• The Ocean City Community Team’s new bill board on the westbound side of Roosevelt Boulevard sports an anti-drug and -alcohol abuse message. The billboard was unveiled during a ceremony Monday, Sept. 29.

    OCEAN CITY — With a newly unveiled billboard sporting an anti-drug and alcohol message behind him, Len Desiderio, the mayor Sea Isle City – one of four communities involved in a new program at Ocean City High School – said students like those involved in the school’s Student Coalition Against Tobacco (SCAT) and the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) have the right idea. 

  • Submitted / The Ocean City High School girls soccer team will participate in the fourth annual HERO Walk and the Hats Off to HEROES promotion Sunday, Oct. 5. Here, they practice tossing their hats in the air.

    OCEAN CITY — The HERO Campaign will launch the inaugural Hats Off to HEROES promotion during its fourth annual HERO Walk Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Ocean City Civic Center.

    During the opening ceremony, organizers will distribute baseball hats with the HERO Campaign logo and participants will simultaneously toss them into the air. They expect over 2,000 hats to take flight.

  • Asbury Avenue was named the southern New Jersey winner in the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association 2014 People's Choice Awards for outstanding downtowns in New Jersey.

    OCEAN CITY — Asbury Avenue was named the southern New Jersey winner in the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association 2014 People's Choice Awards for outstanding downtowns in New Jersey.

    Ocean City went up against Millville and Collingswood, and received 4,996 votes, or 63.5 percent. In second place, Collingswood received 1,987 votes. Millville came in third with 882 votes.

  • Veterans receive support through annual event

    Sgt. Robert Gordon, who served five years in the US Army Airborne Rangers and then joined the US Army, talks about how Operation First Response helped him and his family as the keynote speaker during the sixth annual Walk for the Wounded Saturday, Sept. 27 on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

    OCEAN CITY — Sgt. Robert Gordon had just completed Army Ranger training when terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. After five years and three tours as an airborne Ranger in Afghanistan and Iraq, he returned home only to be diagnosed with thyroid cancer, a result of exposure to radiation.

  • GALLOWAY – In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Atlantic Medical Imaging is offering free screening mammograms in October to women age 40 or older who are uninsured.

    Eligible women must have no current or previous breast health issues.

  • OCEAN CITY — A campaign aimed at preventing drug abuse and promoting a healthy lifestyle will kick off with a billboard unveiling noon Monday, Sept. 29 on the south side of the 34th Street Bridge in Marmora.

    The campaign is called “Did You Know,” and the billboard will host a different message each month. Organizers hope that the message on the billboard will spark conversation between parents and teenagers.

Ocean City Gazette

Councilman: workshop coming on historic district

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, September 12, 2014 03:51 pm

OCEAN CITY — Council is expected to host a workshop concerning the city’s historic district sometime in the near future, City Councilman Michael Allegretto said Thursday, Sept. 11.

“We will let everyone know about the workshop, we want to get everyone involved,” he said, adding that it will be announced within the next 30 to 45 days.

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Turf coming to Carey Field in Ocean City

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, September 12, 2014 11:52 am

Jen Marra / Funding is in place for Carey Stadium at Ocean City High School to get a new turf field. Jen Marra / Funding is in place for Carey Stadium at Ocean City High School to get a new turf field.

OCEAN CITY — Carey Stadium at Ocean City High School is on track to get a new turf field.

City Council introduced a $1.435 million bond ordinance Thursday, Sept. 11, $1.25 million of which would be dedicated to the installation of the turf substructure and field.

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On 9/11, Ocean City remembers

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:22 pm

Claire Lowe/ A large crowd gathers in front of the Ocean City Fire Headquarters for the city’s annual Sept. 11 memorial service Thursday. Claire Lowe/ A large crowd gathers in front of the Ocean City Fire Headquarters for the city’s annual Sept. 11 memorial service Thursday.

OCEAN CITY — As the nation begins a new battle in War on Terror, this time against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, people across the country gathered Thursday at small ceremonies in their hometowns to recall the attacks 13 years ago that rocked the nation.

In Ocean City, residents were reminded to live life to the fullest because not every day is promised, as the city held its annual Sept. 11 memorial ceremony Thursday in front of the Ocean City Fire Headquarters.

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Commissioners outraged at proposal to cut historic district

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:50 am

File photo / The Ocean City historic district was created in 1991 and includes the area from Third to Eighth streets along Wesley, Ocean and Central avenues on both sides, and Eighth to Ninth streets on Wesley Avenue, as well as US Life Saving Station 30 at Fourth Street and Atlantic Avenue. File photo / The Ocean City historic district was created in 1991 and includes the area from Third to Eighth streets along Wesley, Ocean and Central avenues on both sides, and Eighth to Ninth streets on Wesley Avenue, as well as US Life Saving Station 30 at Fourth Street and Atlantic Avenue.

OCEAN CITY — The unveiling of a proposal that could potentially reduce the historic district by 40 percent opened a hornet’s nest at a Tuesday, Sept. 9 meeting of the Ocean City Historic Commission.  

On the agenda was a discussion with a City Council subcommittee concerning demolition timelines within the city’s historic district, said Historic Commission member Ken Cooper. He said he and the other commissioners were unaware of the proposal to pare down the district.

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Coolahan receives Citizens Bank Excellence Award

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Citizens Bank has recognized Keith Coolahan of Ocean City with the Home Lending Solutions 2013 Mortgage Sales Excellence Award for his success as the number one producing loan officer in the company for the second year in a row.

The annual award is given to mortgage loan officers who have performed above their peers in sales and service.

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Charap receives merit scholarship at SUNY Oswego

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:00 am

SUNY Oswego has awarded a $3,000 merit scholarship to Sarita L. Charap of Ocean City. The award recognizes past academic achievement and potential for success. Charap also received a Destination Oswego scholarship of $8,000 a year.

Charap reserved a place in the incoming freshman class for the fall semester. She was scheduled to begin classes Aug. 25.

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Fire! on the Beach offers a twist on comfort food

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Ann Richardson / Fire! on the Beach is located at 949 Asbury Ave. Ann Richardson / Fire! on the Beach is located at 949 Asbury Ave.

OCEAN CITY — When discussing the success of his new restaurant at 949 Asbury Ave., Charles Coburn is not bashful.

“If you want to be a success, you have to offer something to make people go past 10 or 20 other restaurants to get to you,” said Coburn, of Egg Harbor Township, who runs Fire! on the Beach with his wife, Judith. “If you don’t do that, it won’t work.

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Freeholders approve $500,000 toward Ocean City skatepark

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, September 10, 2014 03:46 pm

According to the plan presented in April, the proposed park would include a 4- to 6-foot deep bowl, ramps, a raised plaza, and other amenities. According to the plan presented in April, the proposed park would include a 4- to 6-foot deep bowl, ramps, a raised plaza, and other amenities.

OCEAN CITY — A new skatepark in Ocean City is one step closer to becoming a reality as the Cape May County Board of Freeholders approved $500,000 in Open Space funding toward the project when it met Tuesday, Sept. 9.

“I’m tickled. I am excited that the county sees as much value in the project as we do. I believe, to date, this is one of the biggest awards they’ve ever given. Their enthusiasm for the project is refreshing,” said Ocean City Councilman Mike DeVlieger.

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Women of St. John look to restore needlepoint kneelers

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:09 am

Submitted / Women from St. John Lutheran Church, Sue Baker, Mary Grant, Mary Bullock, Susy Wilkins, Barbara Piston, and Janet Yunghans, display a restored needlepoint kneeler. Submitted / Women from St. John Lutheran Church, Sue Baker, Mary Grant, Mary Bullock, Susy Wilkins, Barbara Piston, and Janet Yunghans, display a restored needlepoint kneeler.

OCEAN CITY — After cushioning the knees of worshipers for the last 33 years, the kneelers at St. John Lutheran Church are in need of restoration; and the women of St. John are working hard to make it happen.

In the early 1980s, the 11 padded kneelers were stitched by women in the congregation.

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Back to school

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:05 am

Eighth-grader Colin Perro and seventh-grader Samantha Perro on the first day of school at Upper Township Middle School Thursday, Sept. 4. Eighth-grader Colin Perro and seventh-grader Samantha Perro on the first day of school at Upper Township Middle School Thursday, Sept. 4.

Eighth-grader Colin Perro and seventh-grader Samantha Perro on the first day of school at Upper Township Middle School Thursday, Sept. 4.


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Bongo Café owners cite road work in decision to leave

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:00 am

Breakfast and lunch spot to close Sept. 13

OCEAN CITY — They survived the worst storm to hit the New Jersey coastline in more than a century and a prolonged economic downturn, but the owners of the Bongo Café and Grill say they cannot weather another round of road construction.

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Move surfers to 31st Street

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor: 

Should safety be a concern on the waterfront at the 29th Street beach? I appreciated the appeal of surfing on the 29th Street beach for Mr. Kiefner's family and friends. I would like to share some important facts.

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