• Alumni upset over change

    At left, the old athletic log for Ocean City High School, and, at right, the new logo approved by the Ocean City Board of Education at its Aug. 27 meeting.

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City High School Red has a new logo for athletics, but not everyone is happy about it.

    Featuring a red-tailed hawk flying above the words “OCHS” in red with a black outline, and “Red Raiders” in white with a black outline, the new athletic logo was approved 7-1 by the Ocean City Board of Education at its Wednesday, Aug. 27 meeting, with board member Bill Holmes casting the dissenting vote.

  • Labor Day heat is going to turn into the pro-longed heat wave of several days, smothering South Jersey and the rest of the Middle Atlantic States with hot and humid conditions just as the school year starts./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.comLabor Day heat is going to turn into the pro-longed heat wave of the season, smothering South Jersey and the rest of the Middle Atlantic States with hot and humid air just as the school year starts.

  • According to Time Magazine, Cape May County is one of the most dangerous places in the nation for natural disasters. Atlantic County is safer, according to the magazine, but still makes the list of top 15 danger spots.

    In fact, it appears from Time’s data that New Jersey is an exceptionally disaster prone area.

  •  A proposed ban on bamboo in Ocean City moved closer to becoming law Thursday despite concerns from several residents.

    OCEAN CITY — A proposed ban on bamboo in Ocean City moved closer to becoming law Thursday despite concerns from several residents.

  • A surfer takes a turn off the lip on Thursday’s overhead waves. Surfers flocked to the water from throughout the region for the weekday swell. By Thursday morning, Hurricane Cristobal was passing well off the coast, and was expected to pass off Nova Scotia by Thursday night. In the meantime, the storm sent huge waves toward the beach from North Carolina to New England, with heavy waves throughout Cape May County. Some sets were well overhead, and there were steady waves throughout the morning.Well, that went quick.

    How did Labor Day weekend get here so fast? Well, I guess you blinked. Either that or they’ve changed the length of July and August…

  • Submitted / The Ocean City Theatre Company and the Ocean City Pops Orchestra present “Swing! The Musical” at the Ocean City Music Pier this weekend. The show features professional singers and dancers and local high school students.

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Theatre Company will close out its summer shows this weekend with a collaboration with the Ocean City Pops. “Swing! The Musical” combines music and dancing from the jazz era 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 2 and 5 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

    “It’s really exciting, a true celebration of music and dance,” said Michael Hartman, artistic director for the Ocean City Theatre Company. “It’s high energy, and it’s going to have people dancing in their seats. The show is packaged well and really captures what the swing era was all about.”

Ocean City Gazette

Pinchess Leia is the new Miss Crustacean

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 08, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Pinchess Leia, whose owners hail from Springfield, Pa., was named the new Miss Crustacean during the annual hermit crab beauty pageant Wednesday, Aug. 6 at the Sixth Street volleyball courts.

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School board, Ocean City teachers reach tentative agreement

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, August 07, 2014 10:00 am

OCEAN CITY — After a marathon negotiating session, representatives of the Ocean City Board of Education and the Ocean City Education Association, representing the teachers, reached a tentative agreement.

Board member James Bauer, chairman of the negotiating committee, said a memorandum of agreement was reached at an Aug. 5 arbitration meeting.

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Longport school vote postponed to Aug. 27

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, August 07, 2014 09:39 am

 The vote on a resolution to enter into a sending/receiving relationship with Longport schools at a special Wednesday, Aug. 6 board meeting was postponed by members of the Ocean City Board of Education, who opted instead to discuss the issue in a closed session. The vote on a resolution to enter into a sending/receiving relationship with Longport schools at a special Wednesday, Aug. 6 board meeting was postponed by members of the Ocean City Board of Education, who opted instead to discuss the issue in a closed session.

OCEAN CITY — The vote on a resolution to enter into a sending/receiving relationship with Longport schools at a special Wednesday, Aug. 6 board meeting was postponed by members of the Ocean City Board of Education, who opted instead to discuss the issue in a closed session. They now plan to vote on the resolution at the regularly scheduled Aug. 27 meeting. 

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Whelan sworn in to Ocean City school board

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, August 07, 2014 12:00 am

Ann Richardson / New Board of Education member Greg Whelan is sworn in to office by board administrator Pat Yacovelli, with his wife, Michelle; 8-year-old daughter Sophia; 5-year-old son Cullen; and parents Joan Whelan and George Kuhar by his side. Ann Richardson / New Board of Education member Greg Whelan is sworn in to office by board administrator Pat Yacovelli, with his wife, Michelle; 8-year-old daughter Sophia; 5-year-old son Cullen; and parents Joan Whelan and George Kuhar by his side.

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Board of Education welcomed its newest member at a special Wednesday, Aug. 6 meeting.

With his family by his side, Greg Whelan took the oath of office.

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High school HVAC work on schedule

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, August 07, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — A $2.7 million project to replace the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system at Ocean City High School is on time, within budget and expected to be completed by Aug. 25, project manager Scott Weitz said.

Despite numerous setbacks, Weitz, of New Road Construction Management, said his company was “looking at a glass half full” and anxious to get to the finish line during a special Wednesday, Aug. 6 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education.

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Ocean City Police promise zero tolerance for underage drinking

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, August 06, 2014 04:47 pm

Submitted / Alcohol confiscated in June loaded into a pickup truck. Submitted / Alcohol confiscated in June loaded into a pickup truck.

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City officials say they’ve effectively cracked down on noisy underage parties in the resort.

“Our program is working,” said Police Capt. Steve Ang.

Summonses for noise violations have dropped steadily from 99 in 2005 to 46 in 2013; alcohol violations from 1,056 to 566 in the same period. That didn’t happen in a vacuum, Ang said.  

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Ocean City turns out for Night Out

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Written by Bill Barlow Wednesday, August 06, 2014 09:57 am

Jalissa Legette, 4, of Ocean City, gets a brief surfing lesson from Lisa Rumer of the Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center (not pictured) at Ocean City’s National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 5 at the Dick Grimes Sports Complex behind the Primary School. 

Jalissa Legette, 4, of Ocean City, gets a brief surfing lesson from Lisa Rumer of the Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center (not pictured) at Ocean City’s National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 5 at the Dick Grimes Sports Complex behind the Primary School.

Jalissa Legette, 4, of Ocean City, gets a brief surfing lesson from Lisa Rumer of the Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center (not pictured) at Ocean City’s National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 5 at the Dick Grimes Sports Complex behind the Primary School.

photos by Bill Barlow

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OCBP warns of rip currents from Bertha

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, August 06, 2014 08:47 am

Ann Richardson / Big waves and rip currents kept lifeguards busy on Tuesday as Tropical Storm Bertha made her way up the East Coast. At North Street, lifeguards made two rescues, requiring multiple guards to rescue several victims. Overall, lifeguards made more than 25 rescues. Ann Richardson / Big waves and rip currents kept lifeguards busy on Tuesday as Tropical Storm Bertha made her way up the East Coast. At North Street, lifeguards made two rescues, requiring multiple guards to rescue several victims. Overall, lifeguards made more than 25 rescues.

OCEAN CITY — Rough seas and rip currents kept lifeguards busy Tuesday, Aug. 5 as Tropical Storm Bertha made her way up the East Coast. The Ocean City Beach Patrol reported more than 25 rescues by 3:30 p.m.

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Cape Regional Auxiliary awards scholarships to OCHS seniors

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City High School recipients of scholarships are Elias Guseman, Erica Johns, Erica Catanoso, Sabiha Chowdhury, Abigail Lyons, George Meyers and Lauren Vetter. Ocean City High School recipients of scholarships are Elias Guseman, Erica Johns, Erica Catanoso, Sabiha Chowdhury, Abigail Lyons, George Meyers and Lauren Vetter.

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Twenty students from seven area schools have received $18,000 in academic scholarships from Cape Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.

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Another reason to love Ocean City

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Riding my beach cruiser on the boardwalk one morning, the faint strains of “God Bless the USA” came drifting through the air. I could see a crowd of people in the distance standing, facing a platform. As I drew closer, I spied an elderly man with an Army hat on his head, standing at attention on the platform, saluting. Two young men stood at flag poles on either side of him.

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Voting rights for non-residents

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

If you drop by City Hall, you can pick up a voter registration application that says, “6) If you are homeless, you can complete (the address section) by providing a contact point or the location where you spend most of your time.”

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What about marinas north of Ninth Street?

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I read with special interest the article about the difficulties with the proposed bay dredging since I live on the bay at 4th street. The administration and the City Council have been seeking answers for this dilemma for several years and it appears that a solution may be in sight. However, nowhere in Mayor Gillian’s address to Council or the email I received from him on the eve of Night in Venice does he mention the numerous boat basins (Marinas) north of Ninth Street that require dredging.

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