• OCEAN CITY — The student experiments that were lost when the Antares rocket carrying them, along with supplies, to the International Space Station exploded after launching Oct. 28 are getting a second chance to fly to space.

    According to Ocean City School Superintendent Kathleen Taylor, a re-launch of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program projects is in the works and tentatively scheduled for Dec. 9.

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

    OCEAN CITY — Council took the next step in getting a permanent skatepark built at Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue when it met Thursday, Nov. 13 at City Hall.

    In a 6-1 vote, council introduced a $750,000 bond ordinance that would pay for the skatepark, with Councilman Pete Guinosso voting “no.”

  • The Ocean City High School boys soccer team defeated Toms River South Thursday afternoon, 2-0, to win its second straight South Jersey Group 3 championship and the 10th in school history. The Ocean City High School boys soccer team defeated Toms River South Thursday afternoon, 2-0, to win its second straight South Jersey Group 3 championship and the 10th in school history. The Raiders last won back-to-back titles in 2004-05.

    After a scoreless first half, Don Van Meter scored for Ocean City in the first 10 minutes of the second half and Aaron King added the insurance goal in the final eight minutes that started the coundown among fans and players.

  • File photo / Ocean City Christmas parade 2012.

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Christmas Parade is back on. It is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 on Asbury Avenue from Sixth to 11th streets.

  • STRATHMERE – The Cape May County Bridge Commission is planning a $1 million project to repair the substructure of the 68-year-old Corson’s Inlet Bridge next summer.

    County engineer Dale Foster said this week that the most recent inspection of the bridge, part of Ocean Drive, determined numerous repairs are needed to the pilings. Plans are being prepared by engineering and construction services firm Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. of Lebanon, he said.

  • courtesy US Army Corps of Engineers / The Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet project calls for construction of a beachfill with a berm and dune in the municipalities of Ocean City, Upper Township, and Sea Isle City.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Wednesday that it has awarded a $57.6-million contract to the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company for a beach replenishment project in the south end of Ocean City, as well as Strathmere and Sea Isle City.

    The project is a joint effort of the Army Corps’ Philadelphia District and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

  • 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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Sweet treats on Asbury Ave.

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:00 pm

Jen Marra / Owen and Ethan Dunn, 7 and 8 respectively, and Gianni and Dominic Badagliacco, 8 and 5 respectively, all of Ocean City, wear their Halloween costumes and visit the businesses along Asbury Avenue for Downtown Trick or Treat Saturday, Oct. 25. Jen Marra / Owen and Ethan Dunn, 7 and 8 respectively, and Gianni and Dominic Badagliacco, 8 and 5 respectively, all of Ocean City, wear their Halloween costumes and visit the businesses along Asbury Avenue for Downtown Trick or Treat Saturday, Oct. 25.

Owen and Ethan Dunn, 7 and 8 respectively, and Gianni and Dominic Badagliacco, 8 and 5 respectively, all of Ocean City, wear their Halloween costumes and visit the businesses along Asbury Avenue for Downtown Trick or Treat Saturday, Oct. 25.


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Bioswale project to ease flooding at West Ave. intersection

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:00 pm

The intersection of North Street and West Avenue where it meets East Station Road. The City received a $10,0000 grant to build a bioswale on the corner. The intersection of North Street and West Avenue where it meets East Station Road. The City received a $10,0000 grant to build a bioswale on the corner.

OCEAN CITY — A longtime safety hazard for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists, the flood-prone intersection of North Street and West Avenue could soon be remedied.

The city was awarded a $10,000 grant from the New Jersey American Water Company to build a bioswale on the southwest corner of the problematic intersection.

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Students safe after Antares rocket explodes

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, October 28, 2014 06:46 pm

Superintendent says students, faculty were in safe viewing area when explosion occurred

photos by Eugene Caffrey / The Antares rocket carrying a private, unmanned spacecraft to the International Space Station exploded shortly after liftoff on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. photos by Eugene Caffrey / The Antares rocket carrying a private, unmanned spacecraft to the International Space Station exploded shortly after liftoff on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.

OCEAN CITY — The Antares rocket carrying a private, unmanned spacecraft to the International Space Station exploded shortly after liftoff on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.

The rocket was carrying Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus spacecraft and 5,000 pounds of food, water and student science experiments, including one created by six Ocean City High School students.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Oct. 28, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 28, 2014 09:58 am

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Oct. 28, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Oct. 28, 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 528 calls for service Oct. 19-25

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Firefighters extinguish small fire at Playland’s

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, October 27, 2014 02:31 pm

Amusements were not affected, cause under investigation

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Fire Department extinguished a small fire at Playland’s Castaway Cove on the boardwalk Sunday evening.

A passerby spotted the flames on the back deck of the amusement pier and called the fire department at 9:18 p.m. on Oct. 26.

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Volunteers clean beach, plant dune grass on sunny Saturday

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, October 27, 2014 12:49 pm

A group of loyal 20th Street beachgoers cleaned their favorite beach during the biannual Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep Saturday, Oct. 25.  From left are cousins Morgan DeCosta, Brittani Curtain, Shannon DeCosta and Maddy Presnall. A group of loyal 20th Street beachgoers cleaned their favorite beach during the biannual Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep Saturday, Oct. 25. From left are cousins Morgan DeCosta, Brittani Curtain, Shannon DeCosta and Maddy Presnall.

OCEAN CITY — Monica Perri didn’t plan on spending her morning on the beach Saturday, Oct. 25, but a dune grass planting caught her eye as she cruised the Ocean City Boardwalk.

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Student scientists receive kudos from LoBiondo

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, October 27, 2014 11:03 am

Space launch delayed until Tuesday at 6:22 p.m.

Ocean City High School student Lauren Bowersock shows U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo what her group’s experiment entails. The experiment will travel to the International Space Station Monday, Oct. 27 to be tested by astronauts there. Ocean City High School student Lauren Bowersock shows U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo what her group’s experiment entails. The experiment will travel to the International Space Station Monday, Oct. 27 to be tested by astronauts there.

OCEAN CITY — So impressed with the Ocean City High School students who had designed an experiment that would be tested aboard the International Space Station, U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo said he wanted to meet the students involved, learn more about the project and congratulate them.

The congressman met with the six seniors at the high school on Friday, Oct. 24 and as their story unfolded, LoBiondo said he was in awe of the students.

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Ocean City Police warn of fraudulent bill collection scheme

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, October 27, 2014 09:39 am

Ocean City Police warn of fraudulent bill collection scheme Ocean City Police warn of fraudulent bill collection scheme

OCEAN CITY — Police issued a fraud alert on Monday, Oct. 27 after receiving multiple reports of attempted fraud at local businesses over the last several weeks.

According to a press release from the Ocean City Police Department, the fraud involves a person calling the business and identifying themselves as an electric company representative attempting to collect on overdue bills.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Oct. 25, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 24, 2014 11:00 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Oct. 25, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Oct. 25, 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 561 calls for service Oct. 12-18

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Local Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO visits Exchange Club

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Written by Submitted by Doug Otto Friday, October 24, 2014 11:00 pm

At left, Beatrix Jerkins, chief executive officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, is the guest speaker at a recent Exchange Club of Ocean City meeting. With Jerkins is Exchange Club President Bill Culp. At left, Beatrix Jerkins, chief executive officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, is the guest speaker at a recent Exchange Club of Ocean City meeting. With Jerkins is Exchange Club President Bill Culp.

Beatrix Jerkins, chief executive officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, presented an informational program to the Exchange Club of Ocean City during its weekly dinner meeting at Clancy’s By The Bay in Somers Point.

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City agrees to 50-year commitment for southend beach replenishment

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, October 24, 2014 11:50 am

OCEAN CITY — Council approved two agenda items to move along the southend beach replenishment project on Thursday, Oct. 23 at City Hall.

The first was an introduction of an ordinance that will grant the state of New Jersey easements for the riparian property from 34th Street to Corson’s Inlet in order to complete the beach replenishment.

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Northend pump station construction on track for fall 2015

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, October 24, 2014 11:07 am

OCEAN CITY — The city is hoping to start construction of a northend pump station in fall 2015, city administrator Mike Dattilo said Thursday, Oct. 23.

During his administrative reports at the City Council meeting, Dattilo updated council on the status of the project.

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