• Teen's suicide draws attention to district’s bullying, mental health policies

    Claire Lowe / Cassandra Rosamond, 19, of Ocean City reads anonymous stories from local students about bullying in Ocean City during a Wednesday, Dec. 17 Ocean City school board meeting.

    OCEAN CITY — Members of the community pressed the Ocean City Board of Education at its Wednesday, Dec. 17 meeting to make bullying and mental illness awareness priorities in the district in the wake of the death of Ocean City High School student Maliha Chowdhury.

  • Ocean City High School

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – School officials in Ocean City said they will not accept School Choice students from Upper Township’s middle school at Ocean City High School, Superintendent Vincent Palmieri said Monday.

    During the Upper Township Board of Education meeting Dec. 15, Palmieri said he and school board president Michele Barbieri met with high school principals and Ocean City Superintendent Kathleen Taylor on Thursday to discuss the issue, and were notified Friday that the students would not be admitted.

  • Jen Marra / Guests take a closer look at the names engraved on the glass plaques of the donor wall that was unveiled Friday, Dec. 12 in the lobby of the Ocean City Community Center. The wall was uncovered during the Ocean City Community Center Association’s Afternoon of Appreciation, recognizing the contributors who made the center possible.

    OCEAN CITY — The many volunteers who helped make the Ocean City Community Center a reality were honored Friday with the unveiling of a new Donor Wall during the Ocean City Community Center Association’s Afternoon of Appreciation.

    “That turned out so well. We couldn’t have been happier,” said Ken Cooper, chairman of the association.

  • Ocean City Downtown Holiday Dash Dec. 19

    A new race will take off in the downtown this month. The Ocean City Downtown Holiday Dash will begin 5:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 on Asbury Avenue. The race begins at Fifth Street and finishes just beyond 14th Street. Race-day registration begins at 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue.

  • Strathmere, Sea Isle City dredging will start first, US Army Corps says

    Bill Barlow / A Dec. 9 nor'easter battered southend beaches in Ocean City, eroding some areas like here at 57th Street.

    A beach replenishment project in southend Ocean City, Strathmere and Sea Isle City is currently scheduled to begin in early March 2015, according to new information from the US Army Corps of Engineers, which is coordinating the project.

  • Projects could allow for water hook ups

    MARMORA – The Upper Township Zoning Board of Adjustment Thursday approved an amended site plan, conditional use and lot width and lot frontage variances for a New Jersey American Water project in Marmora that aims to increase water pressure in Upper Township.

    A new well facility there and a planned water tower in Seaville will be connected by a water main, potentially allowing residents to hook up to water service.

  • photos by Claire Lowe / Lawyer Solomon Rothschild (JoHannah Newman, a senior from Ocean City) protests as her client, Jacob Marley (TJ Rumer, a freshman from Marmora), is questioned by Ebenezer Scrooge (Justin Angelastro, a junior from Seaville).

    OCEAN CITY — Students in the Ocean City High School Drama Guild will put Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future on the witness stand as they present “The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge” as their fall play next week.

    Making his directorial debut for the Drama Guild is Ocean City High School alumnus Don Toal Jr. A member of the class of 2003, Toal is also a substitute teacher and has worked in the arts for several years, directing shows and teaching classes for the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company.

Ocean City Gazette

Ocean City Board of Realtors extends coat drive

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 01, 2014 12:00 am

Mr. Happy, the Ocean City Board of Realtors canine mascot, will be joining the Realtors in the Ocean City Christmas Parade Friday, Dec. 5. Mr. Happy, the Ocean City Board of Realtors canine mascot, will be joining the Realtors in the Ocean City Christmas Parade Friday, Dec. 5.

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Board of Realtors will extend its Warmth for the Winter Drive to collect during the Ocean City Christmas Parade on Friday, Dec. 5.

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Mother Goose brings nursery rhymes to life for Ark preschoolers

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Written by Claire Lowe Sunday, November 30, 2014 12:00 am

Claire Lowe / Mother Goose gets some help from two students to act out “Mary, Mary Quite Contrary.” Claire Lowe / Mother Goose gets some help from two students to act out “Mary, Mary Quite Contrary.”

OCEAN CITY — Mother Goose visited the students at the Ocean City Tabernacle Ark Preschool Monday, Nov. 24 and brought along many of her friends.

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Catching up with friends at Author’s Luncheon

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, November 30, 2014 12:00 am

Guest author Carl Bernstein, center, is welcomed to the Author’s Luncheon by Jennifer Shirk, Barbara Weber, Evie Bachich, Leslie Clark, Rosemarie Ricci and Sandy Crescenzo. Guest author Carl Bernstein, center, is welcomed to the Author’s Luncheon by Jennifer Shirk, Barbara Weber, Evie Bachich, Leslie Clark, Rosemarie Ricci and Sandy Crescenzo.

The Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Public Library held their annual Author’s Luncheon recently at The Flanders. A large crowd filled the lobby as they waited for Al Crescenzo to remove the barrier so everyone could head upstairs.

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Ocean City celebrates the season with Christmas in the Downtown

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, November 28, 2014 10:19 pm

OCEAN CITY — Michael Hartman, artistic director of the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, asked the children in the crowd to lead the song "Let It Go" from Disney's "Frozen" during Christmas in the Downtown "Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue" Friday, Nov. 28, in front of Ocean City's City Hall.

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Guest Column: The cost of Black Friday is getting too high

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, November 27, 2014 12:00 am

It’s something we all have been thinking, but who will say it out loud: Black Friday deals aren’t just ruining Thanksgiving, they are ruining Black Friday.

I was one of those Black Friday shoppers. Not the crazy ones, who would wait in long lines in the freezing cold and push over old ladies in wheelchairs to get the best deal. But I did get up extra early on the Friday after Thanksgiving, no matter how much wine I drank or dessert I ate, to get to my favorite stores for doorbusters and major discounts.

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Residents give input on northend traffic improvements

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, November 26, 2014 11:49 am

Assistant engineer Art Chew shows which roads will be paved as part of phase II of a planned road improvement project. Assistant engineer Art Chew shows which roads will be paved as part of phase II of a planned road improvement project.

OCEAN CITY — Residents in Ocean City’s 1st Ward had a chance to give input on an upcoming road improvement project in their neighborhood, which will include traffic-calming measures in addition to paving and drainage work.

Ocean City engineer Roger McLarnon and assistant engineer Arthur Chew presented plans for the areas of Bridge Boulevard and Gardens Parkway, West Inlet Road and Battersea, and West Inlet Road at Crescent during a meeting Tuesday, Nov. 25 at Culliney Hall at St. Frances Cabrini Church.

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Vegan challenges guinea pig at Quiet Festival

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:00 am

submitted / Lisa Rose, a feisty Vegan from North Jersey, heard about Ocean City's Quiet Festival and its lettuce-eating competition during the Quiet Pet Contest Saturday, Nov. 15 and couldn’t resist the challenge. submitted / Lisa Rose, a feisty Vegan from North Jersey, heard about Ocean City's Quiet Festival and its lettuce-eating competition during the Quiet Pet Contest Saturday, Nov. 15 and couldn’t resist the challenge.

Lisa Rose, a feisty Vegan from North Jersey, heard about Ocean City's Quiet Festival and its lettuce-eating competition during the Quiet Pet Contest Saturday, Nov. 15 and couldn’t resist the challenge.

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Marine unit Officer Porreca honored by Coast Guard

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:14 am

Claire Lowe / Coast Guard Station Atlantic City and Station (Small) Great Egg Commander CK Moore presents Ocean City Patrolman John Porreca with a certificate of merit Monday, Nov. 24. Claire Lowe / Coast Guard Station Atlantic City and Station (Small) Great Egg Commander CK Moore presents Ocean City Patrolman John Porreca with a certificate of merit Monday, Nov. 24.

OCEAN CITY — For his efforts over the last two years operating the city’s marine unit, Ocean City Patrolman John Porreca was recognized with a certificate of merit from the United States Coast Guard Monday, Nov. 24 at the city police department.

Standing alongside police Capt. Jay Prettyman, Chief Chad Callahan, and Coast Guard Station Atlantic City and Station (Small) Great Egg Commander C.K. Moore, Porreca listened as Petty Officer 1st Class Anthony Procida read off his accomplishments.

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Ocean City Intermediate School honor roll

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City Intermediate School honor roll Ocean City Intermediate School honor roll

The following students were named to the Ocean City Intermediate School honor roll for the first marking period of the 2014-2015 school year.

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Board and commission volunteer opportunities

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:00 am

The city of Ocean City has the following volunteer positions are available:

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More to be thankful for

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City Home Bank Employees collect food for Jewish Family Services Thanksgiving dinner packages

Submitted / Employees on the second floor of Ocean City Home Bank's Ocean City branch donate grocery bags filled with enough food to allow 20 area families to prepare Thanksgiving dinner. In addition, the bank collected food in each of its locations to donate to Jewish Family Services of Atlantic and Cape May Counties. Submitted / Employees on the second floor of Ocean City Home Bank's Ocean City branch donate grocery bags filled with enough food to allow 20 area families to prepare Thanksgiving dinner. In addition, the bank collected food in each of its locations to donate to Jewish Family Services of Atlantic and Cape May Counties.

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Home Bank employees set out on a mission to help local families have Thanksgiving dinner this year and more than fulfilled their goal.

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Shoppers are up ‘Earlier than the Bird’ for good deals

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Written by Jen Marra Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:00 am

Jen Marra / Haley Dalton, 16, of Mullica Hill spends the morning shopping in her pajamas with Brendan Haddon, 17, of Ocean City during the Earlier than the Bird Downtown Shopping Extravaganza Saturday, Nov. 22 on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City. Dalton carries a bag from Mew to You with a few Disney collectibles. Jen Marra / Haley Dalton, 16, of Mullica Hill spends the morning shopping in her pajamas with Brendan Haddon, 17, of Ocean City during the Earlier than the Bird Downtown Shopping Extravaganza Saturday, Nov. 22 on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City. Dalton carries a bag from Mew to You with a few Disney collectibles.

Haley Dalton, 16, of Mullica Hill spends the morning shopping in her pajamas with Brendan Haddon, 17, of Ocean City during the Earlier than the Bird Downtown Shopping Extravaganza Saturday, Nov. 22 on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City. Dalton carries a bag from Mew to You with a few Disney collectibles. 


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