage.

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Non-resident voting would improve elections

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 14, 2014 02:04 pm

To the editor:

I strongly agree with Jim Tweed’s letter proposing voting rights for second home owners. That wasn’t my first reaction, though. I had to digest the fact that he didn’t want them voting for state or federal offices, just local ones.

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Design contract awarded for 29th Street firehouse in Ocean City

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, July 14, 2014 09:00 am

firehouse OCEAN CITY – An Egg Harbor Township engineering firm has been awarded an $80,200 contract to design the 29th Street firehouse, which was severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy. 

During his February budget address, Mayor Jay Gillian announced that FEMA would not fund the construction of a new station.

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Ocean City boardwalk reconstruction contract awarded

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Written by Christie Rotondo Sunday, July 13, 2014 02:47 pm

OCEA CITY – City Council awarded a $1.6 million contract to Fred M. Schiavone Construction, Inc. for reconstruction of the boardwalk between Sixth Street and Plaza Place. The same company recently completed reconstruction of the boardwalk between Fifth and Sixth streets.

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Ocean City proposes to add two members to tourism commission

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Written by Christie Rotondo Sunday, July 13, 2014 11:45 am

OCEAN CITY - Two additional non-voting members will be added to the city’s tourism commission, which currently consists of five members, if an ordinance introduced July 9 should pass a final vote July 24.

City solicitor Dottie McCrossen said that the additional two members will give the business community two additional seats at the commission’s table, and the new members will be able to provide input on issues before they are put to a vote. The non-voting members will also provide a path of succession onto the board as voting members, she said. 

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Council asks planning board to review changes to redevelopment property

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Written by Christie Rotondo Sunday, July 13, 2014 09:44 am

OCEAN CITY – It’s been almost 10 years since Ocean City declared the property across from the Flanders Hotel an area in need of redevelopment, but nothing has been built at the site yet. 

Originally, the Soleil Hotel and Spa was planned to be built there, but on Thursday, new owners of the property asked for it to be developed into a six-story, 94-unit condominium complex. 

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Ocean City looks to lease property for American Legion headquarters

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, July 11, 2014 12:20 pm

OCEAN CITY— American Legion Movay-Miley Post 524 could get its own permanent headquarters through a lease of city property at 46th Street.

Ocean City Council introduced an ordinance Thursday, July 10 that would lease city-owned property to the post for the next 50 years.

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Boardwalk reconstruction contract up for a vote at Ocean City Council meeting

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, July 10, 2014 03:35 pm

OCEAN CITY – City council is scheduled to vote on a contract to reconstruct a portion of the boardwalk at Sixth Street at its meeting tonight.

Also on the agenda is a resolution to lease city property at 46th Street to American Legion Morvay-Miley Post 524 for the use of a headquarters, authorize a contract for design services for reconstruction of the 29th Street firehouse, a contract for engineering services for a pump station at Merion Park, and a resolution directing the planning board to examine potential changes to the redevelopment area across from The Flanders Hotel at 11th Street and Ocean Ave.

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OCTC bringing ‘Broadway to the Boardwalk’ this week

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:34 am

Submitted / The Ocean City Theater Company will present “The Cat in the Hat” on Saturday, July 12 at the Moorlyn Family Theater. There will also be performances of “Guys and Dolls” at the Music Pier this week. Submitted / The Ocean City Theater Company will present “The Cat in the Hat” on Saturday, July 12 at the Moorlyn Family Theater. There will also be performances of “Guys and Dolls” at the Music Pier this week. OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Theatre Company will bring Broadway to the boardwalk this week.

“The Cat in the Hat” will be performed at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 12 at the Moorlyn Family Theatre on the boardwalk. “Guys and Dolls” is set for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9 and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 10 at the Music Pier.

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Junior crew boats congratulated on winning seasons

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 09, 2014 09:51 am

Coaches and members of the boys junior eight boat that won a national championship were honored by the Ocean City Board of Education last month.
photos by Ann Richardson / Coaches and members of the boys junior eight boat that won a national championship were honored by the Ocean City Board of Education last month. OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City High School boys and girls crew teams were recognized last month for securing county, state and national championships this year.

The Ocean City Board of Education recognized the teams and their coaches at a Wednesday, June 25 meeting.

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