• HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Atlantic City Electric announced today (Thursday, Aug. 21) that base electric rates will increase by 1.65 percent effective Sept. 1.

    “On August 20, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) announced its approval of a stipulation of settlement in the Atlantic City Electric (ACE) base rate case authorizing ACE to increase its electric distribution rates by $19 million.”

  • OCEAN CITY — Interviewing Richard “Dick” Grimes after being named Citizen of the Year in 2010, I asked him how, at the age of 92, he was able to do so many things.

    “The good Lord will decide when it’s time for Dick Grimes to stop and I guess he’s telling me to keep going,” he said. 

  • A bicyclist at the intersection of Ninth Street and Haven Avenue where a HAWK signal was recently installed.

    OCEAN CITY — As summer hits its stride, clashes are inevitable as motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians share the roads. However, Capt. Steve Ang of the Ocean City Police Department says bicyclists are generating a lot of complaints. 

    “The majority don’t obey traffic devices, especially along the bike path on Haven Avenue,” Ang said.

  • The volunteers working with Our Children Making Change with the check showing how much they collected for charity this summer.

    OCEAN CITY — Another summer is in the books as Our Children Making Change participants, nearly 230 strong gathered at the Ocean City Civic Center Monday, Aug. 18 to hear what their collective effort over the last six weeks totaled in dollars and cents.

    OCMC founder and President Laura Dulac kept the total a secret until Monday afternoon when a large check totaling $25,782 was unveiled.

  • Delaware Hotel one of many buildings no longer standing

    photo courtesy of the Ocean City Historical Museum / The Delaware Hotel was built in 1925 on the beach between Third Street and Park Place. One of many grand hotels built in the 1920s, it was demolished in 1971 to make way for the Gardens Plaza high-rise condominium.

    OCEAN CITY — Built in 1925, The Delaware Hotel graced the north end of the boardwalk for 46 years before giving way to the more modern Gardens Plaza.

  • Claire Lowe / Ocean City’s 105th Baby Parade took off down the boardwalk Thursday, Aug. 14.

    OCEAN CITY — Dozens of babies and children dressed up in costume to compete for prizes as Ocean City’s 105th Baby Parade took off down the boardwalk Thursday, Aug. 14.

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Ocean City American Legion Post 524 announces 2014 Jace Clark Memorial Golf Tournament

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Written by Submitted by Doug Otto Tuesday, August 05, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / Ocean City American Legion Post 524 golf committee members visit Harbor Pines Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township to promote the 2014 Jace Clark Memorial Tournament, scheduled for Monday, Sept. 22. Submitted / Ocean City American Legion Post 524 golf committee members visit Harbor Pines Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township to promote the 2014 Jace Clark Memorial Tournament, scheduled for Monday, Sept. 22.

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City American Legion Post 524 will again invite area golfers to support veterans and community activities by playing in the 2014 Jace Clark Memorial Golf Tournament to be held at Harbor Pines Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township on Monday, Sept. 22.

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For OC School District, a new seal, same old crest

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, August 04, 2014 03:28 pm

The new Ocean City School District “seal.” The new Ocean City School District “seal.”

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City School District has a new “seal,” but has not replaced its traditional “crest.”

The differences between what the district refers to as its “seal” and its “crest” are obscure, which led to confusion when the district announced a new “seal” in June.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Aug. 4

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 04, 2014 09:13 am

Ocean City Police blotter, edition of July 30, 2014 Ocean City Police blotter, edition of July 30, 2014 Police Blotter information is supplied by local and other law enforcement agencies.

Ocean City Police responded to 1,535 calls for service July 20- July 26.

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City Council news in brief, edition of Aug. 6, 2014

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Written by Bill Barlow Monday, August 04, 2014 12:00 am

City Council news in brief, edition of Aug. 6, 2014 City Council news in brief, edition of Aug. 6, 2014

OCEAN CITY —The following items were discussed when City Council met Thursday, July 24 at City Hall.

Council unanimous for American Legion lease

City Council unanimously approved leasing property at 4556 West Ave. to the American Legion Morvay-Miley Post 524 for a new headquarters, at a cost of $1 a year for 50 years.

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St. Peter’s welcomes new pastor

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, August 03, 2014 12:00 am

 Christine Crist, Katie and Kooper Grim, Jill and Sydney Chin and Pat Custard pose for a picture at the welcome aboard dinner. Christine Crist, Katie and Kooper Grim, Jill and Sydney Chin and Pat Custard pose for a picture at the welcome aboard dinner.

Members of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church held a welcome aboard party recently for new senior Pastor Steve Donat and his wife, Dianna. I waved to Betty Ann Powell when I parked my car in the lot next to her home then Audrey van der Loo joked about walking the stairs to the Stainton Room to keep in shape.

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Lifeguard photo presented to Bob’s on the Boardwalk

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 03, 2014 12:00 am

The Ocean City Rowing and Athletic Association presented a photograph of the 2014 Ocean City Beach Patrol to Bob Harbaugh to add to his collection of lifeguard pictures dating back to 1898 on the walls of his restaurant at 14th Street and Boardwalk.  Harbaugh won the Margate Memorial singles rowing race in 1948 and 1949. He was inducted into the OCBP Hall of Fame in 1986. The Ocean City Rowing and Athletic Association presented a photograph of the 2014 Ocean City Beach Patrol to Bob Harbaugh to add to his collection of lifeguard pictures dating back to 1898 on the walls of his restaurant at 14th Street and Boardwalk. Harbaugh won the Margate Memorial singles rowing race in 1948 and 1949. He was inducted into the OCBP Hall of Fame in 1986.

The Ocean City Rowing and Athletic Association presented a photograph of the 2014 Ocean City Beach Patrol to Bob Harbaugh to add to his collection of lifeguard pictures dating back to 1898 on the walls of his restaurant at 14th Street and Boardwalk.

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New concrete a concern at dog park

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 09:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Dog Park user George Chard is concerned about a new cement wall constructed at the dog park at 45th Street and Haven Avenue.

The proposed wall appears to be planned to hold planters, but Chard attended the most recent City Council meeting to say it is unnecessary and possibly dangerous.

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OC Pops celebrates 85 years

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 30, 2014 06:38 am

Bill Scheible is the musical director for the Ocean City Pops Orchestra. He said the anniversary celebration Saturday will be a special evening. 
Bill Scheible is the musical director for the Ocean City Pops Orchestra. He said the anniversary celebration Saturday will be a special evening.

OCEAN CITY — Presenting the most popular tunes of each decade from 1929 to 2014, The Ocean City Pops Orchestra will celebrate its 85th anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Flander’s Hotel.

Featuring tenor Richard Troxell and others, Maestro Bill Scheible said it promises to be a magical event.

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Main dredging issue: Where to put the spoils

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 05:47 am

dredge Gillian says city exploring all options to clear lagoons

OCEAN CITY — The city will have to find somewhere to place about 300,000 cubic yards of wet, muddy silt before it can clear out the back bay lagoons for boaters, Mayor Jay Gillian told City Council on Thursday.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of July 30, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:00 pm

Ocean City Police blotter, edition of July 30, 2014 Ocean City Police blotter, edition of July 30, 2014 Police Blotter information is supplied by local and other law enforcement agencies.

Ocean City Police responded to 1,535 calls for service July 20- July 26.

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Proposal would match student volunteers with local organizations

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 29, 2014 04:00 pm

Ocean City Board of Education logo OCEAN CITY – Jon Batistini wants to match local students willing to share their technological expertise with local service organizations in need of assistance.

At a Wednesday, July 23 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education, board member Batistini numerous local community service organizations are in need of support, mainly with websites, Facebook pages and other tasks involving computers.

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Four candidates for three seats on OC school board

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:38 am

 OCEAN CITY —Four candidates submitted petitions by the 4 p.m. deadline on Monday, July 28 to run for three seats on the Ocean City Board of Education in the Nov. 4 general election.

According to the Cape May County Clerk’s office, incumbents Joseph S. Clark, Jr. and Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes are running for re-election with newcomers Dale F. Braun, Jr. and Michael Allan James also seeking seats.

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